Here he is…. Our Son!!

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The lord has blessed us with our newest member of our family.

His name is Ezekiel Louis Thames.

He was born on Sept. 15 @ 8:21pm

Weighting in at 6 lb, 12 oz. 19 1/2 Inches tall

The past few days have been very busy to say the least, but it has been great overall.  Merriann has been simply awesome!!  She did a great job during labor.  I must say that I sometimes forget how strong a woman she really is.  Comparing the two births of our children (man, that is good to say, children!!) they were way different but it still leaves me in awe how God has made the woman’s body.  So anyway Merriann is in good spirits, yes tired with very little sleep but still in good spirits.

Ezekiel (Zeke as we have been calling him) is also doing well.  He is on the 2 hour feeding cycle now, and really, really doesn’t like his diper changings.  But he is doing good!

Oh you might be wondering where and why we named him Ezekiel Louis.  Well, first off we were going to name him Zander Ezekiel but we liked the two names separately but not together.  Merriann has always liked Ezekiel, and I liked it too but since I also have it is my name (Yes, I am from the South and I have 5 names if you include my last name that is what we do down there.  You either have two first names like Billy-Bob or you have a really long name like mine:-)  and I wasn’t to sure I wanted to name my son after myself.  To me it seems a little self centered, but that is just me. But we went with Ezekiel anyway!

So anyway somewhere in his name Ezekiel was going to be.  By the way Ezekiel means “God Will Strengthen” just in case you didn’t know.  We are really into names that have a meaning like with Zoe, her’s means “Life”.  We thought that it was proper to use this for our first child because God give us a “Life”.  And it has seemed to fit her to a T, as you all know she is full of life (which is not always a good thing :).  His middle name is a family name “Louis”  His Great-grandfather on Merriann’s side of the family was named Louis.  And as far as I know he was the first person in Merriann’s family to come to America and make a way for his family and we thought that it was a very honoring way to remember him.

Anyway Zoe is up now and our day is off and going.  So see you later!!

~Greg

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