Tuesday, November 20, 2012

the little guy is here!


We welcomed Elijah Patrick into the world on Saturday morning at 4:23am.
He is one happy and healthy (and sleepy) little guy.
And of course, we couldn't be more in love.

I'll share more of the story here in the weeks to come (although I haven't decided how much of it I'm going to share). Labor and delivery with Eli challenged me in so many different ways. I can't even begin to explain all the emotions I've had to work through in the past few days. All I can say for now is, he is one stubborn child.



  1. Congratulations! He is so cute! And no matter how he got here, you did an awesome job carrying ad growing and delivering him!

  2. I am so happy he is here and I can't wait to hear his birth story...even if he was a stubborn guy!

  3. I'm proud of you friend. I've been cheering you on and praying for gods perfect plan for your birth ever since you got pregnant and I know that God will continue to use all of this for his glory and for your joy! YOU did a great job! Sometimes they just decide exactly how/what/where they want to be born but to be born into such a great family with an awesome mommy who is so self sacrificing is the best gift you could give your baby!

    He is gorgeous! YOU are gorgeous!
    I'm over the moon for you and hope i can come bring you some food and see that baby soon!

  4. Yay!!!!!Congratulations Jessi!! Your family of four is beautiful!!!! I'm soooo thrilled for you all that he is here and healthy!!! And no matter how he got here, precious Elijah's birth story was uniquely written by God so that He would receive all the glory!!

    SO SO SO happy for you!!!

  5. Congratulations Jessi! He's not even my baby, and I can't stop staring at him! I can hardly imagine what you must feel :) Yay for 2 boys!

  6. Yay! I love his name... all my friends have been choosing the middle name Patrick lately, which I love because it's my dad's name! And my dad is great!

  7. Congratulations! =) So happy for you. Praying for you and your new little one. <3

  8. Congratulations to you and your family! So happy for you four. :)

  9. What a beautiful family :) And what a blessing!! Love you!