Sophia Helena Hutts

This morning at 9:10am God brought a new life into the world.  Our daughter Sophia. She is hearty and strong. 7.5 pounds and 19.5 inches long.

Sophia came quickly once Sarah’s body was ready. But getting to ready took time. Early Friday morning around 4:30am Sarah’s water broke, but no strong contracts came until the evening. The midwife came to our home about 9:00pm and stayed until 4:30am when she recommended that we go to the hospital since no baby had come within 24 hours of her water breaking.

So we hopped in the car and drove to the hospital in the wee hours of the dawn and Sarah was able to kick start some contractions. Within minutes Sophia was born.

Justus is now a big sister to a little sister. She doesn’t know what to think quite yet, but interest in this new person taking up her parents attention.

Sarah and Sophia are resting from a long day of waiting.

More to come…

T – 3 months = baby

Mama Hutts belly is growing and growing. Right now it looks like a seedless watermelon is growing in Sarah’s tummy. It is amazing to feel the headbutts and crazy kickboxing at random moments day or night [not so sure mama likes it so much though]. To think that in a matter of three months a little miracle will come screaming into the world astonishes our socks off.

I really look forward to being a daddy. Here are a few realities that excite me about being a father:

Disciplining my child into a faithful follower of Christ. Sharing the gospel story with my children brings me the most excitement. Sarah and I have been praying long before we found out that she was pregnant that our children will exceed us as parents in living faithfully for God. This is a huge parenting priority, but its a load we do not bear alone.

Taking my child fishing. Last week, I spent time with my dad and brother fishing in northern Wisconsin. I learned how to fish as a kid because of the patience training of my father. Even if my child does not like to fish, just being able to spend quality time with them will be a treasure.

my most favorite book

Reading and telling stories. We already have a stash accumulating of our favorite children’s books and stories for bedtime, car trips, camp fires, and more. Not to mention all the stories to share about baby Hutts’ journey, mom and dad’s histories, and memories of those who have come before baby Hutts. [Note: You can help towards our book and story collection at our Amazon baby registry or for other baby items Target. Also Sarah’s baby shower is September 11 at BGBC]

Growing deeper in love with my wife. My wife will be a wonderful mother. I know this because she is an amazing wife and has a tremendous love for little ones. There are certainly unforeseen challenges and curve balls that we will learn about one another as a child is brought into our family. Yet the newness of parenthood I foresee strengthening our love for one another.

There is so much more that excites me that soon will be a reality. It is good that God gives you 9 months to stew over parenting.

baby Hutts’ first glamour shot

Nothing glamorous about the photo other than the glamorous price tag! Ultra sounds today are really neat with 3D effects. Sarah and I got to see every part of baby Hutts inside mama’s belly.

Is baby Hutts a boy or girl? That is a good question. One dad cannot answer here for you. You see, mama Hutts does not know yet. When the ultrasound tech was searching around the significant parts mom looked away and only dad got to see the money shot. Fun-loving mama Hutts wants to play a little game: how many people can Justin tell before Sarah finds out? So far it is working in Justin’s favor. If you want to find out you will have to contact me. Shh…please keep it a secret from Sarah.

Definite observations about baby Hutts [after 5 months]:

  • definitely has a Polish nose like dad.
  • definitely going to a dancer or runner with big kickin’ clod hoppers!
  • definitely a ham like mama
  • definitely cutest baby ever [of course].

I heard the heartbeat of our baby

For the first moment in the past 10 weeks I realized, “I am going to be a father.” It was utterly amazing. The sound of our little miracles heartbeat sounded like the galloping of horses hooves. Sounding so strong!

Sarah has been such a trooper. The days are tiring. Mashed potatoes and avocados are desiring. The mini belly is already forming. I cannot wait to see this woman become the mother of our children.

Did you get it, Justin? You are going to be a dad! Around November 14, Sarah will bring our Thanksgiving basket home filled with the blessing God has been growing. Wow, the weight of this responsibility is still sinking in wonderfully.