Brandon & Kristin

Brandon & Kristin

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

From Silas's Dad

I got to meet my son just over a week ago and I am one proud dad. I love him so very much and have savored these days. There is nothing quite like having your own child sleep peacefully on his dad's chest.

I also wanted to share some of why we chose the name Silas Michael Crouch.
  • First of all, we just like the sound of the name.
  • We chose Michael as a middle name as it was my father's name.
  • Silas is a greek name and means "man of the forest." How cool is that? He is indeed my little man of the forest.
  • Silas is also a biblical name... he was one of three main men who traveled with Paul on his missionary journies. Here are a few verses that give insight into who Silas was.

"Then the apostles and elders, with the whole church, decided to choose some of their own men and send them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas. They chose Judas (called Barsabbas) and Silas, two men who were leaders among the brothers." - Acts 15:22

"So we all agreed to choose some men and send them to you with our dear friends Barnabas and Paul - men who have risked their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore we are sending Judas and Silas to confirm by word of mouth what we are writing." - Acts 15:25-27

"Judas and Silas, who themselves were prophets said much to encourage and strengthen the brothers." - Acts 15:32

"but Paul chose Silas and left, commended by the brothers to the grace of the Lord. He went through Syria and Cilicia, strengthening the churches." - Acts 15:40-41

Silas also accompanied Paul while in Philippi where they were beaten and thrown into prison for the sake of the gospel. They were sitting in their cell, bloody from their beatings, praying and singing hymns to god. It is an amazing story and by the end of the evening the jailor and his entire family were baptized and believed in Christ. - Acts 16

"With the help of Silas, whom I regard as a faithful brother, i have written to you briefly..." - I Peter 5:12

These are all things that I have and will continue to pray for this little man of the forest that God has given us.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Our Long Awaited Son - Silas

I am still amazed as I look at this video. This was taken probably 20 minutes or so after little Silas was born. As you can see he is a healthy and alert little man.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Here's Silas

He arrived at 2:30pm on October 14th. This was taken just moments after he was born.
Our good looking little man.
Catching some Southern California sun.
It is hard work being born.
Silas weighed in at 5 lbs 10 oz. He is 19" long. As you can see, he kinda got lost in his car seat. We got home today around 3:00pm and it feels great. We are so thankful for all the prayers of our friends and family. God has blessed us with a wonderful little son and we are hoping/praying that he will gain weight quickly and grow.

I will try to post more soon.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Silas Michael Crouch

Silas made his appearance on Tuesday, October 14th at 2:30p.m. Everything went well; he was born at 5lbs. 10oz. and 19 inches. We are so thankful to God for him and are having fun! It's nice to have a baby to hold. We thought we'd be home from the hospital to put pictures up, but we're staying an extra night or two until he gets his feeding down (and he gets fattened up). We'll post pictures as soon as we can! Thank you for all your prayers.

Monday, October 13, 2008

39 weeks and induction

This will be our last pre-baby post... my doctor scheduled me to be induced tomorrow, Tuesday, @ 4am. I'm still hoping that maybe I'll naturally go into labor on my own today but it's more likely that I'll be induced in the morning. The reason that my doctor wants to induce me is that our little guy is measuring a bit on the small side and they think it would be better to get our baby out sooner rather than later. Everything else appears normal and right. We would greatly appreciate your prayers for us today and tomorrow. I feel kind of "beyond" emotions - that I am trying to get through these days and simply don't have much extra capacity to feel everything or process much more than I already have. Please pray for our little guy's safe arrival - that he would be healthy and big enough. Pray for the induction - that it would all go smoothly and without complications. Thanks!