Thursday, March 5, 2009

Joel Ryan

Well world the East family's eighth child was born safely last Tuesday. We are all looking forward to getting Joel and our Mother safely home from the hospital today. The birth went well, no complications, and my Mom is resting well. I doubt she will be off her feet for very long though :), she is blessed with some truly great stamina and if I know her she will be trying to get up and do things within the week! Thanks for prayers everyone, below are some pictures we took yesterday. Introductions First!!! Dad looks just a little nervous, it doesn't matter how many times you've become a dad - the responsibility is massive! Savannah is having a private moment with little Joel, he must not want to hear what she has to say - look at how his hands are over his ears :) "Now listen to me my young man, you must never watch monty python, always bow when a lady enters a room , and learn to dance"... Start 'em young :) Caroline is absolutely thrilled to have a baby brother, hopefully he will be as sweet a baby as she was! One thing is certain, there will be no lack of nanny's and nursemaids for this chap. Even if he has as adventurous a spirit as Nathan did, I doubt he will get away with much! Not with his own personal fleet of adoring big sisters :) Joel finally woke up and gave Daniel a sly look, we got a couple pictures of those dark eyes. I wonder what he's thinking? And here I am with my newest little brother. It is amazing to me that one day a little baby boy like Joel is going to become a young man like my other "little" brother Jay. Soon enough he will pass me up and the baby I'm holding will be a "big" brother stronger and able to pick me up. No doubt he will be smarter than me too :) The Lord is amazing!


Savannah said...

Why are you picking on me???????

Anna said...

Congratulations on the birth of your new baby brother. He's so sweet that it makes the idea of a possible new brother sweeter to me. Just two weeks now for our family...

*I can't help laughing at the above comment and at the remark that spurned it!


Marks of Faith said...

Love 'n the pics! Keep them coming and I wish I had your Mom's stamina! : ) Maybe I'll get as good as her by the time number 8 rolls around! LOL! Congrats!

Robert L. said...

Fantastic. He looks like an East alright, am glad to see he is healthy. Very nice pictures, and I liked the humor in the post.

Robert L.

Martinez Family said...

Awwwwww!.... He is so cute! I can't wait to see him in person!!!

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