Friday, June 5, 2009

BROTHER "BABY BOY" BASALUSALU

Sunday May 31st at about 9:30 p.m. I accompanied the wife to the hospital for a scheduled induction. Lots of anticipation and excitment surounded our 5 minutes drive to the hospital because we are one of the many old-fashioned couples around that still enjoyed the thrill of waiting till our babies arrive to find out what gender they would be. The night started off great, with an awesome and outstanding nursing crew. Nurse Jo even gave us some aloha loves after we found out that we all spent years in Hawaii. Hoooo, the Aloha hugs and kisses, I miss those type of greetings. At any rate, back to the hospital, after getting pricked and hooked up to monitors, we settled in for the night. Wifey on her nice hospital bed and me on my "Foreverstrong" hospital pull out chair/bed.

Sleep was good for the both of us. At 7:30 a.m. June 1st, the Doc. shows up with his big mug of coffee. The induction process started and he left to go do a C-section. Contractions increased and the nurses got everything preped. Our history at this hospital (having had the previous 2 here) is that the babys come fast. In 20 minutes, she dialated from a 2cm to 4cm. Nurse Mary phoned the Doc to let him know that he better hurry with the C-section. Well, long story short, after a few adjustments here and there and with a couple of big pushes, baby showed up at 9:15 a.m. on June 1st.

This is where the fun, suprise, shock, or whatever happened. After baby came out, I looked to see what the gender was. It was clearly a boy, and I did not even have to take a double take. With her desire to know what it was, wifey asked, "What is it? What is it?" I said, "It's a boy". She said,"No it can't be". Nurse Mary said, "Well, if it's a girl it sure has some clear boy parts". To understand this moment, you should know that we have had dreams, plans, and hopes for another girl. So when he arrived, it was as if we were given a wrong address to a very important meeting. However, deep down we know that there is a reason why he is here.

With all the "shock", we struggled to find a name for this baby boy. We've been to the lab a couple times where the nurses asked if his real name was Baby Boy. After much thought and prayer, baby boy is now officialy known as LONNIE FAITALA YAVACA BASALUSALU. So, back to June 1st, 2009 at 9:15 a.m. the Basalusalu Clan welcomed to "This Crazy Thing Called Life" a little boy named Lonnie Faitala Yavaca Basalusalu who weighed 6 lbs. 12 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long. The name Lonnie is after the wife's second maternal grandfather and Faitala, though a Samoan name is the middle name of my older brother. Translation wise, it is said that Lonnie means noble or ready and Faitala in Samoan indicates nosy or a busy body. So in our hands we have a READY NOSY NOBLE. Now try top that. If all these translations are true, be forewarned, whether you like it or not, this boy will be forever ready to be in your business :) All kidding aside, we are happy to have him as a part of our family.

It has been told that children before reaching the age of accountability (which is 8) are the closest people to Heaven and do at times speak with angeles. This was confirmed to me as I drove with Vai on Tuesday to the grocery store. He asked if we had decided on a name because he really liked Lucas. I told him that Mommy and Tata had not because we had thought that it was going to be a girl. He paused for a couple minutes and then told me this: "I knew that Heavenly Father would not lie because He had told me that our next baby was going to be a boy". We have been teaching our kids to say their personal prayers and bless baby to be healthy when it comes and I guess at one point, Vai had this exchange with the Lord. There is a reason that Lonnie is here, and with this experience I had with Vai, I have a stronger testimony of the scriptures that say,"Blessed are the little ones for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven".

24 comments:

Abete and Tara Batini said...

Many Congratulations to you and your family!! We are very happy for you all.

Karla said...

Woah! look at that hair! I love it. Congratulations!!! At least this way Girly gets to stay the "Princess" forever. :) Big hugs and kisses to Little Lonnie...

AzĂșcar said...

Congratulations to the whole clan--you guys make beautiful babies!

winspears said...

Welcome to the world Lonnie!!! Boys totally ROCK!!! Hope you can come and play with your haole cousins some time soon! Congrats guys one another loud, busy, nosy, noble blessing!!!!

Rene said...

Three boys and a girl! Sound like a great combination to me! Look at all the help the 3 older ones are going to be. From my perspective, I just think that their Grandparents are very blessed. Congratulations to one adn all, babies are the best gifts from heaven.

Rene Clark

Once Upon A Mountain said...

Congratulations on your new addition. You have such a wonderful family. Enjoy your little one. The Malcolms

Rebecca McAllister said...

What a gorgeous boy! congratulations!

debcen said...

WOW - simply gorgeous~ WE are so excited for you guys! I hope we get to meet him soon! Maybe you can take a trip down while Doug's kids are here?????????? June 25-July 9 - Debbie & Doug

The Varo's said...

Congratulations! He's a sweetie!

Jackie said...

Our heartiest congrats to you and the kids! Baby Lonnie is lucky to have you and we can't wait to hear regular updates of his growing up!

Yani said...

Congrats Congrats!! he is so cute! Cant wait to meet him

Lyllah said...

Congtratulations! Amy and Baby Lonnie! Wow, he's adorable with lots of hair---Im so happy for you Sis! and glad that everything went well! So 3 boys and 1 girl--thats awesome_ I agree--Lia will remain the princess and Mommy will remain the Queen! hahaha
Alofa atu!
Lyllah and fam!

Angeleah said...

wow, you have beautiful kids. Congrats on the baby! It's fun to read your blog.

Hcurly said...
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Hcurly said...

He is super cute!!!!!!! Congratulations! I hope you're feeling well. I can't wait to meet him (and to find out how to say his whole name). :)

AngeeBee said...

Congratulations! Every child adds so much to a family! Our family sends our love to you! We are happy that you are all healthy and everything went well.

Much love,
Our little bunch

Fobert Family said...

Congratulations Basalusalu family! SOOO happy for you! 4 kids kicks my butt all over the place, not gonna lie, but it is so fun and the blessings are infinite. He sure is cute! We have the same boy/girl breakdown now...3 to 1. Kalea keeps asking for a sister...yikes.
ALOHA!!!

Mommy Madness said...

How exciting! He is BEAUTIFUL, congrats!

John Ivie said...

hey guys! congratulations!! So, So cute!! We need to come out there and see all those cute kids and get your little princess and my little princess together:-)

Emma said...

Congratulations you guys! He's so precious.

windhula said...

Absolutely beautiful. Congratulations!

windhula said...

P.S. Did you find the purse/diaper bag of your dreams yet?

Ryan and Elaine Pettit said...

Ahhh beautiful name...and he is adorable...great job Mama...and Daddy hehehe

Rachel. said...

I love this story. and the name that was chosen. congratulations!