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A Few More Pictures & a Middle Name {or 2}

Well we’re home from the hospital. I’m still hurtin’ pretty good and have some Lorecet that isn’t working as well as I’d like and taking it every 6 hours seems like an eternity before I get the next dose! Hopefully just a couple more days of pain and things will be feeling better! My milk is in and the little man is thrilled about that. The only challenge is keeping him awake long enough to eat… how did I forget that newborn babies eat, sleep & poop?

Anyway, here are some pictures from day 2 at the hospital. The girls are thrilled with baby brother and Paige has finally warmed up to him. Now we’re trying to get her to warm up to DaddyBoy {who arrived this afternoon}.

I also think he greatly resembles Paiger {who is pictured above with the “Paige” blanket}. She had a head full of dark hair just like he does.

Now… for his name! Who knew naming a baby was such a challenge? So, Justin has been set on John since day 1. I’ve been warming up to it since day 1. I’ve always been a fan of a name with a little “originality” {nothing totally off the wall but nothing too ordinary}… and thankfully John isn’t too popular these days. Well, perhaps that’s why I can’t call him John… I can’t help but think of a grown man when I think of John. I don’t really know a “John” under the age of 30 and even adding Baby John to the front seemed “forced”… so, after calling the “records” girl back to the hospital room on numerous occasions… we have named him
John Martin McPherson Stickler
any man of great importance has at least 4 names, right? Justin has agreed to call him John Martin (sometimes) and when he’s “old enough” he can drop the Martin if he so desires. We made it easy for him to do so if he chooses… by making his first name John and his middle names Martin McPherson.

Ok, I’m off to take a shower!

By the way… he may look like Paige, but he sleeps like Morgan… woke up 1x last night!!! We put him down around 11… I fed him at 2:45 and he was up around 7:45!! Thank you, Lord!!

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  • the brown's
    July 4, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    he’s beautiful!!

    many congratulations!!

  • Aulick Family
    July 4, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    Glad to hear that you have made it home and have had a least one good night of sleep! He is beautiful! Darby- I pray you continue to get the rest you need to heal and that the pain meds begin to work better!
    Congratulations on your new addition- Toni

    by the way- I love his name!

  • J
    July 4, 2008 at 5:38 pm

    Darby, he’s so beautiful! I am so happy for y’all! Can’t wait to see him in person!

  • Natalie McGough
    July 4, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    Wow! What a great sleeper!!! He’s so adorable and I’m glad the girls love him. I hope you start to feel better soon.

  • Beth G.
    July 4, 2008 at 8:54 pm

    Precious! I LOVE the name. John Martin is a great name!! I love how you used your maiden name too! How special! My Anderson is William Anderson Roy Goff… 4 names too. My husband wanted to name him Roy! No little baby should be called Roy… older man, sure but NOT a baby! I am glad things are going well for your family!

  • The Birds Nest
    July 4, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    He does look like Paige!! Sooo precious!! Love the name!!
    That last pic of all of you in bed at the hospital is so adorable. I hope you feel better soon.

  • Valerie
    July 4, 2008 at 10:27 pm


    He is adorable! And, I love the name. You look soooo good after having him in those pictures! I’m so happy for you all.

  • Ashley
    July 5, 2008 at 6:36 am

    Many praises to the Lord for a safe and healthy birth! I love your name too – Adam and I are major fans of “John” and I have a friend whose baby is John Martin. Too cute! You look great!

  • Lindsey
    July 5, 2008 at 6:37 am

    He’s beautiful! My SIL just had her 3rd a few weeks ago. (4, 2, newborn) and her children were the opposite. Jaylee the 4 yr. old did not so much care a/b the baby and Tanner the 2 yr. old couldn’t get enough of her!
    Lindsey L.

  • andi
    July 5, 2008 at 7:53 am

    Girl! One time is a wonder baby! I am so happy you all are well. Sharri and I are bringing dinner for you all Monday night. I’ll be so excited to meet John Martin! So excited for you all. 🙂

  • Ashley
    July 5, 2008 at 7:56 am

    He looks perfect! I LOVE the picture of y’all piled in the bed! that is precious and what a good name! love you!

  • Kendra White
    July 5, 2008 at 10:58 am

    Congrats… as a proud mom of a John Hunter… because I just could not do John I share your thoughs on the name. He is a handsome little guy! You have your hands full… Blessings! Kendra

  • Jennifer
    July 7, 2008 at 9:44 am

    congratulations! he is beautiful. and I love double names for boys. very distinguished, I think.

  • erika
    July 7, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    so cute! judson has a little buddy now!

  • Dena
    July 7, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the name – only someone of GREAT importance can handle FOUR names – it does cause a monogram problem!

  • Paloma
    July 31, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    Oh my goodness! Your babies are all so beautiful. Congratulations!

  • Mary Lanier
    March 7, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    So, I am only about 3 years late but I couldn’t resist considering my little one has four names too.
    William Graham Wellington Stepp, II “Wells”
    It takes really great men to pull off 4 names…I am married to one, it’s true! 🙂