Wow. What an amazing feeling! The baby was here, and everything had gone better than I’d prayed for. I held him in the tub with me until his cord stopped pulsing. After it had been clamped, Jerry got to cut the cord. Little man was then handed to his daddy.

Once the placenta had been delivered, the ladies helped me out of the tub. I got dried off, changed into some clean clothes, and the baby was given to me to nurse. I was glad when he latched on quickly.

While I was holding our precious new son, and Amy and Cortney were filling out paperwork, Jerry went to get the kids from his mom’s house. We wanted to get them back as soon as possible to meet their new brother.

Boy, were Jada and Titus excited to meet baby Elias!! Xia, of course, is still too small to understand, though she was happy to see a baby too! They came home just in time to watch the midwives check over baby.

Everything looked good, praise the Lord!! He weighed 6 lbs 13 oz. and was 19 1/2 in. long.

Jada’s first response when she saw him was, “Awwwww, he’s sooo cuuuuute, and tiny!”

And Titus said, “My baby brother! Now I have a baby sister, and a baby brother!” I’ve been pleasantly surprised at how infatuated he is with Elias.

I am overwhelmed with thankfulness. My heart is full. Our God is so, incredibly good.

Welcome to our family, baby Elias!! We are all so in love with you!