Monday, June 30, 2008

he's here!

This is the Mommasissy (aka-Darby's twin sister, Erika)...
Baby "John" (no middle name yet, but his first name is John) arrived around 1:40 this afternoon. He was 7 lbs, 10 oz and 20.5" long. He is ABSOLUTELY precious and perfect!!! Praise the Lord!!!! He is very quiet... wrapped up like a little burrito and sleeps a lot. Darby is doing well, she is such a trooper! Surgery went well, her doctor took great care of her and baby is very healthy!

Here are some pictures of today's events:

Justin snapped this of Darby before leaving the house this morning...

Mommasissy & "Mom" (grandmother) left in charge, and we caught the girls trying out baby brother's things... Paige patting Morgan on the back, as if she was a tiny baby.


Paige being so quiet had found some markers.

On our way to the hospital... 3 car seats in the backseat of Darby's car now!
Here comes daddy and baby brother!!!
Morgan and Paige meeting their brother for the very first time:

Morgan was super excited, Paiger wasn't quite sure what to think:
Then daddy heads back to the nursery with baby brother to get him cleaned up, weighed in, etc.

Here's M&P with their other Aunties...
I shot this picture just as the nurse was discovering that he must be related to his Mommasissy... the baby has a great big brain!
Snoozing in the room with his momma...
I am not sure if Justin took this picture before or after surgery... but there's the momma!! So proud of you Darby!!!!! You are amazing!
I know Darby was soooo grateful for all the prayers today... tomorrow she will likely be more uncomfortable... please pray that she won't be in too much pain!
She'll be home on Thursday!
Will update if they officially have a name for him...
xoxo
mommasissy

50 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congrats!! Wonderful post. I have been checking all day.

Praying for your new family of 5 in Texas!!

Household6 said...

Congrats!!! I love the name John. So glad you guys are okay, I was starting to worry!!

Love,

Heather

Household6 said...

I just had to post again....he looks like one of my boys with all that dark hair....it almost makes my ovaries tingle, but not quite, HA!

Erika....are your's tingeling....hehe

H

Pieper said...

WHOO HOO Darby! So happy everything went well! He is adorable, and your girls looked ever so cute coming to meet him! (loved their car sear covers, by the way)!

Take advantage of the nurses while you can, and keep that morphine clicker handy! :)

love and hugs! :)

Courtney said...

Welcome to this world Lil' John. You have been born into one of the most incredible families who will love you immensely and have you laughing through life.

So glad baby brother and Mom are doing well. Sending tons of love from Texas! xx

Jennie-Marie said...

Yea, he's beautiful!!! I'm so glad everyone is doing well. Can't wait to see more pictures. We love yall!

Tegan said...

I too have been checking all day for an update. Thought I would run upstairs and check before I headed for bed...so excited to see a post. Baby John is beautiful! We are so happy for you all. Thanks for sharing this little guy with us. Much Love and Prayers!!!!!!

the brown's said...

what exciting news!

so glad to hear that both baby and mama are doing well! God is good!

lindsay said...

Oh I'm so glad I finally got to check. I've been without internet today and Chris just fixed it. This was the first place i checked!! Congrats! He's wonderful! Thanks E!

Lydia said...

Thanks Erika...I have been checking all evening and know many others have too! We are so thankful that the Stickler family is doing well and that sweet John is here. He is just beautiful! Congrats!!!

chilly said...

Everyone is so excited and proud of y'all. Welcome John - you're in good hands!

Aulick Family said...

CONGRATS! I am so glad to hear John and Mom are doing well! He is beautiful. Darby- I will be praying for a quick recovery. - Toni

The Birds Nest said...

He is absolutely adorable!! Congratulations Darby and family!! Enjoy this time of people taking care of you and get some rest.

kt said...

yay! prayers for quick recovery & lots of sleep! love you guys!

kdurec said...

congratulations! he is precious! can't wait to find out the full name. :)

The Lane Family said...

Oh yay! I was checking all day yesterday and woke early this morning to the post! Thanks, E, we will be praying for Darby and John! Can't wait to see the little guy and hear the whole name!

The Martin Family said...

He's beautiful! I'm so glad everything went well! Please post more pictures soon!!!!

jeana said...

what a precious baby boy, darby! so glad to hear everything went well!!

Shireen said...

PRAISE THE LORD!
Erika, you're awesome for letting us know how everything went!
John is a great name, and he looks so healthy and strong!
Darby, you are indeed a trooper, and I'm praying for you this morning to recover well and quickly and as painlessly as possible.
Congratulations!!!
Love you guys so much!

