October 1, 2008

It's A Boy! (you already knew that)

Baby Mathews was born yesterday afternoon at 2:04PM. He weighed in at 5lbs. 11ozs. Jana is doing well and is in good spirits.

The baby is surprisingly handsome (compared to his two older brothers, also born at 35weeks). He came a bit early and needs some special attention at this point but he is in good hands. Please keep him in your prayers.

I don't frequent "The Meanest Mom" but I know Jana appreciates all your support, whether you are a close friend or a loyal reader on the other side of the country (or world for that matter).

"The Nicest Dad"

76 comments

Erika said...

Congratulations on your baby boy! You all will be in my prayers. Enjoy your baby.

Marissa said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to see him and hear what his name will be. I hope everything goes smoothly.

brossettelewis said...

Congratulations. I hope he (and Jana) have a short uneventful stay with the hospital.

Thanks for posting that she had him.

Janet said...

I'm totally a lurker, but this is definitely worthy of a comment. "The Nicest Dad"...I love it! :O)

Congrats on your newest family member. I too can't wait to hear the name. My prayers are with your family for a quick recovery of both mama and baby.

Erin said...

Congratulations! I hope everything went smoothly for you and you both have a short hospital stay! Best wishes to you and all your babes!

Anonymous said...

Congrats Mathews Family!!! I will definitely keep you guys in my prayers. I was going to post another choice of name but I'm sure you already have a great one. I was going to suggest

"Kelvin"

because I went to school with a boy named Kelvin. It's a nice name...not too traumatic and Jana would love that nobody ever got it right. We were always calling him KEVIN or CALVIN...but not on purpose!
God bless.

32 Flavors said...

Congrats and I'll be praying for your family.

Rachel H. said...

WOW! So soon! Hope everything goes well! Thinking of you!

Carrie said...

Congratulations! I will keep you all in my prayers. Enjoy!

Sechakecha said...

Congratulations!! You and your family is in my thoughts. =) I hope everyone is home soon!

Chris said...

We're very happy for you guys though we don't know you from adam and eve. My wife and I are intimately acquainted with high-risk pregnancies so we empathize with any (even minor) complications.

Our prayers are with you, your wife and new son (and the other three rugrats too :) )

gigi said...

Congrats yall. Praying for every one. New babies are so wonderful. Hope his little problems straighten out rather quickly. Love and prayers.

Tutu said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to get the full birth story!

Karen said...

Congrats to the family!

I guess she really was needing those name suggestions. Can't wait to hear all about it.

Bellamarin said...

Congrats can't wait to hear more and see pics. Your wife keeps us laughing daily!

Likes Chocolate said...

Congratulations!!! We will keep your family in our prayers.

As I am said...

Congratulations on the new addition to the family. Glad to hear both Mom and baby are doing well. Also, very excited to hear the name.

Rachel said...

Congrats to your family! Hoping for pics of the newest 'perpetrator' soon!

The PiƱon Family said...

Congratulations on your new baby boy!

Human Touch Designs said...

Congratulations!

Me said...

Congratulations!!

Lani said...

Congratulations!

Skubaliscious said...

Congrats! I'll be praying for a short stay for the little guy.

Jen said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to see him and hear the name you picked!

Makayla said...

Congratulations! That's wonderful.

Lisa said...

Jana, Your sweet family will be in our prayers. I hope you are doing well and that you are getting some rest. Can't wait to see the newest perpetrator!
Love,
lis

The Wixom Zoo said...

Yay! I hated the last 5 weeks of pregnancy anyway... congratulations, I hope everything goes well with their stay at the hospital. Thanks for letting so many of us be a part of your family's lives.

Ally in Wonderland said...

Congratulations on the 4th! Now Jana can go back to wearing whatever shoes she darn well pleases!! Can't wait for photos and the big name reveal!!

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations!!!! I, too, will keep you and baby Mathew in my prayers!!!

Elizabeth said...

Not baby Mathew.......baby Mathews!!

MiaKatia said...

Congratulations!!!

WackyMummy said...

Congratulations!

So, what's the name going to be??? Can't wait to see what you picked!

lisa b. said...

Congratulations!

Mia said...

Congratulations to you and your family! Cannot wait to see a picture and hear what the name is. Enjoy!

Kaime said...

Congrats! That is so exciting. I loved the "nicest dad" comment.

Gretchen said...

Congratulations! My youngest was a 35-weeker too (although the dr thinks my dates were off and she was even earlier) and I still remember that extended stay in the NICU as if it were yesterday, not almost 5 years ago! Will be praying for your family this week :)

MommaKiss said...

Congrats!!!!

And every mean mom needs a nice dad - it'sa good balance ;)

Melissa said...

Congrats!!
I'm a little jealous considering I'm now 40 weeks with no sign of anything happening, but I'm very happy for you!
I'm excited to hear his name.

Mrs. Morty said...

Happy Birthday BABY!!

Mrs. P said...

CONGRATS!!!! :::sniff::: my triplets were 35 weekers, it seems like yesterday.....

