Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Introducing Josiah William

At 3:30 a.m., it began.

At 4:00, Jed was awakened.

At 5:30, we waited.

At 6:00, the bags were checked one last time.

At 6:30, the journey began.

At 7:00, we arrived at the hospital.

At 9:00, the waters gushed forth.

At 11:00 Jed took off his wedding ring because Anna hurt his hand from squeezing.

At 1:30 p.m., Anna did not know if she could take the pain any longer.

At 1:50, the pushing began.

At 2:00, Josiah began to peek.

At 2:07, Josiah emerged into the world, all 21 inches and 10 pounds of him. Here's what he looked like:
At 3:30, Sy had calmed down. Here's what he looked like then:

At 6:46, Ali met her baby brother Sy for the first time. Here's how they look together.

At 6:51, we took the first picture of the rest of our life. Here's our family:

Thanks to all of you for your prayers! We especially thank God for a healthy delivery for both mother and child.


Diana said...

I love-love-love the family picture! Congratulations and blessings to all 4 of you!!!

Diana said...

PS-- So what's my prize for guessing his weight: "10 pounds even"? :) Will Ali be handing out hugs at his baptism?

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful family!

Erin said...

LOVE IT! I'm so glad that he's here. I'm thankful that you're well and didn't need drugs you didn't want. Yeah God!

love you all!

sarahross said...

Congratulations!!! He's a big the family picture.

Katie said...

I am so excited for you! The family picture is adorable...congratulations...wishing you were still here so that we could meet him now!

Jodi Nierman and Family said...

Congrats to you both! And to a quick delivery... Way to go Anna!

Rebekah said...

Anna, why do you have such giant babies?! I'm bumping you from my pregnant lady prayer list to my postpartum lady prayer list. :)

Anonymous said...

So exciting Maschke family!! We are so very happy for you all! God bless! :)

Jamie said...

Congratulations! he's beautiful. So excited for you guys!!!