Bethany's bouncing baby boy makes his debut

bethanyandian.jpgYesterday at 5:38p, moderator Bethany posted on her Facebook profile, "Bethany... is in active labor!?!?! Why yes, yes she is!"

And last night at 6:32p: "Here he is."

Baby Ian was born weighing exactly 10 lbs..

Aren't he and Mommy both beautiful?

Congratulations to Bethany and husband James, and big siblings Caleb, Bonnie, and Noah!


CONGRATULATIONS! Both are very beautiful!

Posted by: Carol at April 9, 2010 2:02 PM

YESSSS!! Congratulations, Bethany!! :)

Posted by: carla Author Profile Page at April 9, 2010 2:04 PM

Yay! Congratulations! He's beautiful and you are too, Bethany! And I love the name Ian. :)


Posted by: Vannah at April 9, 2010 2:13 PM

Congrats Bethany!

Celebrate Life!

Posted by: Ed at April 9, 2010 2:19 PM

Ooh, Bethany, what a beautiful little boy. Congratulations!

Posted by: Michael at April 9, 2010 2:20 PM

Congratulations Bethany!

Posted by: Janet at April 9, 2010 2:23 PM

Me too! Congrats Bethany.

Posted by: Hal at April 9, 2010 2:26 PM

Congratulations!! 10 pounds, uuf dah :D ! God bless your family.

Posted by: klynn73 at April 9, 2010 2:34 PM

Congratulations to you all, Bethany! :)

Posted by: Kelli Author Profile Page at April 9, 2010 2:38 PM

Oh, what a precious little guy! Congratulations, Bethany! :D

Posted by: Marauder at April 9, 2010 2:41 PM

wow, 10 pounds is a big boy!

I was one ounce short of 9 pounds when I was born, so he's got a pound over me. ;)

Posted by: LizFromNebraska at April 9, 2010 2:47 PM

Congratulations to you and your family Bethany! :)

Posted by: Jasper at April 9, 2010 3:00 PM

OK, 10 lbs!

Call an NFL agent.....

This is awesome.

Posted by: Phil Schembri is HisMan at April 9, 2010 3:05 PM

Awwwww.....wait, 10 lbs????

COngrats , Bethany! Get your sleep girl, you're gonna need it... again!

Posted by: RSD at April 9, 2010 3:17 PM

That's a big, strong healthy baby! Congrats!

Posted by: Phillymiss at April 9, 2010 3:32 PM


Posted by: Nerina at April 9, 2010 3:44 PM

That is a nice, big, healthy baby! This just puts a smile on my face! Children are a BLESSING!!!!!! :-)

Posted by: Sydney M. at April 9, 2010 4:04 PM

Again...Congratulations, Bethany..he's GORGEOUS!

Posted by: Pamela at April 9, 2010 4:12 PM

Congratulations, Bethany!
Ian is a darling baby :)

Posted by: Lucy at April 9, 2010 4:45 PM

congratulations Bethany! He's a beautiful baby. Nicely done.

Posted by: angel at April 9, 2010 4:50 PM

Congratulations! Is there anything in life more beautiful than the smile of a mother holding her newborn?

Posted by: Fed Up at April 9, 2010 4:55 PM

These are your best days. Wish it was me but I am a grandmother now. But I do miss those times.

Posted by: Susie at April 9, 2010 4:56 PM

Bethany, you beat me!!!! I just passed 38 weeks yesterday. Going to doctor on Monday! Congratulations. He's beautiful!! Also, happy to announce my friend Melissa had a little girl the day before Easter! She lost her son 5 months into her last pregnancy d/t an illness called HEllP! He only lived a few hours.

Posted by: Heather at April 9, 2010 4:58 PM

Bethany and James - Congratulations! (From our family to yours.)

He's beautiful. And the Cullman town mural will be a unique reminder for you all.

Posted by: Chris Arsenault at April 9, 2010 5:03 PM

Hi Bethany!
I have been thinking about you lately and am so glad you and your beautiful little guy are healthy!


Posted by: Sandy at April 9, 2010 5:14 PM

Yay! He's precious! Congratulations!!!!

Posted by: Erin at April 9, 2010 5:15 PM

Congratulations Bethany! 10 LBS! Mine was only 5 lbs 12 oz, you deserve a medal.

Posted by: Kristen at April 9, 2010 5:46 PM

Congratulations! He's gorgeous!

Posted by: Elisabeth at April 9, 2010 5:55 PM

Amazing that you look so great after your fourth delivery, Bethany!

