I'm a father!

Hey Folks,

I'm a Daddy! Samantha's water broke around 3:15 yesterday morning, and we went to the hospital. She was throwing up because of the contraction pains, so she had an epidural around 6:15. From there, it was just a matter of waiting until she was fully dilated.

Isaiah was born at 1:13 on May 3... Derby Day! It was one of the ugliest and most beautiful things I've ever seen. He literally looks like a grumpy old man... the back half of his head is covered in hair, and the front half is bald!

He was a pretty big kid for being a few days early- 8 pounds, 3 ounces, and 20.5 inches long. We love him to pieces even though he's so funny looking.

I've been trying all day to post pictures, until I finally realized the hospital doesn't seem to allow uploads. So, you'll just have to wait a day or two.

Throughout all this, God has been exceedingly kind. An easy pregnancy, my sister and wife delivering two days apart, getting a job. I can only pray that we lean on him in the good times in the same way we were forced to in the very hard times.

Thanks for all your love and prayers,


Oh yes, and here it is... your Moment of Beauty. This is a special one that talks about three of my favorite things- children, classical music, and Sesame Street!


Terry Delaney said...

Congratulations! We will continue in prayer for you. Praise the Lord!

Riley said...

How exciting! Laurel and I will be praying for y'all. Praise the Lord for his kindness and grace.

Rich Clark said...

Congrats, Ben. I'm sure you know we will be praying for you.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations you guys!


Casey said...

Welcome to the club, my friend.
So exciting.

Can't wait to meet your son.

Jamie Butts said...

I'm so glad I got to meet Isaiah today. I had a blast holding him. He's too cute!!

I didn't know you got a job! We'll look forward to hearing about it sometime. That's wonderful.

Love to all of the Bartletts from the Butts!

The Cooks said...

Congratulations, Bartlett family!

We can't wait to meet him.

The Cooks

Anonymous said...

I saw pictures of Isaiah on your brothers facebook. He looks adorable.