Wednesday, October 15, 2008

New baby

Our son, John Lawrence, was born Monday after a short labor, 9 pounds, 9 ounces. Mother and baby are doing well, and will be in the hospital for the remainder of the week.

Thanks for all your prayers and well wishes!

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Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Meredith!!! I can't wait to see photos of your son. I love the name John -- that's my son's name but we call him Jack.

Lynn said...

Super news, many congratulations and God bless you all!

Anonymous said...

Welcome Baby John! Congratulations Meredith and family! Enjoy your babymoon!

Many blessings!

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Anonymous said...

Congratulations and best wishes for a speedy recovery. That is a big baby boy. I think the name is beautiful too. Roxie

Wendy said...

Congratulations!!!
Welcome little John. We will be praying for your whole family during this time.

Wendy

Anonymous said...

OH Congratulations!!! {{hugs}}

Jen said...

Congratulations!

Tubo Family said...

Wonderful! Congratulations to all and especially "good job" to Meredith.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Meredith! I hope everything went well - I've been thinking of you! And I love the name! Many blessing to the new family of five. :)

Stephanie Precourt said...

Meridith! Congrats to you!

Steph

Monica Wilkinson said...

Can't wait to see pix!! Will be thinking of you as you transition to a family of five - so glad to hear your little one is here safely!

Unknown said...

Wonderful news!

Wishing you all the best for a lifetime of love and learning together...

Marsha

Tommie Jo said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Anonymous said...

Yeeeeeehaaaaaa! Thank you God for this new life, born into such a dear family. We pray that John will grow to know, love and serve his parents' Savior.
Mrsb

mom23 said...

Congratulations!! I am so happy for you! What a blessed family! And my heiny hurts just reading that.

Linds said...

Congratulations! Welcome to the new little one! Scratch the "little" part - BIG one!

Unknown said...

Congratulations! What wonderful news!

Joanna said...

Hooray! Congrats to the whole family! Welcome to the world, John!

Becky said...

Congrats to the whole family! Blessings on Meredith and this new baby as they recover and come home!

Hyperactive Lu said...

Congrats!! Glad to hear everyone is doing well!

Anna said...

Wonderful news!

GrammaMack said...

Congratulations, Meredith and family. What a lovely gift from God! Blessings on all of you.

Carrien said...

Oh yay! CONGRATULATIONS!!! YIPPEE!

wait was I yelling? I'm so glad for you that he's finally here.

I hope your recovery is really smooth Meredith and that you come back rested enough to tackle the challenges of three.

love and prayers
carrien

Jennifer said...

What a great blessing! Just know, we won't be too hard on you if the posting is light for the next couple of months. :)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to you all and welcome little John!

Kate

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

Congratulations!

That is one big boy. :)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

One of my favorite names, too, John ... "God is Gracious" and that He is, blessings on you all!

deb meyers

Mary Ann said...

Congratulations!

Kim said...

Congratulations, Meredith and family!!!! I hope you're doing much better on the health front now that your little guy is out! ((hugs))

Anonymous said...

Congrats!!

Rachael said...

I'm with everyone else...can't wait to see pictures. Glad the labor was fast...congrats!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful News! I'm so glad all went well.

ashley said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you and your family! Welcome to the world, John. :-)

Edi said...

Congratulations - and he was under 10 lbs!

Kathleen Grace said...

Congratulations! You have been missed but it couldn't be for a better reason:>)

DW said...

Congratulations on your new little man! I know his big brother and sis are delighted, too!

Julie said...

Welcome, little John, and congratulations to the rest of the family.

Queen of Carrots said...

Congratulations! Have a lovely time!

Anonymous said...

So happy for you! Congratulations to you all.

MLS

Anonymous said...

So so happy for you! Congratulations!!

Jennifer

Anonymous said...

Congratulations and welcome to John.

Nancy said...

Congratulations! I'm so glad to know all is well. I've been thinking of you and wondering if the baby had arrived yet.

Amy said...

Congratulations on your new little blessing! :)

Anonymous said...

Yay! So happy for you and your family! And what a nice sized boy you've got there! Mine was nearly the same size (9 lb 6 oz) -- now he's a brute of a 10-year-old!

Sherry

Kalona said...

