Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Benjamin Elliott….


Another sweet blessing came to us on August 17, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. He weighed 7 lb., 5 oz. and was 21 inches long. It didn’t take long for him to steal my heart, just like his brothers….

DSC_0176 Big brother had to have a turn first. He wanted to hold him multiple times for short periods of time. And when he was at his grandparents, he asked every time we called, “Are you in the hospital with Baby Ben? Is he still wearing his little hat? Is he sleeping in his little bed?” =)

DSC_0185 Evan was more interested in trying to knock over my iv bag stand and climb on shiny medical equipment than he was in his baby brother. (At least Ben got one kiss.) But that has definitely changed since we’ve been home… now he’s a 4 star baby helper.


Mom made this cake with Seth for Ben’s birth day. Seth got to frost it with her, and it seemed to make the whole event more real for him. They sang “Happy Birthday” to him, and they blew out his candle. Very sweet…


And here’s one with his eyes open. He’s the cutest little bundle of happiness, and definitely the most easy going newborn that we’ve ever had. We feel abundantly blessed…. to go along with abundantly tired. =) We’re enjoying these early days as a family of FIVE. I never thought I’d see this day. God has been merciful far beyond what we deserve.

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