Falling in Love Again...

Here's the first picture of our new son, Silas, just minutes after birth:He was born at 8:36 pm, Thursday night (March 20). Weighing in at 7 pounds, 9 ounces, he arrived three days before his due date on Easter Sunday. Contractions has been on and off for several days, but started coming on stronger around 5:30pm; we went to the hospital at 7pm, and he was born just 90 minutes later, completely naturally (which is what we had been praying for)!

Proud daddy:
Excited brothers Ethan & Baxter:
SO many kisses from big sister Maranatha:

The new family of SIX:
Praise the Lord for Silas' happy & healthy arrival!

89 comments:

Cahleen 何凱琳 said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful family God has given you!

Melissa said...

What a wonderful blessing - congratulations to the whole family!

Britt said...

AHHHH!!! Congratulations! How exciting!!! What a wonderful blessing :)

Meagan said...

How wonderfully sweet - he is just adorable! Congratulations!

dcrmom said...

Oh Jess, he is GORGEOUS. You look great. I'm so happy for you all!!!

SouthAsiaRocks said...

hey :) A few people told me to check out your blog... so here i am :) Congrats on the new baby! He's ADORABLE!

Jaime said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

He's gorgeous and all of those pictures are great!!!

Amanda said...

So precious!

And such a beautiful family. Many blessings to you and your new little one.

:)

Muddy Toes said...

Oh, yay! What a little peanut. I'm so glad he came early :O)
Jess, you are such a blessing to so many of us...thank you for the inspiration you are. May you and your family just enjoy this time of newness and discovery!
Cindy

Andrea said...

Jess,
Congratulations!!
He is so sweet. I love the name Silas.
You look GREAT!
I am so glad you got the natural birth you wanted.
Blessings,
Andrea

Tracy said...

The second best easter gift, ever! Congratulations!

Karen (Pediascribe) said...

Praise God he's here and healthy! Your family is beautiful! And you look fabulous!!

Congratulations!!

Terry said...

Congratulations!! He IS beautiful.

Nancy said...

What a beautiful family and a sweet little baby. You are so blessed!!! Congratulations to you all.

ladyofvirtue said...

Wow! God and you guys partnered to bring such a wonderful little guy into the world--and just look at how chunky he is!

It never gets old--this baby thing.

Sherry

www.breedzing.com

noordinarylife said...

Congratulations Jess, welcome to the "family of 6" ranks. May the Lord bless you even more!

Trina

Mrs. Amy Brigham said...

What a gorgeous family! I am simply thrilled for all of you! :D

Johanna said...

Congratulations, Jess! He is adorable.

Steph VG said...

Congratulations!

annie said...

Oh my, Jess! He's beautiful! Congratulations! :)

mummymac (Elaine) said...

HI - and congratulations!!

I've been following along your birth storis - Thankfully I have to say this one sounds more like my experiences!!

Your blog is a blessing.

Carole said...

What a precious little baby! Congratulations! Get some rest. :)

MaryBeth said...

Congradulations!!! What a precious family you have :)
(I have been reading your blog for a few months now... I tend to be quiet in blog land...just like in real life :)

MaryBeth L

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations!

Kelly said...

Oh he is just beautiful! Congratulations!!!!!!

Lady-in-the-Making said...

Oh, Jess!!! Congratulations to you and your beautiful family! How glorious!!! God bless you all and have a glorious Easter together!

Jessica said...

You look so good!
Did you have him overseas? And if so, how was that compared to here?

Joy said...

Congratulations to the whole family! He's darling.

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations to you and your family on the arrival of such a beautiful little one!! :)

Sharyn said...

Congratulations! You and your family look radiant, energized and full of God's grace! Many blessings to your new little one!

CB said...

I checked your blog a few times in the last few days wondering about the birth. Glad it went so well. He's beautiful. Congratulations on your newest blessing.

Laura Leigh said...

Congrats to your family! You look great and Silas is precious!

EllaJac said...

Congrats! SO happy you had that "natural" experience! Been praying for you!

Stephanie said...

Oh, so sweet! Congratulations!

Jamie said...

Congrats! First time visitor to your blog here but just wanted to say you do not look like you recently gave birth in any of those photos! Wow am I impressed! :-)

Kerimae said...

Oh how precious! What a happy family!

Congratulations and blessings,
Keri (three months from #6 :)

Carol G said...

What beautiful little BLESSING! And I must say you look fabulous!:)

K in the Mirror said...

Oh, congratulations! He's wonderful! :)

Allie said...

Welcome to the world, sweet baby boy! And congratulations to the new family of six! God bless you and enjoy the newborn days (and the sweet newborn top-of-the-head smell:).

Hind's Feet said...

Congratulations Jess! He's beautiful.

Sheri aka kitchenmaid said...

You are really on top of things, aren't you? Your profile information is even updated already. Your family is beautiful. Congratulations on a lovely new son!

Holly said...

He's very gorgeous. Congratulations, Jess.

I pray that he brings much joy to your family, that thru this boy God will stretch you and teach you even more than you thought possible.

Enjoy, and best wishes for a quick recovery.

Abbi said...

Congratulations! He is beautiful.

Melissa said...

Yay! Congratulations! So glad to hear everything went the way you were hoping it would. Our new little guy was born on the 11th - also a bit early. God bless you and your sweet family!

Claire said...

Congratulations, Jess! He's gorgeous, and you look FANTASTIC right after giving birth! :-)

Jen said...

