Friday, October 10, 2008

Eli










Here is Eli!
He was born on the evening of October 7 after four pushes.
He is a tiny guy weighing in at only 6 pounds 9 ounces.
Both Owen and Ryanna are super thrilled to have him home and want to hold and kiss on him all the time. Owen comforts Eli when he cries by chanting, "It's okay baby. It's okay." Ryanna is already planning the birth of the next baby which she assures me is a sister.
Eli was tongue tied at birth, but we had that cut yesterday and are happy to report his nursing has greatly improved.
He has a tiny cry that several nurses mentioned sounded like a recorded cry that you would hear from a doll.
He loves to sleep most of the day away and remind us how cute he is in the wee hours of the night.
All in all--we're all in love.

46 comments:

Melissa said...

I'm glad you're doing well! He is such a sweetie! I want to bring dinner, but I'll wait until things settle in a little more and your help has gone home. I hope you're getting some sleep!

Scott & Tami said...

He is so precious. I think he looks a lot like Owen and your side of the family. Look at you...family of 5!

Brooke said...

What a handsome boy! Happy birthday Baby Eli!

I love the picture of the three kids in black and white!

RussellsRoost said...

Oh, he is so cute!!! It looks like the kids are having so much fun with him. He is so little! And he has your mouth for sure. . How fun. Congratulations.

Lacey said...

Very cute- he is such a tiny little thing!

I'm with Melissa- I want to bring dinner but thought maybe after your mom left? Or before? Which one. I know your ward is probably planning on helping out so I'll give you all call so we can plan it!

I'm happy to hear all is well at home! Your little family is so happy and sweet! I can't believe Owen isn't your baby anymore! Craziness!

Lolly said...

So cute! Congrats!! Can't wait to meet him.

Tina said...

So excited to see pictures and hear the news of Eli's birth. I've been waiting in anticipation!
Your kids are all so beautiful!
I'll call you soon!

The Meis' Family said...

congrats! He is so adorable. Let me know if you need anything.

Lara said...

He is so sweet and completely adorable! Congratulations!

I think he looks a lot like his mommy!

Kim said...

Congratulations! He's a cutie. Isn't it so nice to be done with being pregnant?

Jessica Martiele said...

CONGRATS! Isn't it amazing that someone that tiny is a living, breathing, (partially) independent human being? And amazing too that suddenly your little boy - formerly your "baby" - is now obviously such a BIG boy. :) Good luck getting some sleep! Congrats, again, to all of you! PS...it's true, most newborns really aren't all that cute, but this little guy is completely adorable! How'd you guys DO that?!

Cari.Ryan Florence said...

Oh seeing your little man makes me so excited to have another one!! He is so handsome Audrey. Congrats on the new addition.

Angie said...

Congrats! He is so cute, he fits in your family so well! Love the pictures. Wish I was closer, I'd be there! Enjoy the time your mom is there (SLEEP)!

SHERI said...

He's a keeper!! So cute! I am glad everything went well. And that Owen- man I could just keep him he's so cute!

Jack and Annie said...

Looks just like the other little kiddos! :)So did you end up with your Dr? Hope so! :) Glad to hear that so far Owen is taking it all in stride!

Yolanda said...

Welcome home! I'd been waiting to see pictures and hear how it went, so I'm glad you got a post out nice and quick. Thanks for your comments on my blog, it sucks for sure, but I'll survive. I'm so shocked Eli was only 6-9, such a change from Owen, I bet you're glad to be un-pregnant again. I always loved having my body back to myself after being so uncomfortable and cramped....course I WANT to be uncomfortable now...I'm never happy I suppose. :) Good luck with 3! AHHH!!

peachytiffers said...

He is so cute! I love the pictures of them all laying on the ground together! So glad that you are doing well and I hope you can get some sleep during the night. Let me know if there is anything I can do for you!

Sabina said...

Congrats! I'm so glad you are able to up and around better than your other kids. It makes such a difference. You look great! Eli is beautiful. Thanks for sharing. We love you.

Minharos said...

He's so cute, and I can't get over how skinny his legs are. Maybe it's just the shock of seeing bare legs when we're all freezing over here. Congratulation to all of you, and good luck. Keep us posted on how everything goes- I'll be looking to you for advice. You're paving the way:)

JLJ said...

Congratulations! I love the name Eli too and he is very handsome. Fine, he's beautiful. There's nothing wrong with saying a baby boy is beautiful.

rachel said...

He is sooo darling!! I am so glad the birthday went well!! Happy Birthday Eli! I especially love the pic of him with his siblings so sweet. . . Keep up the good work!

Rusty said...

Congratulations guys! What a cute family. We really like Eli's name.

Adrienne said...

CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Schneider Family said...

Congrats!! He is so sweet! I am glad everyone is doing well, and you look GREAT!

JenW said...

congrats, i am so glad you are all doing well! love to you all! put me down on the dinner list...any favs??? and those are not my sunglasses! sorry!

camery said...

Wow, that's one cute baby! Congratulations!

Kelli said...

Congratulation! He's a cutie!

Amelia and Justin said...

Congratulations! What a cute little one!!

Lyndsey said...

he is perfect! congrats!

Life in the circus said...

yay! what fun to have a new little one in the house. Congratulations!

Dahly Mama said...

Audrey-
Wow! You done good!!!! He's precious!!! How are you feeling? I'm so glad everything went fine and he's here and everyone's healthy!!
Congratulations!!!

Heather said...

I'm so happy for you guys! He is so perfect. I'm glad everything went well! I wish I was there to bring you in dinner :(

And..thanks soooo much for calling me on my b-day! It was such a nice surprise, especially considering what you just went through! For whatever reason your message went straight to my voicemail and my phone didn't save your number. I lost my old numbers this summer when my phone drowned. So if you have a minute in the wee hours of the night email me your number and I'd love to call you and catch up.

jayne said...

Congratulations!! He is perfect. I hope sleep gets better for you soon (and for me too!).

Lauren and Trevor said...

He is precious...so tiny! It was neat to see your pictures and realize you are now a family of 5! Keep the pictures coming, we love to see them. Audrey, hope you are feeling well!

Jared said...

What can I say that hasn't already been said???

I am choked up to see your sweet family...

So many congrats:)

I am so excited for more details!

citymama1 said...

adorable! Congrats! All the pictures are making me baby hungry :)

Positively Creative! said...

He definetly is a Peterson baby....so cute! I am glad everything went so well, your family is so adorable!

Crystal Eldredge said...

Your family is so adorable! I found your blog by veiwing Lara's. I am so glad your doing so well! Congrats on the new baby boy!

DONNA J. said...

Babies are such a blessing!!! As you get older, it's God's way of showing the cycle of life!!! They are always so precious...having just arrived from God himself!! You make beautiful babies, Audrey and Derek!!! It's fun to see your little family grow and as you shatter the national average for children in a family! Everyone looks "in love" and happy. Thanks for sharing!

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The Zookeeper said...

He is stunning and so tiny. I am completely in love. Congrats!!!

MK said...

Congratulations Audrey! You have a beautiful family! I am gald to hear that everything went well and you are all doing great.

The Haynie's said...

Beautiful baby Eli. We delivered at Gateway.. by the looks of the room you did as well! Get some rest and take it easy. You are blessed to have another sweet baby in your family

steve said...

Woohoo!!! Congratulations on #3. He looks like a good addition to the family. . .

Kim Skinner said...

Congrats. He is a cutie.

Anonymous said...

Where the heck have I been?!?!?!
You have another adorable baby!!

Hope all is well!
Love,
Julie J.