Monday, December 13, 2010

Introducing: Isaiah Nathan Asher

On December 11, JoanMarie and I became parents to a beautiful baby boy.




It was a long labor, but the hospital staff at Sierra Vista were so comforting and kind to JoanMarie. They knew we wanted as natural a childbirth as possible, and they helped us stick to our birth plan. Our doula, Megan, was exceptionally encouraging and positive, making the experience much less stressful than it could have been.

I'm normally very squeamish, but I helped catch Isaiah when he came into the world. I gave him his first bath, changed his first diaper, and gave him kiss after kiss after kiss after kiss.


JoanMarie made Team Isaiah shirts for us to wear while heading home from the hospital.


Here's Isaiah with his daddy and my daddy (his grandpa).


I feel exceptionally blessed knowing that my son has JoanMarie for a mommy.


Isaiah Nathan Asher
December 11, 2010 6:41am
6lb. 5oz., 20in.

55 comments:

Cass (Words on Paper) said...

Isaiah is beautiful!

Congratulations. You're going to be a great father. And he's going to be so loved. Hopefully he's a reader! ;)

Steph Su said...

He is truly one of the most beautiful babies I have ever seen. What a lucky little guy! Congratulations!

Anne R. Allen said...

Welcome to the world, Isaiah Nathan! What lovely, joyful pictures. Congratulations to you both.

Candyland said...

Yay! Congrats Jay!!! GORGEOUS!

Sarah Miller said...

Look at that strong, tender boy! <3

Frankie Diane Mallis said...

Jay! He is so beautiful! Congratulations--he is exceptionally lucky to have you both as parents! I love these pictures, they made my morning. Congratulations!

Kat Heckenbach said...

How completely sweet! He looks like such a little peanut in his car seat. (Hard to believe my kids were that tiny at one time....)

I have to say he looks a lot like his momma ;).

Congrats to both of you!

jillsbooks said...

This post made me teary-eyed. He's SO beautiful! Congratulations to all!

pinkflipflops said...

congratulations!!!!! he is adorable and you and joanmarie look like you are soo in love!

m. christine weber said...

He's perfect. Absolutely perfect. Congratulations ;-).

Nathan Bransford said...

Congratulations!! Welcome, Isaiah!

Sabrina said...

Congratulations Jay and JoanMarie! Isaiah is a real cutie! You two are going to be super parents - he is blessed to have you both! =)

scott neumyer said...

HUGE Congrats!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Savor every moment.

Steve Kinsey

Becky Levine said...

Congrats--he's beautiful. And off to a great start with both his parents, PLUS the hospital--I was born at Sierra Vista, and life has been good. :)

Lisa said...

Lucky you, lucky Isaiah. Such a beautiful baby.

Kristina Springer said...

Congratulations to you all! He's so sweet! Let the fun times begin!

deb said...

Welcome to the World, Isaiah!

molly. said...

12-11-10!
A fabulous day of birth!

Donna Gambale said...

Congratulations, Jay! He's beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing with us.

Sue Fliess said...

Congratulations, Jay! He's beautiful. And I love all the shirts you bought. Now JoanMarie just needs the onesie, Mommy needs wine.

Nely said...

What a blessing! Congratulations. What a perfect little boy! :D

annemariepace said...

What a beautiful family! Congratulations, Jay!

Anonymous said...

So beautiful! Congratulations to all of you!

Laurie Stolarz

Brenda Sturgis said...

JAY
YAY!
HOORAY!

So glad everything went

OKAY!

Welcome to the wonderful world Isaiah, one of my most favorite names ever!

Best,
Brenda

Wild About Words said...

Congratulations, Jay and JoanMarie on your beautiful baby boy! Let the adventures begin . . .

Amy Baskin said...

Congratulations to all of you! Welcome to the world, Isaiah!

VegasJellyFish said...

How wonderful. Congrats to the both of you. He is wonderful!

Debby G. said...

Congratulations! Thanks for sharing the adorable pictures.

Ruta Sepetys said...

He is absolutely beautiful! Congratulations, Jay!

Beth S. said...

Congrats! He's beautiful!

Stephanie said...

Isaiah's adorable! Congrats! :)

SRH said...

Beginning of a for blessed life together for all - Susie also says "Hi Isaiah - I will always remember your birthday - same day as mine - only a different"

Caitlin said...

So cute! My birthday is on December 11th AND I was born at Sierra Vista!

TheBookGirl said...

Congratulations! He's gorgeous :) Love the shirts, too :)

Anita Saxena said...

Congratulations on your little bundle of joy.

AmandaHewer said...

A handsome boy you have! Congrats! I'm so happy for you :)

Lia Keyes said...

Way to go! Your best creation yet, and that's saying something!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Congrats Jay! I met you at the Michigan SCBWI conference. I'm so happy with you. What a cute holiday present.

Megan Bostic said...

Yay!!! Beautiful baby. Congrats to both of you.

Susan L. Lipson said...

Congratulations! You have just changed the world by adding beautiful Isaiah Nathan Asher to the roster of humanity. I wish you and Joan Marie and Isaiah a doubling of joy with each day.

JaysBrother said...

Isaiah is a good-looking guy! Must be from JoanMarie's side of the family. Although, I do think it's amazing how much he looks like Grandpa (Dad)? I am so excited to be Isaiah's uncle!!!

Candace said...

What a gorgeous child, congratulations!

Sue McGinty said...

He's so incredibly cute!!!!!!

Lee Wind said...

AWWWWW!!!
Congrats to the new parents! So happy for you all - and here's a little unsolicited advice: NAP when he naps!

Hugs and Happy Holidays,
Lee

Anastasia Suen said...

Congrats to both of you! Enjoy!

Anthony V. Toscano said...

Congratulations to all of you. Families who share a love for life are a gift to all of us.

Sandy said...

Aww too cute ^_^ Congratulations!!

tammi sauer said...

Oh, happiness...!

Congratulations. :)

Jess (The Cozy Reader) said...

Congrats to you both! He's adorable!

Lisa Schroeder said...

Welcome Isaiah!!! Congratulations to you both.

Enjoy this special time - it goes by SO fast!

Anonymous said...

A very big Congrats from Willy Davis! I love you!

Claire Dawn said...

Congratulations!

December-borns ROCK!

Sarah Beth Durst said...

Congratulations, Jay! So happy for you and your new family! Isaiah is absolutely adorable.

Happy New Year!

Jim Di Bartolo said...

Sorry for the delayed congrats! We leave the country for a month and look what we miss! Seriously though, he's beautiful and big high-fives and hugs from our family to yours!

Be well and enjoy all of the fun snuggles. Parenting is AWESOME! You're going to have a blast!

Best,
Jim and his girls