A Little Something Extra

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Matthew Taylor is born!

Matthew chillin' under the heat lamp
Matthew and Mommy

We are blessed to welcome Matthew Taylor into our family. Matthew was born this morning at 7:50 am. He weighed in at 8 lbs 2.6 oz (a big boy at only 36 weeks of pregnancy). He measured 20 inches long.

Despite being a healthy weight, Matthew is acting like a bit like a preemie. Shortly after birth, Matthew was working harder than he ought to breathe. As such, he was transferred to the NICU where he is on a low dose of forced air through a nasal cannula. We hope and pray that Matthew will be able to get off the cannula and leave the NICU soon. Other than the need for forced air, Matthew is a beautiful healthy little boy.

Jennie is doing great and getting some much needed rest (kinda).






19 comments:

Mindy said...

Congratulations, Mark & Jennie! He's so precious. I hope he starts breathing just fine soon!

Michelle said...

YAY!! Congratulations! I was checking your blog all day for updates! We can't wait to meet little Matthew sometime - he's beautiful!

Jessica said...

Congratulations!! I've been waiting with bated breath all day! He's very cute! Praying for a speedy recovery for a very busy mommy! :-)

Lisa said...

Congratulations guys - he is a handsome little guy, can't wait to meet him!

Anonymous said...

Welcome to the world Matthew! Congratulations, he is adorable! I can't wait to see him!
Melissa

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I hope you all get to come home soon! :)

ATLKrafts said...

SO AWESOME! He is adorable (no surprise since Nathan and Micah are!)

Kris said...

Congratulations on the beautiful baby boy!!! Praying for a quick recovery for you, Jennie and for Matthew to gain strong lungs quickly! Kris

Melanie said...

Congrats!! Great news! Can't wait to meet him.

Cate said...

Congratulations! He's beautiful.

Megan said...

Congratulations!! He's just beautiful!

Cathy said...

Congratulations on the new addition!

God bless!!!!

Rachel said...

OMGOSH he is just absolutely perfect! He is so beauftiful. I just cried and cried today when I saw the post heading "Baby Is Here"

Congrats to you all and I hope Matthew recovers quickly from his breathing issues.

You are right...8lbs 2.6oz on a 36weeker is huge, but big babies are always so healthy. At least mine were anyway.

Anyway....CONGRATS! He is awesome.

Princess Abigail said...

Congratulations to the Happy Family!

That is a FABULOUS little boy your have there! Well done!

I LOVE the name Matthew.

So happy for you all!!!

Anonymous said...

Three little boys- it doesn't get any better than that!! Well wishes to all from Jayne in Hilbert.

The Allberts said...

Mark and Jennie-Congratulations on Matthew!!! He is beautiful!! We can't wait to see more pictures! Knox came at 36 weeks to the day and had to go the NICU too for a day and half. Wimpy white boys!! He will be home soom I'm sure.

RK said...

That's wonderful! And he IS a big boy for 36 weeks! Hopefully he's off the extras soon and is thriving well with mom and dad! Congratulations!!

Laurie said...

Congratulations! Prayers that he comes off the oxygen and home to you quickly!

Anonymous said...

Blessings and prayers!
Danielle M