Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Introduction: Jon~Paul Jackson Hassas

So I decided to hijack, (ironic seeing how I'm Middle Eastern,.....anyway) my wife's blog and introduce to the world the newest edition to the Hassas Family. Jon~Paul Jackson Hassas was born by C~section, Wednesday, January 30th. at 1:18 P.M. He was 7 lbs 12 oz. He's an absolute stud. Many of you are wondering where Jackson came from seeing how it wasn't even an original choice to begin with. I dunno, just came home Friday night thinking about Zion being his middle name for the rest of his life and decided it didn't fit. Nothing was formally written in his birth certificate yet so I hopped on the net, combed through about 1,000 names and came across Jackson. I loved it and so did Moni. Jackson it is.

We both had a strong sense of nostalgia just walking into the hospital, (Ethan was born at Good Sam also). The place even smelled the same, all hospitals smell that way I guess. It's like a weird mix of Windex and tuna......I dunno maybe it's just me. To add to our nostalgia we even had the same anesthesiologists and delivery nurse along with Dr. Kunzel, Moni's doctor who delivered Ethan. Talk about reunion. Let's get ready to rumble.

O.K. look, if I've never said it before I'll say it now, I'm glad I'm a dude!! Dude to the core. DUDES FOREVER! I'm glad I don't have to wear nylons, high heels or a bra, there I said it. Guys, it's a good day to be a man. That said I have the UTMOST respect to you ladies. You guys are amazing and we have it too easy. There is no way I could ever go through what you guys go through to bring a human being into the world. Holy Moly....I'm starting to sweat again just thinking about it. Moni sweetheart, Valentines will be extra special this year, you deserve it, you all deserve it.

All together I took about 1,000 picture over the 3 days we were at the hospital. I'm uploading about 20 to tell the story from our experience. Someone remind me to to buy a rubber protective housing for my camera next time I decide to photo my wife giving birth. I nearly past out several times. I almost asked for an epidural for myself. The whole day gave me a real National Geographic experience. I'm planning on making a story book for the day. Stay tuned as you'll get an invite to check it out. Enjoy the photos.


Getting there, Moni's Mom asked me to get this shot to get an idea of what she looked like just before birth.

So what so special about this photo? The next photo will show you who took it.
I promise you he knows how to operate it. He shoot and then looks at the picture to see if it's right.

This just amazes me. This is LIFE! So awesome.

I plan on doing a side by side comparison of these photos of Jon~Paul and Ethan's birth. I promise they were a spitten image of each other. Uncanny.

Helloooo everyone
O.K., do you see the little mark on his right hand just below his writs? The mark is actually a layer of skin that has been gnawed down by Jon~Paul while in the womb!! You guessed it, he'll be a thumb sucker.

Classic, I love this

Night night Jon~Paul, Welcome to our world.


Carol Connell said...

Hi Sam and Monica,

I've been checking here often just waiting to hear about the birth of Jon-Paul. Congratulations! He is beautiful, the pictures are wonderful, and I'm totally glad that I'm a lday and not a dude! LOL

Sister Connell

Carol Connell said...

Oops! I meant lady, not lday. :-)

Anonymous said...

This post made me want to laugh and cry at the same time (that will be a shock to Moni as she knows I am not much of a crier). I am so happy for you guys. Jon-Paul is the cutest baby I have ever seen (since Ethan was born of course)!
Love you guys,
Leah W.

Holly said...

Congratulations. That is a handsome little dude. And you are an incredible photographer. Thanks for sharing your special day with us. Happy Birthday Jon-Paul!

Christina Bousmaha said...

Jon-Paul is such a good looking boy!!! I must have checked your blog at least 2x a day waiting for his pictures. Sam, I loved the way you wrote the blog and like Leah, I was laughing and almost cried to. Well Moni, welcome to the world of a mommy with 2 kidlets! Being a mother (as you already know) is the best thing ever. Congratulations and I love you. Can't wait to officially meet the new little Hassas.

