Introducing Elliot Andrés

Elliot Andrés (Andrew in Spanish) was born on Thursday, March 19, at 3:36 pm, after 15 hours of labor. We had an exciting trip to the hospital in the middle of the night, since the Portage Lake lift bridge was closed for maintenance when we needed to cross. I never expected to need to call 911 on the way to the hospital to ensure that we could cross the bridge, but that’s what we had to do, and a police squad car came to let us on the bridge.

But other than that, Elliot’s delivery was pretty normal (at least, that’s what I was told – I don’t exactly have anything to compare it to!) and we now have another healthy little boy in our house! I am enjoying all of the snuggles that he gives, and it has been really fun to see how excited Caleb is to help us with Elliot. He is very observant of how we take care of Elliot and has started doing things on his own to help. (For example, he will come pat Elliot on the back when he is fussy. It is really quite precious.)

But that’s enough info… I know you really just want to see pictures!

Just born!

I didn’t get a chance to hold Caleb right after he was born since he was born via C-section, so the moment they put Elliot in my lap was pretty special. Plus, it made those 15 hours of labor more than worth the effort!

Elliot

Now we're a family of four!

Children (even siblings) hadn’t been allowed into the birthing center due to high rates of illness in our area, but the hospital changed the policy the day Elliot was born! It was special to have Caleb meet Elliot just a few hours after he was born instead of a few days later, and we are thankful that God worked everything out to allow it to happen.

Caleb's first time holding Elliot

This was the first time Caleb held Elliot. He’s a very proud big brother!

 

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