Thursday, April 16, 2009
Judah Byrd Lockhart
9lbs 13 oz
21 1/2 inches
10 fingers 10 toes and only one nose
His head circumference is 15.5 inches (ouch)
April 13, 2009 (one day before his due date!)
I have some recovery in my future...I love pain meds :)
The epidural worked wonders, giving birth wasn't nearly as horrid as I imagined...not something I'd sign up to do for kicks but not horrid.
Judah is a bible name, one of the men in the lineage of Jesus. In fact one of the names for God is "Lion of Judah" because the tribe of Judah (bible history trivia) is what they called the lineage line he was from. There were 12 tribes named after brothers.
Judah was the youngest of the brothers and when his mom delivered him she said "Praise God, I am done having babies!" and that's what his name means Mostly it was the Praise God part but the other part made me laugh and it's what I've been feeling the whole pregnancy so it was appropriate, although I may do this again just not for a LONG LONG time.
Byrd is a family name. Byrd Lockhart was a courier at the Alamo and Lance is a direct descendant of this person. I am still learning the story but his family is very proud of the history and Lance's dad shares it as his middle name also. His dad is tickled to pass the name on.
Personally it reminds me of our wedding day when we were married at the Roseman Bridge in Madison county and the birds sang their hearts out the entire wedding and in my mind was one of the more beautiful things about that day, a gift from God to me with all the beautiful singing of his creation.
I write 10 blogs a day in my mind but with nursing (which is going great) and recovery they don't make it out of my imagination. There will come a time where I will write down many of my thoughts and capture my memories in writing. Until then the camera is handy at all times and I am treasuring many things in my heart.
So Much to Love
I love people. I love bright eyes. I love my sons, Judah & Lucas. I love laughing. I love my ringtone. I love love. I love Jesus. I love tattoos. I love milk. I love creative expression. I love smiles. I love Philippians. I love bridges. I love my house and haven. I love a rainy night. I love doing nothing. I love almonds and banana chips. I love music. I love cowboy hats. I love Anna Maria Island. I love (diet) dr.pepper. I love a good story. I love wildflowers. I love to fly. I love rod iron. I love babies. I love going to the movies. I love midnight. I love allegra. I love sunsets. I love long kisses. I love the color red. I love starshollow. I love community. I love doing life with friends. I love witty banter. I love jessilynn.com. I love my family. I love pretty things. I love cruisin' with my girls. I love remembering when. I love authentic individuals. I love hot tamales. I love when kids giggle. I love Lance. I love bonfires. I love finding people I thought I'd lost. I love yard sales. I love tacobell. I love seeing people do good. I love violins and steel guitar. I love driving to the airport. I love seeing people around me succeed at their dreams. I love being included. I love flipflops. I love blogging. I love long talks. I love dreaming.