Monday, January 26, 2009

It's time for some introductions

Hello world!
My name is Sawyer Timothy. I was born at 5:25 am (East African Time) on January 26th. I weigh 8.1 pounds, and with my long legs I measure up to 21.5 inches in length. As expected, I have long fingers and toes, and I'm just too darn cute for my own good. I have big blue eyes that love to look around inquisitively. I love my parents, and I can't wait to make a lot of new friends!!
Here's what happened on my birthday:
My mom woke up at 12:45 with a strong first contraction. At 2:30 we all arrived at the hospital, and after a few hours of agonizing pain for mama (and hey, it wasn't all gumdrops and bunnies where I was either!), I took my first big gulp of this thing you call air at 5:25am. My dad's been hanging out with me a lot while the doctors checked up on Mom. But she's doing great now, and we're really enjoying catching up. I have a lot of questions for them about all the weird noises I've been hearing for the past 9 months, so I'm sorry, but I need to cut out and make sure those two are ok. They've been crying a lot, and I kind of wish they'd buck up and order some breakfast. I'm starving, and I think they must be hungry too!

Listen, I have some exploring to do. We'll meet later, but for now, send your regards to my Mom, and she'll probably smile real big and tell me about all the people in the world who already know me :).

Sincerely,
Sawyer

32 comments:

Hallie said...

CONGRATS!!! I am so excited for you guys! That little boy is so stinkin cute! I know you will be wonderful parents! Love you and will be praying for you all! Enjoy the time as a new family!

Anonymous said...

WOO HOO!!! What a guy! Look at the size of that blanket! Congratulations on a job well done! Welcome to our crazy world Sawyer...just in time to watch the STEELERS play in the Super Bowl!!!
We love you and pray blessings on your life!
Kevin Thomas

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!! What an awesome looking kid!! Aunt Kaye

Anonymous said...

Welcome to project planet earth Sawyer TImothy Mazumba Harrington!! You have been given a couple of great parents and they will lead you into the right paths of life. You have a wonderful extended family who at the moment is far away but love you as if you were in their arms. Tell your mother she did a fantastic job, and tell Dad he needs work on his b'ball game so you will be good one day! We love you and can't wait to see what our Project Manager of planet earth has in store for you.

Uncle Mike and Aunt Lisa

Anonymous said...

Congratulations - we're so happy for you and we can't wait to meet your little guy! ~The Westerfields

Anonymous said...

Dear Joe Joe and Michael,

He is beautiful...and so are the two of you. Sawyer looks strong to us. He certainly looks healthy. The three of you give strong testimony to the fact of God's awesome power and love. Welcome to His world, baby Sawyer. May your life reflect back to Him all glory and honor as you grow in His wisdom and grace.

Love, Tim and Linda

Anonymous said...

He's beautiful!! I'm so proud of you guys, especially you Joe Joe.
You did a great job. I feel like a proud grandparent!! I can't wait to meet Sawyer and snuggle him.
Love you and praying for you.
Gayle

Cook Family said...

I was so excited to wake up this morning and find the good news waiting in my inbox. Congratulations! He is the cutest little thing I have ever seen! Love you guys. Hope to see this little dude soon!

Belva said...

Joe Joe and Michael!

How wonderful--your little guy has arrived and you get to hold him in your arms! He is beautiful! Jimmy was at Rosebower last night attending our services and we were discussing whether or not you had given birth yet, when he received a text saying Sawyer Timothy was in the world! We are praying for you all and look forward to meeting you one of these days.

Belva & Kenneth Puckett

Wilson Family said...

Yeah, he's here! We are so excited! He's very beautiful and Joe Joe, you don't even look like you just had a baby! I'm sure you feel like you did though:) Enjoy every minute of him, he will grow so fast! Good job Michael and remember to give Joe Joe whatever she wants for at least the next 6 months:) Love you guys!

Kelly Johnson said...

Congratulations you guys! He is so handsome. Enjoy him and this fun new journey. God bless your new family of 3! Love, Josh, Kelly, and Hallie Grace Johnson

Emily said...

Congratulations!!!! We are so relieved for you all! We love you guys and can't wait to meet Sawyer.

Justin and Emily

Wes H said...

Congratulations! Glad to see that everyone is happy and healthy after the long day. Lots of blessings await you.

