Friday, February 10, 2012

Hellooo, Ian!

Over three years of praying and hoping... and here you are!

Our gift from God.

January 13, 2012
6:45 pm
4 lbs 15 oz
17 inches long



We were surprised when you decided to join us 6 weeks early.


Two weeks in the NICU and your big brothers were only able to see you twice through the window.



When you finally came home, they couldn't wait to hold you and touch you and kiss you!






Halmonee and Grandpa flew halfway around the world to see you. I was so glad that you were able to come home before they had to leave to go back to their home!


Daddy can hold you for hours on end.

And he does.


Welcome to the world, little coconut!


37 comments:

Life with Kaishon said...

He is perfect. Welcome to the world is right!
I am thankful for your blessing.

Heidi said...

What a great introduction post! Marsha- I can't believe how much your older boys have grown and matured! Wow! Times flies. I love how they are loving on their new baby brother. God is so good!

Emma Stover said...

i love him! and boy don't your boys just look grown holding him?!

Melissa Stover said...

sorry not emma stover. melissa. melissa dang it.

Clara said...

So precious - what an amazing blessing after 3 years... This is very encouraging - my husband and I have been waiting and praying for over 4 years...

These are beautiful photos of your husband and sons holding Ian! :)

Susan said...

precious, adorable, smoochiness! I'm really holding out that I will get to see him someday in person, and not when he is too big to hold and cuddle!

LilTanGurl said...

he is so precious! I love his name too! and what a perfect lil coconut!
<3

Leanne said...

Do you really need me to say it again??

IAN IS BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

The pictures are fabulous, peaceful, happy glimpses of your world and I love that!!

Love you tons, Marshy!!

Heather@myeverydaygraces said...

Beautiful, precious gift... thank you for sharing such special photos. May the Lord bless you all:)

Laura Loo said...

Simply beautiful pictures! Everyone looks so happy to hold him, can't wait for my chance!

Laura Loo said...

Simply beautiful pictures! Everyone looks so happy to hold him, can't wait for my chance!

Sharon @ Hiking Toward Home said...

Congratulations! So small and so adorable!

Becca~CapturingSimpleJoys said...

I'm so happy for you ALL!! He is just precious and looks like he's got some pretty great big brothers who are very proud!! :)

Karen said...

He came on my birthday! He is beautiful. I don't know anyone else born on my day, so he will always be special to me.

Hope you are healing up well.

Beth said...

Wonderful!!! SO happy for you all! He's beautiful and perfect. Enjoy that baby!

beth

KarenW said...

Awww! He's sssooo cute!!! Congratulations to you all.

Kris said...

I finally put my finger on what looks so different about David in the picture of him holding Ian up for the boys to see. I think that's the closest I've ever seen him come to smiling in a picture. ;-)

Ian is beautiful and the big boys look like they're head-over-heels already. Congrats to you all!

Milk and Honey Mommy said...

Congratulations Marsha!

Samantha Kelley said...

He is gorgeous, and I cry every time I see him. So thankful your prayers were answered!

amy in peru said...

oh no. these pictures make me feel real gushy. :) i love EVERY one. thanks for sharing, Marshie! i am oh so happy for you!

amy in peru

Connie said...

He is just simply beautiful!!!! I can't believe how much your boys have grown!!!! Wow! What a Blessing. Many Hugssss. :)

Stephanie said...

So very happy for you and your family! Ian is so precious and we can just see the love and joy he has brought to your family through your pics. Hope your postpartum recovery is going well. God bless you all...

Stephanie Freeman

Deedee said...

Congratulations to all the Drews family! Praising the Lord with you for Ian's safe arrival. He is such a cute little darling!!

Brenda said...

He is gorgeous!! Love the pictures of him.

The size difference between biggest brother and littlest brother is insane!!!!

Congrats again. Never lay that baby down. He MUST be in someone's arms at all times. He's that cute! :)

Jen said...

Congrats on your new tiny little man! I'm so glad he's healthy, even with the surprise arrival. :D

Tracy said...

Such a precious gift from the Lord! Congrats!

Rosie@leavesnbloom said...

Marsha I am so happy for you. Congratulations on little Ian finally coming home.

Coie Watson said...

He is soooo precious!!!!

Thanks for commenting on my blog-- it made me smile. :)

Christi said...

Your sweet family makes my heart so happy!!! ♥ Congrats!!!

Kim said...

Congratulations! He is beautiful! What a blessing! You have a beautiful family! God is so good!

Marcia said...

What a sweetie! You know what they say...the Mother of boys works from SON up to SON down! Take care and enjoy that precious gift!

Gwen Toliver said...

Oh, Marsha, what a beautiful post - I'm so thankful that God answered many prayers (including mine!) and blessed you with Ian!!!

Jaybird said...

What a blessed little boy! Hope y'all are enjoying a babymoon to its fullest.

Kimberly said...

He is adorable.. Congrats to you... You have 4 boys and we have 4 girls... HMMMM what could that be all about. You know I wonder if Christian and Autumn are having a conversation sometimes in Heaven and what that would consist of. Well anyway he is adorable and May you be blessed always dear Marsha!

Nicole said...

Congratulations! He is precious!

Virginia said...

SOOOOOO Happy for you!!!


Love and hugs and prayers and thankfulness!

FHL said...

Oh Marsha, the tears you have flowing in my eyes!!! I am a super-horrible-terrible-blogger these days...but oh what joy when I finally bounce around blog world! Congratulations on your beautiful little one! He's just too precious!