Well if you've been wondering where I've been or what's up with the spotty blog posts here and there, this is one reason why. This adorable, little, snuggle muffin was born! Can you tell I'm just smitten? I'm one of those people that just loves newborn babies! I could hold them for hours. I love their smell, their soft skin, and all the funny little facial expressions and noises they make. I can't stop kissing those chubby cheeks! Oh, my goodness! Newborns are a gift from heaven!
Elisha John was born while my husband and I were vacationing in North Dakota. That explains week one of my absence from the blog. We were at the end of our vacation, so we finished it and came home for a few days to unpack and get some things done. It's harvest season, so you can just imagine all the vegetables I had ready for me to be canned and processed. Hubby of course had to go to work and take care of a few things since he was gone the week before. Then we left on Saturday to see our newest grandson! My husband had three days of vacation left that we were saving for Thanksgiving, but we decided to use them up now to see the baby. Alethea, our granddaughter, was so overjoyed that we were coming to visit that she cried. Oh, it melts my heart to be loved so much by my grandchildren.
I took these newborn pictures just using my iPhone in Elisha's nursery.
Elisha John arrived right on his due date at 40 weeks. He was 9lbs 12 oz and 21 and 3/4 inches long. My daughter has big babies!
The names Elisha John are from the Bible. In my daughter's words: "Elisha means "my God is salvation." We chose the middle name John out of admiration for the humility and faithfulness of John the baptist.
Our hope and prayer is that Elisha would lead a life in humility and zeal, declaring the saving power of our God!"
And here is the happy new family of five. The other children, Atticus and Alethea are just loving their new baby brother. And we are all very grateful Elisha is such a "good" baby (I hate using that term, because all babies are "good" but everyone knows what I mean by it) because he can sleep through all the noise and racket the other two children make. He rarely fusses, and he sleeps pretty good at night already.
Ashley is feeling very well already, so we were able to get out and do a little something every day we were visiting. One of the things we did was go to downtown Zionsville to take some fall pictures. It is such a cute little town, and there were plenty of fall displays to choose from.
Isn't this little guy just the cutest?
Alethea and I both wore purple so I was so excited to find this unique purple house to use as a photo backdrop. And oh my goodness, you should have seen the garden of this home! An artist must live here, because they had so many quirky, fun art in their garden and the cutest potting shed I ever did see...also the color purple.
I couldn't help but use this pretty store display for a photo shoot. Here I am, my arms completely filled with love! I couldn't be happier!
We still haven't figured out who he looks like, we all have different opinions and of course everyone on-line who sees the pictures has their opinion. But as he grows, we will soon see!
Now I am the grandmother of two grandsons! Such handsome, sweet boys they are. My prayer is that they will grow up to love and serve God all the days of their lives.
Have A Great Day! Amy
Congratulations AMy, and all the best to your daughter and her family.ReplyDelete
Welcome to this wide world, beautiful boy. You are so loved. Just look at the smiles on your grandmother's face and the adoration on your mommy's as she holds you.ReplyDelete
Beautiful photos, Amy. Glad to see you posing with all three babes in front of that storefront. I always enjoyed your grandma and me posts with Alethea. Nice to see you girls coordinating your looks again!!
My first grandson is due in December. We have no idea how to care for a boy baby as we have experience with nothing but girls. Guess we will learn. Might have to hit you up for tips!!
Thank you! I loved doing the "Grandma & Me" posts, but the grandkids stopped cooperating. If you notice, some pictures I don't have all three of them in because one of them would not cooperate. I don't want to force them to take a picture if they don't want to. Right now I just say "Mother's Day, Christmas, and Easter"...they can try to sit nice for a picture on those holidays at least. I don't really have any tips for boys, other than watch the diaper changing! :)Delete
What a beautiful family ^^ReplyDelete
Aw, congratulations! I too am one of those people that could hold a newborn for hours. Your photos are just lovely and he is adorable!ReplyDelete
Congratulations to all of you, Amy! Another baby to cuddle and love! How wonderful!ReplyDelete
I'm thinking Elisha looks more like his dad :-) but it's so hard to tell when they are this little!
