Chase William Hunter is here!

Chase William Hunter
Born August 19th, 2:06am. Stats: 6 lb. 14 oz. 20 1/4 inches long
Chase was born 3 weeks early. I knew he'd be early and I just had a feeling it would be around the 1st week of school. Well, it was the 2nd week of school! BJ called it as we prepared to go to my 37 week appt. to the OB. He asked me, "So where should we go for your last meal?" Red Robin it was. My appt. was just before noon and by 6pm I was in a steady pattern. After BJ picked up Lindsey from gymnastics & we got the kids settled & ready for bed we called over a friend to stay while we headed to the hospital to see if this really was it (I'd been contracting for days and was a 3-4 dilation in the OB office that day). So, when we arrived I was checked out & was already a 5-6. For sure I thought once my water was broken I'd go super fast. Within that first hour I was contracting every 2-3 minutes & when they broke my water I was already a 7 plus. In the past once my water was broken it was 30-60 minutes tops until I was complete & ready to push (my fastest was 1.5 hours from getting to the hospital & delivering). But this time it took 3 hours to go from a 7 plus to 10 (total of 5 hrs from the time we got to the hospital to birth) & we realized why as I began pushing. He was posterior! Face up. He turned on his own just at the right moment and so we avoided the Dr. having the manually turn him or worst case scenerio a C-section. I feel so blessed that we avoided those situations! Besides some nice facial bruises he was a healthy boy & our biggest baby yet! I've recovered pretty well. My Mom flew in at 5am from Hawaii the morning of his birth. So BJ went straight from the hospital to pick up my Mom. Perfect timing! :) It was so wonderful to have her here & she helped me so much. BJ's Mom made the drive down too & got to see us in the hospital & stay the weekend. so we had two Grandma's taking care of everything that was needed. My kids were in heaven &
I was spoiled!

1 day old. One of my favorite pictures of our little guy.

Aw. :)

Just a little swollen & banged up. Not too bad!

This is what Allison keeps saying... "Aw...listen to his little sounds", "Aw...look at his litlte toes", "Aw... he's so cute". Yeah, she's in heaven. Loving every minute of it & loves to run & get me anything I need!

Big brother Jake. He's happy.

Lindsey & Chase. Oh does Lindsey love holding babies!

Allie & Chase

Loren & Chase. Loren is feeling very mature this time around. She loves holding Chase & tells me she is old enough & ready to carry him while standing up. Hard for Mom... but she is growing up! She's volunteered to change 2 diapers already. Nice!

The whole gang. BJ brought the kids over first thing after school. Mommy looks pretty sleepy!

Definitely lips from my side of the family!

A few days old & loving his new chair from Grandma H.
I feel so blessed to have had another sweet spirit enter our home & that he and I are healthy & doing well. Chase has been such an easy going, calm baby. He's adorable. The kids adore him. I have been quickly reminded what one of my favorite things is...a sleeping baby crunched up & asleep on my chest, snuggled in and warm. Such a sweet feeling.
I have had so much help & so many sweet acts of service given. I'm so grateful for the amazing family & friends that I have been blessed with. I've had so many meals, treats, gifts & visits. I've felt very loved & supported. I have more recent pics & will share them soon! Promise.


Natalie Duerden said...

I love the new pictures! I can't wait to meet you sweet baby Chase. Try to sleep and be easy for your amazing mama!

Jess and Tim Newcomb said...

Awww, He is so sweet! I wish I could snuggle him in person. Im glad things are going well! Love you!

Amy said...

Ooo yes I recognize those Doxey lips! He looks so precious Megan! We LOVE the Hunters!

Melissa said...

Congratulations! I'm so glad everything went well and you are both healthy and happy!

Rachel said...

What a cutie!! He's absolutely adorable~

Sounds like you are all in a routine and everything! Brave mama doing 5. 4 has about done me in, although it's getting easier :)

Congrats! Love ya cuz.

Travers Tribe said...

Congratulations. Your family is inspiring and you guys are great. I wish for you smiles and sleep.

Kimberly Pratt said...

What a DOLL!!!! SO adorable! Making me baby hungry! So happy everything went well! We miss you guys. Hope he's a great sleeper :)

bart & monica said...

I've been wondering how you're doing since we last talked. I'm glad to hear it went well and lucky you no c-section! What great pics. Chase is one lucky little boy.

Whitnie said...

What a beautiful family! I am glad everything went well! I can't believe we got married the same year and you have a large family and mine is so tiny! It amazes me what Heavenly Father has in store for each individual person! I love you!