Friday, December 30, 2011

Xander Douglas McEntire joins our family!

Our son, Xander Douglas, was born on Thursday, December 29th at 12:48 pm. He weighed a whopping 9 lbs 6 ounces, was 21 inches long and has a head that is 15 inches in circumference.

We got to the hospital at 5:45 am and called to let our family know around 6:30.

His birth was the most difficult mental and physical thing that I have ever done. I have never been so blessed as to be so supported as I was by my sweet hubby. He is the best delivery-room dad and support person I could ask for! 

Daddy and Xander having some face time while the nurses were checking him out. 

Xander and Auntie Janis

Chillin in his first bath!

With Dr. Medley

Me and my little man a couple hours after delivery!

Ready to meet big sister! 
Gabriella had stayed the night with my parents and they were on their way to come see Xander and let Gabriella meet him!
She kept asking to hold him  the whole time she was at the hospital and kept giving him hugs and kisses. They are going to be great buddies!

Full tummied and clean bottomed at 20 hours old. He is so sweet and snuggley. He is nursing like a champ and will lie in your arms and just look around, licking at his hands or mouth. Matt likes to call him "Tongue Boy" because his tongue is always moving. 

Leaving the hospital when Xander was 25 hours old! We were all ready to leave!!!

Daddy snuggles at home!

Gabriella came home a few hours after we got there. She was so excited to see Mommy and Daddy and Baby Nanoo and Josie. Here is Daddy with his two kiddos. So precious!!

We are so excited and blessed that our family has expanded. Xander is healthy and perfect! Gabriella is wonderful (as always). We are so thankful for our families and friends that helped and supported and encouraged us during this pregnancy and birth. It is so amazing to watch how God uses and turns all things to His glory! Matt and I are looking forward to the future that God has planned for the four of us!!


  1. He's absolutely beautiful :) Gabriella is so sweet, love seeing the pics of her with Xander. :)

  2. Yay! Congrats! Xander is a cutie. And wow - 9lbs. 6 oz. Good job Emily! :)

  3. Great post! God is awesome and His faithfulness endures forever. Here comes part II on your journey my friend :)