Saturday, August 28, 2010

Welcome to Your Life (There's No Turning Back)

Emerson Julius Suever (pronounced "see-ver") was born on August 18th.

Seven pounds, four ounces. Eighteen inches long.


Two hours after being born, he was taken to the nursery due to not self-regulating his temperature and having difficulties breathing. He spent four days (FOUR DAYS!!!) in the Progressive Care Nursery (which is ran by, but not as serious as, the NICU) and spent a night and day under the billie lights due to jaundice.

Obviously, he's as ornery as his brothers.


Aaron and I took a full week off from everything and have been camped in the living room. I swear we're getting sleep, but sleep at one-hour-or-less increments doesn't feel like real sleep.


He's a deliciously blond-haired fuzzy little monkey who's a champ at full-filling all his obligations: eating, dirtying diapers and sleeping.


And, occasionally, yawning.


We are so very lucky. And so very in love.

43 comments:

Leah said...

Congratulations, and welcome to the world little one.

Michelle said...

Congrats!!! He's beautiful, I love the blonde hair.

Sarah Jackson said...

Hello beautiful boy! I could eat him up - was it really only 5 months ago that Kit was that small? Congrats, mama. Enjoy those baby days. They may be tough but they're fleeting. xoxo.

Aimee said...

Congratulations!!!!! He's gorgeous!

LJ said...

Enjoy your Babymoon!!

amy h said...

He looks like a little jedi in his wrap top. :) I'm glad you are enjoying him and that everyone is doing well!

Rachel said...

He is so adorable - he looks just like Darwin! Congratulations!!

Ali said...

Congratulations! I was thinking he looked like Darwin too. Rest up, you.

Natalie said...

Congratulations! He is gorgeous!

Dawn said...

OMG, he gorgeous. Congratulations to you and your family!

Theresa said...

Emerson is divine and looks just like his brothers. Wow, that gene pool ain't very deep! Gorgeous little man! Well done to you both! Have fun!
PS the 'coded word' for my comment is 'acers' ....how good's that!

hawkeyejlp said...

He's gorgeous! Congratulations!
The ornery ones are worth it!

jac said...

Congratulations on the newest addition... he's lovely!

Kelly said...

Congratulations! He is stunning and fuzzy and lovely!

MichelleB said...

He is absolutely beautiful. Congratulations.

Nikki said...

Congrats! I hope you'll bring him for show and tell to our next quilt guild meeting... ;)

He's a doll.

Nikki said...

Congrats! I hope you'll bring him for show and tell to our next quilt guild meeting... ;)

He's a doll.

Debbie said...

congratulations! He's a beautiful baby boy who looks just like his brothers!

Dana - Old Red Barn Co. said...

Congratulations. He is absolutely beautiful!

Monica said...

oh well done! he's totally adorable!!!

how proud are his brothers?

Gorgeous name too!!

Evolutionary Revolutionary said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!! I am late catching up! I am so happy for you! Congratulations he is BEAUTIFUL.

montague said...

welcome emerson!!! oh you are so adorable!

Shanna said...

Congratulations! He is gorgeous. So glad that he is finally here and home with his family.

kristi said...

He's so adorable!

La said...

Congratulations, Laura. He is adorable. I'm very happy you, Emerson are home and healthy. Sleep will come...in about 18 years.

Best of luck to you and your wonderful family. La

PamKittyMorning said...

You have a baby !!! Yeah, he's so cute! Big hugs to you and your three boys!

Dawn said...

Awwww, congratulations! I was hoping we'd see something here soon! How handsome is he and I love that name! it was on our short list so I'm glad it was used by and for someone so lovely.

Gina Perry said...

Huge congratulations to you and your family. What a beautiful little guy - enjoy this new beginning.

Pat said...

He is a beauty!! Congratulations!!

ella said...

Congrats! I hope he's a good sleeper.

Rebecca F. said...

Yay! What a beautiful baby Emerson!!

Congratulations to all of you.

Oil Cloth Junkie said...

Oh my gosh, he looks just like Darwin! Happy Happy Joy Joy for your beautiful family!!!

Jersey Knitting Mama said...

Congratulations! Oh he is the most beautiful little baby! WOW! You did it mommy! Enjoy and hope your family get lots of rest.

Sonya

Kristy said...

Oh he's gorgeous!! Peas in a pod your boys. Congrats x

heidi said...

he is just perfect! that blonde hair is just killing me!

Laura said...

Oh my gosh, he's scrummy! Congratulations!! So glad you are both home safely. Enjoy!!

kirsten said...

wow - congrats to your fam!

(and wow, he looks SO much like his brothers!) glad all is well.

Evangelina said...

So, you may have a nutso uterus but it does cook very cute boy children. And on a weirder note, my fiance and I had chosen Emerson for a boy name and you know, genius loves company.

patrice said...

I'm in love too!
So beautiful...
so new.
Best of everything...
Much warmth,
Patrice

laeroport said...

I have been offline but you and your lovely family have been in my thoughts.... congratulations mama. Emerson certainly looks like his brothers. :)

Angelina said...

Congratulations Laura!! He's a cute baby. I'm so glad his stay at the hospital wasn't long!

Anonymous said...

Some genealogy facts for the youngin'.
These are things I was curious about growing up. Like... what is our
nationality and why isn't our name pronounced sue-ver. My research uncovered the
following:



The Suever surname was originally spelled SÜVER and pronounced SEE-VER.
It is very similar to the surname Mueller, pronounced MEE-LER and
originally spelled MÜLLER. When you see a "UE" in an
Americanized German name, this is an indication that the two letters represent
the original umlaut: Ü
On U.S. Microsoft Windows computers, the umlaut can be generated 
by holding down the ALT key while keying in 0252. (Some laptops
you must use Fn key and ALT + 0252.  Another option is
running the Character Map program by typing CHARMAP at the RUN command. 



Some of the other SÜVER families names were changed to SEVER, SIEVER or SUEWER.
None of the families kept the umlaut, probably because it was not a standard key
on US typewriters.



The name could originate from either "Victory Guardian" (Siegwart)
or "Cleaner/Clean" (Sauber). I prefer the former!



Many of the SÜVER family lived in the Village of Wetter, Parish of Buer,
City of Melle, District of Osnabrück in the State of Lower Saxony in Germany.
Many SÜVER families left Buer, Germany in the 1850's. Most settled in four
Midwestern areas: St. Louis, Cincinnati, Toledo and Delphos, Ohio.
Delphos being both the smallest in overall population, yet the largest in Suever
emigres outside of Buer.



A majority of Suevers are of the Baptist religion and over 99% are
white
.



Outside of the US and Germany, a small enclave of Suever/SÜVERs can be found in
Turkey. Nothing is known about this group other than one member is a
famous human rights activist using the original umlauted surname.



More information about Buer can be found:

http://www.buer-us.de
When searching for information or maps, try using the keywords of Melle
or Lower Saxony Germany for best results.


Mark S. Süever

St. Louis Suever Clan

Presently in Phoenix

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