Would you believe, that that is the *exact* time AND date that my twins were born 5 years ago? (Well, the first one, anyway *wink*)

And you look stunning for someone who had just gone through that!

Anonymous said...

So pleased you had an easy birth and a healthy, beautiful son. I was blessed with two natural births, one 15 minutes after we got the the hospital room (!) and the second about two hours after we arrived at the hospital. The recovery from a fast, natural birth is so easy compared to what some women go through.

Enjoy your family's "babymoon"!

Laurie B

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Serena said...

Congratulations! Your newest is as sweet and adorable as your older three! And you look amazing! Rest up and enjoy your new baby!

Anna S said...

Oh, dear Jess! Praise the Lord for the quick and safe delivery of your beautiful son! I'm so thrilled for you.

Dr. Paleo Ph.D. said...

Oh, how wonderful! Congratulations. I'm happy for you!

:-)

Spencer

Christine said...

Congratulations! I haven't commented before but have been reading for a couple of months. I have 4 blessings- 3 boys and a girl, in the same order as yours- and am so excited for you to begin your family of six and all of the adventures that will come! May God bless your family!

Aubs said...

What a beautiful family you have Jess! Congratulations on your newest little blessing....he's precious!! May God bless your whole family with peace as you all adjust!

Mrs. Elliott said...

Happy birthday little Silas! And happy day to the rest of your sweet family. Blessings!

Jeannine said...

Congratulations! Silas is adorable. I'm sure he made Easter even more special if that is possible.

Mrs. Sewell (Professional Wife and SAHM) said...

Praise the Lord!

We are so excited for you all! Silas is a great name!

God Bless
Crystal <><

Megan at My Heart, My Home said...

Yay! Congratulations on the birth of Silas :) Jess you look like a pro sitting there with the whole family. :) Praising God for children!

Claire said...

Congratulations! Such a beautiful boy.

Elaine A. said...

Congratulations, what a blessing! You have a beautiful family.

Chas said...

Jess! I am so excited for you! Congratulations to you all! He is a precious one, and you have a beautiful family!
Love,
Chas from the shed

http://www.homesteadblogger.com/chas

{Karla} said...

He is beautiful!

Congrats!

Blessings,
Karla

Joanna said...

he's absolutely beautiful. congratulations!

Bobbie said...

Congrats Jess
Silas is beautiful. I know your mom is a huge blessing for you right now. I'm so glad she is with you all.

Love and blessings!!

MInTheGap said...

Congratulations! Mom and family look really good! 4 down, how many more to go? :)

Kristin said...

Congratulations, Jess! What a beautiful family you have - it's clear God has blessed you. And welcome, welcome to little Silas!

mamabeck said...

First, Congratulations on the birth of Silas!

I found you earlier today on another blog, and saved your link to read when I had time. What a blessing your blog is to read!

May your home and family be blessed!
In Christ,
beck

Gina said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful family you have. And may I say that you look fantastic in those post-birth photos???

Mrs. Bethany Hudson said...

Congratulations on your beautiful new son!
~Bethany

CappuccinoLife said...

Awww! Congratulations!!

Joy of Frugal Living said...

Congratulations! He's beautiful.

MrsDandy said...

I am so very happy for you!! Praise God!! I am looking forward to giving birth and meeting our next son, any day now!! (He was due this past Sat.) Blessings to you and you family!

Brenda said...

Congratulations! He is beautiful and you look wonderful!

Renee said...

What a beautiful boy!!!!

What a beautiful family!!!

Praise the Lord!!! \o/

Di said...

Hi Jess - Congratulations! You look great! Perhaps sometime in the future you could do a post on how to look so elegant and serene through and post birth? I for one would certainly appreciate it for October!

Enjoy each other - a family of 6 is great!

Love Di x

Denn said...

I love the name, he's adorable.

Anonymous said...

Heartiest congratulations to you & your husband. Little Silas is lovely...I'm happy your delivery went well!

Brenda

Domestikate said...

I read that one of the meanings of the name Silas is "of the forest"... maybe that's why he chose to come the natural route ;-) Yeah!

Great name and beautiful family. May the Lord continue to bless and guide you as you raise your children in Him!

Emmy said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Your baby is beautiful!! What a gorgeous baby!! So adorable... Very Happy for you and your family Jess! Emmy xo

Simple Family Supper lady said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!
What a blessing!
I also have 3 sons and 1 daughter!!!!
My prayers!
Heather

Anonymous said...

ABSOLUTELY GEORGEOUS! He looks bigger than 7-9. Great family picture.

MacCárthaigh Family said...

Congratulations! Lovely family. Praise God.

Ruth

Christine said...

What a darling blessing!

Gombojav Tribe said...

Lovely!!! Blessings on your family!!

Brynna said...

Congratulations! He's precious!!

Hedi said...

Congratulations! What a blessing!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful sight...a loving family celebrating the birth of a child. May God Bless your family and Silas.

Christine

Kelly said...

Congratulations! What a treasure, what a blessing!

Babetta said...

I am so happy to have stumbled on your blog. I believe that there are no accidents! In the little time I have spent here, it has blessed my heart. Congratulations on your newest addition, and many blessings on your continued success! God bless you all!

Nina said...

I've just popped over from The Heart of My Home. Reading your year in review, I noticed the birth of Silas. I too have a Silas born in October 06. It's always nice to find another with your name. :) You look wonderful in the lovely photo of your family of six. Great blessings.