Saturday, October 25, 2008


Just in case you were wondering what a week in the life of Porter is like, here you go.

Bobble Head Porter

So our little Porter had his one week doctors appointment and he is already back up to his original birth weight. The Dr. said that was very impressive especially since we have not supplemented with any formula. He has been a dream baby so far, I just hope that does not end. Every time we try to burp Porter he moves his little head around so much he looks like a bobble head doll. I can't believe how strong his neck is. He just sleeps all the time. He has also started to open his eyes more and it looks like they are grey, but it is still hard to tell.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Our little gift from God:)

Thanks to everybody for your prayers! Our little family is doing well. We came home today a little before 4 and everyone is doing well! Gabe is adjusting, though:) We've had several people come to our house with babies, so Gabe is use to seeing them and usually just sniffs, but today he knows something is different. He keeps checking Porter out and he kind of looks at us like "When is somebody going to take him home?" Thankfully, my mom is here to help us for a few days, then John's mom will be coming to stay. Click here to see more pictures of our sweet Porter:)

Thursday, October 16, 2008


I have posted some pictures of the little guy here.

Sorry, I forgot all about the details (Thanks Betsy). Porter was born at 8:34pm and he weighed 8lb 9oz. and was 21.5 inches long. Maria's water broke at around 8:30am. We got to the hospital and at 9:30 she was 4cm. Then at 11 she was almost 8cm. Then she got the epidural and things really slowed down. She did not start pushing until 6:40 so the pushing part did not last that long. Everyone is doing great, other than being a little tired. The funny thing was the nurse tried to tell Maria that she did not need the epidural since she was handling the pain so well, but Maria was glad she got it.


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

ITS A BOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

William Porter Hine is here. Watch out ladies. pictures to come tomorrow.

Almost Time

Well I got to work this morning as usual and then Maria called me about 45 minutes later. Her water broke about 8:30 this morning. We are now at the hospital just waiting for Mr. or Miss Hine to join us. All the nurses and doctors keep saying how amazing Maria is doing. So the prayers are working, but keep them coming. Stay tuned.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Tag I'm It!

I've been tagged by my friend Sara Carrington, who thought I needed something to do while I wait for this baby to get here. She's so right. I'm going nuts just waiting! Anyway, here it goes...

Eleven of my Favorite Things:

1. Clothes Shop: Ann Taylor Factory Store - they have the best deals at the Tanger Outlets, but if I want to splurge I love Ann Taylor and Ann Taylor Loft. I like to find good deals too and I love to shop, so if I'm in the mood and not going for convenience, I like to look around everywhere!!

2. Furniture Shop: Lately my favorite furniture store to look in has been


but I love Whit Ash in Columbia, SC.

3. Sweet: I love almost anything sweet, but if I have to pick a favorite, right now I would choose vanilla ice cream (or sweet cream at Marble Slab) mixed with crushed Butterfingers!

4. City: I don't think I have a favorite city, because we haven't traveled too much, but am loving living in Greenville, SC!!

5. Drink: I love a good cold on ice.

6. Music: One of my favorite CDs is Chris Rice's The Living Room Sessions. He is a extraordinarily talented! I wish I could play the piano like he does. And... thanks to my father I love beach music. Oh, and my car is usually tuned to the Christian radio station.

7. TV Series: I used to be addicted to Days of Our Lives, but I haven't watched it since we moved to Greenville and don't really care about it anymore. And...I don't have a TV show that I just cannot go without watching, but my favorites that I have on DVR are CSI, the Vegas one, Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, Law and Order: SVU, and Numbers.

8. Film: Steel Magnolias - I was trying to think if my favorite quote from the movie, but there are just so many good ones, I can't chose!!

9. Workout: I've played tennis since I was in high school and have played on a USTA league everywhere we've lived until I was 5 months pregnant and my center of gravity kind of slowed me down. I really miss it!!!

10. Pastries: I totally agree with Sara - anything from Baker's Sweets in Sumter, SC.

11. Coffee: I do not drink coffee. I hate the aftertaste!

I'm not going to tag anybody else, so if there any takers, just let me know....These are so fun to read!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Stay tuned!

Just wanted to update everybody that's interested:) I went to the doctor this morning and I'm 3 cm dilated and 90% effaced. The doctor said that I would probably not make it to the due date (October 23) and that he might even see me this weekend since he's on call, so stay tuned! We might have a new addition to the Hine family sooner than we think, but only God really knows the time. Who knows He just might bring him or her into this world after the due date:)