my nephew has entered the world :)

I'm an aunt!!!!!  Below is the email my mom sent out updating family on her first grandchild's arrival!:

Nathan Lee H------ has arrived! It was a long and difficult labor--about 15 hours, with Sarah pushing for over 1.5 hours and the baby not making enough progress, so she had to have a c-section. (She was being induced 3-4 weeks early because Nate was too big and amniotic fluid too low.) So, after entering the hospital at 5:00 AM, Sarah and Chad had a baby at 10:39 PM on Friday, May 30th!!

Nathan weighed 8 lbs and 5 oz, was 19.5 inches long. His little forehead and one eye were bruised from being stuck, and he has the cutest little conehead!! Since it was a c-section, we didn’t get to hold him…..Chad got to go with Sarah to OR and see Nate arrive. Then Chad and Nate stopped by to say hi, but were quickly taken to the nursery for washing, weighing, etc. I’m anxious to get back to the hospital and hold him!! They had to have the neo-natal unit standing by, since he was 3-4 weeks early….imagine that ---- a nine pound preemie!! But the neo nurses weren’t needed….he was fine!

Sarah and Nate will be in the hospital for 5 days, I think. Nate’s Grandpa H----- had open heart surgery on Wednesday, and is doing as well as can be expected, still in ICU. Chad has been/still is under a lot of stress, caring for both wife/baby and parents.
Love to all,
Joi (Nonny!!)


  1. Aww yay! Congrats to your sister and brother-in-law! :-) When do you get to meet your nephew?

  2. Congrats! It's so exciting to be an aunt.

  3. There's nothing quite like being an Aunt. I love it! :)
    When are you scheduled to come back to the USA?
    Praying for you ...

  4. Congratulations Auntie Manda!

  5. yay for you!!! being an aunt is the coolest. :)

  6. How exciting! You're an auntie!!!

  7. Happy Birthday, Nate!!!
    Big, big congrats to you, Amanda! You must be so proud.


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