Happy Valentine's Day!

On my first Valentine's Day, I decided to be festive! I got some awesome gifts, including clothes and a puppy, and thought there was not better way to celebrate than to dress up and show them off. I had mom take some pictures after I got dressed up. Since Valentine's day is all about love, I decided to include a list of some of the things I love:
1- Lunch.
2- Lunch time naps.
3- My bouncer.
4- Bright lights.
5- Walks outside with mom.
6- Being warm. (I detest cold situations such as baths, cold wind, and having my diaper changed.)
Hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Hyrum's First Photoshoot

A little over a week ago, we had my sisters come and visit us. My sister Melissa is amazing and so talented! I don't think there is anything that she can't do. She brought up her camera and turned our apartment into a little photo studio. It was fun to spend time with them, and the results are these wonderful pictures of our little Hyrum. Hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

Baby Murray has arrived!

On Thursday January 27, one week past our due date, we met with the midwives and they felt like it would be a good idea to be induced the next day. Our Hospital adventure began Friday morning at around 7:45 am. Pitocin was administered, and we were on our way.

Kristin in her smokin' hospital attire. This is her last prego picture.
The labor was a journey for sure! We are grateful for our time without medicine and we are also grateful for our time with medicine as well. The whole day was so amazing. We look back on it with such fondness. Our new little baby was born at 8:15 pm on Friday January 28th, 2011. He was 8lbs. 1 oz. and 20.5 in. long.

Here's our little man posing for his first picture; his first of many!
We decided not to find out the gender of our little baby but both had feelings that it was a little girl all along. Boy were we surprised, delightfully surprised, to hear the words, "it's a boy!"

This picture kind of seems awkward. The purpose of it is to show his giant hands. His great-grandpa Munns has similar hands!
Because we thought it was a girl we had thought of plenty of girl names before the birth. When our baby came out a boy, we were especially glad that we had thought one lone boy name. After looking at him for a few minutes we decided that our name we chose was a perfect fit. So our new baby boy was named Hyrum King Murray. Hyrum after Hyrum Smith and King after Kristin's maiden name, a tradition with both our families.

Our new little Hyrum, wide awake right after his birth.
Mother-son bonding

The guys

Besides the surprise of Hyrum coming out a boy, we were also surprised to see how much hair he had!
Getting used to the lights

Healthy little baby boy

After we all got cleaned up, we headed to our recovery room and got ready to introduce Hyrum to our family and friends. At 11:15 that night, some of our family members came up to meet Hyrum and to celebrate his actual birthday. We sang happy birthday twice; once for fun and once for the camera!

Proud Grandpas

Hangin' out with grandma, grandpa, and aunt Jamie

Meeting cousin Juliana

Aunt Jamie and Aunt Bre

Our dear friend Jessica Hale aka Kristin's long lost twin from another mother!

Our hospital journey was amazing. We had great nurses, a great midwife and a perfect little addition to our family. We found out that love doesn't divide with more family members, it multiplies!

Our first family picture: Daddy, Mommy, and Hyrum

Gettin' Ready for Baby Murray!

We were so excited for our little Bambino to come! Here are some fun facts/things we did before BMurr came. We made cupcakes and froze them so that we could take them to the hospital for Baby Murray's Birthday party. Auntie Sarah came up before she left on her mission and read BMurr a story and sang him/her a song because she wouldn't be able to do that for a while. For the last couple weeks, the only way I could sleep was on the couch, on what we called my pillow bed. Blaine was so cute. Each night he would pull out our mattress so that he could sleep next to me! This is a picture of the day we had BMurr. Blaine is laying on the pillow bed one last time before we put our bedroom back together :) This is the last prego picture we took at home :)