Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Elliott Lloyd...

...was born on Friday February 6th at exactly 9:00pm. He was 6 lbs, 1.5 oz and measured 18.5 inches long. He was healthy and bright and more than either his dad or I could ever imagine.

His labor ended up being a perfect end to a pregnancy full of ups and downs...it was 4.5 hours of some of the most physically intense work of my life.

Elliott at 4 days

He is by far the best thing I/we have ever made.

Perhaps the thing I find the most charming are his little hands...my hands.


Mine have been very good to me. They have allowed me to be creative and expressive and I hope his version of my hands serve him just as fully throughout his life.

Here's also a little video I was able to catch of him this afternoon:

video

Thank you to everyone for all their kind words of encouragement throughout my pregnancy. This community has been so wonderful in helping us through a very challenging time. You guys are the best! I couldn't have done it without you!

29 comments:

Rene' Sharp said...

He is just gorgeous! Congrats on your new bundle of joy. I love his name.

Nonnahs said...

OMG! I'm dying from the extreme cuteness! I may, in fact, be dead. He is just adorable! Hugs to you and B...and of course Elliot! I can't wait to meet him! xo-S.

Mouse said...

OMG.. he's adorable! Congratulations to you and hubby!!! Enjoy every minute of being a mom!

choo choo knits said...

Congratulations! Parenthood is like nothing else you will ever experience and words will never explain how much you love this little child! I wish you all the best!

Liz K. said...

Your most perfect FO ever! Congratulations!

Jeanette said...

Congratulations!

mle said...

He is so precious! Congratulations and well done!!! Enjoy him to your heart's content!

tentenknits said...

he's gorgeous, god bless him!! i'm so so so so happy for you! that is the best FO ever ;-)

mary said...

He's so gorgeous! Congratulations!

K8 said...

He's so adorable! Congratulations!

Kristyn said...

Welcome to the world Elliott! He is so beautiful. Congrats to all of you and enjoy these wonderful days.

Kara said...

Oh my goodness! He is so darling. Congratulations!

Cora said...

He's beautiful! I can't wait to meet him!

Kim said...

Perfect! Have you ever made anything so perfect?

mames said...

we is a wonderfully adorably beautifully done baby. good job keeping him in and getting him our so very well.

owen was 6.4...is sounds good, but man, it is still really small, right? i love the video. give him a smooch from me. hugs, amiee

jillian said...

Yayyyyyyy! He is quite the adorable nugget. So glad to hear the labor was shortish and drama-free!

meagan said...

you are right! he absolutely has your hands. he's amazing.

Miriam said...

He is just so cute! Congratulations!

Jennifer said...

Yay! Congrats! He is beautiful.

Mercedes said...

Congratulations! He is absolutely adorable. I love the video. He is so tiny. You did a good job. Take care.

Nasus said...

He's so perfect!!! (I love your commentary in the video as well - ha!)

Madge said...

He's the best FO evah. Congratulations to you and DH...and welcome to the world, Elliott Lloyd!

Theresa said...

Congratulations! Let me know when you'd be up for a quick visitor.

tiennie said...

He's so adorable!!! Congratulations!!!

Cindy Ericsson said...

I'm fairly new to your blog, but I have to de-lurk to say that your baby is beautiful. The video is wonderful -- love the sweet smile. Don't let anyone tell you that a baby that young can't smile, or that it's gas! (Has gas ever made you smile?) Have a great time getting to know each other, and may God continue to bless your family.

Krys said...

Yay! Congratulations!!! :-)

Susie said...

Congratulations to you! He is absolute perfection.

jamie said...

You are so cool for sharing this. I'm due in May with my 3rd child. Looking so forward to it, I can't wait!

Your son looks amazing.

Julia (MindofWinter) said...

He is wonderful! Congratulations!