April 29, 2014

the newest member of our family, Calvin Merrick Hinton!

My doctor called me last Thursday to say ask if it was ok to move up my induction date to Saturday and I said….Heck YES!  So, we went in on Saturday mid-morning and Calvin arrived Saturday evening at 6:44pm.  And I’m certainly happy I didn’t wait another week to be induced because Calvin weighed in at 9lbs 7oz and 21 3/4″ long.  He definitely didn’t need another week of gaining weight 🙂

We are all doing great.  He reminds us so much of Elena when she was born, except he’s not quite as laid back as she was, but we can’t complain.  He’s healthy and sweet and we love him to pieces.  Babies are such little miracles and we are still in awe that God blessed us with this little guy.  The Hinton’s are now a family of four!

Both Elena & Calvin are pretty unsure

 The Hinton’s

Elena holding her little brother!
I think they look pretty similar, both have tons of hair and chubby little cheeks (Calvin is the first, Elena the second).

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This is Elena. Our Light. You can see all the goodness and joy that shines from those deep blue eyes. She loves sneezes, yawns, industrial toilet flushes, automatic paper towel dispensers and The Star Spangled Banner. Music is her everything, specifically Moana, Frozen (really all Disney), Queen & Taylor Swift. Nothing makes her squeal quite like swimming, fast boat rides and her two brothers in trouble. In addition to her megawatt smile, Elena reminds us to cherish the smallest of victories, to live in the present, and to daily dwell in a posture of gratitude for every breath and every blessing.  

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I’m Emmalee, an ordinary gal born and raised in the Heartland. Wife to Chad, and Mom to Elena, Calvin & Turner, I spend most my days ridin’ dirty (literally so much trash) in my minivan carting kids to and fro. When I’m not being a Momager, I excel at self-care, cooking gourmet meals my kids won’t eat and deep-diving all the feelings. Most days, my attitude is gratitude, just taking life one step at a time.

Emmalee & Elena

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