Jude Kristopher Bell
4 lbs. 10 oz., 18-3/4" long
Surprised? So were we! But we also couldn't be more thrilled. Jude was born by emergency c-section five and a half weeks early. His birthday is the day after Eden's and they share the same placement date. Weird, eh? (Moral of the story: No baby due in mid July is ever born in mid July if she or he wants to be a Bell.) We first knew that his sweet birth mom was considering us a couple of weeks before he was born, but we didn't learn of her decision until a few hours after Jude made his debut. He is doing really well and we are head over heels for the boy. He's already a good eater and an excellent snuggle buddy.
The movers came today. We close on our Utah house Friday and on the Louisiana house next Friday. Kris begins his epic road trip with his dad the following week, and the rest of us will make the journey when Jude is released from the NICU. I'll post more details sometime when I get a moment, but who knows when that will be. Life is insane and so are we, but in the best possible way! Eden is going to be a fantastic big sister :)