Saturday, January 10, 2009

Elijah Ryan Arrives

I'm sorry it's taken me so long to get pictures posted on our blog! It's amazing how much less I get done with a newborn in my arms!!! Elijah Ryan Mayhew was born December 18, 2008 at 9:21 a.m. He weighed 6 lbs 10 oz and was 20 inches long. I went into the hospital on December 16th for prep, induction with pitocin began at 8:30 a.m. on December 17th, and 25 very long hours later Elijah entered the world. I narrowly escaped a c-section and for that I am very thankful! Elijah was worth every minute of the difficult labor and has truly been a joy to Ryan and I. He is a great baby and rarely cries, though we are still working on the concept of sleeping at night. He's been nursing like a champ and at his 3 week checkup this past week already weighs 8 lbs 5.5 oz and is 21.25 inches. Here are some pictures... More to come soon.


Ben said...

Congratulations Vanessa, he's beautiful! And that's good birthday to have (of course, shared with me, haha). Glad everything is going well.

- Ben Hoffman

Brian and Jen said...

So excited to see your pics. He's beautiful and you and Ryan look great too. Enjoy!

Christy said...

I know I've already congratulated him, but just wanted to say again how beautiful he is and how positively in love you and Ryan both look with him!!! :)

God Bless