Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Elias John Tapp!

(This is Justin writing)
Elias is here! He was born at 2:24am on May 21st. 9 lbs 7 oz, 22 inches long.

Joni was a real trooper and we were blessed to have a fully natural birth. She labored for several hours at home and we went to the hospital at midnight. Things escalated quickly and it took a while for the on-call doctor to arrive so she could push him out. He is very beautiful and we are VERY blessed!

No complications with his delivery, he came out easily. But, he was so big that he "tore her a new one," as the doctor put it. But, she's doing fine. We'll be in the hospital 48 hours total due to her strep b.

But, praise the Lord and thanks for your prayers! Pictures soon!

13 comments:

Kristy said...

Oh my gosh, congratulations!!! I am so excited for you!! Can't wait to see pictures. Tell Joni that I am amazed by her strength! Oh, congratulations guys!!!

Jeannie said...

Yeah! Congratulations! I am so happy that Eli and Joni made it through drug free and healthy. I hope for a speedy recovery for Joni!

Ryan said...

wooohooo!

Andrew's Mommy said...

PRAISE GOD that everyone is well and there were no complications! I am so happy and proud for you all and hope to get to meet the little man sometime soon!!!!!!!!!!

Good luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Corrie said...

Congrats to the new mommy and daddy! Can't wait to see pics!

Shelly said...

Congratulations! So glad that everything went well! Can't wait to see pictures:)

Mollie said...

HALLELUJAH!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so thrilled to hear the good news!!!! Congratulations!!!! I'm so proud of you for standing your ground!!! You inspire me!! Can't wait to see pictures of Mr. Elias!!!

Charity said...
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Charity said...

YEA YEA YEA!!! Anna and I were just sitting on a bus talking about y'all! Then I come home and see the great news! I'm so stinkin' excited! And after all that the doctors were saying... JEEEEZ. Y'all are awesome, and I feel so proud of you for standing firm. Christ blessed you for your faithfulness! I sooo can't wait to see pictures of Eli! Congratulations! Love you.

Jackie said...

Congrats! I was thinking and praying this morning for you guys! Can't wait to see him!

Anonymous said...

We are SOOO happy for you!! Post pics soon!--The Byler's

Liz Waters said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy it worked out that you could have the birth you wanted.

Steve McCoy said...

Great news guys! Congratulations!