Thursday, July 29, 2010

Welcome Josiah Matthew Connor










Yesterday at about 6:30 Josiah was born into water at Mom and Mark's home here in Oregon City. Chelsea was such a champ about it all and she had the baby only about and hour and a half after her water broke. She continues to amaze me. Josiah weighed almost 9 pounds after two large helpings of milk so I'm not sure how much he weighed when he was born. He's just a few inches short of two feet. We got about 5 hours of sleep last night.


Josiah had perfect timing because Mom and Mark left to fly to Pennsylvania only about half an hour after they got to see him. Also Mom and Dad Nelson showed up right when Chelsea was ready to see other people so all four grandparents got to meet Josiah at pretty much the same time. It was a thousand times more relaxing than Indeah's crazy birth and just what Chelsea and I wanted. Just a few hours before Josiah was born when Chelsea's contractions weren't super strong yet and about 4 minutes apart we were just walking around in the beautiful Oregon countryside near the house and thanking God that we weren't in a scary hospital or on an island off the coast of Sumatra.

Chelsea and Josiah are both doing great and they thank you all for your many prayers and love. We'll probably post a legion of baby pictures on our picasa page soon. Until then you can enjoy these. I obviously don't know how to do pictures on this blog thing. If anyone has any tips let me know.


8 comments:

  1. What a gift. Chelsea... I can't wait to talk to you! I want to hear every single detail. Wasn't it the most incredible thing in the world?! You will relive it's glory and wonder SO MANY times. Much better than last time, huh?! :)

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  2. WOOHOO! SO thrilled for you guys! Praise God for perfect timing, perfect little babies who are little miracles! And, I KNEW it was a boy! ;) Love you all!

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  3. welcome baby josiah! cant wait to meet you!

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  4. well matt you cease to amaze me yet right when i think you are some what normal then you do something like have a kid when everyone is in town and there to see the baby just hours after his birth Love ya bro

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  5. Congratulations, all of you!

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  6. Oh, wonderful news! Josiah is a beautiful little baby...we are SO happy for all of you. Love to all of you from all of us Huntleys (currently writing from MN). Well done, Chelsea!

    ~Ruth

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  7. Hey guys, many congrats. Wish we could be there & hold him. Fun seeing pics of Indeah too.

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  8. Josiah is a heart full of joy. I cannot wait to meet him and for Nelida and Indeah to play. Thanks to our Creator and Sculptor for this miraculous life we have in Him. All of our love to your family.

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