Friday, August 8, 2008

New Arrival to the Melton Family

Oh! so that is what you look like
Finally here!
The McDowell have very sacrificially filled in for us these 2 1/2 months and once again been a blessing in delivering our baby Kenton. Thanks Hannah!!!
Now I am going to have to think about that one.

I am going to give this another try. Friday night I had all the details just about ready to post when everything I had just typed disappeared on me. I was not up to redoing it at that point. Tiff woke me up around 5:40 and told me she thought she should go over to the clinic and get Hannah McDowell, who was working the night shift, to check her and see how far along she was. I got ready and we headed over to the clinic. At the last minute I thought I better grab the camera just in case. From looking at Tiffany I kinda expected that we would be returning to the house and would have some waiting to do, she just didn't act like much was going on. We slipped in the back door around 5:45 am and asked Sis. Hannah if she would see what she thought. Tiffany was around 5 cm and Hannah asked us if we wanted to go back to the house and wait a while that she would be done with her shift around 7am. We decided to wait a little while in the clinic and see how she progressed. Hannah did the paper work to admit her to the clinic and had left the room for a few minutes to get a few things. When Sis Hannah had returned Tiffany was entering 2nd stage labor. A total of 18 minutes in the clinic and we had us a new little baby boy. He arrived at 6:03 am and weighed 7 lbs. and 15 oz.
Boy! am I proud of my brother!!!
Now that is sweet sugar!
We really had a time trying to get settled on a name for this little one and it was not until the night before he was born that we actually decided that he would be called Kenton Daniel Melton. Kendrick prayed so hard for a baby sister that when we found out it was a boy we told him he could help us pick the name. That was ok with him and he loves his baby brother very much. Someone was telling him the other day that they were going to take Kenton home with them and he very plainly told them "NO!" It was kinda humorous.

I have found it interesting to hear some of the talk going around the town about the "gringa" (North American) having her baby in Clinica Luz y Vida (Clinic Light and Life). We found out that Kenton was the first North American baby as well as the first missionary baby to be born in the clinic. The people have been a bit surprised that Tiffany had the baby out here. We have already noticed a big difference in the friendliness of the people. We have had a pile of visitors come to the house to visit, in fact more than we ever saw when Kaleb was born 2 1/2 years ago. We hope that we can continue to see the people open up and allow us to be their friends.

Kenton is know 3 days old and is doing fine. It is so amazing how good God is to give us such a precious bundle of joy. Tiff is also doing fine and getting lots of rest. Thanks for your prayers and the notes you all have sent.

Safe in dads arms

Now that was a lot of work! I think I'm going to rest awhile.

Thanks for checking out my pictures - Kenton Daniel Melton

18 comments:

Esther Ruth Walburn said...

Glad to see your new son visa e-mail. You sure have stayed with the "K.
God Bless, Love and Prayers, Esther Walburn in Portsmouth, Ohio; America

Beth Stetler said...

Glad to hear the good news. Congratulations!

Esther Ruth Walburn said...

I just learned how to put my picture on this. This is a picture when I was in Flordia this past February.

Megan Hollon said...

Ok I just now read the title of your blog from yesterday... I didnt see it when I was reading the first time. ahahha How exciting. Congratulations!!

Dan & Gina said...

Hi Meltons,

Just stopping by to say congrats. was it a boy or girl and what is the name? Well hope all is going well for you all. take care and God bless you in your labors for the Kingdom.
Daniel and Regina Hellmann
(Ohioville, PA)

Dan & Gina said...

Oh so cute!!!
Glad everything is going good for you all.

Steve Hight said...

Yeah, they stayed with the K's, and now EFM has its own KKK in Honduras. I hope the wrong people don't get bad ideas about us!

Anyway, humongous congratulations to the Meltons on the arrival of their very cute new member of the family. Since he's a boy, we really can't call him pretty, can we? But he's sure good looking. Must take after his mama. . . . .

Smile, Daniel!

Kathy said...

He's precious and can't wait to see him!

Rex and Missy McDowell said...

Congratulations! I was going to make a smart comment about him being cute and looking like his mommy, but Br. Hight beat me to it. We're glad everything went so well. Hopefully we will get to see you in TN before too long?

Martha C said...

I was very excited to hear/see the news! Your new guy is soooo cute. Makes me want another baby.
Tiffany, how in the world are some women so blessed to have short labors?! I think you need to have about 12 kids. :-)

Andrew said...

Very Cute baby! I am so glad that everything went well and that everyone is doing good. I don't know if you know me but Daniel, you know my husband Brian so I thought I would leave you a congratulatory comment. God Bless, Kayla Hughes

sankey family said...

How precious - our warm congratulations!
The Sankeys

Faith said...

He's simply perfect! I can't keep the grin offa my face just looking at all the photos and reading your account and captions. I'm so happy for your very fine family.

CONGRATULATIONS!! :)

Janet Sankey said...

I know I'm a bit behind in my congratulations but just now had time to set down and catch up on some "friends" blogs....What a precious little bundle that God has given you....You do make some awfully good looking boys and I know you are thankful. We love you and are praying for you all. The Sankeys (from Bedford)

Kim M. said...

Congratulations and what a cutie-pie! That is so neat that you were able to have a child there on the mission field without any trouble. I think that is awesome! I agree with Martha C. that you should have about 12 kids since it was easy for you. I bet it was cheap too!!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on another precious boy!
From the Grays
Philip, Crystal, Beto(5), Pablo(3), and Jose(1)

We would still love to meet you guys.

Steve & Gwen Geise said...

Congratulations on the little one. Check out our blog when you have time. geiseblog.blogspot.com
Steve Geise

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