Congratulations! May God bless baby John always.

Anonymous said...

Oh Meredith! That is wonderful news. I (along with many, I'm sure) have been watching and waiting and praying...so excited to hear about your new little guy. I can't wait to hear about your adventures in raising another boy. Our little one is already getting so big, although he's only 11 weeks old. Being a mom is simply the best!

Heather@pagesbyheather.com

Jan said...

Congratulations! Jan from Maine

ancient one said...

I'm so happy for you!!

Jenny's Vegcafe said...

Congratulations! A new baby to love- how blessed you are!

Cat said...

Congratulations on your new little guy!

April said...

What a gift! Congrats to all of you!!

Elena LaVictoire said...

So happy for you Meredith! Congratulations!

Ellen said...

Congrats! And now another adventure begins... =)

Kath Mattus said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!!
Blessings,
Kath

Mirissa said...

Congratulations!!! I am so happy that everything turned out well for you. And it will be fun to see your posts as I have a baby boy that is just 5 days older than yours!

Enjoy him and can't wait to hear his birth story.

Mirissa

laurel said...

Congratulations, Meredith and family! I am so glad your sweet baby has made a safe arrival into the world!

GingerSnaps said...

Congratulations!!! :)

Christina said...

Congratulations. Beautiful name.

Hallie Holland said...

That is just wonderful news! Praise the Lord for His protection and blessing on your sweet family!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I cannot wait to see pics! I continue to pray for you both~that is a long hospital stay!
:)Hugs,
Kat

Kelly said...

Congratulations on your new little blessing!

Megan said...

Happy to hear your news! Take it easy now!

Connie said...

Wonderful! And what a beautiful name. Connie

Sue said...

Welcome little one! So glad to hear you are both doing well.
Sue

Christian - Modobject@Home said...

So happy for all of you!

Deb Burton said...

Congratulations and I'm glad everything turned out well for you and the little one. I'm sure your family is anxious to get you and John Lawrence home!

April said...

Congrats!!!! What a big boy!!! Prayers for a speedy recovery and awesome bonding time!

~April

Nikki @ Saving For A Rainy Day said...

God Bless you and your family Meredith!!

~Nikki

Anonymous said...

How wonderful! Love the name! Blessings to you in this special time. . . Margo

Michelle Smiles said...

Congrats!!!!

Anonymous said...

Yay for you!

Ashley said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!!! That is a wonderful, manly name.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!

Mishel said...

Congratulations and blessings to you! : )

Lucy said...

Congratulations!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Meredith and family!!

Anonymous said...

Meredith-
You've been on my mind all day, and I've wondered whether or not your little one was here yet! God is good...Praise God from whom all blessings flow.
Congratulations to all of you, and we will be praying for your health this week, Meredith, and that your body will begin to "settle down" and heal from this difficult pregnancy.
Susan

Anonymous said...

Bless you and baby, and the rest of the family too! :>)

Chief Family Officer said...

Congratulations, Meredith!

Anonymous said...

Welcome to the world, little one! And congratulations!

Nicola said...

oh, congratulations!i am so glad he has arrived and you are both well!

Anonymous said...

congratulations!

Jeana said...

Aw, congratulations! Love the name. It's a good strong name, isn't it?

Carol said...

Congratulations to mom & dad! I know you'll be glad to be back home soon! :0)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!

Abbi said...

Congratulations! New babys are so sweet!
Abbi@ Proverbs31Living.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Oh how wonderful! Congratulations! And--short labor, double blessing! :)

Wendy

Indie Pereira said...

Dang. You beat me by an ounce. (Because its a contest you know.) Seriously, congratulations!

Sharon H said...

How wonderful! Congratulations.

Sharon Heritch
Morton, IL

Mikki said...

Congratulations!!! Welcome to the world sweet little baby Lawrence!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!! We'll be looking forward to hearing more about John as you post...

SO glad he and you are doing better.
Best wishes to you.

Angie @ Many Little Blessings said...

Congratulations!

Welcome to the world, John Lawrence! :)

Tracy said...

Congratulations and prayers for a speedy recovery!

Anne Marie@Married to the Empire said...

Congratulations! You and your husband chose a lovely name for him.

Susie H said...

