Samuel Thomas Amani Olsen has arrived! Our little bundle was born on Thursday, May 24 at 12:06am. He weighed 8 pounds 3 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long. We were pleasantly surprised that he decided to make his appearance two weeks early, especially because Ella was a week late. The whole process of his arrival was much different than what I experienced with Ella, but I won’t include the details quite yet. First, I need a little more rest.
There are so many things I want to tell you about Sam – what his name means, how he has deeply touched our hearts in his first two days, and the beauty and peace we see in him – but I just can’t do it eloquently at such an hour. (It’s currently 1am and I have some cuddling to do before getting more sleep.) I promise to write of those things very soon. So please check back for more of Sam’s story and some very adorable photos. They are on the way!