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Baby Brown

When given the option to be induced a week early, and knowing we would be out of town on her due date, Shalae enthusiastically said yes! Because Jon usually gets light-headed during delivery, Shalae asked if I was willing to be in the delivery room, and of course I agreed!

Tuesday was the big day. After playing the hurry and wait game from mid-morning until about 5:00 in the afternoon, Baby Brown was finally ready to make his debut. As it turned out, Shalae only had to push through a few contractions, and Jon stayed by her side through the entire delivery. I wasn’t needed after all, but I’m so glad I was there to witness the birth of our newest grandson!

Even though we were all focused on Shalae’s breathing and Baby making his way into the world, I couldn’t help notice how beautiful Shalae was as she gracefully held her breath, and it was a tender moment when Baby took his first breath. I felt so blessed to experience such a precious miracle. It was amazing to watch the calm of Mom and Dad with their newborn just a few minutes after delivery amid the busyness of the nurses and doctor. Time stood still and nothing else mattered at that moment.

Baby Brown was born Tuesday evening at about six o’clock and weighed in at 6 lbs. 6 oz. and measured 19” long.

I keep calling this new arrival Baby because that’s been his name for over eight months. In fact, family and friends have given countless suggestions and voted on several names over the months. Finally, early this morning, Shalae and Jon sent a text and asked us to get Ashton’s, Cooper’s, and Phoebe’s thoughts on two names that were new to the list. They expected to be home before the kids got out of school, but they couldn’t leave the hospital without deciding on a name, and they wanted the kids to help make the final decision.

Owen Davis Brown is sweet and perfect in every way, and we’re all so excited to have him here and part of our family! I had to practically pull myself away from this little bundle of joy several times during the last two days, and I’m pretty sure Baby Owen will be our last stop before we depart for OnStage and our first stop once we return!

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Reader Comments (22)

Awwww how wonderful!! So glad all went well. Wonderful news for your family Shelli. Owen is a lovely name. Congratulations!!
October 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKylie Bertucci
Congratulations on the newest addition to your beautiful family!
October 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAnn Corley
Congratulations and what a darling little guy he is!
October 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPatti
Congratulations to the Browns and the Gardners! What a blessing for everyone. Shalae is in for a bit of a shock to start over with a newborn, I hope the big kids are good helpers!
Mary Beth West
October 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMary Beth West
Wonderful news!! Welcome baby Owen and congratulations to the Brown and Gardner families!
October 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJulie Davison
Oh, Shelli...what a gorgeous moment for all of you. He's absolutely amazing. Congratulations to all of you!
October 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSue Plote
Congratulations! He's perfect! My son's middle name is Davis (my maiden name!).
October 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSHH
Congrats Shelli and best wishes to all the family!
October 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKaren Tenney
Congratulations! He is absolutely darling!
October 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKarla Endris
What an exquisite and tender post this is. Thank you so much for sharing, That pic of Jon and Shalae with their tiny newborn leaves me speechless.
October 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMary Macfarlan
What a beautiful and blessed baby!
October 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDianne Keough
Congratulations all round. Baby Owen looks just like Phoebe. What a lovely moment to be part off. Julie x
October 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJulie Kettlewell
Congratulations to all! Precious times!
October 30, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBonnyO
A beautiful blessing. Congratulations to all.
October 30, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAnna Wheaton
Congratulations on such a beautiful blessing!
October 30, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDagi
What exciting news, thank you for sharing:) I missed the post that Shalae and Jon were expecting! 😊 I hope it was a smooth labor/delivery and that mom and baby are healthy! Shalae must have been a beautiful expecting mom to be... congrats to the Brown and Gardner family! Hugs, Kim xo from 🇨🇦
October 30, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKim
He is just beautiful! Congratulations to you all
October 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterGail Kirby
Congratulations, he is darling. All the children are beautiful. So happy for you, such a wonderful moment to have shared.
November 3, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLisa Sylvia
Welcome to your amazing world Own ... thank you for sharing you grandparents ... you are now officially the youngest #menofstampinup member. Make sure you ask Rich to be your mentor.
November 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMichele Miller
Welcome to your amazing world Owen ... thank you for sharing you grandparents ... you are now officially the youngest #menofstampinup member. Make sure you ask Rich to be your mentor.
November 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMichele Miller
Congratulations Shalae, Jon and family, love the photo of the kids looking at their beautiful baby brother. Welcome Owen Brown.
November 7, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl O'Bree
You've captured beautifully the miracle of birth. Very poignant. Thank you for sharing something so precious to you.
November 24, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMary Kelly

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