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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Benjamin Haddon Connolly

We are overjoyed to introduce Benjamin Haddon Connolly.
He was born at 3:13pm this afternoon, weighing 8 pounds & 10 ounces.





Our c-section went really well, but unfortunately Benjamin swallowed a good amount of fluid on his way out so he is spending some time in the neonatal intensive care unit. At first he was having a really hard time breathing and it looked like that was going to be a big issue for him. Praise the Lord, that cleared up really quickly & he is only getting a little help breathing right now. His first few hours were such a fight, so he will stay in the nicu until he is a little stronger and ready to fight off Glory & Elias.

Nick & I are doing well, but we are really needing and wanting to hold and love on him. Nick got to hold him for a few minutes - but I haven't really gotten to be near him yet & that is killing me a little. He is so handsome though - so far, it seems that he DOES have the dark hair I predicted and seems to be really similar in looks to Glory! Here are a few pictures to tide you all over.

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His name means "son of my right hand" & he shares a middle name with one of our spiritual heroes, Charles Haddon Spurgeon.
Thank you for your prayers & well wishes... please keep them coming. We can't wait for you all to meet him.


17 comments:

Leigh said...

Jess he is so handsome! I love that you said he looks like Glory because the first thing I though was wow his lips look just like hers. Precious! He, you, Nick and your other two babes are in our prayers! We love you!

Leslie said...

Oh, Jessi and Nick, I am celebrating that sweet little boy's life! Congratulations... he's adorable! Praying for you guys tonight. Love!

Jennie said...

Yay Benjamin! What a little rock star.

Angela and Devin said...

YAY!! YAY!! YAY!!! I have been on the edge of my seat!! Soo thankful for the news and absolutely thrilled to SEE Benjamin! love it! Congrats and enjoy! <3

christy said...

Happy Birthday Benjamin Haddon!!! I love those big lips! Hope you get to hold and kiss him very very soon. He's so cute.

letaflowers said...

What a little cutie! Congratulations and welcome, Benjamin! Love, Leta and Andy

Pinkie Winkie said...

I can't wait to meet this handsome little guy! He is adorable!!!
I'm glad things are going better now but please keep the updates coming!!!!
Hugs!

ktabs said...

congratulations! i love his lips- i too think they look like Glory girl's! i'm excited to see what his little life will bring your sweet, beautiful family.

Anonymous said...

Nick and Jesse. Benjamin is just beautiful.....so handsome. Can't wait to meet him. Congratulations to you both. Will be praying for his breathing issues to clear up completely....Love....Karla

Demi Eliese said...

He is SO HANDSOME!! Looks like you might have another Glory/Nick on your hands!! Those lips are so gorgeous!! Congrats and I hope you get to spend qualit time with him soon!

michelle said...

ben, you little charmer, you! at long last, you're here :)

and mama, you just tell those nurses what's WHAT. it's TOO hard for the mamas when they swoop the babies away like that!

we'll be praying for strength for little benjamin so he can get in on wrestle time with glor and elias. love to you and nick!

Candice {The Beautiful Mess} said...

Congrats! He's so handsome! Love his lips!!! Glad all of you are doing well.

Betsy said...

Congratulations to all! Benjamin is beautiful. Our grands were both 9lbs plus when they were born, so we love big healthy babies. Give that grandma Debbie a hug from me, and remind her that her new grandson shares a birthday with 3 of her fellow Seacoast staffers (Kathy, Colleen, and Josh Gragg).

Love and prayers,
Betsy Smith

Milovy said...

He is so precious and what a wonderful name!

staci said...

yall he's so cute! love those LIPS! glad everything is going well and that he is needing less breathing help. i am praying that fluid is gone and he can breathe totally on his own. i cant wait to see pics of glor & elias meeting him :) love you guys!

ktbtodd said...

He is precious. I agree that he looks like Glory, but i think that he looks a bit like Elias,too. Especially in the top picture.

Congratulations! We are praying for you.

suzannah said...

congratulations and blessing to you both on a healthy and quick recovery:)