This is what prolifers have that proaborts don't- JOY!

So happy for you and your family!!!!

Posted by: Mary Ann at April 9, 2010 6:04 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful boy!

So glad all went well.

Posted by: Joanne at April 9, 2010 7:40 PM

There now is a baby named Ian,
To love him, you just have to see him.
And the one thing we know,
Is that nine months ago,
He was still a complete human being. 

So congrats to our James and our Bethany,
May the days of their lives very blessed be.
And for Bonnie, poor dear, 
Let's all pray that for her,
Three brothers will not just too many be.

Posted by: Henrietta G. Tavish at April 9, 2010 7:58 PM

Happy Birthday Ian! What a beautiful picture of you and your Mom!

Posted by: Praxedes at April 9, 2010 7:58 PM

Congratulations! That's one very lucky little boy that will have no shortage of hugs and kisses. :)

Posted by: Jacqueline at April 9, 2010 9:00 PM

Congratulations to the new-again mom! Good luck- I hope- with breastfeeding again. Enjoy.

Posted by: KushielsMoon at April 9, 2010 9:05 PM

So much to love! He's a blessing! Enjoy him!

Posted by: Vicki at April 9, 2010 9:28 PM

O_o ten pound baby... my last (and biggest) was just over 7 pounds and I tore with all three (the last time I lost about a pint of blood just from the tear, which wasn't so bad but still...)

Good job, Mom... Congrats! (I considered the name Ian with all my boys, so I like the name too.) :-)

Posted by: army_wife at April 9, 2010 10:00 PM

Lyrical. :)

Posted by: carla Author Profile Page at April 9, 2010 10:08 PM

Praise God! Congratulations on the newest beautiful member of your family. :)

Posted by: Diane P. at April 9, 2010 10:24 PM

congrats bethany! :)

Posted by: anna at April 10, 2010 12:37 AM

Henrietta, what a lovely, witty poem! I'm sure it will end up in Ian's baby book!

And congrats, dear Bethany... :)

Posted by: Jill Stanek Author Profile Page at April 10, 2010 6:33 AM

Jill, and everyone...thank you so much for the kind words, prayers, and thoughts!!

And Henrietta, I am going to save that limerick forever! I don't know how you do're so talented!

Posted by: bethany Author Profile Page at April 10, 2010 6:59 AM

Yes, 10 pounds and this was my first time going without any pain medication- VERY painful experience but I am glad I did it!

Ian is 21 1/2 inches long and just such a sweetie... I feel truly blessed!

Posted by: bethany Author Profile Page at April 10, 2010 7:45 AM


Your gift for limericks is priceless.

Thank you for sharing it with us.

yor bro ken

Posted by: kbhvac at April 10, 2010 9:28 AM

Congratulations Bethany and God's continued blessings on your growing family. LL :)

Posted by: laura_loo Author Profile Page at April 10, 2010 10:00 AM

CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU BETHANY AND THE ENTIRE FAMILY!! "Children are a heritage unto the Lord and the fruit of the womb is HIS REWARD." You are a blessed wife and mother. His is a beautiful, healthy baby.

Posted by: Prolifer L at April 10, 2010 12:09 PM

Bethany and James,

Congratulations and blessings! What a beautiful picture! Happy Birthday Ian,.

Posted by: Gerard Nadal at April 10, 2010 12:39 PM

That kid could play bass guitar with those fingers.

Congrats to Bethany

Posted by: pharmer at April 11, 2010 8:41 AM

Bethany, I had my last two without meds also (it hurt so bad I probably would have wimped out and got the epidural but I didn't have time - after my first, my babies started coming so fast there was no time for the anesthesiologist to get there). In retrospect, I'm kind of glad God didn't give me the time to wimp out because I was glad not to have to deal with any of the potential complications for the baby (and the big needle in my back, yikes!). My first was born with depressed respiration because I had morphine too close to delivery and I knew after that I didn't want morphine again... it was scary.

I can't believe you braved a ten-pounder with no meds... you're my hero! ;-) Seriously, you look great in the pic. And your son is sweet as all babies are. :-)

Posted by: army_wife at April 11, 2010 11:10 AM

Congratulations, Bethany and family! He's gorgeous!

Posted by: JoAnna at April 11, 2010 12:25 PM

Beautiful mother and baby. My congratulations to Bethany and her family.

Posted by: Mary at April 11, 2010 2:49 PM


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