I cannot believe an entire year has passed(well almost a year..this Saturday will be exactly one year) since our beautiful, silly, lovable little Holdie has entered this crazy world. I remember the day I found out I was pregnant with him…I was thinking..no..I can’t be?! no, we don’t want another baby anytime soon, this is crazy! After taking a test that Matt insisted I take, I was pregnant almost 6 weeks!!!! I was shocked, nervous (I had a 13 mo. old who was entering that terrible two stage, and the thought of another baby overwhelmed me!! ) as my new pregnancy started to sink in I felt like I wanted a girl this time SO bad…I had girl clothes picked out, the name, the baby decor, the imaginary thought of parker have a little sister… everything!!!
When my dr. appointment came to determine the gender of our baby (that I had eagerly waited so long for) I knew we were going to walk out of that ultrasound room with the proof I needed to call my little baby Presleigh Lynn Joyner. Much to my surprise (but not my husband’s he said he knew all along it was another boy, but didn’t have the heart to tell me) the sonographer said without a doubt it’s another BOY! That moment was not only unforeseen but every single ounce of me that longed for a daughter went right out that window. I saw my future with another son in that very room. Parker would have brother, someone to grow up with, laugh with, share secrets and memories with, and most of all share that brotherly bond with. I felt so complete and beyond blessed from the Lord. My pregnancy was a piece of cake, I didn’t even gain much as much weight (like I did with Parker 😀) I think the fact I chased Parker around helped me not get so huge! LOL…When my original due date rolled around nothing was happening. I was induced with Parker due to him being so big, but my dr. said this baby was smaller and he will come when he is ready..so I waited..and waited..and than my due date came and went…and than another week came and went…still no Holden. SO finallyI begged my dr. to please please please get this baby out!!! I was admitted at 5pm at Mercy southwest on a Thursday night and less than six hours later an amazing little boy was handed to me. I couldn’t stop thinking how much he resembled his big brother, but he had his own distinctive look . OH and ALL that hair!!! oh my goodness, he had some hair going on for sure! Holden Conor Joyner was born March.19th , 2010 weighed 8 lz. O oz. 21 in. long at 12:40 a.m. He was healthy, he was a BOY, and most of all he was our little boy. I was so eager for morning to come so Parker could come meet his little brother! I will never forget that moment, Parker marched right into that hospital room and sat on the chair with his hands out saying, baby!!! baby!!!! It was so beautiful to witness. Parker adores Holden, and Holden loves his big brother, in fact hes responsible for his nick-name Holdie…Parker couldn’t pronounce Holden when he was a newborn so he called him Holdie, and it just coincidentally stuck..lol rarely is Holden called Holden. I could go on and on about my kids they’re my life, my heart and my soul! but I am eager to post his one year pictures, and some pictures of his birth.
Holdie, I love you too much! I don’t know what life would be like without you, because you complete our little family, Happy 1st Birthday my sweetie boy!
I just love his little man out-fit, his smile melts our hearts!!!
I sure love my boys <3 jumped in for a quick shot of us three..which is rare!!!