Thursday, April 19, 2012

Kyndall Garryn Vincent is here!!!!!!

SHE IS HERE!!!! SHE IS HERE!!!! SHE IS HERE!!!! She is the most beautiful thing I've ever seen and she is healthy and she is strong and smart (already) and wonderful and just PERFECT!!!!! It's been the best week everrrrr and I'm just so thankful and happy and excited and sad (not to be there now) and BURSTING with joy.

My super hero of a sister was a WHOLE WEEK LATE... she was such a champion and I hope that whenever Andrew and I eventually make babies that I can be HALF as awesome/strong/wonderful/beautiful as she was.  Here's how it all went down...

Sunday, April 8: Due date... Expecting a baby girl... no baby girl came
Monday, April 9:  Prepared to take as much time off work since it was gonna get crazy next week... no baby girl came
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.... BABY GIRL WAS COZY and still didn't come
Saturday, April 14: Drive to Huntsville for a shower (the exact opposite direction of baby girl) and was so nervous that I'd finally get the call... no baby girl
Saturday night: Date night (which was a GREAT date night if I do say so myself)... went to sleep in my little bed hoping for a phone call.

1:30am:  I open my sleepy eyes to a ringing phone (on LOUD for such a time as this) and hear that Tara is at the hospital in Lexington and we are having a baby girl sometime that day.  Hang up the phone. Lay in bed deciding if I'm awake enough to get up and leave then, or wait... twiddle my thumbs for about 2 minutes and hop up!!! Pack my bag (which had everything laying out for about 4 days), make a happy cup of coffee, left my wife (Jenn) a note that I was leaving... and headed out the door!  My sweet love woke up to my 16th phone call and tried to convince me to rest first and then drive... no way!!!!!

I don't think I've ever been so nervous/alert/awake driving through the night EVER... I was absolutely determined not to die/wreck/hit a car/get hit by another car/swerve haha.  3 hours later I got the text that she was pretty close to pushing (9.5 cm to be exact.. sorry if that's weird to say) so I figured it'd be a good time to tell my parents I was driving now haha

pulled in the parking garage... SPRINTED (awkward back pack on run) through the garage and up to Tara's room. I got to see the MOST beautiful in-labor-41-week preggo mommy EVER!!!... I was so happy to see her sweet face smiling and so excited.  Stacy, my sweet brother-in-law, prayed over their new family and for that sweet baby girl's life... even the NURSE was crying haha.

Before Baby Girl came along...

So this is all about 6:45EST (the time change is important haha)... My sister and parents and everyone laughed about how 'only I' would be able to walk in RIGHT before she pushed and not have to wait at all!!... What can I say? I like to plan things efficiently ;)

So about 6:50am we (four soon-to-be grandparents and an overly jittery aunt) go into the waiting room to sit until sweet baby girl is ready to come on out :) :)... within FIFTEEN MINUTES we have news that Kyndall Garryn Vincent is HERE and is HEALTHY and Mommy is doing great!!!! I am not quite sure I've ever seen my parents that happy :) Stacy sent us a picture really fast and we all were just STARING at her.

My sister was a CHAMPION! She only pushed for 10 minutes (I say only ten minutes like it probably wasn't quite a long few minutes) and baby girl didn't give her too much trouble at all (yet... wait until she is 16 ;)  )

Yes I added 734 pictures to my computer and have been OBSESSED with them ever since.  We are so blessed and happy and thankful and excited.  I can't believe how amazing God's plan and creation are.

Here are some of the things that have REALLY stuck in my head/thoughts I have had.

1.  I never knew I could love a little baby so much... I have REALLY loved babies before (Hutchens and Jones babies in particular) but there is something about knowing that my SISTER made this baby. They made her!!! crazy.
2.  I for sure never knew how my sweet sister would look at something.. I've never seen anything like the way she looks at Kyndall... so loving and gentle and adoring and proud... It's so beautiful.
3.  I think having a baby kinda hurts afterwards.
4.  I loved hearing my sister say immediately "I don't know how anyone couldn't believe there isn't a God after seeing something like this"
5.  Now me and Andrew have one of each (boy AND girl! Barrett and Kyndall!!)

so without further adieu, I present to you... 
19.3 inches long and 7lbs 3oz HEALTHY little butter ball :) :) :)
new baby girl :) :)

Sucking her little thumb... sweet baby girl.

 Proud Daddy

This is absolutely-no-question-about-it my favorite picture of my sister... I love how you can see how overwhelmed and happy and thankful she is.  I hope she doesn't hate it... i LOOOOVE it.

Poppa :)

Ummm I'll just call this one "Favorite Aunt".... I don't even care that I look like a crazy person.

 Granny-mom :)

Uncle Andrew!!! This sweet love drove by himself Sunday morning to see baby girl on the day she was born!!! :) :) We have already agreed to be the best aunt and uncle to our sweet little niece and nephew!! Sleepovers ALL the time :)
Baby girl loves her mommy :) :) :) :)

Oohhh I'm a sweet baby girl :) :)

BEAUUUUTiful Mommy :) :)

Look at my pretty eyes!!! :)

I'm a sleepy little bear! :)



Did I take pictures of every feature to look at while I'm away at stinky old work?
Yes. Yes I did. I love that little mouth!!


Precious family ready for baby girl to COME HOME!!!

I love her in her little carseat!!!!! :) :)

Her first home :)

God, I thank you for your amazing love and creation and for the blessing of life.  God I pray that you protect this sweet baby girl and I ask boldly that you guard her heart and mind and Lord guide her towards knowing you every single day.  God please bless her parents with patience and wisdom and discernment and open their hearts to the love that you have for them and for baby girl.  Thank you for her. Thank you for your love and grace and I lift her life up to you now.  Amen

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