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pictures, pictures, pictures of baby Liam

October 14, 2010 9 comments

Here are some pictures for our friends and family.

William David Wilson, “Liam,” came late night at 11:21pm.

Yesterday I told Lee, maybe we will be in the hospital by Thursday night, little did I know we would have our son to hold before midnight Wednesday. In fact I told Lee to go and grab a sandwich downstairs at Subway. Before he returned, the doctor came in and asked if I had a way I could reach Lee because this baby was ready to come.

Through all of the ultrasounds and news of him measuring small, we are amazed at the Lord’s graciousness and kindness toward us. He weighs a little over 7 and 1/2 pounds and is healthy . God is good and does good.

I am feeling really well for just delivering a baby. Recovery, without disclosing too much information, will be just about as easy as it gets. With two children under two, this is another one of God’s kindnesses.

Thank you for all of your prayers over this pregnancy. We have found great comfort in our good and gracious God, knowing that Jesus is for us, in all circumstances.

Lee, explaining to Liam that he too will one day have a beard.

Jonathan Skagfield and Jordan Howerton both seeing Liam for the first time. They had planned to camp out in the waiting room all night, but Liam was ready to come quicker than we all expected.

This was Jordan’s face the entire night – amazed.

Jonathan, who made the three hour drive just to be here for Liam’s birth. He also made the 10 hr drive from Florida for Abbey’s birth.

I am feeling no pain at this point. I am also stunned he is already here. Lee told me to look excited, which was not hard.

Early this morning

Liam’s first time to see the sun.


Liam is here! (more pics in the AM)

October 14, 2010 1 comment

William David Wilson, who we’ll all call Liam, was born at 11:25 pm on October 13.

He is 7lbs, 9oz, and 20.5 inches long.

You can find a couple photos of him on Lee’s Twitter page (@leewilson) but you can also look forward to us posting a handful of photos on the blog in the morning (hopefully before 9:30 am).

Beth is doing great. She was really tough and, amazingly, took only 15 minutes and 6 pushes to get Liam out of her belly and into our arms. She’s an incredible woman.

Thank you for all your prayer, encouragement, and support. We feel very loved by you all.

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from the hospital: discharge instructions (24)

February 21, 2009 1 comment

Time to go home!

You may not know it, but when you take a baby home you must first endure a fairly lengthy list of “thou shalt nots”

Most of those are baby care and mama care instructions – but there is one instruction that applies to all of our friends in Jackson who want to come visit:

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Baby Abbey, You, & Flu

Abbey, being a little tiny baby, is really susceptible to getting the flu.

The flu is really dangerous for a little baby like Abbey to get – she has a little tiny system and the flu could be really dangerous (even lethal) for her to contract.

Here’s the bad news –

if you have recently had the flu . . .

if your roommate has recently had the flu . . .

if your wife/fiance/boyfriend/girlfriend/best friend has had the flu . . .

if you have spent time hanging out with a “flu victim . . .

. . . then you might not be safe for little Abbey to spend time with, which means that you are going to have to endure one of the least pleasant ‘fruit of the Spirit’ – patience.

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Seriously, I don’t want to rain on parades because we know that we have a lot of friends who want to come and visit little Abbey.

We have a lot of friends who we really want to come and visit Abbey.

But it is important for you to help us protect little Abbey from getting the flu because of how dangerous it can be for her.

In order to attempt to end this post on a positive note – her is a video and a photo to tide over the ‘baby cravings’ you may be experiencing:

happy mama and her happy healthy baby

happy mama and her happy healthy baby

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Again, for those of you who are affected by the ‘no flu’ rule – we are sad that it will delay your visiting Abbey.

Maybe we can work out something on the Skype?

from the hospital: late night video (23)

February 21, 2009 5 comments

I should be asleep, but I love you guys too much.

Here are some day 2 videos.

The first one is loud.

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Don’t be afraid to comment – we won’t bite, we are appreciative, and we will respond.

view from the hospital: huge photo post (22)

February 20, 2009 4 comments

Here are some more photos from the last couple days.

I know that the photos are the lifeblood of the long distance bonding with little Abbey, and I don’t want to stand in the way of that.

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I will provide some captions where they are helpful.

abbey's first photo, on the baby warmer "pinking up"

abbey's first photo, on the baby warmer "pinking up"

beth swears abbey as her feet

beth swears abbey as her feet




beth only a couple hours after abbey was born

beth only a couple hours after abbey was born


grammy (lee's mom) gets to hold abbey for the first time

grammy (lee's mom) gets to hold abbey for the first time

daddio (lee's dad) holds his granddaughter for the first time

daddio (lee's dad) holds his granddaughter for the first time

what a gorgeous set of wilson girls

what a gorgeous set of wilson girls



'like mama, like daughter'

'like mama, like daughter'

you vote: what parts are Beth? what parts are Lee?

you vote: what parts are Beth? what parts are Lee?

do you see the little person in that face?

do you see the little person in that face?

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My most profound apologies for the delay on photos being posted yesterday!

We had abbey and they whisked her away pretty fast.  Then I was stuck with a still camera with no card reader to upload photos (my video camera plugs directly into the computer).  Then I had Hilmar go get us one.  Then they moved us to a different room.  Then I was swept with a wave of communication from friends and family who were on the verge of mutiny.

Again, my apologies – I hope that this is an acceptible peace offering.

from the hospital: a view from the inside (22)

February 20, 2009 Leave a comment

Our friend Jennifer Tharp was able to spend a lot of time with us in the hospital the last two days.

She wrote a post sharing her experiences, thoughts, and some great photos (more on those later) over at her blog.

I have copied her post below.

Thank you for your friendship to us Jen.

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introducing… Abbey Ruth Wilson!

That’s right. She’s here!

The last 24 hours have been such a joy… and quite a learning experience. In a birthing adventure of my own, God blessed my efforts, and I ventured to the labor & delivery room after hours even though I wasn’t technically in the immediate family. (I didn’t even have to lie or fib!)

Lee and Beth let me ask all my questions, and I got to coach Beth through three contractions while Lee was out of the room. That was just before the epidural. Therefore, I was in the room for some serious contractions. Wow. That’s all I can say about that.

Overall, it was an incredible adventure- one in which Beth was brave and strong, pleasant (almost casual at some points), and such a faithful hard worker, and where Lee was the best encourager, steady, technologically savvy, extremely caffeinated, and a great husband. These two are going to be awesome parents to Abbey. I couldn’t be more glad about her situation.

If you’d like to read more about the birthing experience, you can refer to Lee and Beth’s blog for play by play documentation.  Lee did a fabulous job keeping all the friends and family of distance informed!


Here are some photos taken by my roommate, Casey Brewer, when Abbey made her first appearance among the friends (after being cleaned up and documented and such). She did an incredible job:


While I was holding her, she gave a slight smile/ yawn, so I declared that we’re new best friends.

new best friends

The Skageliasons became a unit last February when Matt (left) and Jonathan (right) lived with the Wilsons. Since all the grandparents and other immediate family live in TX, we were glad to serve in their stead. Matt and I took turns in the room last night while Jonathan drove in from FL.

Naturally, we took a family photo with little Abbey:


This is a beautiful picture of Abbey and Lee. She relaxed when she was with him.

Abbey and Lee


I’m so thankful to have been a part of Abbey’s very first day! I’ll keep you updated as she grows and learns in these first few months.

Three cheers for the miracle of birth and Abbey’s first day… yay! yay! yay!

from the hospital: the photos (21)

February 19, 2009 23 comments

So, here is what you have all bean waiting for.

More will be added to this post as I upload them, keep refreshing.









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More in the days (hours?) to come