Saturday, October 23, 2010

It's a Boy!

Our newest addition is finally here!

Jude Alexander Kannel
October 21, 2010 - 11:58 a.m.
8 pounds, 12 ounces
21.5 inches long

Elijah meets his "little brudder" for the first time:

The awesome ladies who served me and my family and helped bring Jude safely into the world: my doula, Dee; my midwife, Susie; and her assistant, Cindy. These women were amazing!

And my husband was absolutely awesome as well...not to mention how well he's taking care of me and our boys(!). Seeing Steve as a daddy never fails to melt my heart. And he's an endlessly patient husband/nurse, too.

I can't wait to tell you all about Jude's name and the story of his birth. He was worth waiting for! You'll have to be patient, though, as we don't have a laptop and my priorities are snuggling/nursing my little guy and resting in bed :) Thanks so much for your prayers--God answered them so mightily!


Michelle M. said...

Congratulations, Amy! He is so precious! I am glad that everything went smoothly you for your home birth. I can't wait to hear the story. I've always loved the idea of a home birth, but I'm too chicken. After our adventures with our oldest being in the NICU, I am a bit of a worrier. You all look wonderful! Enjoy your family of four!

lydia said...

The last sentence of this post made me so happy (and start crying!). Praise God!

Rebecca said...

Beautiful! I love the picture of all four of you.

Zoanna said...

Oh, Amy ,he is so sweet, so perfect! Wish I could hold him. You look great. Glad to hear all went so well ,and of course, I'm waiting to hear the story of birth and name!

Danielle said...

Yay! Congratulations to all and can't wait to hear the story, of course. I love that first family picture and Elijah's face. He looks like he's thinking, "Hmmm, not sure about all of this." :) Praying for smooth transition for all!

Anna said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you. Baby Jude is adorable! He looks like a little storybook baby! I hope the transition to life as a family of 4 is going well for all of you. You look great!

Marianne said...

YAY!!! I was so excited to read the news on Friday. He is soooo beautiful. Congratulations to you and your family, Amy!

(Please forgive the exclamation points.)

I am very much looking forward to his birthday story.

sara jean said...

Amy, beautiful and radiant mama. I'm so thankful to see pictures of you looking so at peace and full of joy with your youngest son:) He is absolutely precious. Love you!