"And the Lord your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your descendants, to love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, that you may live." Deuteronomy 30:6

but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.
2 Peter 3:18

Friday, May 21, 2010

Elisha James Karr

Elisha James entered the world on May 21, 2007 at 10:00 am. He was induced at 38 wks 1 day because the doctors were afraid I wouldn't make it to the hospital if I went into labor on my own. I had preterm labor starting at 32 wks. I was on bedrest and had to take meds every 6 hours. I went to the hospital a few different times and had to have a shot stop labor. By 38 wks I was 4 cm dialated. I was in labor 2.5 hours at the hospital and he came out in one contraction. I read a book while in labor. :) It was the easiest labor and delivery I had.

He was 6lb 15oz and 19.5in. He is still short and stocky. :) He looks and acts just like his Daddy!!! Joey calls him his mini me.

Eli is very independent! He does not get pushed around by his siblings. He is very athletic and has no problem wrestling with Josiah. We shall see which sport he ends up playing. Most say he will be a football player.

He potty trained this week. It was amazing and I can really take no credit because I did nothing special. He had a couple accidents the first day at the beginning, but nothing since except a little poopy as I was running him to the bathroom in the mall. He was telling me to "hurry, mom". :) I am very proud of how well he has done. He is even in underwear through the night.

He is such a little boy and is growing up in leaps and bounds. He makes us laugh every day. He is definitely our class clown! He wants to do everything his big brother and sister do. He is so sweet too! He is the one who remembers to say "thank you". He is a pistol! He adds to our family. God knew what he was doing, even though I don't know why He felt I needed to live through Joey's pay back for his childhood sometimes. LOL :)

Here are the many faces of Eli from the last 3 years.


  1. He's growing like a little weed! Can't believe he's three years old! Happy birthday, little Joey! Love you & miss you all!


  2. Happy Birthday little man! Seeing those pictures of him as a baby made me realize how much he looks like Katie Jo!

  3. Happy Birthday Eli!! What a cutie. And potty trained already?? Can he come teach Ben?? I love the name Elisha. My favorite person in the Bible other than Jesus. Hope you guys have a great day celebrating.

  4. Happy Birthday Bitty Bud!

    Luv Ya Bunches,