Monday, September 28, 2009

Alexander James Russ

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Alexander James Russ

born September 21, 2009 9:15pm

8 lbs 6 oz

20.75 inches long

37 cm head

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Alex was slow off the start (4 days late) but quick once he got going. Emily checked in at about 7:30pm and he was born 1 hour and 45 minutes later. He shares his birthday with his great great grandfather James Widdison. Upon hearing about his middle name, Emily’s grandmother said, “You couldn’t have named him after a better man.”

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When I told Lila that we had chosen the name Alexander she fell on the ground in despair and told me that she didn’t want that name. It wasn’t the one she had picked. I asked her what name she had chosen, and she told me she wanted us to name him Danny. Sorry, Danny, if we had only known that Lila was pulling for you. I told her how upset I was when my younger brother was named Blake, but now once I got used to it, it is now one of my favorite names. In the car on the way to meet her brother, Lila told me, “Dad, guess what? Now I love Alexander. I just had to say it a few times and now I love it.”

Meanwhile, Abby still calls him Alex-the-zander, and laughs at herself for not being able to say it correctly. Zack on the other hand can’t say it at all and so he can’t even remember it. On the phone to grandpa, he said, “We got a new name for our Chubby, but um, I just can’t remember it. What was that name that we got for our Chubby?” For those of you who don’t know, Chubby was his prenatal nickname that Lila bestowed upon him.

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23 comments:

Emily Widdison said...

congrats! So adorable and such a great name. What more can I say except I wish I could hold him! I'll show Kyle the pics today when he gets home from work...we've been out of the blogging world for a little while...looks like I've missed quite a few things!!

Amateur Steph said...

Congratulations! Those are beautiful pictures of your beautiful new boy.

Jodi said...

I couldn't be any happier for your family! Congratulations, he is absolutely adorable!

Cheramie said...

what a sweet face! he melted my heart, congratulations!

EmmaLee said...

He is so adorable. I'm so glad we got to see him in the hospital since you have yet to let me come over since you got home! Just kidding. I am dying to see him with his eyes open though. What a handsome little Russ!

Monica said...

Great pictures! And I really like his name too. Congrats again!

The Uffens Family said...

Congratulations you guys - he's adorable! (And once I said the name a few times, I liked it too!)

Mindy said...

Congrats! I can't wait to come see him. Let me know when we can come over, or I'll just show up with some treats this weekend.

Bryan and Amanda Russ said...

Yeah!!! As usual, I love the stories. Especially the naming drama. He looks different that your other babies to me, but I don't have the best memories. We are sooo excited for you guys and hope all is going well now that he's a week old. We can't wait to meet the newest Russ and see him growing up. Love him for us.

emilyaaa said...

congrats, you two!! or should i say you five! emily, you look amazing. you ARE amazing. i don't know how you're ever gonna blog now, but please do cause i'm looking SO forward to hearing about life with four under five!!! i love the name, he's beautiful. looks like a russ, but with his own look, too. so happy for you guys!!!

katieo said...

Hey would one of you guys email me the name of your photographer?

Or at the very least your secret to fantastic lighting in a freaking hospital room? sheesh.




oh yeah. the baby is adorable, too. Love the name. Love.

Emily, you are so radiant. (and not pregnant anymore, YAAAY!) Congratulations!!

Kenzi Dawn said...

So I had a dream last night that all the Haws family took a special trip to see you and your family. It was the best dream ever! I seriously wish I could be there to see & hold that adorable little guy! Congrats!

Millicent said...

Congratulations!!!! Can't wait to meet this little guy.

Brittany said...

Way to go Emily and Johnny! Another beautiful Russ. I've been checking this thing like crazy and I was so excited to see that your little man came. I hate being 3,000+ miles away and out of the loop. Wish we could bring you dinner...we'll have to make some cookies tomorrow and think of you. I love the pictures you posted too. You look GREAT Emily, post labor suits you well. I just look big and puffy. :o) Congrats again!

Julie Miller said...

Congratulations, Emily. I found your blog from Brittany's! What a beautiful boy. I'm glad to hear things went smoothly, although late! Thanks again for helping me out!

Shay said...

I am laughing out loud...Alex the zander...how cute it that. And Zach can't remember his name...I love your kids...they are so cute. I can't wait to see how Alex is going to fit in the family now. Congratulations! I wish we were there to get our babies together and our 2.5 years old. Best wishes!

Kyle said...

Alexander pulled the same trick as me - just up the chain a bit. I was born on my Grandpa's birthday - that's where I got Howard as my middle name.

Looks like everyone is doing well. Congrats on the new Chubby...

Celeste said...

WONDERFUL!!! REAL PLEASURE KNOWING YOU RUSS'S. Good parents, beautiful children.

B said...

Congrats again !!

Christine Segura said...

Emily and Johnny we are so happy for you! He is so adorable and those pictures with his older sisters and brother are just precious! Welcome to the world of 4 kids!!!:) You will love it. If you can survive twins 4 will be no problem. I can't believe my 4th is going to be 1 in a few days. They grow up so fast. What are you guys up to now? I when is Johnny done with school and where will you go from there? We are loving utah. Well, I know you are sooo busy, but if you get a minute I would love to hear about all that is going on with you and your future!
Stu and Christine

Cassi said...

I loved seeing all the pics. What a beautiful boy. I love the name but I also love that the kids still call him chubby...pretty cute. I must say that last pic of Lila just about made me cry. I don't know why...she is getting so old...made me miss Cameron. I hate that I can't come hold Alex. Big kisses to all of you!

Eliza said...

AH, MAN! Way to make me cry, Johnny! Your new addition is awesome. What a doll. And Emily, you manage to look like a million bucks after giving birth - please share your secret! Wow! all I can say is, "Way to go team Russ!" I am in awe of all of you. Wish we still lived around the corner so that I could bring you dinner or take the other three off your hands for a few hours. Congrats, you guys!! Way to go!

Libby said...

The pictures are fabulous but they STILL don't do him justice. Adorable kid!