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September 19, 2015

Less than 24 hours old

Meet our new little boy...Robert Paul, named after both of his grandfathers, that's how it is on his birth certificate.  My husband is Rob, his father is Robert and so was his father, but they all have different middle names, here they are 3 generations:
 My dad, who was named Paul, passed away in May.  We've decided we're going to call him Paul. ♥
He was born at home, yesterday, Friday Sept. 18th, 2015 at 4:26pm.  He is 8 pounds 3 ounces and is 21 inches long. We think his hair is red, like his big sister, Hannah.
 Both of his grandmas adoring him.
 Uncle Nathan loves him.  He said he wanted to take him home. 
Rob cutting the umbilica cord.  We let it stay attached to him for about an hour after he was born, letting all the good blood go to Paul.  The placenta is in the bowl...it's now in our freezer.
These photos were taking right after he was born and cleaned up.  The midwife, measured and weighed him on our bed.   My mom came to our house while I was in labor and brought food. 
 Aunt Susanna came over with more food and brought over 4 cousins to meet this wee one.

17 comments:

Lucy Bergstrom said...

Welcome to the world, wee Paul. You already know this, but you chose a wonderful family to be part of. Enjoy! Love, Great aunt - second cousin - once - removed Lucy

Jenny said...

Congratulations!!!! Paul was basically the same size as Symeon. (Symeon was 8 lb. 5 oz.) I had a feeling you were going to have a little boy. Enjoy your precious gift! Looking forward to meeting him. Miss all of you!

Mama Shara said...

Oh so wonderful! Congratulations to you and all your family - so happy to hear he has arrived and at home. As it should be. Precious Paul....

Jenny said...

I got sidetracked with my boys while I was typing out my previous comment. I forgot to say that Les' family also has a similar tradition with names. Les is 4th generation Leslie and they are called by their middle name too. Les grew up being called Kevin (his family still calls him Kevin) but when he went to college, he wanted to be called Les instead and introduced himself to me as Les. Justin is carrying on Les' family tradition. When we adopted him, we changed his name to Leslie Justin.

Emily said...

Congratulations on your new little one! He is adorable!

elizabeth said...

So happy to hear this!!!!!!!! Many years 💕💕💕

WendyLady@GoodBooks said...

Oh my goodness, he's adorable. What comfort little Paul must bring to you and your mom. The blessings of a baby BOY!!! So much fun in store for your family. xxoo

Alison Dugan said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! What an handsome little guy and wonderful pictures! God bless!

Jeannette said...

Hello Martha! I am so very happy for you and all your family. He is most beautiful and has great forefathers to be guided by and to live up to. .. and then those sisters...what a sweet full house you have. May your strength come back quickly.

Mimi said...

So exciting! Congratulations and welcome, Paul

Alika said...

Congratulations, Martha! I've been thinking a lot about you and am so glad to hear that everything went well! Paul is adorable! God bless him and all your family.

Cristina said...

Glory to God! He is simply perfect! Congratulations and may God bless your family!

gretchenjoanna said...

He makes us all happy. Glory to God!!!

Heather said...

Many, many congrats!!!! That is so wonderful!! He's gorgeous! My little boy is Robert Morley--- Robbie--- named after my dad and his middle name goes back several generations in my husband's family. Love these family connections, I know your dad would be so pleased with little Paul!~

Matushka said...

Many blessed years, Marfa! So thankful for a healthy mama and baby. I love the name. :) M.Michelle

Apseed I said...

Congratulations!!!!! I'm incredibly happy for your family and you! It's such a blessing! I hope you're feeling good.

Hannah Vazquez said...

Sending my much belated congratulations! :) He's beautiful!! I'm so happy for you all!