My son has arrived! First things first, go take a look at the photos I took this morning. I’ll wait. Go ahead. I really want you to see him.
His name is Caleb Stephen Lewis. We chose “Caleb” for his namesake’s special partnership with Joshua in the book of Numbers having reckless faith in the face of an unconquerable enemy. We chose “Stephen” to honor Steph’s father. And of course, when you put it all together, you get C.S. Lewis. It simply had to be done.
He was born this morning at 4:45am after a 10 hour labor. Steph was a total champ during the whole thing even though it moved hard and fast, and got quite a few sincere compliments from the nurses and doctors on staff. (I wasn’t surprised by that at all. If you know Steph, you aren’t either.)
The stats: he weighed 7 pounds 8 ounces at birth. He’s 20.5 inches long. He has hair, unlike his dad! It’s kinda dishwater brownish blonde at the moment. When he’s a teenager I’ll tell him the horrible truth about what will happen to that hair in his 20s.
He and Steph are upstairs right now, intermittently resting and feeding. He’s completely healthy and quite calm.
Celebrate with me today, friends.