Well, friends, I feel so blessed to be able to introduce to you the newest member of our family, Judah Gerard! He was born Tuesday, June 2 at 8:15 pm, weighing in at 8 lb 4 oz. He is 19 inches long, has brown hair and blue eyes, and he is a fantastic baby. We are not even a little bit biased. :)
At some point, I will get around to sharing more of the birth story, but for now, I will tell you that it was pretty much everything I had been praying for.
For now, I just want to share our little one with you.
Roman is doing very well as a big brother. Although he is still a two-year-old, and often is just totally oblivious to Judah's existence, he is very sweet to him when he does interact with him.

I can't even begin to tell you how much I appreciate all of the prayers, gifts, notes, and love that have been sent our way. Please know that it means the world to us.

These boys are, by far, the best thing that have ever happened to me.
With much love,
Joe, Ruth Ann, Roman, and Judah


  1. He's absolutely perfect! What a cute little face! So happy you got the birth you wanted. I'll be praying for quick recovery, good rest, and a nice babymoon. :) So happy for you!

  2. Yay! That's really all I can say! :)

  3. I'm so so happy for you guys! It makes my eyes tear up when I see the photo of your whole family. The Lord has blessed you both with beautiful boys! I am so happy!!! Congrats, Ruthie!

  4. You're amazing, Ruth Ann! And your sons are so precious!! Congratulations!! Luv you, sis!! :)