Name: Elias Matthew Clarke
Birthday: July 28th, 2010
Time: 11:11am
Weight: 9 lbs. 1 oz.
Length: 19 and 1/2 inches
Hospital: Crouse Irving Memorial, Syracuse, NY
Babies make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for.

Monday, August 2, 2010


After just 6 days in the hospital, we have brought Elias home! It feels so good to be back in our own home.

Julia is awesome with her baby brother. She wants to share everything she owns with him. She wants to show him her room, lay with him, hold him, kiss him, feed him, you name it. She also wants to play with him and it is hard to have to tell her over and over and over that he can't play with her - he's too little. Eventually she will get it. Our friends, Cisco and Stacey, gave Julia a baby doll as a gift and it was the best present EVER. Whenever I do anything for Elias, she does the same thing for her baby. It's very sweet.

I feel like our house and our family are complete now! It's a beautiful thing!


  1. Karen, that is wonderful!. I am so happy for you. Congratulations!. Enjoy Elias as much as you can.

  2. Elias is wonderful. He's been home almost two weeks and I'm suffering from Clarke deficiency because I have a cold and can't go hold him...... and smell his neck, and feel his baby fine hair,touch his face, smell his breath..... you get the idea. Nor can I go play with Julia and I miss her more than I can begin to tell you. I miss all of you Clarkes!!!