Gunner was a big surprise. We had decided we would wait to get pregnant for another 6 months or so, due to some ovarian problems of mine and I was in school at night trying to get my nursing degree. The Lord had other plans for us. I went in for a pre-op ultrasound and imagine my complete surprise when there was a little someone on the screen with arm and leg buds! I was 8 weeks pregnant! (I REALLY didn't think it was possible-I was on the pill for my o-problems and took it faithfully! My doctor laughed (HE DID!) and told me I must be that 0.01% ...haahaa). The problem now was adjusting my way of thinking to the Lord's way. I am so thankful for the priesthood in our home so Kit could give me blessings. I needed quite the adjustment in my plans-and Kit and I found how special this little boy is. He is a latter-day warrior, chosen for this exact time and a very special purpose. Sometimes I laugh at our warrior and how un-warrior like he is, but I understand the bigger picture now.
Kit and I were very excited when we knew our boys would have another brother and fell in love with him when he arrived looking like Yoda with reddish-blond fuzz up top. No, I'm not one of those mommies who think their baby is the most beautiful thing of all when they arrive. I think they were all cute in their own way, but Josiah looked like Yertle the Turtle, Gavin looked like a little Troll baby and Gunner arrived looking a lot like Yoda. Thankfully my children get prettier as they get older ;).
Gunner is curious and loves to point and look around. He is rather content, however with spending most of his time in his Mommy's arms and sucking his thumb. He crawls and cruises everywhere, but is not really anxious in taking the leap from a few steps to walking. He loves his brothers and can't get enough of their antics. He adores his Daddy and hurries to him when Kit comes home. We all love our mellow little Gunner and thank the Lord for seeing fit to place him in our home.
Happy Birthday, Gunnison!!!
Kit wants me to add the disclaimer that he sounds like a dork in both the videos and his real voice doesn't sound like Big Bird's.