Loving all these pictures! How fun to find a purple house on the day you wore purple!!
Aww, congratulations to you and your family. Such amazing times :)ReplyDelete
Thank you! It is!Delete
Oh, he is so sweet and you did a wonderful job with the pictures! How wonderful! Love the picture with Alethea in your matching colors. I remember reading about when she was born: how time flies!ReplyDelete
Thank you! Yes, they grow up so fast!Delete
Very and blessings on the new addition.ReplyDelete
What a cutie. Congratulations.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much!Delete
Oh, such blessings abound Amy. You can just feel the love pouring out of this post. And that purple house is so whimsical!!ReplyDelete
Thank you! Yes it is, I love the purple house.Delete
Oh these ARE the good old days, Amy. Grandmothering is one of life's greatest rewards!ReplyDelete
But that you already know ...
Yes they are!Delete
So precious! What a great time to see them. Lovely photos of you and your family. Congrats🌺🌸🌺ReplyDelete
Thanks so much!Delete
Congrats on your adorable grandson's arrival! It's so nice you could spend time with your family to help out too :)ReplyDelete
Hope you are having a lovely weekend :) We had a fun day at the playground yesterday.
Away From The Blue
Congrats! What an adorable and precious blessing he is! Thanks so much for linking up at the Unlimited Link Party 34. Pinned!ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness what a darling photos and what a cute little baby! Congratulations Amy!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much Nancy!Delete
Oh congratulations.. what a sweetheart!ReplyDelete
I love the picture of you and Althea matching in purple.
So wonderful that you were able to go and visit.
Thank you! Yes, it's really important to me to see the new grandchild asap. I'm usually there already when they are born, but this year with everything going on, it had to be different.Delete
Congratulations! Many blessings for the baby and all family!ReplyDelete
Congratulations! Absolutely precious! I love the photos of your with your grandkids, too!ReplyDelete
Congratulations to you and your family! Elisha John is precious and such a blessing!ReplyDelete
Jill - Doused in Pink
Thank you! He sure is!Delete
Congratulations on the new arrival, and also on your stunning photos! You've really captured the tender moments between a mother and baby. I love the picture of you and your granddaughter in purple outside a purple house! Thanks for linking.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much Gail!Delete
Congrats! I love the photo of momma and baby by the window, such pretty lighting. I am glad you were able to do some fun things while visiting, you def. got some great photos of you with the kids... and, I love the fall colors you are all wearing!ReplyDelete
Thank you! That was my daughter's idea, it was her house so she knew when the light would be best in the nursery.Delete
How wonderful Amy! Congratulations to you ! The photos you too of mom with the baby are lovely! I especially like the black and white. They all have such beautiful names too.ReplyDelete
thanks for linking!
Many congrats on your new grandson! What a lovely family you have! The pic with you and your granddaughter in front of the purple house is awesome.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful family! Elisha is so adorable. I had a new grandson born in May, and I've been smitten ever since. I love newborns! :)ReplyDelete
Thank you! And congrats to you too!Delete
Amy, what a sweet little guy God added to your family! it was fun to see your photos of your grands and of your family. Thank you for sharing them. I loved all the backdrops you shared in your photos. :)ReplyDelete
I want to invite you to share your posts at the Tell His Story linkup over at my place, if you'd like to. :)
Thank you! And thanks for inviting me to the link up. I'm always looking for new link ups and like-minded bloggers to follow.Delete
Rejoicing with you on the gift God has given your family in Elisha! What a little sweetheart he is! Last Thursday, I became a grandmother myself. My daughter gave birth to a sweet little girl, whom they named Audrey Grace. To say that I am smitten is the understatement of the century. I am over the moon in love with her! And I am really excited about this new chapter of life I have just entered.ReplyDelete
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