Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Dreams really do come true...

As a child I played dolls all day and night. With friends we would play "house" and pretend to be moms as I dreamed of one day having a family of my own and being a mom to a real live "doll" On September 8, 2011 at 6:54 in the morning this dream became a reality. I have had this reality once already with Ian but the experience I have had with Asher has been night and day to the experience I had with Ian. If I wouldn't have had Ian first I wouldn't know to be so grateful for the birth of our perfect little boy Asher.

Wae and I headed to the hospital Wednesday night for me to be induced. They expected I would have Asher late the next afternoon. However, our little Asher was so ready to meet us that he quickly arrived early on Thursday morning. I bet no one in the world has had a better experience at a hospital than we did. The nurses were actually CHEERING us on during delivery. They were crying, we were crying, and I kind of think the doctor might have cried. You see...all these nurses took care of Ian and fell in love with him. They followed his story and now they wanted to be a part of Asher's life. They made our experience over the top and to the nurses at St. Vincent's Hospital in Birmingham...we LOVE you!!! Thanks for helping me shower at 3 am during contractions so I would look presentable :), thanks for drying my hair at 5 am so it would look good in my pictures, and thanks for cheering me on to meet our little boy. You girls are AWESOME!!!

Asher...can I say perfection and not be bragging?!? He is...he is perfect. With tears running down my face I tell you that God blessed us with a perfectly healthy little boy who we love more than life itself. We never knew things could be so good and happy and easy. He weighed a whopping 8 pounds 3 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. He has a head FULL of hair and it has a mind of it's own. He moves his arms....he can spread his legs out the way a baby is supposed to...he screams at the top of his lungs and wakes the whole house up...he can hold his ears....did I mention he can move his arms?!? How precious it is for us to watch a baby move his arms. He sucks down a bottle like you wouldn't believe. We can't keep him full he's so stinking hungry :) I LOVE it!!! He pees on me and he poops on me and I think it's perfection. He has some big eyes and full chubby cheeks. He looks just like his daddy and is one handsome fella' He has my heart!!! I love him more than I ever knew I could. He has the longest fingers and feet. He's just perfect to me and I'm so thankful my God is faithful!!

I know...I know you want pictures. :) Beware...you WILL fall in love with this little guy and he is an addiction. Trust me I know. I'm completely addicted to him and can't imagine a day of my life without him.



  1. congratulations! he's beautiful! so happy for you! debbie in Georgia

  2. Congratulations to you and Wae!! He is perfectly beautiful! Keep us posted on his progress with lots of pics. Sherry Wilbanks Carthage, MS.

  3. I have followed your story the entire time. I found your caringbridge site because you and your family's name was mentioned on a prayer list here in Montgomery. I think I have read every word you have ever written about Ian.

    It brings me great joy to read this entry today. Congratulations to you and your husband on the addition to your family. Thank you for sharing your story. As I have told you before, "nothing is wasted in God's ecomony" and that is true for you now.

    I pray God's blessings you and your family,

    Beth Johnson
    Montgomery, Al

  4. Oh My Gosh........im here at work reading ur post and trying to hold back tears........WHAT AN AWESOME GOD WE HAVE.......Asher is MORE than perfect. Im soooooooo happy for y'all.!!!!!!!

    Annette Thompson

  5. Mary,
    I have followed your story for a couple of years now...praying for Ian, you and Wae, your pregnancy and now Asher. He is perfect...Praise God!!!! My family is so excited for you. I have a 5 year old little boy named Kaiser and he has prayed for you as well...many tears (happy and sad) have been shed for/with you over the past several years.
    Now we get to celebrate with you and look forward to many happy updates. Enjoy your new normal:)
    God Bless,
    Melany, Michael and Kaiser Harmon
    Montevallo, AL

  6. Oh Mary! Our God is an awesome God! Rejoicing with you!

  7. Us St Vincents girls, couldn't be any happier for you! Please continue posting. We serve an awesome God.

  8. Dear Mary and Wae,

    I work with Lynn Green's(maiden name) mother, Retha who first told me your story. I have followed your story since you started on Caring Bridge with Ian. I have cried for you, felt my heart ripped out for you, been educated by you, and now...I REJOICE WITH YOU!!!! He is BEAUTIFUL, and he is finally here!!! Tears of happiness for your family. I wish you all of the happiness and love one lifetime can allow.

    Clarice Avery
    Calhoun, GA

  9. I have followed your story from the beginning with sweet little Ian and am so happy for your family! Asher has a great big brother looking over him for all his days to come.
    Congratulations and thank you for letting us celebrate with you!
    Julie in Johns Creek, Georgia

  10. What a wonderful culmination of all that you have endured! He is gorgeous. Congrats to you guys! I am sure your little guardian angel is grinning from ear to ear.

  11. My daughter had her baby at St Vincents. LOVE that place! The nurses were all so sweet and caring Dr. Heaton delivered out little Owen. So proud for you and Wae Praise God from whom all blessing flow. Thank you lord for blessing this family with little Asher he is perfect and healthy! all the things every mama dreams of and wants for her baby. I know Ian is looking down smiling at all of you. God bless you Mary
    Chantal Byrd (Enterprise Al)