Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Our New Little Man!

We had a little boy early Tuesday morning!! We cannot be happier to have him as an addition to our home. We were sad that he didn't come naturally, but he didn't likely because he was so big. Nathan John Gunnell weighed in at 9lbs 8oz and 22in long born on June 8th at 1:34 am. He was 10 days overdue, but he would still have been a big baby despite the extra time.

Nathan just before they took him the the nursery for some more tests. He has some awesome bushy eyebrows!

Minda with him just after he was born waiting in recovery.

Both of the boys were able to come and see him and hold their new baby brother. They were really excited for him to come. So excited that it was a short little time before we had to have them go.

Jacob holding Nathan!


Sam holding Nathan!


Grandma Jane was also able to come and see him. She wasn't left alone too much during her turn though.

Minda has already been discharged! We are really grateful for the speed of her recovery so far. This is also significant because Nathan had to be moved to the other hospital in town for further treatment. He has had low platelet counts, so much so that he needs to be in the NICU for almost a couple of weeks to kill the infection that is causing him trouble right now. He is already making improvements since his transfer to Hillcrest early this morning. He is strong and we are feeling confident that he will be okay, but we are not past the point of really worrying about him.

More post to come I'm sure and pictures too.




20 comments:

rick and cheryl said...

Congrats! He is adorable! I hope that he gets better quickly & that Minda's recovery continues to go well. Congrats!

Courtney said...

Congratulations you guys! I am glad Minda is recovering well and we will continue to pray that Nathan has a speedy recovery too!

Reid Family said...

He is so cute! Hope Minda and Nathan recover soon! I want to kiss him he is a doll!

Shannon said...

10 days overdue? You poor thing! I hope Nathan gets better quickly. It's hard leaving them behind at the hospital, but he'll be home before you know it!

Mary said...

Congratulations! Sorry Nathan is having a rough time, but glad things seem to be going well. He's adorable!

Joni and Chase said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! You look great Minda! We are praying for your little one and hope all goes well with his recovery.

Jen said...

Congratulations Minda & family!! So glad that Nathan is here. . . hope he can come home soon too!

Maile said...

Congratulations! Praying for baby Nathan to come home quickly! Sorry for another c-section, just keep getting up and walking, you will recover faster!

Mark and Adrienne said...

Congratulations! I'm so excited for you! It must be so great to have him here finally! I'll keep you both in my prayers.

Eric and Cindy Hansen said...

I am SO excited for you guys. Nathan is such a chubby chubkins! I love it. Im glad Minda is doing so well and we'll keep littls (big)Nathan in our prayers.

fish family said...

Congrats. He is so cute. Glad things went well with delivery etc. Sorry to hear he is still in the hosptial. Its the hardest thing having them there and not with you. I hope Nathan gets well soon also so he can join your cute little family. Congrats again.

Janadt.Huggins said...

Congratulations Gunnell family! I will keep Nathan in my prayers. He's beautiful!

Glenda said...

Congratulations Minda!! We are praying for his safety & your peace of mind! Love you!

Robinson Family said...

Congrats! We are so excited for you and can't wait to see you!

K said...

Congratulations. He is positively darling. I love the eyebrows! You'll be in our prayers for a quick recovery for Minda and Nathan both. Sending hugs your way and wishing you were closer so I could actually help you!

Workmans said...

Congrats Gunnells!! Nathan is so so cute. I am glad he is finally here and I hope all goes well with all the testing.

p.s. If you need a stopping station on your way to Houston we'll be here so let us know!

Lacey said...

Congratulations!! Jana told me you had him so I had to pop over and see if there were any pictures. He's perfect, by the way. Hope he continues to get better and Minda, I hope you continue with a quick recovery. Oh, and you've got some pretty precious helpers. They've gotten so big!

Congrats, again!

Marisa said...

Hey Minda! We're glad to hear he's doing better. We will miss you guys at the reunion next week! Keep posting pictures please!

Mary Ann (Crockett) Ahlstrom said...

Congrats to the now family of 5! I'm so happy that he's here. Um, HELLO! Go Minda. That is a big baby.........way to go! And to think you are recovering well after that. And I thought dayton was big at 8lb 9. That's nothing compared to you. Nice work! So happy for you guys!

Liz said...

Congrats guys he looks like a cutie! Sorry Nathan has to be in the NICU. Our prayers are with you guys!