Aug 31, 2008

Welcome Elijah William Maycock

Elijah William Maycock, born Sunday, August 31, 2008 at 4:18 P.M. and weighing in at 6 lbs 14.5 oz. Welcome to the world, Elijah! Daddy loves you so much already!

He's here! And what a journey. There is much to tell but I don't have time now. I've slipped away from the hospital strictly to meet the demands for pictures from family and friends. We go home tomorrow, and as the power is on (and as I have time between helping Babs with Elijah) I will fill you in all the details. We are SO HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sorry there are so few pictures. . .We have tons, but Carol and Amy are with Babs and Elijah at the hospital and I said I'd be back by 4:30 and it's already 4:38. I promise more pictures (and video) will come as soon as I can.

(A big thanks to Amy for letting me use her computer to post these photos and to the Stafford family for letting me use the internet connection at their house. The power was off in our village so I couldn't post from home or school).
The Happy Family! Babs is my hero. You shoulda seen her!
All bundled up!
Here he is literally just minutes old. Our first family portrait.
He loves to put his hands in his mouth.

Believe it or not, Elijah's a pretty quiet baby. I know this looks like a full-on wail but it was actually a more dignified, mewling type of grumbling. Everytime he makes those noises I'm utterly charmed. He gave his first full-throated wail when we took him away from Babs this morning so that she could get some sleep. However, I was able to calm him down so he could sleep too.
He's cool as a cucumber!
A full body shot, not too many minutes after birth.


Mai said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!! HE'S FINALLY HERE!!! I can hardly believe it! He's so adorable! I love him so much already, I can't wait to meet him! Sean, you're a daddy! And you look great at it! That's so cool that he was born in August so you can all share August birthdays. Please pass my love and prayers on to Barbara and Elijah. And I look forward to hearing more about it all soon! .....wish I was there!

Vero in Saipan said...

oh Maycock Family! I have tears of joy swelling up in my eyelids! I'm so happy for you both, and Elijah is just so adorable! Congratulations to you both! And let little Elijah know, that his auntie loves him very much! love ya'll!

Anonymous said...

Great shots! Do I detect a bit of his Chinese Great-Grandma's genes in those eyes? Can't wait to get there, little Elijah! :-D --

Your Nona (Italian for grandma)

Whimsy Peddler said...

Awww. He's so cute! I can't believe you're a daddy! Yay! Wish I was there, but know that I'm holding you all in my heart.

Love. Love. Love.

Toni said...

Congratulations! He is beautiful. This is Jaimie's mom. She loves babies, just to warn you :). You are all in our prayers!

Jase said...

Beautiful baby, beautiful family.
I am so happy for you.
What a journey you have ahead of you my friend.
One like no other.

Anonymous said...

Welcome to the world, to our family, and too our hearts! We love you so much!!!!!

Aunty Dawn

Bev said...

He's so beautiful! Congratulations Sean and Barbara! Give him kisses and squeezes for me! Looking forward to many posts about Elijah! Miss you guys!

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS YOU GUYS!!! Elijah is beautiful.

Ken & Crystal said...

Many Congratulations to the party of THREE!!! Welcome Baby Elijah! I love the pic of him looking "cool as a cucumber"! I know he already has you guys in awe! Praise the Lord for the miracle of life and that everything went smoothly! We are happy for you both and for baby Elijah!

Shannon said...

Congratulations! Elijah is absolutely beautiful, and you and Barbara look great! I am so happy for you both...praise God for little miracles!

Aya said...

YAY!!! Thank you for all the updates the other day. I was busy doing a BBQ for friends and each time you sent a text I would tell all my friends too. I was so excited to hear Elijah was born!!! I looked at the pics first thing when I woke up in the morning! Give both Elijah and Mrs. M a huuuuge hug from me too! And Mr. Maycock, you're a DAD!!!! =D

me and the infinite space? said...

Dear Sean and Barbara,
It looks so exciting becoming a parent, and Elijah is just so handsome!!! I am sure this latest addition to your family in a Blessing coming straight from God. I will keep your family in my prayers and I hope it all goes smooth in the upcoming years of parenting!!

Russ and Kanae said...

Congratulations Sean and Barbara! And welcome to Saipan Elijah. We are excited to meet you.

Kanae and I are so happy for you.

God bless,

Russ & Kanae

Anonymous said...

so happy for you guys :) such an agreeable weight to give birth to (already being so nice to mommy) :) and so nice that he had the little newborn "mew" when he was born...Kalvin never had that, he came out yelling full blast haha...I think Elijah is just going to be the best-natured child ever! - Nicole

Anonymous said...

You are the man! Way to go Bro!

Riki said...

It seems like I am the last person to find out the news! But nonetheless, I am SO HAPPY!!!!!!! I wish I was there!!! Your little guy is so precious. Congratulations, I love you all so much!