Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Welcome Baby Matthew!!!

We are now a family of three!!! Baby Matthew is here, and he is the cutest thing we have ever seen!!! We are so glad to have him here! We feel so blessed, and are so thankful to our Father in Heaven for trusting us with this sweet little spirit! He is the joy of our lives!

We went to the hospital Sunday night at 9:00 and he was born Monday morning at 4:02! He was 7 lbs 4 ounces adn 19 inches tall! He is a healthy, strong, beautiful little baby! He has the cutest hair in the universe!! Everyone thinks it looks like he came out of the salon! Brown with blonde highlights! So, if you guessed blonde or brown you were right! I was way off--I guessed bald!! Well, here is what you have all been waiting for--the pictures!!

Here is the new happy family of three!!




Pictures with the proud grandmas! (It looks like he is smiling with Grandma Gunnerson)



This is my very favorite picture!! I know it is blurry, but it makes me laugh SOOO hard! I was going to the bathroom and Darin decided to start changing Matthew’s diaper without me. While I was in the bathroom I heard—“Haylee!!! Come quick!!!” I come out and find Darin with is right hand covered in pooh and his left hand blocking Matthew’s stream of pee!! Ha ha ha!!! Oh, I am still laughing!! If you look closely at the picture you can see pee drops covering his little bed!! Then, Darin says “Help me!! Don’t take pictures!” But I couldn’t help it!! It was so funny!! Poor Matthew was soaked!!


Here is the last picture of us as a family of two, the last picture of me prego, and the last picture of me between contractions


My brother Ben thinks Matthew looks like a model-I kind of think so too—he is so stinkin cute, so here are a few extra pictures for your enjoyment!







This little guy has us wrapped around his finger!! He is so lucky to have such a wonderful dad!! Darin has been so wonderful in taking care of him! Matthew sure loves his dad!! And so do I!! I couldn't have done it without Darin! Thanks sweetie!

40 comments:

JC and Aim said...

Your baby is so freakin gorgeous!!! Absolutely beautiful, I am totally loving the hair!

Welcome to the world baby Matthew!

Rosalee said...

Congratulations! He is adorable! I love his hair!

Sophie said...

Oh my goodness! Matthew has to be one of the top 5 cutest babies I have EVER seen! And I mean that! He is SO adorable...almost makes me want one! Congratulations! I can't wait to come visit you and Matthew! (And perhaps meet Darin?!) Take it easy for the next while, if you can. :) Ben also loves Matthew's hair. That is seriously so awesome. Love it.

The Roods said...

He is so cute!!! I love his hair. Congrats on the fun addition to your family.

Sophie said...

Oh, and I think the hair is very Brad Pitt. Lucky you!

The Gunnerson Family said...

I am not kidding when I say that is the cutest hair I have ever seen! I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Congratulations so much. It is amazing to bring a baby in to the world and suddenly become a "family" and "parents". It is pretty surreal. Matthew is very handsome. I can't wait to meet him in person.

hingles said...

Haylee!! OH my GOSH!!! He's amazing!!! His hair reminds me exactly of Nico's when he was born!!! Aww!! I want to come see/hold/snuggle/smell him!!! I'll be calling soon! :)
He totally looks like a Matthew!

The Gunnerson Family said...

Oh, by the way. Darin, it may be the first time you have been pooped and peed on, but it will in no way be the last. Welcome to the world of boys!

Billie Sue said...

Darin ahd Haylee -- Congratulations! This is Olivia's Mom, Billie Sue, and that little boy is beautiful! Good work you two! Another cute Gunner! I was reading Olivia's blog and saw you had just updated, so I figured the baby must be here and had to check to make sure. Again - congratulations!

Kelli said...

Oh my gosh!!! He is an absolutely beautiful boy!! I'm not just saying that either. He is a little model baby. Congratulations!!!

Adam and Cami said...

I can't get over that hair! How stinkin' cute is that! What a handsome little boy you have! And Darin, way to go with trying to change the diaper, looks like that change was successful??!!! You guys are great! I am so happy for you! Congrats! And Haylee, I got your message today, and I called back and left you a message! I will check with you to see when I might be able to pay a visit! Congrats!

heather said...

wow, he is so good looking! I love all of his hair. I'm glad that all went well.

The Guymons Gossip said...

Cutest Baby EVER! Where in the world did he get all that hair? I LOVE IT! What a cutie! Congrats..and I hope everything went well!
-Erika

Julie Nelson said...

Haylee congrats! He is GORGEOUS, I can't believe all the hair he has! I love it! Being a mama is the best isn't it? I hope you are getting rest and recovering well. Love to all three of you!!!

Eliza said...

Oh I am so happy to see this post and to hear that everything went well. Matthew is such a BEAUTIFUL BABY, and I too can't get over his hair, it's awesome!!

Thanks for posting even though you're probably pretty sleep deprived. Try to get some rest as you recovery. Sending your cute family of 3 lots of love from Georgia!

