Our Newest Nephew!

Two weeks ago today, our family was blessed with the fantastic addition of Jacob Henry, firstborn little peanut to our dear Auntie Sandra and wonderful Uncle Keith.

Jacob kept us in suspense last week for a long time, as poor Sandra labored for a full (and very unmedicated) 40 hours before the doctor concluded that the only way this little boy was going to get out was via the surgical route. Seems that Jacob decided at the last minute to flip himself around, thereby introducing a bit of a “wrinkle” into the original labor plans. Despite such a long and arduous ordeal, my sister looked serene and lovely when we dropped in at the hospital for our first visit:

How thankful we all are for the miracle of modern medicine, which God used to bring the newest member of the family into this world whole and healthy and absolutely beautiful!!  Since Jacob lives so nearby we have had the opportunity to visit aplenty with him and his parents, and we are so glad to have a new baby to love on!

Being 11 years old, and the big sister to three younger boys apparently makes you pretty much an expert where babies are concerned. Abigail had lots of advice to share with her auntie and uncle! Here she is with Jacob: the oldest cousin with the (for now) youngest cousin:

Little Josiah was too interested in Baby Jacob’s long feet to spend much time giving advice. He is doing his best to learn to be sweet and gentle with his baby cousin.

Welcome to the world, little Jacob. We are so thankful you are here!

1 Comment

  1. Mom/Ruth
    Apr 21, 2010

    I know this has been up for awhile, and maybe I commented when I saw it on fb, but just wanted to say how much I enjoy these pics of the newest little cousin. The one of Josiah reminds me of Calvin’s fascination with newborn Nevin’s tiny feet. So sweet!