All the best to you, your family, and the newest little one.

Rebekka said...

Yea!!! Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Many congratulations!

Antonella said...

Blessings!
Antonella

Janette said...

Kiss those baby toes for me!
Congrats!

Anonymous said...

Congrats to your new family! What a chunker. Bet he's adorable!

Anonymous said...

Congrats! Nice size and once you get some rest - you can have some pumpkin bread!! Lynn Marie

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!! What a wonderful blessing.

Betsy

sherri said...

Congratulations and welcome to the world Baby John!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for your family. Take care!

SB in Michigan

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! And what a nice and distinguished name!

MaryEliz

Mama Squirrel said...

Congratulations to you all!

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a great name! Congratulations to your family!

Kelly

Anonymous said...

Congratulations and I can't wait to see the pictures of your new baby!

Manuela

Anonymous said...

Best Wishes to you and your family!

Darcy said...

Congratulations Meredith and family!

Molly said...

Congrtulations! Rest up and enjoy that new baby!

Molly

Krista said...

Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations and Best Wishes.
God Bless

Tracey said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!YAH!!!

My Blessings From Above said...

Congratulations!!!!!!

Sarah M said...

Congrats!!! May he be a healthy, blessed baby!

Layla said...

Welcome, John Lawrence! So glad to hear everyone is doing well.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the new bundle of joy!!! :)

Kat

Beth said...

Congratulations to Meredith and family on your new little one! Praise God that all went well; we will continue to pray that you'll recover quickly and your body will start to feel back to normal soon.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Big congrats, Meredith! Glad he has arrived and you are both doing well.

Jana @sidetrackd said...

Congratulations!

Catz said...

Wonderful news! Congratulations!

Catherine at Frugal Homemaker Plus said...

What a joyful day! God Bless, Meredith!

Maren said...

Wonderful news ! Glad to hear that everybody is doing good.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! What great news. Been watching and hoping he would arrive soon.

Anonymous said...

Oh! So delighted for you! Congratulations to the entire LMS family!

Anonymous said...

Mozel Tov! Very glad to read you both made it through this more difficult pregnancy in good condition.

Melissa Lester said...

I stopped in today to see if we had a baby yet. Congratulations! I'm so glad both of you are doing well!

Melissa Lester said...

I stopped by today to see if we have a baby yet. Congratulations! I hope you are both doing well.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to your and your family on the birth of your new son! What a great name you chose! Best wishes!
Nancy C.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

MEREDITH YOU HAVE BEEN ON MY HEART AND PRAYERS ALL WEEK.
BLESSINGS SENT YOUR WAY FOR YOU, THE NEW LITTLE ONE AND ALL OF FAMILY

Carrie said...

I was hope that is where you have been. I can't wait to see pictures. I pray you are both doing well.
Carrie

Beverly said...

Congratulations!!! I'm so glad the baby made it her safe and sound and that Meredith is doing great as well. Can't wait to see pictures of the baby!

Anonymous said...

Praise God! Congratulations to you!

Kris

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Nice to hear it was a short labor!

elizabeth said...

I just clicked over to see if there was baby news and sure enough - he's here! Congratulations to the happy family. :)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations from a reader in England. Hope you all enjoy your new addition, bless you all. Your blog is an inspiration and one you should not worry about putting on the back burner whilst you and your family settle down. Once all the children are in college all we regular readers will still be here !

Rinty

Kris said...

Oh, yay!

Heather said...

Congratulations!!!!! I'm so happy for you all. Blessings.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you and your family.

Anonymous said...

How wonderful! Can't wait to see pictures.

Hopewell said...

Praise Him!!
Lisa
http://hopewellmomschoolreborn.blogspot.com/

NeedANap2 said...

Congratulations! We're looking forward to more details and pictures!! :)

I pray that everything went well, did you have a c-section (long hospital stay)?

Remember to enjoy whatever foods you want!

Lillibeth said...

Congratulations!!!

Anonymous said...

So glad to hear about the safe delivery for Meredith and baby John! Congratulations to the whole family!
Laurie in FL

Anonymous said...