The Lynch's said...

He is precious! Thanks for the update, I have been checking the blog every couple of hours!! Congrats! I'm so glad everything has went well! Enjoy your new addition!

Wrights said...

congratulations on your sweet baby boy! praise the Lord for a healthy delivery and baby!
rebekah

Shannon, EJ and Gabe said...

Congratulations, he's beautiful!!!!! Glad to hear everything went well

The Nebrigs said...

congrats!!!! Stickler Family!!! John is precious and healthy!! Praise the Lord!!! Erika, thanks for great update and all the wonderful pictures!! I know you are a proud mamasis!!

akb228 said...

Thanks for the update Erika!!! I'm so glad to hear all went well and Mom and Baby John are doing great!!! We will definitely continue to pray.

Love,
Alison

simply seleta said...

What a great sister for posting all of these amazing pics. Thanks, Erika!

Welcome to the world, young John. You will be surrounded by a family full of God's love and many, many blessings. You are one fortunate little man.

Darby, I pray that you will heal quickly and will get the recovery and rest you need [for about the next 18 years, LOL].

Three offspring, wow! I love that shot of your tummy before the hospital!

Anonymous said...

What a little angel! Praise the Lord for another little miracle! So happy and proud for y'all!

Love, Alyssa

Cousin said...

Ohhh! He's so sweet! Makes me want one even more! I'm praying for you D, for a speedy recovery. The girls look so cute! Love and miss you all!
Love,
Cousin

Ashley said...

Yea!!! I'm so glad he's here and healthy! He looks PRECIOUS!!! We love y'all!

Natalie McGough said...

Congratulations Darby, Justin, Morgan and Paige!!! John is so cute, from what I can tell he looks a lot like Morgan: )! I'll be praying for a smooth recovery and transition.

erin said...

A big congratulations to your ever growing family! Wishing you a quick recovery and a serene begining to your new life with baby John. Can't wait to read how your girls react to his homecoming. From one mother to another, I know there is never a dull moment!
Praying for all of you from Rome

The Rauths said...

WOO HOO!!! Our thoughts and prayers are with all five of you (and the family) as you celebrate this wonderful gift and new life.

beki said...

Aww, I'm so happy to hear that all is well!!

alston said...

congratulations! he is so darn cute! so glad everything went well. we'll be thinking about you guys adjusting to life with 3!!

Abby Maddox said...

YEAH!!!! I am so excited! Ready to meet John in person!

Becky Brodbeck said...

Yeah! Huge Congratulations! He is beautiful. I'll be praying for your recovery. Love ya,B

The Hamilton's said...

He is just precious!
Congrats!!

The Northcutt's said...

What a blessing! He is adorable.

David, Rachel & Drews said...

Darby!! It's Rachel (Thompson) Twiford. love finding your blog today! You have one PRECIOUS family! I am so thrilled for you and your new little man...little boys are the BEST! What a blessing to read through some of your blogs...it is as if your heart is right on the page! I pray for a speedy recovery for you and that the transition is a smooth one! Would love to catch up sometime! Much love, Rachel

duchess said...

Congrats! Baby boys are wonderful.

Teale said...

Congrats... so glad to read the good news! Best wishes for a quick recovery and much happiness as a family of 5! :)

Anonymous said...

Erika:
We would love an update when you have a minute!
Darby's Blog Fans

Lindsey said...

Yeah, so excited that John is here and everyone is doing well. Thanks for guest blogging to keep us all up to date E!

Kelli :) said...

Congratulations on your precious baby boy! Glad everything went well! Can't wait for another update! :)

-Kelli

Anonymous said...

Yea!! So glad to hear everybody is doing well. He is absolutely precious!! Can't wait to meet him! -Allyson

nurserachel said...

Congratulations Darby and Justin!!! So glad everything went smoothly, praying for a speedy & complication free recovery! love, Rachel

Living the Happily Ever After said...

What sweet pictures! Congrats to your family.

Dena said...

HE IS GORGEOUS - just as I knew he would be!!!!

Kelly said...

Your family is beautiful. Congratulations on the new little one.

Tara McClendon said...

Congrats on such a beautiful baby boy! I know he's been such a blessing already, and I CAN'T WAIT (hint hint) to see many, many more pictures from the last few days! Love you Sticklers!

Caroline said...

Hope your family is doing well. I have been checking back anxiously for more pics!! Hope you are recovering well from your c/s (i had one too) and are taking your percocet as often as possible! :)