Thursday, October 06, 2011

Elisha Joseph Frishman

I'm not sure O&P has any readers who don't also read the Querencia blog, but on the off chance such a person exists, here is my son Eli, born October first (his actual due date!) at a whopping 9 pounds 12 ounces. We were trying for a home birth, but it eventually became clear that the western medicine safety net was warranted, so he came via C-section in St. Vincent's Hospital, the same place I was born. A second generation honky native of Santa Fe is a fairly rare thing.

Here he is with his state-of-the-art baby monitor:

He's named after Eli Tripp, my departed and much-missed best friend from my Montana years. Steve posted an excellent tribute to Eli a while back, and I'm not up to matching it. Joseph is a family name from his mother's side, and also a nod to Steve, who shares it as a middle name.

Eli and daughter Phoebe, sharing her father's wicked grin:

And for good measure, here's the last picture with our Eli on the inside, two Mondays ago in our local mountains:


Steve Bodio said...

Love the name of course. And will post more of the "big Eli" pix on Q..

Larissa said...

CONGRATS on your huge baby! I love that last picture of you two pre-birth....

Anonymous said...

Congrats to you honky native baby. He is beautiful; have a great life with him. I a sure he will live up to his name with you two as parents.
Karen (Bodio) Graham & Family

Cat Urbigkit said...

Congrats on such a beautiful baby. Perfect name. said...

Wow! He's a beauty!
Gary and I want to meet him!
Bless you all,