He was born March 1 at 11:06 PM. At birth he weighed a cuddly 9 lbs. Thomas was born at home by the foot of our bed with the assistance of 2 midwives and a student midwife.
Here he is being snuggled by his big siblings the next morning.
More pictures and the story of his birth to follow!
It took us several days to figure out his name. Jonathan wanted to honor his great-grandfather Adam Patterson. Adam Patterson Ellis. It has a nice ring to it, but as Jon's sister Christine pointed out, his initials would be APE. Neither of us could see saddling an innocent babe with that! We also liked the name Brian after my brother, but when we tried the name on for size, it just didn't fit. Alas.
We named him after his 5 greats-grandfather Thomas Winward. I found this bio primarily about Thomas's son Peter, from whom I am also descended. Peter lived quite the interesting life.