He's here!!

With very thankful hearts, we are proud to announce the birth of our son, 

Miles Jonathan Arnold 
Born on April 21, 2012 @6:22AM 
8 lbs 1 oz. 21 inches long 

Both Miles and Stef are doing great! 
Labor began around 1am, but wasn't taken seriously until the water broke 
around 3:40AM. We headed to the hospital and got admitted at 7 CM's
and fully effaced - labor was very intense, but
pushing began about an hour after we were admitted. 
It all happened fast, but went smooth and everyone is happy and healthy :)

His name:
Miles, for being the first family member born 'miles' away from 
where we were all born, in California. 
Miles also means strong soldier and we felt after 3 miscarriages, 
God made this little guy very strong for us. 
Jonathan means 'God has given' and is also a family name on 
Stef's side. He is named after her Uncle Jon and cousin Jonathan.

11 {comments}:

Jen said...

So wonderful! So glad labor and delivery were quick and everything went well! What a joy it must be to hold your son in your arms!! He is precious!

Liz said...

He is so precious!!! Congratulations, Arnolds! I love his name too :)

Gideon said...

He is so handsome! Congratulations Stef! I would love to bring dinner over this week. Love you! =)

Nicola said...

Congratulations! What a wonderfully strong name. Love it. Such a sweet, wee baby! Love to you.

Brooke said...

Yay! So glad he's here and arrived safely and healthy!
Cute name and meanings :)

Melissa Joy said...

Welcome to the world, sweet little baby Miles! What a gift and joy you are to your family!
Stef, congratulations. What bliss.
And hey, did he end up being your fourth baby born ON their due date?! Insane, girl. And was he the same size as the others??
I find God to be very humorous sometimes. :)
Hugs and salutations.

kristen said...

he's so beautiful, stef and jason! congratulations! so happy for your family. enjoy these precious first weeks.

Gina said...

It's all SO awesome! Love it! And this picture is SO precious! I love his plump body. :-) Congrats to you all!

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Stef said...

Hey Melissa, he weighed the most out of all our kids. They were all 7 pounds 10 ounces and he was 8 pounds 1 ounce. Our little porker :)

funnysunnysarah said...

His name is so special!!! And you both put so much thought and Love into all your childern's name.I love Miles,it's so different then all the rest...And I think it fits so well...God bless you and this new little blessing.He is so special after all you have been through.Take care and enjoy~


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