Monday, January 17, 2011

Meet Barrett Jay

Barrett Jay
(Nicknamed "Baby Bear" for now, and Jay is for Michelle's grandfather who passed away 2 years ago)

The last day of our Arizona trip ended with a phone call from Michelle saying she was in the hospital because Barrett decided he needed to be born 3 weeks early.  We kept in touch via cell phone as we drove for 10 hours to get home.  Jaron and Michelle described a pretty exciting birth.  Michelle was not feeling any pain until they broke her water, and in less than an hour, and with no medication whatsoever, Barrett made a grand entrance.  And when I say 'grand', Jaron describes the event by saying that after only 2 pushes, he "shot out and was practically airborne, and the doctor barely made it into the room to catch him!"  He is a beautiful baby and definitely looks like he is a brother to Gavin and Sawyer, but maybe looks a bit more like Gavin.  He weighed 7 lbs. 3 ozs. and was 20 inches long.  He had a little bit of trouble breathing for the first few hours, but now is doing fine.  Below is a quick snap in the hospital.  I'll take a 'formal' newborn portrait in a few days. 
This makes our tenth grandchild, and we feel so blessed!!!!


 

28 comments:

From the Kitchen said...

Precious! Congratulations to all.

Best,
Bonnie

Char said...

congratulations!! he's gorgeous

Carin said...

Congratulations Karen!!! Jaron and Michelle look great!!! Give them our love and congratulations :-) And tell Grandpa, Congratulations too :-) Love you!

darlin said...

Congratulations Karen! What a beautiful baby, he's so adorable and doesn't look like he's a newborn, Barrett is perfect! And mom is so blessed to have such an easy time giving birth to your newest addiction, what a quick delivery. This baby couldn't wait to get into the world obviously.

Ten grandchildren, WOW, then times the fun! I'm looking forward to more photos, it would be awesome to see all ten grandchildren in one photo... ahhh good luck with that one! ;-)

Have a fantastic day Karen and congrats once again!

Hailey Smoot Kandell said...

he is beautiful.

Dangcutekids said...

A huge congratulations to Michelle and Jaron and to you and Jeff. What a miracle. Your colors and contrasts are amazing. I'm a little jealous of baby bear's fluffy hair. He has gorgeous skin color too. It almost looks like he's smiling in the picture with his parents.

justine said...

congratulations, he is so beautiful

Scott said...

Congratulations Karen and family. He is a beautiful newborn and I rarely say that about newborns. I'm glad all are doing well. I've never heard the name Barrett before so I'm sure he'll be unique there also.

Sandra said...

Barrett is ablsolutely beautiful, he is not even red and wrinkled, possbiley because he popped out so fast. congratulations and now we will have more photos to wait for. i love baby photos

Robin said...

Congratulation Grandma! Our grandchild are our treasures, aren't they!

janc@mac.com said...

He is beautiful and indeed, you are so blessed. We are anxious to see more pictures and get more details. Love to all!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Congratulations and blessings to all! How absolutely wonderful!!

bugnose7 said...

Tell Michelle and Jaron he is perfect.

SouthernSass said...

Congratulations!! He is absoulely beautiful and does not have the typical "newborn" scrunched up face. I am so glad all are doing well!

Lana Wright said...

What an absolutely adorable addition to your family!! Congratulations with heaps of love attached to all of your family!!

Ginny said...

Congradulations!!!! We only have one, I can't imagine 10! What a blessing in your life!! He is very beautiful! He looks larger than the 20 inches. So glad everyone is well and it went fine!!

The Ohlers said...

How absolutely beautiful! Congrats to all~ XXXOOO
Denise

Saratoga Six said...

What a beautiful family! Barrett is so sweet and handsome too. Congratulations to all the family.

diane b said...

Wow number 10. He is gorgeous. A quick birth is OK if you're in the hospital. My second one was born in 45 mins from the first pain. I nearly didn't get to the hospital in time.

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

Congratulations...that is one gorgeous baby...he sure would have been a big one if he had waited three more weeks...sending hugs from TN!!!

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

Congratulations to everyone! He is an adorable baby!

Linda R. said...

Congratulation.. What a beautiful baby!

Els Manning said...

mmm... i can just smell that new born smell... Congratulations, Can't wait to see the next picture! And 10! That is uhm.... ha...2 hands full!

Stacey Dawn said...

Congratulations to all! He's beautiful! Can't wait to see all the fun you'll have with him!

Lisa RedWillow said...

How very very exciting and beautiful. Congratulations to all of you.

Lisa RedWillow said...

Even with all the monitors he is the picture of health. How very beautiful he is.

Sarah said...

Precious little boy. Welcome Barrett!

jennyfreckles said...

Congratulations to you all. He's gorgeous - he doesn't look all red and squashed like some newborns!