Sunday, August 2, 2015

A Blog about Ezra!

On Thursday, July 23, 2015 in Georgetown TX, little Ezra Alonzo Williams was born.  I had the opportunity to leave the mission field for a week and go be there with Alona and Robert for Ezra's welcome to this world, so this post is about him while I left Elder Bushman laboring in New York.

I got to Texas on the 22nd and Alona picked me up at the airport, we went back to her house for a couple of hours until time to go the the hospital.  Her hubby, Robert, got in one more day of work before paternity leave since I would be there.  Here's Alona going into the hospital.

Checking  in on the 4th floor!

Alona was being induced with starting procedures on the evening of the 22nd, then beginning the labor inducing stuff on the 23rd.  After laboring all day with not much progress and having the baby's heart rate go down when they gave larger doses of the drug, the Dr. suggested that a C-section was advisable.  So here's Alona putting on a brave smile after an emotional decision and getting ready to be wheeled in to surgery.

And not very long after that .... TAH DAH!! HERE HE IS!  At 6:21 PM and weighing in at 7 lbs. 11 ozs. and 20" long, baby EZRA! The other grandma, Ann, and Aunt JoAnn and I were able to go in and see him at around 8:30 then we left the little family to spend their first night together.

I enjoyed a beautiful Texas sunrise on a morning walk,

and also the view looking the other way ... we don't see wide open spaces like this in New York!  As I walked around Alona's neighborhood I decided I was more worried about wild pigs and snakes than I was about people!!  I did see 3 jackrabbits on my various walks throughout my stay. 

I finally got to hold baby Ezra when I went back to the hospital on Friday morning, this was our first selfie!!

What a sweet, happy family!!

He's all dressed and waiting for the "all clear" to go home!

He looks pretty little in that big car seat.  He got to go home Saturday evening and everyone was glad to get out of the hospital and start this new chapter of their lives.

This is my blog so I reserve the right to put as many baby pictures on it as I want!!  I love his little baby feet!!

Alona did a little photo shoot one day so I had to put a few of my favorites in here.

He looks so little in this basket that I crocheted for his mom.

Robert makes chain mail for a hobby so here's Ezra wrapped up in armor.

One of my favorites!!

After his first little sponge bath!!

What can I say!!

His first walk around the block.

This is on the day I left to come back, it was really a gift to be able to be there for the week to welcome this little spirit to his earthly home, there is nothing else so precious and I am grateful!

There was a cute welcome home sign on my door when I got back, and as much as I enjoyed being in Texas it was good to get back to my hubby and the great young people that we teach and associate with.  


  1. I'm so glad (and jealous) that you got to go! I love the shot of Ezra in the owl basket. Hooray for babies! (I also love the owl on your door😉). Thanks for posting lots of pictures...even baby feet.

  2. Baby's feet are my favorite! So glad you got to go!

  3. Well this just made me tear right up! Emotional times and I'm so glad you were there to help!!