I really like that name too.

Reality Show Reject said...

What a beautiful baby to see first thing in the morning!! Congratulations to you guys! Hope to get to meet Sawyer soon! Keep the pictures coming!!

Nic said...

Awesome. Awesome. Awesome. Congratulations, Mike and Joe Joe and happy birthday, Sawyer. Most babies are not very good looking. But that one, that one's pretty handsome. Looking forward to meeting the guy sometime soon. Until then, continued prayers for good health, adventure and laughter, for the new family of three. - Nic

The Keatons said...

Wahoo!!!!! only 5 hours of labor, I'm so jealous! Alex was 17 hours! I'm so glad everything went well and all the Harringtons are safe and snug. I will pray for easy latch on and as much sleep as that little bundle of joy will alow! Our thoughts are with you and we can't wait to meet him someday!

Michael & Joe Joe said...

Wow, thanks guys. We're blown away by this outpouring of love and more. Sitting here in the hospital we are also experiencing a surreal feeling of joy just looking at this little fella. How can you love someone so much at first sight?

Michael & Autumn said...

Congratulations! We're so excited for you guys! Enjoy the time together...it goes by way too fast!

Ashlee said...

Tunafurahi sana!! Yeah! We can't wait to meet Sawyer!

Dinker & Dozer said...

Congratulations!! We were thrilled when Timber called to tell us the news about the labor and said she would send out more information. What a cute baby! I know you two three are tired and need some rest, but wanted to let you know how proud we are and said prayers for you. Thank you for the pictures, blogs, etc. Love ya,

brady said...

Yayooo!! Congratulations to both of you! This is fantastic. Our prayers and joy are with you!

Ryan and Emily said...

Hi Sawyer,
Please tell your parents how excited we are for them. We hope that your mom is recuperating well from the 3 hour labor. We also hope that someday our little one will be as good a typer as you are.

rebekah said...

Congrats!!! Glad to know the little bundle of joy is finally here!!! God Bless Y'all!!!

Rebekah & Fred

Kelli said...

Congratulations! He is so handsome! We will be praying for the three of you as you adjust as a new family!
God Bless! Adam, Kelli & Avery Eads

Father Ridd said...

Congrats guys! We are so excited for you guys and can't even imagine all the emotions you guys are feeling right now. He is a good looking little boy and I bet he's already making fart noises with his hands like daddy! I'm so glad that everything went well and now you can just relax and enjoy the beginning of a new stage in life! Recover soon Joe Joe! God bless!

Eric and Rachel

Kevin Eby said...

Sawyer,

All of us Eby's wish you God's best in this world. Certainly the smiles on the faces of your proud parents who are the salt of the earth are a good place to start.

Anonymous said...

Congrats to you both. Glad to see mom and the new baby are doing well. hope you all are doing great...Mike Walker

Dan and Tami said...

He's cute, guys. Congrats. We're happy for you guys. Parenthood is a lot of fun!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your entrance into the world Sawyer! Please take good care of mom and dad!!

We can't wait to meet you.
Aunt Robin and Uncle Jerry

swahilimama said...

You don't know me, but I've been following your blog since my daughter and son-in-law (Nick and Suzanne Kafer) told me you were in Tanzania. Congratulations on your sweet baby boy. What an adventure you have in store, raising him to love Jesus and live a life that reflects that love! I've been to Tanzania twice, and to Kenya 7 or 8 times… Uganda once too. I absolutely love it there. We were there last June with a group of college students working with the Masaai (never remember how to spell that). We worked in villages around Tarangire Nat'l. Park.

Anonymous said...

hey guts you all did good he is so cute cant wait to meet him and give him some smarties for a hug love you all Brenda Jones

Anonymous said...

God be Praised........You guys have brought into this world and exact replica of Michael; 21.5', my goodness!! He is truly beautiful; not you Michael.

JoeJoe, I know that you are now feeling the relief that it is all done, or should I enlighten you now & let you know it has only just begun. :O)

You both have so many years of amazement, joy, love, and surprise ahead of you both, and know that you will savour each and every moment.

You have been truly blessed as I know you are well aware; cherish this gift.

I cannot wait until you guys get back into the states.

Love, Joy & Peace to the Harrington FAMILY!!!

Joyce Walker