Introducing Nathan Reagan

Hello, everyone! I’m still at the hospital but am pleased to share with you the arrival of our son, Nathan Reagan Whirrett on Monday, March 31st at 11:25. He weighs 8 pounds, 2 ounces, with a head full of dark hair. Unfortunately, labor and delivery did not go as planned, resulting in a surprise c-section, and Nathan is currently in the NICU.

Nathan Reagan - In the NICU and Improving

Long story short, it turns out that he had swallowed quite a bit of meconium (probably over the last week or so) which caused him to have trouble breathing. We have a wonderful staff at the NICU who is taking good care of him. Andy and I were finally able to hold our son yesterday evening, and we are thanking God for the improvement we are already seeing!

I will be at the hospital another couple of days, as will Nathan. For now, we give thanks for Nathan’s arrival, and thank you for your prayers! I’ll leave you with our first family picture!

Our First Picture as a Family of 3

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  1. Congrats Kristen! I was wondering when he would arrive — and somehow I missed the announcement until tonight 🙂

    Hope your family is doing well and that you’ll adjust to your new life. Enjoy the time off from school — and yay for making it all the way through to your Spring Break!

    1. Thanks, Andrea! It is so good to have our little boy here at last, and I am indeed enjoying all those precious newborn moments. I’m sure the months and years will continue to hurry by, as we watch our children grow. Thanks for the note and rejoicing with us! Enjoy these days with Nora and Simon – Momma of two!

  2. Congratulations! I hope you are all home together soon and blessings to you all! Welcome Nathan! He’s gorgeous!

  3. Congratulation on your new arrival. I will be praying you all get to come home soon. He’s just beautiful.

    1. Thank you, Shelly! We brought Nathan home over the weekend and are glad to be home – together – enjoying life as a family of three.

  4. Congratulations! Rest while you can – once you bring that adorable baby home, you’ll need it, lol!

    1. Thanks, Lee Ann! We’re home now and enjoying these precious first days. We think he’s quite cute, too!

  5. So happy for all of you! God is gracious and we are so thankful for the wonderful doctors and nurses that helped with Nathan’s delivery and continued care while you are both in the hospital.! It won’t be long before you will have him all to yourselves at home!

    1. Thanks, Kathy! We are thankful for the doctors and nurses – both for Nathan and myself. And now we’re enjoying the time at home!

  6. Congratulations Kristen and Andy! What a beautiful baby boy! Wishing you so much happiness and an abundance of snuggles. Love, Mrs. Knuth (aka Sabrina)

    1. Thanks, Sabrina! The baby snuggles are so precious. Andy and I both are taking advantage of them every moment we can – as is my Mom (who’s here helping).

  7. We are praising God for a healthy delivery and even before April Fool’s Day! I love the name, my Nathan is 6 years old today. Rest all you can while you have nurses to help you and Nathan. It’s so much fun to see a picture and have a name after all these months of praying for “baby”. You remain in our prayers.

    1. Aww. Nathan is a good name! I am thankful for the nurses, and am still trying to rest as much as I am able at home – while Nathan sleeps. Thank you for your prayers!

  8. What a beautiful first family photo! Congratulations! Enjoy your time with Nathan, they grow and change so quickly. 🙂

    1. Thanks, Angela! It’s not the first family picture we expected but it’s precious because it’s our first family picture. And it will always be precious to us!

  9. Kristen, I am praying for Nathan, that he would be healthy and strong very soon! And that you will have a smooth recovery. What a beautiful baby boy, look at all that hair! Just gorgeous.

    1. Thank you, Kelly! We came home from the hospital together and are now settling into life at home. We think he’s beautiful, too. Thanks for agreeing! 🙂

    1. Thanks, Barb! We are so thankful that Nathan is here at last, and we greatly appreciate your prayers!

  10. Congratulations! Beautiful baby Nathan! I will have you and he in my prayers and hope that he is 100% healthy very soon! I am sure the C-section was hard but so glad we live in a time that they can do it when it is needed. Again, what a beautiful baby! Kristen, take good care of yourself also…..enjoy every second of this wonderful time.

    1. Thank you, Linda! I, too, am grateful for the medical skills of the doctors and nurses today – for my sake and Nathan’s! We are indeed enjoying this time with our precious baby.

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