Posts Tagged ‘New Baby’

Christmas Surprise

December 29, 2011

Well, Jennifer was due for baby #4 on January 13th. This baby had other plans. Making a long story short (because who really enjoys the details of another persons’ labor?), we had our baby girl on Christmas Eve at 1:35AM. For those of you who were unaware of the pregnancy: sorry, we’ve been busy. Loaded below is a slide show of photos from her first 6 days ex utero (that’s a weird phrase). I guess I should also add baby data:

Emma Lenoir Mixon

12/23/11 01:35

6# 10oz

Additionally, Today is Jennifer’s Birthday!! Call her with stories of how awesome she is!

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It’s a Girl!!!

August 9, 2010

Hooray!! Maryellen Anne Mixon was born today August 9, 2010 (8-9-10!) at 5:40 AM. She is 6 pounds 1 ounce and 19 inches long (petite). Surprisingly (to us) she has a full head of dark hair and looks a lot like our boys did in the newborn period. Jen did a fantastic job of laboring and delivering au naturale. Wait 6 months and then ask her about it.

There was one aspect of this pregnancy that we kept somewhat close to the vest. Throughout the pregnancy, Jen had several ultrasounds that revealed a potential congenital heart defect. To that end, we were asked to deliver the baby at Vanderbilt where we would have ready access to Neonatology and Cardiology. Maryellen was very vigorous and gave a hearty (no pun intended) cry. I hope you can imagine our surprise at finding out that she indeed was a girl. As an aside, waiting until the delivery to find out the gender of your child is unbelievable, you should try it.

Back to the cardiology narrative, she was evaluated in the delivery room and looked fantastic. The Cardiologist performed an echocardiogram shortly after birth and there was ample suspicion that there could be a coarctation of the aorta. Accordingly, she was transferred to the Neonatal ICU where she will undergo monitoring for the next few days. The normal newborn transition will be Maryellen’s first real test and will play out over the next few days. We appreciate the outpouring of prayer and support that we have received in the weeks and months leading up to today and covet those same prayers going forward.

I’m including a gallery of photos from today. Jennifer’s mother Carolyn is here watching the boys and brought them up to see their mommy and new sister. Parker is too young to go into the NICU, so that’s why there are only photos of Avery with his sister.

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In addition, I wanted to include a song that has taken on a bit more meaning for me as of today. The song is Wires by the band Athlete. It was written by a father whose newborn girl is in the NICU, I can relate.

8-10-09= Good Day

August 11, 2009

In the order of their occurance:

1. Benjamin Baxter James born to Scott and Jaime James at 12:44pm in Birmingham, AL. Their blog is off to the right

2. Christina Wells and Andrus Ashoo are engaged, maybe 3pm ish. Congrats to them.

3. Amanda Mixon and Brad Knight are engaged, 7:30pm ish. Congrats also go out.

Can’t think of a bigger day in recent memory! Don’t have many more details at this point, but just enjoying the moment for all of them.

Hear Ye, Hear Ye! (Warning Spoilers!)

January 31, 2008

With great joy and excitement, we announce the birth of our second son Parker Charles Mixon. He was born on January 30th at 10:38am.

Weight: 7 pounds 8 oz             Length: 20 in

Mother, baby, father, and big brother are doing fine. I will include hot off the press photos, make your own captions. I’ll probably post some B-side photos later for the really interested. Nic, these are fresh, un-edited photos, consider yourself warned.

Hooray!

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