Friday, February 9th, we welcomed Jacob Levi into the world. He was 7 lbs, 8 oz. and 19 3/4 inches long. We’re crazy in love with him and the girls haven’t gotten their fill of snuggling their baby brother.
We had a difficult time coming up with his name. Jacob was the only name we could agree on, so Jacob it became! It is said that Jacob means “holder of the heel”. Another meaning is “May God Protect”. His middle name, Levi, means “joined” or “attached”.
Maybe one day, I’ll open up about my personal life history, but it has been marked by a lot of brokenness in regard to relationships. Jacob comes at a time in my life that is filled with blessings and joy. My prayer is that God will protect the joining together of my family. We have endured enough brokenness and Jacob’s birth is filled with hope and a healthy change for the future of my family.
Jacob came into the world without much fuss and only squeaked, without crying, for the first 72 hours of his life. He was so quiet! We’re so relieved and thankful for a strong, healthy boy.
Just like I did with my daughter Harper, I will be taking a weekly photo of Jacob. They grow so much the first year, that taking a monthly photo just doesn’t seem like enough. I looked forward to taking Harper’s photo every week and at the end of her first year, I had an awesome compilation of photos to show her growth.
With Harper’s photos, I used different fabric backgrounds that changed depending on the time of year. For Valentine’s Day, I used a Valentine background. For St. Patrick’s Day, I chose a rainbow background. When we moved to a new house, I chose a moving box as the background.
And sometimes…it didn’t work out that well. 🙂
So without further adieu, here is Jacob’s Week One photo followed by some extras, just because I can’t stop staring at him.
Thank you to those who have sent their love, congratulations, and prayers. Jacob is the perfect little cherry on top of our family of five and we’re looking forward to the many ways God is going to continue to bless our family through him.