Shannon said...

I've been checking both of your blogs daily in anticipation of these precious photos. Jon-Paul Jackson sounds better than 'Nicholas' or 'Zion'. :)

What a little 'dude', Sam. He's very handsome with all that curly, black hair!

Congrats to you and Monica!

Lisa Gardere said...

This was beautiful. I loved the pictures. I am so happy for all of you. He is so gourgeous.


Lisa Gardere said...

Loved the pictures!

Anonymous said...

Sam and Monica Congrats really....Amazing lil Life

Karen Hopper said...

So glad to see the post, and pictures of Jon-Paul and family. Kellee had already sent me a picture through her cell phone because I was chomping at the bits to see him. Congratulations.

Debbie Pryor said...

Congratulations! What an adorable little guy. I loved all the pictures and enjoyed Sam's post! Take care.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the pictures!!! Jon-Paul is absolutely adorable! Makes me wished I had not followed Moni's wishes and crashed the hospital! :-) j/k

Moni, I do want to come see you. Let me know when you are ready for visitors.

Love ya!

Anonymous said...

So sweet! Im tearing up. I miss you guys. He's beautiful! See you soon. - tito

Anonymous said...

Sam and Moni,

Thanks you for sharing the pictures of your adorable family and it's newest addition, Jon-Paul Jackson. He is soooo sweet! You are truly blessed! I am very impressed with Ethan’s ability to take pictures! I guess it is true as an old timer might say... the apple doesn't fall from the tree...! Congrats and continued blessings!

Lil’ Manther

Anonymous said...

He is sooo adorable!

You both make such cute babies together.Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah,

and it looks like he's gonna have dad's eyelashes...I can see them already.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Hassas family! What a beautiful baby boy!!!! I am equally impressed with the wonderful photos you have posted.

To the men: we know it looks difficult, but we were born to do this. I'm so happy I'm a mommy!

Anonymous said...

Ahhhhh....Jon-Paul is absolutely gorgeous!!!! And I love your choice of Jackson. Just perfect!

Jackie R.

monica said...

Okay so I'm not the super weepy type but I was blubbering over some of these pics. Congratulations and Thank you for sharing one of the most precious times of your life with us. I am rejoicing with you! Praise God!

Catherine Roseberry-Meyer said...

What wonderful pictures! I'm happy for you Sister and your family. Your little baby boy looks darling!
Thank you for sharing these special moments.
P.S. Follow doctor's orders + ask for help, and you'll be great in no time!

Jen Connell said...

Congrats!! Your boys are adorable. Love you guys!


Vonney said...

He's beautiful! Ethan is so cute with that camera! Hope you are all doing well! (: Congrats on your newest addition!

Urban Bridesmaid Photography said...

Congratulations on your new addition to the family!

Karen Mester said...

Hello Sam and Monica: I am Carol Connell's sister, and I saw a link to your blog on her blog and thought I would check it out. Congratulations on your new little addition. Our youngest sister Ann gave birth on Jan 16 to a 10LB baby boy!!! It was awesome. You can see some of the photos on my blog if you care to check it out at www.kikikaria.wordpress.com. Blessings to you and your family!
Karen Mester

Elise said...

Aaaawww. Congratulations Sam and Monica!!! I knew a little one was coming and was wondering if he had arrived yet...I'm so glad to see he did and what a doll-just like his big brother who is as handsome as can be! I am so happy for you guys.
Kari Morgan

Monica Hassas said...

Thank you to all of you who have taken time to check on us and to make a comment on my blog! Sorry I have been so slow to comment/respond. I am just starting to feel a little better these days despite being so sleep deprived! I hope to make a post real soon with updated pics, etc. Love you all! Moni

Alex said...

Congratulations to both of you! I can't believe they let Sam into that room with that bazooka in his hands! I think my wife would shove it... if I were to... oh nevermind. I wish the baby and the proud parents lots of happiness and health!

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