It's difficult to be the third child when Big Sister still loves to be the gal in the camera lens! (I'm trying to get infant pictures before Elliott turns into a six-month old! and hopefully a birth announcement... hopefully.)
This morning I wrote out Elliott's birth story to the best of my memory (hazy for a woman in pain) and Dan's repeat play-by-play (poor man). I like to reread the stories of Russell and Camille and I know that Elliott's will fade as well as time marches on.
For obvious TMI reasons, I won't post it below but if you'd like to read what I wrote- details and all, just leave a comment below and I'll e-mail it to you. There is no use in putting too much online for others to read and remember.
We are excited to announce the birth of our second son, Elliott Paul, born on Tuesday, January 17th at 7:20am. Seven pounds 13oz and 19" long. He had the longest gestation so far (40w2d) but certainly, the quickest entry into the world!
We are thrilled to start this new chapter in our family's life together. Thank-you for your continued prayers for our continued strong health- especially with a newborn in the house. Now... onto the next eighteen years of this boy's life:-)
By this gestation of my first two children, they were both born and swaddled. This little boy? Hanging out until the last few days. Can't really blame him... Russell and Camille get quite loud at times;-) I've sorted and washed the clothes I kept from Russell's infancy (frugal or a little over hopeful since it's been six years?) so we're ready as we'll ever be. I'm torn between enjoying the pregnancy and the anxiousness of the big and little details in the days to come. No wonder so many people like preplanned induction dates and repeat c/s dates. It takes the mystery (read: stress) out of the unknown.
Hopefully next time I get a chance to post, there will be pictures of our new little man instead of my belly!
One Canadian girl and one American boy who met and married in 2002. We lived in San Diego until November 2004 and then moved to the SF Bay area. Blessed with a son in January 2006. After many miscarriages and early losses, we were gifted with a baby girl in October 2009. Little Brother joined us in January 2012. Thanking God for our miracles!