Jadi said...

We were so excited to hear the news. He is ADORABLE!!!! I love his hair. Kaden says he thinks he is going to be a great cousin. Kaylee thinks he is really cute! Keep the pictures coming! :)

McKenzie said...

Haylee, your baby is darling! And oh my goodness that hair! It is totally looks like a faux-hawk! So cute! I hope you two are doing well! Congratulations!

Annie said...

It's so fun to see pictures! What a cute little baby, and his hair is great! I want to hear more about how labor went for you...epidural? I hope you are feeling well. Congrats on the extremely cute baby!

Matt and Becca said...

Congratulations Haylee! I am so excited for you! Love the hair, the pictures, and especially the name. It's a good one! :) I can't wait to meet him.

alison said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Baby Matthew is an angel! and WOW--that hair is AWESOME! He truly is a little model. You are the cutest family of three! :)

Shauna and Sam said...

holy cow Hay he is so adorable! I love all the hair. He almost looks like a little boy already with all that hair! I'm glad everything went well. That's crazy our babies were born just a few days apart! How are you feeling though?

Mom C said...

Haylee and Darin - you are right - Matthew is beautiful. Congratulations. We are so excited for you!!!

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Nate and Janie said...

Oh my heck! I love him! He so dang cute and I do love his hair - it is beautiful. I will have to say that I LOVE the picture of poopy Darin - that's the best! And Nate wanted to add that that will be the first of many for you!!! Congratulations you two!!! We love him!

Alyssa said...

Congratulations!! So exciting, and he is adorable :) I love all the hair!

Katie said...

Haylee and Darin Congratulations!!!! What a handsome little boy that Matthew is. I am so glad that he is healthy and strong and has that beautiful head of hair.

Bridget said...

I have never seen a white baby with that much hair. So cute. Congrats! I can't believe he was IN you. pregnancy is still a weird thing to me, but VERY beautiful. I love you!!!!!!!!! COngrats again and again and again!!!

rachel said...

Congratulations!! Matthew is absolutely beautiful - honestly, so perfect. What a cute family of 3. Babies are the best!!

Laurie Nichols said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I'm so glad that baby Matthew is here! He's adorable and I can hardly wait to meet him!

Nikki Taylor said...

I already commented on your Facebook account but seriously your kid should be a model. I have never seen hair like that on a brand new baby! I love him! He is seriously one of the cutest babies I have seen EVER! Happy family of 3to you!

Brandon and Mandee said...

Congrats Hay!!! He is soooo cute! We are so happy for you and Darin! Life will never be the same! It is all kinds of wonderful! Good luck with the next few weeks. You earn your mommy and daddy stripes in those early hours of the night! They don't stay small for long so savor every moment.

Savannah said...

Wow! He is adorable! Usually newborns are... not so adorable, but your little man is stinkin cute! I love the picture of Darrin changing the diaper too! Too funny! I'd love to hear the story of your labor and delivery when you're up to it! I've got less than 4 months to prep for it! : ) Congratulations!!!!!!

Meredith Shatzer said...

Haylee! He's SO gorgeous! That last pictures looks like he is a toddler with that hair. I love it! Congratulations!!

Brad & Britt said...

oh my goodness! I absolutely love his hair, and he looks so adorable! I love him....and he is not even mine! Honestly, I want you both to make more babies because they turn out beautifully! haha!

mary elizabeth said...

He is so freakin adorable!! and i CANNOT get over that hair, haylee! it's like he was born with it all styled + colored! love it!!

congrats to you + darin -- he's beautiful!

kristy kaye said...

Haley! I had to see pictures of your baby. He is amazing. I have never seen hair like that on a baby before. And you look so good after just having a baby! I'm so impressed. It was great to meet you and I can't wait to meet Matthew...

Amanda&Paul said...

oh my goodness.. DARLING! Congrats. He has more hair than my child will ever have. I can't wait to see him.. kathi and I have a gift so we will be getting it to you soon... sorry its taken so long I feel horrible. but i'm so happy for you. you will be an amazing mom.

KYoho said...

What a beautiful baby! And his hair is GORGEOUS! So, THATS your excuse for not coming to the fireside (we were hoping that was why!) Congrats!

Amy said...

He is so adorable. I love his hair! And Ava is very jealous. Good work guys! Hope you're feeling well, Haylee.

Natasha said...

Congratulations!! He is soooo cute!!!!! His hair is rather stylish. Good job on the handsome baby boy! I had a wonderful chuckle upon viewing and reading about the pic of Darin and the "accident." Many more of those times to come!! James was quite adept at emptying his bladder just when I least expected it. Maybe Matthew will go easy on you though.

Mary and Adam said...

What an adorable baby!!!! I have never seen a baby with such gorgeous hair! Congrats to you both! I'm so happy for you guys!!!!!!