Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Tonight's post will be short and sweet. Let's see if these two hints don't give the surprise away.

# 1 - Daddy is blogging tonight.

#2 - Daddy looked like this on Tuesday, Jan 27th @ approx. 5:14 pm:

And if your still lost and confused.... Clue # 3....

We welcomed Ryan Michael Hawn into the world (a little earlier than expected) on Tuesday, January 27th. At 34 weeks and 5 days (exact same as Charlottle) he weighed in at 4 lbs 15 oz and was a lengthy 18.5 inches long.

Baby and mother are doing well. Due to his early arrival he will spend some time in the NICU (with Aunt Sara) but we are hoping he will be coming home in a week or two.

I'm sure mom will be willing to fill the blogging world in on all the details of how Ryan surprised us all with his early arrival, but tonight Daddy just wanted to let everyone know that he had arrived and share some much anticipated picture. Many more to come (of course)!

The proud Mom and Dad in the recovery room.

The little guy resting (notice the Mickey pillow...Charlotte enjoy this)

Saving his pacifier for later.

Mommy's first time holding her son (Wed. night)

Daddy's first time holding his son, with Grandma Val looking on.

The little guy hanging out in the NICU on Wed night.

Charlottle working on her "Big Sister Skills"

I really don't know what else to say. It's late, I'm tired, excited and still a little in shock. But very blessed and looking forward to Ryan's arrival home soon.




Andrea said...

Congrats! Congrats! What a surprise! I will continue to pray for both of your children! I am glad it appears that Mommy and son are doing well!!!

Meghan & Jayson said...

Yay! Congratulations! He's beautiful!

The Smith Family said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! He is absolutely handsome and I love the Mickey pillow! We will be praying for you guys that he gets to join his family home very soon!! Hugs from us all! :)
Amber, Justin, Nathaniel and Baby #2 on the way! :)

The Frost Family said...

Chris, Jenn, and Charlotte,

Congratulations of the birth of your little boy, Ryan! He is quite the handsome little guy and I'm sure will be a fantastic little brother to big sis, Char.

We'll be praying for continued good health and a quick release from the NICU.

The Frost Family - Tyler, Emmy, Aidan and Ethan

Stacie, Paul, and Katelynn said...

Congratulations!!! We are so happy for you guys. We hope Ryan gets to come home from the NICU soon. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

John & Kelly said...

Congratulations (again!)!!! I can't wait to meet your new little man - what a beautiful (handsome?) man he is!

Take care,

The Heidts

Great Aunt Kelly said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to see the little guy! I love the picture of him stretching out with his one leg over his other knee. It looks like he's just kicking back relaxing! I'm really happy for you!