Thursday, March 5, 2009

Welcome, Baby Ben

We just got home with this little bundle of joy:

He was born Tuesday night, March 3 (one year to the day that we left the States for Brazil).  His name is Ben Marshall Jewell and he weighed in at six pounds and four ounces.  I was induced a couple weeks early due to complications involving gestational diabetes and an unexplained intense itch.  After a ten-hour day, Ben arrived at 9:44 pm.  He and mom are doing great.  Jonah and Andy are thrilled, and Dad is on cloud nine with boy number three.  Thank you all for your prayers and your concerns during the difficult pregnancy.  I knew the minute I saw baby Ben that it was all worth it.


  1. oh, he's beautiful! has that bald, blonde head like Andy did! but he definitely has his own look. can't wait to hold him.


  2. Wow! Ben is as beautiful as the family he was born into! Can't wait to meet him in person!

  3. Congratulations! He looks just like a Jewell baby. We love you guys!


  4. I am happy to see a healthy baby! I was hopping to see some dark hair, but a beautiful face will do. I'm glad all are doing well. Hug the boys for Dawn Dawn.


  5. He is so sweet. I can see some Jonah in him. Such a gem! Wait...make that Jewell!

    We miss you guys!


  6. What a sweet baby! Congratulations to you! We are so happy for you!
    We love you! Ron and Georgia

  7. Congratulations....he's beautiful!

  8. Cade says...AWWWWWW!
    HB says HE'S SOOO CUTE! I think he has his own look....I can't wait to hold him!
    D says "Looks like a
    J.D. says, "Don't wake him up...he looks tired!"
    C says, "I think he looks like his brothers....what a sweetie!"
    Congratulations!!!! God is soooo good and amazing! Praise Him! We love you so much!
    The Pearsons

  9. Congrats on the beautiful boy number three! What an amazing thing, babies remind me of God's goodness and mercy all over again. Take care of everyone!

  10. Let's see some more pictures! :)

  11. Oh wow! We are so happy he is safely here! And he is blissfully unaware of all the commotion he caused! :) I'm sitting here wondering how many prayers were sent to the Throne for Ben and his Momma. Like everyone else we are looking forward to meeting him and seeing all of you.
    God Bless,
    The Jennings

  12. Congratulations! I'm so happy that Ben is here, safe and sound.

  13. Congratulations to you guys! We are so happy that everyone is healthy. God bless your family.

  14. Congrats!!!!! I think I could have picked him out of a line up of babies. He is beautiful!

  15. Congrats! He is adorable. Thanks so much for posting his picture for us. Keep us up on his progress and how much sleep he lets you guys get.
    Love you!