Terry and I are thrilled to announce the arrival of our sweet little boy, Matthew Ron Basham. He was born Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at 12:05 PM. He weighed 8 lbs. 3oz. and was 20.5 inches long. Sorry it’s taken me a while to post! He’s five days old, and it’s been a long five days – the days and nights sort of blend together here at first! 
Here are a few pictures. 🙂
First pic with his eyes open, just a few hours old. 

Please ignore how terrible I look. I went into labor in the middle of the night, so the hair looks bad and the lack of make up looks worse, but I had to post a picture of the wonderful doctor and staff that took care of me and Matthew. They are excellent! I was so glad that the office staff came by the hospital to visit me. Matthew was just an hour old here. If  you need to have a baby, I highly recommend having it in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, if at all  possible. 😉 

An online friend of mine made this with a photo I took of Matthew. His middle name is after my Dad, Ron Courtney. Our oldest son’s middle name is after his paternal Grandfather, and we are blessed to be able to pass on the maternal Grandfather’s name as well. Dad went to Heaven six years ago, and I don’t know if he can see his namesake now or not, but I hope to pass on the heritage that my Dad left me, and that would be one of walking with God. I pray Matthew accepts the Lord, just like Dad, and gives his life to living for Him, just like Dad. It would be wonderful to be able to introduce them to one another on those glorious streets of gold!

A joyful mother of five,

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