My niece Elizabeth Gorman Brown and Robert Brown brought another son into the world. He doesn’t have a name yet, but he weighs 9 pounds 2 ounces and he’s 21 inches long. That definitely gives him a presence in the world as does what you’re about to see.
Present for his delivery at the hospital – besides his mommy Beth, of course – were Bob and their little ones, Virginia and Bill. Also there were Beth’s mom and dad – Leo and Peggy Gorman, and my nephew Michael and Niki Gorman.
Amazingly, thanks to Michael and his iPhone, we were there, too. Only minutes after his birth, this is Bob holding his new baby son. Present at Beth’s bedside, you’ll also see his grandmother Peggy (my sister-in-law), my niece-in-law Niki holding little Bill, and wee Virginia sitting on the chair.
According to Michael, “The naming of the Brown children is always a mysterious process. Beth already told the nursing staff not to expect a name tomorrow either! I think it is like a College of Cardinals thing. When we see the white smoke, we’ll know a name has been decided.
He is 21″, the longest of Beth’s kids. You have the weight (9.2) already. He has slept pretty much the whole day.
Beth is doing well and says she is happy to not be pregnant anymore. The final two weeks were very difficult on account of being physically painful for her.
I am including a little video snippet from my iPhone. It is Bob holding the baby for the first time. No Beth in the video, don’t think she was camera ready!”
What a breathtaking moment! I won’t ever forget seeing that video “snippet”. Thank you, Michael, for sharing it!
Congratulations on your new treasure, Beth and Bob.
And as for you, Baby Boy-With-No-Name-Yet: The Lord bless you, and keep you: The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you: The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.”
~ Numbers 6:24-26