S: Our Pregnancy of James Ruben Hunter
FC: Our Pregnancy | of James Ruben Hunter
1: We waited for the perfect time in our lives to invite you into this world. Words will never be able to describe how we felt when we found out we were pregnant. There was so much love for this little one we hadn't even met yet.
2: In July 2011, we decided we were finally going to try for a baby. On August 1st 2011 I took the home pregnancy test. I wasn't very hopeful, I had taken a test 6 days earlier, and it was negative. Three minutes later, there was a faint double pink line. I was shocked and ecstatic as the same time. Are these results real? I took a second test to confirm. I was going to be a mom. I was so excited to share the big news with your daddy. I called him into our room and showed him the positive test. We shared our moment of joy together. Later that day, I got my conformation from the doctor. Everything seemed so surreal. We decided that we were going to wait until the first ultrasound to share the exciting news with our family. Four long weeks later we heard our healthy baby's heartbeat over the ultrasound machine. I couldn't wait to tell everyone. I went home and made personalized announcement cards with the ultrasound picture to give to each family member. We handed them out one-by-one. The joy that was shared those days was indescribable.
3: You're going to be a Grandma!
4: 38 weeks
5: Watching you grow for 9 months... We thought it would be fun to take a photo each week to document the growth of our baby. It was so amazing to see how much my belly grew week to week. There were days that daddy thought my belly couldn't stretch any more. O'boy did you prove him wrong.
6: 16 weeks | 18 weeks | 19 weeks | 23 weeks | 24 weeks | 29 weeks | 30 weeks | 31 weeks | 25 weeks
7: 20 weeks | 21 weeks | 22 weeks | 26 weeks | 27 weeks | 28 weeks | 32 weeks | 33 weeks | 34 weeks
8: 35 weeks | 36 weeks | 37 weeks
9: 37 weeks | 38 weeks | 36 weeks | 35 weeks | 38 weeks
10: We narrowed our choices down to two names several weeks before your arrival, Ryder and Taz. Then we saw your precious face in the final ultrasound. You looked just like your daddy. It was your Great-Grandma Buck's idea to reverse your dad's name. Your dad absolutely loved the idea. Our final decision was made on the way to the hospital. You were going to be James Ruben Hunter
11: August 29th | 8 weeks | 35 weeks | 20 weeks | November 17th | March 5th | the first time we saw you...
12: My best friend Ari, her mom Liz, and her sister Erica were so wonderful to throw a baby shower for me and Ruben. The party was absolutely amazing. We had every one of our friends at our house to celebrate our upcoming arrival. I couldn't have asked for a better day.
20: I was getting ready to leave the house for an appointment that morning. I was ready a little early, so I crawled back into bed with Ruben to watch TV. At 10:00am I looked at him and told him I thought my water broke. A moment later, I told him I was sure. He started getting ready and finally admitted to being nervous about having a baby. I have to admit, I was nervous too. It took us 2 1/2 hours to get ready and arrive at the hospital. | I was in labor for nine hours before I got an epidural. After another three and a half hours of labor, and twenty minutes of pushing, baby James Ruben Hunter said hello to the world. Ten fingers and ten toes. He was absolutely perfect. | Baby James was determined to meet us on March 26th 2012.
22: James Ruben was born March 26th 2012 at 11:52pm He weighed 7bs 10oz - 19 1/2 inches long. Perfect Baby Boy