Introducing PUNKIN, a good & perfect gift from God

“Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.”  James 1:17

This statement could not be any more true of our precious Punkin whom the Lord blessed us with February 12, 2013.  Since so many of you will wonder how Punkin stacked up against his big brother (Little Man) I thought I would do a comparison.

Brother comparison at birth 3

Unlike his big brother, Punkin’s delivery started naturally only a day after his due date, Little Man was a week overdue and we had to induce. Little Man’s labor was also over 24 hours, while once Punkin broke my water labor came on like a freight train and I barely made it to the hospital in time to get an epidural! How short was labor with Punkin you ask? Let’s just say we arrived at the hospital at 11:30pm and he was born at 2:15am. Praise the Lord I was able to get the epidural, even if it did come when I was at 9cm.


Both John and I were born with red hair and when Little Man came out with a full head of black hair back in 2010 we were in shock. Now I almost expect my babies to have black hair. So it was a lovely surprise when Punkin emerged with a beautiful head of red hair.


All in all a totally different, yet still wonderful, birth experience this time around. I could not feel more blessed to be a mom twice over. Most of all I could not have imagined falling so totally in love all over again with another son.


And for those interested here are a few more pics…

Little Man wondering about this new brother

Little Man wondering about this new brother


The proud Grandmas









Three generations of Wilkinson boys

Three generations of Wilkinson boys










  1. Congrats! He is such a cutie! It sounds like you had a great birth experience which is awesome. I couldn’t make it past 5cm without the epidural. Lol. Glad everything went well and that mom and baby are healthy. Hope you are able to get rest!

  2. Congratulations!!! He’s beautiful!! And, yay for a fast delivery!

  3. He’s gorgeous. You’re gorgeous. Your whole family is GORGEOUS. These pictures made me a little bit weepy.

  4. The gramma on the right looks like she’s been up all nite and slept in her clothes 🙂

  5. Congrats! He is gorgeous… and shares my birthday!

  6. Hooray for fast labors and epidurals!!! So happy you have a new little man to love!

  7. Robb and Pam Hiller says:

    We are so happy for two wonderful parents! What a special gift to us as grandparents. The only bummer is not being there now. Love you both.

  8. Congratulations Kate! Both of your boys are handsome! He’s a beautiful little baby boy.

  9. Kelly Newquist says:

    Oh Kate, Congrats to you all!!! He is so precious and how proud John looks- LOVE it! So glad the delivery went well and I can’t wait to meet Punkin and give you a great big hug. Much Love to you. 🙂

  10. Lily Nitta says:

    Congratulations Kate! What a beautiful blessing Punkin is. He is just wonderful. Just like his Mama.

  11. So gorgeous! And so glad that the delivery went well! I hope my second goes as well (way in the future haha).


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