Flannery Correspondence

November 20, 2011

It’s a Boy!

Nehemiah Baux Flannery was born at 9:50pm on 11-1-11. He weighed 6lb 5oz and was 19 in long. We are all doing well, so happy to have this little man in our arms.

Thirteen Days Early

Due November 14th, he couldn’t wait to gulp for some Colorado oxygen:  Nehemiah Baux Flannery was born at 9:50PM MDT, nearly three weeks ago, Tuesday, November 1st, 2011.  That’s right, 11-1-’11.  He weighed 6lb 5oz and was 19in long.  Perhaps more importantly, he was a he!  Judah now has a little brother to reinforce some amount of masculine solidarity.  Christa is well; baby is well; siblings are … adjusting.

But enough talk.  I know what you want to see:

Nee born, hospital photo:  Whole family on the bed.

(Left to right, checked for spelling: Tirza, Ada, Christa, Nehemiah, Lana, Brian, Judah, Zella.Click the picture for more. Tirza's photo is the best.)


We named him “Nehemiah“, pronounced “Nee-hem-maya”, because of the comfort God has brought us.

Also, we didn’t want him to think life was going to be very easy. As the youngest and final child in the Flannery nest (yes, six is enough), we didn’t want to baby him with a facile moniker like “Buddy” or “Spiffo” or “Swift-Kick” — or anything two-syllable.

We do have some mercy. His middle name is pronounced “Bo” but deviates from the typical “Beau” or “Beauregard” in favor of genealogical significance. In private and among the children who are still learning how to talk, he is known as “Nee” or “Nebo“. Also, Dukes of Hazzard. (Also, “Knee-high” or just “Hemi”.)

Why so late?

I’m sorry if this is the first you hear the news.  Most people have email these days but not everyone has Facebook; only the best people follow blogs and know what RSS is.

Fastest news:  Photographs of newborn Nehemiah were on the book of faces before we had left the delivery room.  Smart phones, iPhones, ubiquitous camera phones and Internet gadgets connect us to the swirling stream of bits whether we like it or not, sometimes without fashionable timing.  If you do have Facebook and don’t see us there, try here and here.  Facebook Protestant?  Try Google Plus.

Thank you

Thank you for your prayers and support. The gender prayers worked. Now we need the sibling-sabotage-protection prayers.

We look forward to sharing our adventures in high-density population with you but we may have to rename our “5under4” web log to “6under6“!

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