Wednesday, June 30, 2010
On June 11, our baby boy was finally born! In true Littlejohn fashion, he ran a little late, but he arrived in time to meet his Uncle Brad, Auntie Rache, and cousin Soren before they had to return to Scotland! And that's the important thing!
Ellis and I have both always loved the idea of using family names to plug our kids into the context of their families and also to give relatives a warm glow, hehe--Brad says this makes us the ultimate suck-ups. So we decided back when we first got married that we wanted to name our first boy Broadus Edward--Broadus is my dad's, grandad's, and greatgrandad's first name, and Edward has been the oldest Eifert boy middle name for 4 generations now. It took Ellis a little bit to convince me on Broadus, since it sounds really old and distinguished, sooo we decided on a more kid-friendly nickname--Brody!
Here he is with his dad, minutes after being born!
First family pic! We love his surfer blond hair! My OB told us that in his 20 years of practice, he has never seen a blonde baby with a head full of hair--every blondie he's seen has been bald or just a little bit fuzzy. But I guess since he decided not to share his birthday with his Grandad Littlejohn, he would at least copy his blond hair!
Cousins!! Soren didn't seem to know what Brody was, or what to do with him--but we're certain they'll be great friends!
Broadus Edward Eifert
born June 11, 2010 at 3:44 AM
6 lb, 11 oz & 19 inches long