Thursday, January 25, 2018

Flint's Super Fast Birth!

Baby Hula decided to come 5 days late!  My latest baby. I was getting pretty uncomfortable those last couple of days (well, weeks really) and on the 7th I just felt tired and rested all day. That evening I helped the kids with schoolwork and Dada drove Eben and Kivi to youth group. About half an hour after Dada got back I had a huge contraction! We already had the hot tub in our room filled with salt water and ready for the birth, so Dada took the cover off, I got on my suit top and got in. The whole rest of the labor and birth is on the video. He comes in 7 minutes.
7:54 pm. 7 pounds, 10 ounces. 20 inches. Handsome as all get out.

The midwives and Eben and Kivi came about 20 minutes later. I delivered the placenta and Kivi cut the cord.  

Welcome, Flint Swauger Johnson!
We are so excited to finally meet you, Baby Hula! Love Potion #9! Our sixth boy! What Dada prayed for you as you are being born is so perfect! You are so loved! We can't wait to see how God will use you for His glory!

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Marlee's Wedding - We Made It!

Baby Hula was due on Nov. 2nd and Marlee and Uncle Bushy's wedding was planned for the 4th! We had no idea if we'd make it or not, but the time came and I was still pregnant so we were able to go! Good thing, because Pella was their sweet little flower girl and Tuff was the ring bearer. They actually trusted him with the real rings! They took their pictures at Wright Park right across the street from the church they were married in and it was beautiful with all the fall colors. We had our last family of 10 picture taken while the wedding party was posing and we were waiting for them to need Tuff and Pella.
You never know what Tuff is going to do so it was a crazy choice to have him in the wedding, but he did great! He walked all the way down the isle and as soon as he handed the rings to the best man, turned around and shouted, "I did it!" and ran to our laps. Pella was a professional since this was now the third time she was able to be a flower girl.

Marlee looked beautiful, the ceremony was fun and happy and much to the kids delight the reception had all you could eat Ice Cream Social ice cream!