Thursday, December 11, 2008

It's A . . .


BOY!! Finally, after all my complainin', our little boy made his appearance.
True he was four days late, but as I guessed, that doesn't seem to matter so much anymore. Jesse Frank was born Tuesday Dec. 9, 2008 at 9:06 am. He was 21" and weighed 8 lbs. 2 oz. (the exact same weight as his older brother was).

I know you are all going to want to think of him as "Jess--ee," because that is how his name looks, but it is not so. He is simply "Jess" . . . but spelled Jesse. I know that will frustrate you all greatly, but it is a family name. Spelled one way and said another. Even when I complained of having no name I secretly felt that if it was a boy, he was meant to be our little Jesse (think "Jess"). I love our little Jesse so much and I hope he will do his great great grandpa Jesse proud by what he makes of his name.

His great great grandpa Jesse died from a tick bite about three years after his wife -- leaving six kids parentless. One of those kids was 12 year old Frank (Mike's grandpa). That story has always made me sad. I don't know that this little spirit would have known his great great grandpa before coming to this world, but ever since naming him Jesse, I get this little pang of happiness in my heart each time I hear Mike or one of my kids call him by that name.
Yes, he is definitely our little Jesse Frank. We love him .

15 comments:

Rhonda said...

Hooray!! I am so glad that little Jesse is here. He is so cute and perfect! I love the pictures and I can't wait for more. I hope you are doing and feeling okay! Congrats!

Liz said...

WhoooHoooo! A boy! Just what your family needed. I love the name also. I remember you talking about it early on. I'm so happy. How does it feel to reclaim your body? Good, but a little lonely, I'm sure. That is always a strange feeling after a baby is born. I'm wishing many hours of sleep, since you probably feel like you are getting none!

Madsenfam said...

Oh, Nancy, how precious. Ashton was so excited to see pictures! He's been telling everyone!! I'm excited for you, hopefully things will continue to go well. And you will feel good! I'm glad you are happy with the name. It's really cute!!

jami said...

CONGRATS!!! :) i'm SO happy for you and was just about to call megan today to see what the news was. :) congrats ... he's so sweet! (can you say that about a baby boy? :) i think so ... ) and i love the name. there's nothing better than a name that comes from someone great. :) i can't wait to meet him!!! HAPPY BABY!!!

Tia Juana said...

OH happy day! Or Happy Birthday! I am so happy for you and your little Abe - he looks so happy in his picture to have a brother! I will not plan to see you at the Blogger convention unless of course you are CRAZY but you do know how I love me some crazy! I will touch base when I am back to my own little computer. Until then, stay well and love on the sweet little Jesse - which by the way is a great name! I like it and it will not be hard to get used to the silent "e". Congratulations Friend!

Melissa, Ryan and Addy said...

Congrats on the new little guy! He's a cute one! I'm happy for you on your family on the new arrival!

Bradshaw said...

Jesse is so beautiful, congratulations! I am so glad that everything went great. I love the picture of Abe holding Jesse, he looks so happy.

Susan

Perla said...

i already love this little man so very dearly. he is just beautiful and i feel a strong connection to him. i hope that he and my baby will always be best friends. :) i like to think of these boys up in heaven talking about hanging out down here and all they have to accomplish.

Sarah said...

I'm so happy for you. What a beautiful baby boy! Now that it's all said and done it couldn't be more perfect.

Jill said...

Congrats Nancy and family! Thanks for the background on the name. It is a great name and nice to know the story behind it. I will be checking back often for pictures as you guys all get to know each other. He is a beautiful baby.

missy said...

Yipeee! We're so excited for you guys! Abe looks extremely happy... with reason I guess. That picture of him holding his little brother makes my heart melt... priceless. Jesse is adorable, just like the rest of your family. I hope your recovering well. Try to wait until next week to start running again : )

BS and the Kids said...

He is darling! Congrats. It is so fun to be surprised, and a boy is just perfect for your cute little family. Hope you are feeling well and adjusting to another.

Women Afire said...

Wa-hoo!!!! A boy!!!! So fun. So happy for you, congrats! He's beautiful and I bet you're all excited - especially Abe and Mike - to have another boy in the house. Email me your mailing address - ASAP! Love you!
-Marzee

Karen said...

Congratulations!!!!! That is the perfect name for him!!! He is beautiful.

Catherina and Brett said...

Nancy, Congrats on your little baby boy! He is a darling, and with a cool name like all of your kids:-)
Do send me your email, I would love to envite you to my blog:-)
"Flodi"

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