Prayers!

The Knighton Fam said...

I'll be keeping your family in my prayers. Good luck, congrats, and we can't wait to see pictures!

Just The Girl said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Can't wait to see some pictures and what name was picked. :)

Angie said...

I was that little when I was born too! Course, Im a twin so its a little different. Im a long time lurker but had to take this opportunity to congratulate you on the new birth! Hope you make a fast recovery and that your little boy will be home soon.

kori bates said...

AWESOME!!!

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

yay, congratulations.

Can't wait to read the post about how they won't let you sleep at the hospital because they have to check your vitals every 10 minutes.

Bill said...

I think "elizabeth" may have inadvertently given you the PERFECT name for your son! Name him Matthew! How much fun would it be for the child to be named Matthew Mathews? Not ONLY would he have the distinction of being different from his siblings (which they would praise him for to no end, and give him countless hours of joy!), but he wouldn't have to remember an extra name. However, just to keep the variety in there, as well as teaching him about open-mindedness and variety, you should spell it with two T's. Matthew Mathews. It's brilliant... His elementary school friends will be jealous and all want to be his friend, giving him good self-esteem to no bounds.

RaT Babies said...

Congratulations. Hopefully you will both br home soon. We just wish "Spike" would get here!

SuperMegs said...

Congratulations!!! I am so happy to hear that Jana is doing well! I hope your little boy is in good health as well! I will be keeping him in my thoughts! :)

Tiona said...

Congratulations! I hope everything goes well and he is home soon. Rest up while you can Jana!

On a random side note, he shares the same birthday with my niece, who was also born yesterday.

Mindy said...

Congrats, Tim & Jana and gang! Hope it's a short, uneventful stay for you all...just long enough to get a bit of rest (since there will be none once you get back home!)

Triplethefunplus2 said...

Congratulations!!! Enjoy that baby boy!!

scrap chair potato said...

Congratulations!
Can't wait to hear more about the little guy and to see pictures!

Kris said...

Congratulations!

Kristal said...

Yea for baby boys! Congratulations:)

Sarah said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to hear what the name is and to see pictures.

mommyofthree said...

ngratulations also. And "The Nicest Dad"---so funny.

TORI said...

Congratulations on your new baby boy. I am glad Jana is doing well and lots of prayers to your son and family. hugs to all.

Thank you for updating us, that was very nice indeed.

Michelle said...

Congratulations! I'm rooting for you guys and hope that you'll all be home soon!

Nikki said...

AW - YAY!!! I wish there was another word besides Congratulations: wait, I looked up synonyms (Dr. Mathews) and I found Well Done! Not sure that particular word applies, but nonetheless I am so excited for you!

I am anxiously awaiting, like so many others, pictures and his name! I do like Matthew Mathews - his middle name could be a K: wait a minute....my son is named Matthew Kerlin, huh, go figure!

How are the other three doing? Is Camber okay with the new addition?

Jan Russell said...

So exciting! And when Jana is feeling up to sligthly gross October activities, again, she can just show the other three how to change diapers ;)

Prayers that your little guy will be stronger by the minute! Congratulations!

Trisha said...

congratulations on your baby boy! You will be in our prayers.

Amy Prather said...

Congratulations! I hope it's just as awesome as I remember being up fiftenn thousand times in one night... I hope your son comes home soon from the NICU... I'll keep little boy Matthews in my prayers!

angelia said...

congratulations. i hope that mom and baby are doing well. and what is the name??????? please tell me it's cooper the pooper.

Britt said...

Congrats! I hope he is the "sweetest baby" .

Deb C. said...

Congratulations! "Welcome to the world" little guy :) You all are in my prayers as you begin this new journey as a family of 6!!!

Anonymous said...

Welcome to the world little one!!

Rosemary said...

OMG Congrats!!!! Dude, what is the name?????

Jenny said...

That is wonderful news! Congratulations. I will keep your family in my prayers:)

birdchaser said...

Congrats. Hope you guys are doing OK.

Jenni said...

Congrats! I'm not a close friend but I am a loyal reader. You always brighten my day and I wish the best for you and your family.

Reese said...

Wow. Best of luck to you with #4! You are going to need it with such a tiny package to take care of. Congratulations to all of you. We are sending lots of thoughts and prayers your way.

Hagan Wagon said...

Wow- I'm amazed and impressed. I don't think my husband would dare to post on my blog. Way to go, Nicest Dad! Congrats to all of you on your new addition!

Aimee said...

Congratulations! Hope everyone is well. Can't wait to see pictures!

Baccus Family said...

Congrats Meanest Mom! The news brings tears to my overly-emotional eyes. (I'm pregnant, so there's no controlling it!)

Hope to know the name soon! Best wishes to the whole lot of you!

Helen said...

Congrats you guys! I hope the little guy has a quick stay at the hospital and that Jana's recovery goes well :)

Ethington Family said...

CONGRATS!
Have to say, "the nicest dad" - that was great!