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 .