Thursday, April 12, 2012

Four Hours Old

Luke Dustin Spriggs....four hours old!

He arrived 4-12-2012 at 12:36 pm.
This is Bernie's first peek at his grandson.

8lb 6 oz...20 inches long.
And like his mom and dad and grandparents, he has big feet!

So this is what a 14th Generation American looks like.
He descends on both sides of his parentage from people who settled in America in the early 1600s.
I hope he will feel proud of his heritage and live a life that will love and honor God, just as generations before him have.

Doesn't he look bright eyed for one so new? 

Bernie was half way across America this morning.  He was able to  fly home and be here two hours after Luke arrived.
I had spent the night at the hospital waiting for the birth, but I left once I was told he had safely arrived without seeing him.
I wanted to share the experience of seeing our first grandchild with Bernie.
It was worth waiting a couple of more hours to meet Luke in order to have that be a shared experience.

He is a big baby...but still looks tiny next to his grandfather's hand.

Labor was long...pushing lasted a long time too.
For a little guy who had been squashed in labor and was twelve days over due, he was very mellow.

The new mom and new dad are still getting used to their little lad. 

Those feet...with the newborn peeling skin.
Precious in our sight.
We bless God for a safe arrival of a healthy child and for the new parents too.
Thanking God, and those who prayed for his safe arrival.


Vee said...

Praise God!

He is adorable. I see that someone or two or three or four are smitten. It's love all over the place. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy.

You made me weep with all those 14 generation comments. Not too many of us get to say that. Many blessings on this new family.

(I'm so glad that I didn't go to bed early.)

RoeH said...

He's beautiful! Grandchildren. Best feeling ever. You have my permission to spoil him all you want. :)

Pondside said...

Alleluia! A gift straight from heaven! Welcome wee Luke!
Is it just me, or does he, at four hours old, bear an uncanny resemblance to his grandfather?

Lovella ♥ said...

OH JIll...
This is the best possible news. I am so happy for you and your family for the safe arrival of Luke!

So many generations ...that is amazing.
He is adorable and it warms my heart to see you holding a wee one!

So happy!

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

We are all rejoicing with you...over here at our MGCC convention in Fresno! Praise the Lord for Luke's safe long last. CCongrats to all.

You supplied the first hat for Luke, right?

Marg said...

Congratulations on the birth of Luke. How precious in the eyes of the Lord. May you enjoy and love him and teach him the ways of God.
You will have such a powerful influence in his life.
And you will truly love it.

Willow said...

Congratulations! Grandchildren are truly a blessing!

Vicki said...

I think this is an adorable photo of young Luke...and his adoring grandparents. Hugs, Jill! Welcome to our world, Luke!

Sara said...

He certainly is bright eyed for being so new...a sure sign of a lively intelligence! Congratulations to Jeff and Rachel, and to you and B, newly minted grandparents!

La Tea Dah said...

Awwww, such a blessing and a darling little guy. I love his name --- and I love his cuteness! Happy times ahead for you and yours! Congratulations!

Julie said...

What an adorable baby Luke .. such bright eyes ! I know what he is thinking ... "I'm going to think differently, just like my Grandmother!" smile...

Mrs.Rabe said...

Beautiful! He's adorable!

I too, love the 14 generations comment. What a wonderful heritage...if you teach him, he will come to honor it and walk with the Lord!


ps - I popped over from Vee's!

Kathie said...

He is such a beautiful baby Jill!!! Congratulations to everyone. What a sweet face. I know you and Bernie will be having as much fun as we are!

Lorrie said...

Thanks be to God! What a special gift, and how wonderful that you waited to share the moment of meeting him with Bernie. I love that.
Welcome to little Luke!

Dawn said...

Yaaaaaaaaaaay! So happy for you all!

Kathleen Lisson said...

So perfect in every way!

Anonymous said...

Luke is a beautiful baby, of course we might be proud of the fact he is our first Spriggs great-grand baby. Glad the waiting is over, now the excitement of watching Luke grow begins.
Congratulations to Rachel and Jeff and to You, Jill, and to Bernie as new grand parents. Your joys will grow daily. Love to all, mom and dad S.

Becky said...

Oh my!! What a blessing!!! Love those bright eyes, and lovely faces of all! Your life will never be the same - so I'm told - enjoy! May he grow to be the man God designed him to be!

Kathy said...

I'm late....he is adorable!!!!!! Delighted for you and grandpa! Doesn't being a grandparent do something to your heart that nothing else can match! Absolutely beautiful little lamb!