Thursday, January 17, 2013

Our Rainbow!!!

I never announced my pregnancy here, nor on Facebook, nor on any other social media site.  That is a post for another day though, because for now I simply want to introduce somebody.

William Elias was born on Tuesday, January 8th 2013, at 8:53 p.m. at one day shy of 37 weeks.  He weighed 5 lb 13 oz. 19 inches.  He came out kicking and screaming and breathing and doing all of the things I had dreamed for months he would do.  He had a 9 APGAR score and needed no assistance, no NICU time, had no jaundice, and we got to take him home three days later.

His first name honors my father's side of the family and means "strong willed warrior" and "resolute protector", both which seem very appropriate.

His middle name honors his big brother who will never have children of his own to pass down his name to.  Passing on this name is something that warms my heart, something I feel I can do in remembrance of our first son, and something I hope William will take pride in someday.

We mostly call him William, but affectionately he is referred to as both "Will" and "Liam" depending on who is addressing him.  I have a feeling he will grow into a pudgy little Liam, which I think is a very cute baby nickname, but either way I love that he has nickname options for himself as he grows.

Without any further delay, our third child, our second son, our rainbow:

We adore this new little life.
We will always miss our first born.
We welcome this new chapter in our family story.
We are head over heels in love.


  1. A thousand congratulations!! He is too perfect for words! I love the name he has too. I think it's such a wonderful way to honor and remember his big brother.

    Lots of love to you all!


  2. He is so handsome! So happy he is here and I can't believe Maggie is literally hours older than him. Congrats again!

  3. oh wow. Awesome. congratulations and welcome little brother!

  4. Well, he is just perfect and so beautiful. Congratulations!! Sending love to you all <3

  5. Oh, what exciting news! Congratulations doesn't seem like a big enough word for this occasion. Wow!!

  6. He is beautiful and perfect! I love how you honored Elias with his name as well. Welcome, sweet little man!

  7. Well now I see I didn't miss anything...You just happened not to mention it. glad to hear of William's arrival. He is perfect.