He is here! It's time to meet Jack!

The Birth

Our son was born on New Year's Eve Day, at 1:01am. We are so excited to welcome Jack into the world and watch him grow older. I am such a proud husband and father. My wife was a rockstar, and gave birth to our beautiful boy after four hours of active (and intense) labor. And little Jack came out doing great!

We are grateful for the many people who gave us support in preparation for his birth. Whether it be the many prayers people prayed on our behalf, the numerous people who were willing to be on call to watch the older two while Jack was born, our doula (Marnie Blackman from Blissful Beginnings), the midwives at the Minnesota Birth Center and so many others who gave texts or calls of encouragement as we waited for Jack to come. And come he did!

Every baby that is born is a miracle from God, no matter the way it happens and so every life should be celebrated, no matter how it is born. And so we celebrate! But I do want to say just how very proud I am of Megan and her intentionality with the labor and delivery of our children. She truly amazes me! And if you want to hear more about Jack's birth story, we love to share and talk about birth, so just send me a message.

The Specifics

Everyone loves to know all the details of a newborn, so here they are:

  • Date: December 31
  • Time: 1:01 am
  • Weight: 7 pounds 15 ounces
  • Height: 20 1/2 inches long
  • Head circumference: 14 inches

Baby and momma are both doing great and resting at home. Our older two are very excited to see, hold and touch their little brother. By God's grace, it is so exciting to see our family expand. And it will be a joy to see his little life grow.

The Pictures

Everybody loves pictures!