Monday, August 3, 2009

Baby Elmer #4





So here we are, at the hospital on day number 2 with the new baby. He was born yesterday at 5:58pm the 2nd of August and he weighed 8lbs 13oz and measured in at 22 inches. Amanda did amazingly well, she only pushed once and it was over. We couldn't believe it. Baby Elmer was not by any means small, but not huge like Bennett either. So now we are having a dilemma with naming this poor child. We both have preferences, but we can't agree on either, it may come down to thumb wrestling. I am posting pictures of the new baby and i'd like to hear your comments on our names, and hurry, we only have till tomorrow till we leave the hospital! 

Amanda's name:  Miles Jeffrey Elmer
Casey's (and Maya's) name: Elliot Niels Elmer

15 comments:

leigh said...

wow - sounds like you made it home just in time. (i hope). and i'm sorry to say that I like both names so you'll just have to have another boy so you can use them both!

Katy Nelson said...

I like Elliot Jeffery Elmer...

And Elliot/Miles shares a birthday with my mom!

Searls Stuff said...

I heard Hannah suggested Elden Elwood Elmer Go with that and call him Triple E!

emily a. said...

Miles is one of our fav boy names but I also like Elliot. Both fit with your family names. Good luck!

Angela said...

Amanda congradulations it sounds like you were amazing! I think I like Miles the best. Elliot makes me think of billly elliot.

Brit said...

I think he looks like a Miles. Plus if you named him Elliot every time I'd see him at the next reunion I'd stick my finger out and say his name like in ET. Elllliooootttt. That might be kind of fun so maybe you want to do that instead.

Elaine said...

I love all of his lovely dark hair. I am so happy for you both. I wanted to call Amanda this week to chat but it looks like I'm a day late and a dollar short as usual.
I think I prefer Miles because Amanda is my good friend and I love everything she loves, but I also like Elliot because it reminds me of Billy Elliot and that is my favorite movie. I also like Elliot for a girls name....anymore kids anyone?:-)
Take care and I can't wait to see you guys!

Jamie said...

I'm glad everything worked out! Welcome to the 3 boys and 1 girl club.

Miles would work with your other names but my vote is Elliot.

Sierra Parke said...

First, congrats to you both! I am so happy everything went so well. Wow Amanda, only one push!?!? That must have been the easiest labor ever! So as far as names go, I am going to have to say my favorite is Miles. I love that name!

SPENCERS said...

Congrats, Elmers! I like Miles and Elliot...has his name been decided? He's so handsome! One push?! That's fantastic! As my ob-gyn would say, "You're a baby-making machine!" Way to go!

The Molen's said...

I Love Miles! I also like "Triple E" It's the ultimate Alpha-male name! Brings Arrested Development episodes to mind! Congrats! He's adorable!

Lynners said...

He is so beautiful! Good job you two! I hope you're getting some sleep and adjusting to everything!

Jerry & Tanya said...

Congratulations from the California San Jose Mission! So happy that everything went well. You definately cut it close. You two have a beautiful family! We love you!

mallena said...

Congratulations you guys! Now that it's been a few days, do you have a name decided on? I can't wait to hear, the anticipation is KILLING me!

Sarah Harward said...

This probably seems non-important, but I could have SWORN he was 8 lb 12 oz (not 13 oz). One ounce isn't importnant, but for posterity sake, I thought I'd bring it up, just in case.