Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Thanks everyone for sending us your prayers and best wishes for the birth Elijah Taylor. Both Mother and Father are so proud of their sweet little one. He is already loved by so many it is hard to get a turn to hold him.
Rachel went into labor a week early. I had made plans months ago to go to Atlanta for the day with one of my daughter in laws and two granddaughters to see the King Tut exhibit. Rachel woke me early to tell me her symptoms. After talking and weighing our chances and upon her urging, I went ahead with the plans for the day. Our time to see the exhibit was early and we decided that we could make the 2 1/2 hour trip home as soon as need be. After checking in with Rachel around 2 pm we decided to go the few extra miles to Ikea for some quick shopping. (quick is said with a bit of sarcasm). Meantime, Rachel's labor progressed steadily if not somewhat slowly. The expectant couple left for the hospital finally around 7:30 pm. I made it to the hospital around 10:30 with plenty of time to spare as our little prince was born at 3:51 am February 3rd.
He looks like his father. In the light his hair looks like it might be strawberry blonde. He's awfully cute. But I am biased that way! Or maybe I should say I'm blessed that way.