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Friday, January 16, 2009

The Miracle of Life

Ethan Gill is here!

Close to 11 p.m. last night, Jan. 15, Geoff, Melissa and Elijah Gill received a new family member: a 7-pound, 9-ounce miracle: Ethan. Wouldn't you know? He made it right on time, right on his due date! (Punctual. A kid after my own heart.)

I apologize for not posting until now. Once Ethan had arrived, all of us were distracted, looking at his cute self, taking photos, crying tears of joy, and explaining it all to Elijah, who was a real trooper and wonderful new big brother. Then, it was late-night drive-homes for the non-family members, so we were pooped., and Crystal, the wonderful aunt and mid-wife, had many more tasks to attend to.

Melissa will give you all the details herself. She should be discharged and driving back early afternoon, and since she's the woman who did all the work, we'll let her tell their story, complete with some sweet new family photos!

But it was beautiful, and Sherri, Jesse, Patrick and I were all so blessed to be there to witness it.

Thank you all your prayers. They were a truly wonderful gift to the Gills, and they were much appreciated.

Signing off for now (but not forever. Hopefully, I'll get to speak with you all soon),
Brittany (and the rest of Team Gill, who thank goodness, is probably still sleeping)

11 comments:

Ruth said...

Welcome to the world little Ethan. Can't wait so see your picture and to meet you when you come to Northern Ireland. Elijah congratulations on becoming a big brother.

Lori said...

Hurray!!! He must have plenty of Irish blood to come on such a cold weekend!!! We can't wait to see you and meet Ethan. Let us know when you're feeling up to a visit!

Mrs. Rabe said...

Welcome sweet Ethan!

We went to bed praying and he was already here!

Can't wait to see him!

Aunt Deanna

Becky K. said...

Awesome!

Such a great thrill that his Aunt got to deliver him. Not the original plan but a great one!

Welcome Ethan...Love the name...I have a cousin with that name and he is a cool guy...

Looking forward to pictures.

Jayne said...

congratulations Melissa, Geoff and little Elijah!! and welcome into the world baby Ethan! :) can't wait to see some photos!

x

Tracy said...

WHAT WONDERFUL NEWS!!!! CONGRATS MELISSA,GEOFF AND ELIJAH!!!

Ashlee Joann said...

CONGRATS, GIRL! CAN'T WAIT TO SEE PIX! APPARENTLY MY FIRST GUESS WAS RIGHT.... IT'S A BOY! WOOHOO!

P.S. Josh and I love the name! :)

Kelly said...

Welcome, Ethan! We are so happy you are here and we look forward to meeting you in pictures through the blog.

Congratulations Melissa, Geoff, and Elijah!

Alicia said...

Welcome sweet baby Ethan!! Congrats Gill family!! Cant wait to see pictures and hear how it all went!!

I just had to check your blog before I head off to work this morning!! :-)

Miss Paula said...

Welcome Ethan!!! I know Alicia and I were keeping track yesterday!! I can't wait to see the wee one!

Anonymous said...

hi geoff&milissa,my wee darling Elijah Iam so happy to see the new arrival and I can not wait to see you all so hurry and come back am missing you lots of love Donna&Robert