My heart became hot within me. As I mused, the fire burned; then I spoke with my tongue: "O Lord, make me know my end and what is the measure of my days; let me know how fleeting I am!"

02 October 2006

I love the way their breath smells

The newest Olivetti made the switch from the life inside to life on land Sunday morning (like all good preacher's kids). Elias Martyr Olivetti (hereafter known as #3 in this blog) was born at 6:13, weighing in at 8 lbs, 4 oz, and 21 inches long. My beautiful wife, who ought to have her own comic book, is doing very well and we've decided to keep him. #1 and #2 find him pretty kissable and are all-too ready to give him jelly beans as a sign of their undying love.

I'll post some pictures soon.

God is very good! Infants are proof, I tell you. I do love the way their breath smells. And how well they sleep for a few days, just to give you that faint hope that they won't wake up screaming in the night later on. But they will. And it'll be okay.

p.s. - Elias is the Greek form of Elijah and Martyr means (or meant) "witness", there's a couple heroes of church history to share his second name.


Megan said...

Congrats, Olivettis! We're happy for you and your expanding family! Hope Lisa recovers quickly and all of you adapt to three in an expedient fashion!

Alicia said...

Yeah, about those pictures....PLEASE???? Soon?? :-)

(congrats and Praise to God, again)

Jon said...


quaintlittlehead said...

Lisa deserves her own comic book? You know, I have some experience drawing comic books. I'll bet she'd enjoy a nice hot tub right now too...

Congratulations and I hope you guys are doing well!

Rachel said...

Congrats!!! I've been thinking about Lisa, and wondering when #3 would make his appearance. Praying that she recovers quickly!