Wednesday, February 16, 2011

And Then There Were Four

We are thrilled to announce the birth of our son, Adam David Eigsti, born February 14 at 11:44 a.m. He weighed 7 pounds 12 ounces and was 19 inches long. A healthy bouncing baby boy! I had a doctors appointment last Friday, and my doctor was convinced I would have him in the next 2-3 days (even though his due date wasn't until this Friday the 18th). She was exactly right! So, we spent the weekend doing all of our last minute to-dos before the baby came and I had contractions inconsistently throughout the weekend. Monday morning the contractions started again around 4:30 and by 6:30 they were already about 5 minutes apart so off to the hospital we went! Everything continued to go very quickly once we were there, and only 5 hours later he was here! We were so grateful for a smooth labor and delivery! He is a healthy and strong little guy! Some have asked if we named him after anyone, and yes, his middle name David is after my uncle (dad's brother) who passed away while I was in high school. He had Down Syndrome and to know him was to love him! We just liked the name Adam and it was Luke's alternate name, so we used it this time! We adore this guy so much already and Luke is crazy about his baby brother. Although, Luke calls him "Hannah" sometimes, who is our 4 month old niece. It's taken him a bit to understand that this is a different baby, who lives with us, but he's getting there!
Here is the brand new Adam!
First family photo (minus Luke) right after delivery
A few hours later, Luke came to meet his baby brother!
Checking him out...
Grandpa Nisly
Grandma Nisly
Papa Eigsti
Mimi Eigsti
A tired Daddy
One day old!
Going home!
Luke loves Adam and wants to hug, kiss, and hold him all the time!
Two days old. He's pretty alert and loves his binky! We love you, Adam. Welcome to our family! Thank you God for this incredible blessing!


Tanya said...

He's so ADORABLE! Can't wait to hold him tonight!Thanks for the pics!!

Adrianna said...

Simply Amazing! Congrats!
Welcome to man-on-man defense!! :)

Helen said...

Oh my goodness, Sondra... what a cutie! Congratulations, guys! We miss you tons!

Anonymous said...

He is really, really cute! I know Luke just loves Hannah so I'm sure he will love Adam lots! Love his name!

Nancy "Keith's Mom"

Jill said...

He is GORGEOUS, Sondra. Congrats to you and Chad and Luke.

Jack said...

Yay and congrats on baby Adam! What a sweetie you have. Prayers to you as you transition to a family of four. Praise the Lord for this beautiful miracle!
- The Conkling clan

Lindsay said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! He is precious! Enjoy your boys - and try to get some rest. :-)

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