Monday, August 25, 2008

Luke Paxton Jones

On Sunday night at 11:37pm, after brave Katie labored for nearly 22 hours, an 8 lb 7 oz Luke Paxton Jones left his cozy womb to enter the world. Big thanks to Kelley Torgerson, who was Katie's doula and an absolutely indispensable help. Thanks also to my parents for providing emotional and edible support and for helping care for the little guy when we got home.

Here are a few pictures to start. We'll post more when we've recovered a bit.

Here's a picture of him right after he was weighed. The picture doesn't do justice to how elongated his poor head was--it was a tight squeeze.









Here's the new momma this morning. He looks a lot like her.












Here's daddy trying not to break him. I'm sure I'll get the hang of it.

















This is where he is right now--just hanging out in the swing that Uncle Ben & Aunt Bethany lent us. He's been very docile so far. His favorite things to do are suck (pinkie fingers included), sleep, and grunt.

No more baby in tummy, Clara Lee. He came out!

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

HE'S JUST BEAUTIFUL!!!!! GOD'S PRECIOUS GIFT! We're SO thrilled for you all! Can't wait to see him in person and hold him! Yay! Yipee! He's here! Lots of love, Melissa

KnitMusic said...

He's absolutely gorgeous! Congratulations! Love, Carol

Ashleigh said...

Hooray!!!

Anonymous said...

He's a doll-baby! I'm just so excited I can hardly stand it! By the way, his photo really reminds me of how Tim looked right after birth. I'm so thankful all is well. Congratulations to Katie, Nathan, Grammy Jones, and Papa Jones. love to you all,
Aunt Susie

Jen said...

Praise, God! I was getting down right worried at the delay of news. I'm so glad everyone is well. Can't wait to hear the details.

Bethany said...

He's beautiful! Clara says, "oh, a tiny baby! He's Baby Luke." I am so excited for you! Congratulations to you!

Emily (Laundry and Lullabies) said...

Congratulations! He's precious and Mama and Daddy look great, too. :) Happy parenting!!

Nancy said...

Congratulations Katie and Nathan! He is absolutely precious!! I'm sure your mom can't wait to see him and all the other relatives too!! Your grandma Evelyn was very excited about getting to see Luke when I saw her in North Dakota a couple weeks ago.

Nancy (Jorgensen) Dyk

Anonymous said...

Nathan and Katie,

We are so happy for the 3 of you. God has blessed your family. We are looking forward to meeting Luke soon. Love, Deacon Stephen and Mary Patty

Anonymous said...

He is amazing! I'm so happy for you. My lovely pregnancy hormones have me in tears. Congrats! Jessica