Happy Easter Jayden Lane!

Well my kids Matt and Danielle pulled it off again — they brought a beautiful baby boy into the world at 1:29 PM Easter afternoon! He weighed 8.6, was 20″ long, and he gave his mom none of the labor problems his big brother did. Speaking of Big Brother … 2-1/2 year old MJ is so excited and couldn’t have been a better boy this morning and afternoon. I am respecting the tired but excited parents and will only post one picture, but please relive the day with me that welcomed my second grandson and third grandchild, Jayden Lane Mouser, into the world.

The kids were admitted into the hospital at 4:00 AM and Mike and I arrived at 5:30 AM (apparently not learning from MJ’s birth that sleep at our age is much more appealing in a bed than on the waiting room couch). Babies in our families don’t arrive in three hours like they do in some families so we could have stayed home a bit longer … but, it’s just all so exciting getting that call! We balanced our checkbooks, read books, watched Photoshop tutorials, took naps, prayed for the kids and visited M & D off and on in the room all before MJ and Grannie Angie came about 11:00.

Once they arrived, we had all kinds of entertainment with MJ. Angie had bought him a cute new shirt that had “Big Bro” on it and he was all excited when he got to the hospital … to go to that playground his folks had been telling him about that is. Priorities. Kids have priorities. So the Gramma’s took him to the playground while Grampa kept watch. The rest of the time we hung out in the waiting room reading books, watching cartoons and playing.

MJ is standing next to the monitor machines listening to Jayden’s heart beat. He has heard it often while accompanying his mom to her appointments. He never grew tired of it.

When we got the news that Jayden was here, MJ got to be the first to go back and spend time with his new family. After about 20 minutes a little blonde kid wearing blue bolted into the waiting room with a beam as big as Texas saying “I’m a big brother!” He ran right into Grampa’s arms.

The first arms Matt ran into were Grampa’s too.

Next it was our turn to go in. Jayden was wide awake and looking around. He had had his first meal and was as sweet as they come.

And if these two next pictures don’t say it all, I don’t know what does. A new big brother passing the “baby” title on to Jayden and keeping watch while the nurse checks his new “Lil Bro.”

And now, a few pictures from day two before going home from the hospital.

Happy Easter everyone. It sure was a happy one for us! Congratulations Matt and Danielle. You couldn’t have had a more beautiful son. We love you all so much! Love and hugs, Mom and Dad.

Cindy - April 8, 2012 - 7:27 PM

Congratulations on your new grandson, Mary! He’s beautiful! And his big brother sure is a cutie! What a very Happy Easter for your family……..welcoming a new life into the world!

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - April 8, 2012 - 7:37 PM

Thank you Cindy! I appreciate your congrats from across the blog world!

Megan - April 8, 2012 - 8:42 PM

Squeal!!! Seriously- the pics of MJ “standing guard” are perfect- I love it. What a sweet, sweet, tiny little man! I forgot they came out so LITTLE!

Oh, and another favorite was of Grampa holding his new grandson. Why? Because even though his face wasn’t in focus, you can tell by those flared nostrils that he’s having a tender moment. I love that about Dad- he can’t hide it and it’s perfect. ♥

Laura Higgs - April 9, 2012 - 12:14 AM

Congratulations! What a beautiful way to celebrate Easter. The pictures are lovely and capture everything so nicely.

Julia James Laible - April 9, 2012 - 4:49 AM

The one of Big Bro looking on is SO SO beautiful! Love!

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - April 9, 2012 - 6:12 AM

Hi Laura! One down, one to go! Yes, Easter was nice — He is Risen and he was born! Hope all is going great for your cute family. Love, Mary

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - April 9, 2012 - 6:18 AM

Thank you Julia! It was one of my favorites as well. He stood there several minutes like that just watching. Thank you for getting me to use RAW which has made my life so much easier. It’s all I use now. Thanks for all your past help with newborn shoots – I have three coming up so we’ll see if I apply it all well. I appreciated it so much. I miss your blog as I’m not a Face Booker. Mary

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - April 9, 2012 - 6:20 AM

I wondered if anyone would notice dad’s face. He is a softy for sure.

Dana Reid - April 9, 2012 - 8:08 AM

Love your blog Mary. Congratulations on baby Jayden! What a wonderful Easter and a beautiful addition to the family! Dand

Dave, Debra, & Richard Graves - April 9, 2012 - 10:14 AM

Great photos! Welcome to the newest member oft family! Both brothers look fantastic, and the supporting “cast” look pretty good for keeping watch and keeping us informed.

Our best to all.

Dave, Debra, and Richard

LoraLee Carter - April 9, 2012 - 1:14 PM

Congratulations to everyone!!!! We are so happy for you. What a sweet little surprise for your Easter baskets!!
I love the picture of M.J. looking on as the nurse cares for his little brother. Can’t wait to see more pictures!!
Congratulations Grandma and Grandpa!
Love to all,
LoraLee

Lori - April 9, 2012 - 2:17 PM

Congrats Mary! He’s darling! I love the one of Mike and Matt!

Cheri Holthaus - April 9, 2012 - 10:08 PM

Congratulations to the Mouser family-we will have to make a trip down to Boise to meet the new addition. What a wonderful Easter gift.

Aubrey - April 11, 2012 - 7:15 PM

New life on Easter? Does it get any better??!! Congrats on another beautiful baby in the family!

Gloria - April 13, 2012 - 9:17 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful baby boy! “Jayden” is adorable and MJ is a great big brother already! The pictures captured this special event perfectly Mary! I loved seeing MJ being so engaged and patient while not missing a thing. Grandpa with Jayden was perfect and priceless! Great job Mary! Congratulation Matt & Danielle!!

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FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - April 16, 2012 - 8:03 AM

Can you believe he is a week old already! He has already changed so much. I took newborn shots on Saturday but he was NOT very cooperative. I guess I’ll have to keep trying till he and I get it right! More pictures posted soon. Love, Mary

Becky Valentine - April 17, 2012 - 10:55 AM

Wonderful news. Beautiful pics. You do such a fantastic job documenting. What a fantastic Easter gift for all.

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