Sunday, February 9, 2014

Arthur is here!


Arthur Conan Ellis is here!


He entered the world on Groundhogs' Day just as mommy reached 41 weeks.
Thanks for that, buddy! I did not want to be induced :)
And he wanted to stay face-up the entire time, but it was okay.  We got to the hospital at 11, and he was born at 3:30.  I really wanted an afternoon baby after having the others in the middle of the night, and it made a huge difference--we both got sleep the first night!

I told Fox that this baby wasn't coming until he had a name.  We decided on a name three days before he was born.
We chose Arthur Conan for a few reasons.
1.) His initials are A.C.E. which we loved.
2.) Fox can call him "Thor" for short if he must :)
3.) We love the meaning of his name. Arthur means "strong as a bear" and Conan means "little wolf". Love that!
4.) We always like a literary reference, and this one is an obvious one but incidental...Arthur Conan Doyle is the author of Sherlock Holmes.
 

Enjoying the Grandparents!


Quincy has been so great with Arthur! He has been super happy all week and loves to hold and kiss "baby Ars-ur".


It is amazing how quickly babies change in a week!  Here is Arthur at a week old!:



So far, Arthur is a very mellow baby and a great eater. The week has gone by so smoothly. We are so happy to have him in our family!

4 comments:

Dave said...

Awesome! Thanks for postings more pics. He looks like a little chubby eskimo. Nice work!

Larissa Nelson said...

Such a cutie! I did not even think that "Thor" is short for Ar"thor" too! Perfect (;

Pink Panda said...

So cute!! What a blessing to have him be a mellow baby!

Helena said...

Wow, he looks so much more alert and grown up in just a week! I agree with all of your siblings' comments ;)