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).
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.
A full body shot, not too many minutes after birth.