So happy for all! Congratulations on your new baby boy! Taryn

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Hello Meredith.... I'm been a long time reader of your blog and I just wanted to say what a lovely thing you have going on here. You have been an inspiration to me and a lot of women.God bless your family and congratulations on your newest beautiful blessing!
-Ann

T'Pol said...

Congratulations to the family!

Anonymous said...

God bless you all, welcome to little John Lawrence! Gill.

Daffodil Hill said...

Congratulations! Welcome to the world, John Lawrence! : )

Hugs from Daffodil Hill

Kelly said...

Congratulations!!!
I am so happy that you both are well.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the birth of your son!

Lora @ my blessed life said...

Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Whew! You made it, Meredith! A "short labor" sounds like a good thing! Congratulations on this new little life that God has blessed your family with. ~Caroline

Heather said...

What a blessing! I am so very happy for you! Another little boy to bring you great joy! Congratulations to the Merchant family, especially the big brother and big sister!

gclyne said...

Congratulations on both the boy and the short labor!! I found out Monday that I'm having a boy too, but I have to wait til February ;)

Grace

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!

Michelle H.

Liz said...

Congratulations Meredith! Welcome to the world John! :-)

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the new addition to the family.
I'm glad very one is fine.

Sharon1228

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Meredith! I am glad everything went well.

Anonymous said...

Ann MARIE

Anonymous said...

Congrats! what a lovely name. Warm wishes and lots of blessings for you and your family

Jamie

SuzeQ said...

Congratulations on the birth of your "big"boy! Prayers for a restful recovery.
God Bless!
SuzeQ

50s Housewife said...

Congratulations! I'm thrilled that mommy and baby are well. :)

Anonymous said...

Dee from Tennessee

Congrats and blessings!

Anonymous said...

Dee from Tennessee

Congrats and blessings!

Anonymous said...

Meredith - COngratulations! I am so happy for y'all! What a blessing! He has a lovely name - I can't wait to hear the story behind it:) ANd see a picture!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations and well done! :)

Amiyrah said...

oh my gosh! how great! congrats to you and your family...

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I know that you all are thrilled. I am very happy that everyone is healthy.

Michelle said...

Congrats!

The Chatty Housewife said...

Congratulations! Beautiful name. :)

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!
How wonderful!
Mary Anne

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Meredith . . . I love the name - so classy!

Best,
Kate in NY

Sandy said...

Dear Meredith, I am SO THRILLED for you and your family. Congrats and God Bless your family.
Sandy

Anonymous said...

My heartiest congratulations to you!! John is a big boy, isn't he? :o) Rest well, Meredith, & enjoy your baby.

Brenda

Blondie said...

Welcome home, John Lawrence! Get some sleep, Mom!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Love and Prayers. Jackie

Essential Oil Premier University said...

Congrats, congrats and congrats on your new little blessing from the Lord and wow, he's a BIG boy!! 9 lbs, 9 oz Ouch!!

Blessings,

Sher

pilgrimama said...

So glad all went well! May mother and baby rest well! Marcella

Darla said...

Congratulations! Glad everyone is doing well.

Take care of yourself.

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad that it went well! Looking forward to pictures!

Karla Porter Archer said...

meredith!

I am so happy to hear the wonderful news! and so happy it all went well.

you are so blessed.

blessings,
Karla

Rmomof3 said...

Congrats Meredith!!!!
Blessings! Renee

Laura said...

Woohoo! Excited for you all! :)

Anonymous said...

woohoo!! COngrats
Mary

Mary Ellen said...

Congratulations Meredith & family!!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!

I've been reading your blog for four or five months. It has been a great blessing. Thanks for your work.

Amy said...

Congratulations to your family- that is such wonderful news! I am so happy for you. Praying for a smooth transition back home! Love you!

Shari said...

Congratulations to all of you! ~God Bless~

Lura said...

Congratulations!!

Maria said...

Congratulations!!! I'm glad to know that everyone is doing great.

dixymiss said...

Congratulations and many blessings!

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad to hear that all went well. Congrats! Enjoy that sweet newborn scent. It's gone all too soon, though you do get to trade it in for other special features like a smile, a hug, and endless I-love-you's.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the new arrival! Hope you're feeling well and resting while you can. Looking forward to a photo, too. :)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to you and your dh!!! What a wonderful blessing from the Lord. Enjoy!

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