Welcome 16th Jeub: Elijah Luke

Wendy delivered our 16th child last night. Everything is healthy and pleasant. With the older children at a debate tournament, Wendy and I have little time to tell the complete birthing story. We’ll try to get something posted tomorrow. [Update: There’s no way we are going to get our story written as planned. With the tournament going on, we’re barely keeping ahead on dishes and laundry!]

But, some essential details are in order!

  • Name: Elijah Luke
  • Born April 27, 2011 at 9:48 p.m.
  • Weight: 8 lbs, 12 oz.
  • Length: 20 3/4″

Congratulate Wendy, she did absolutely fantastic! (please comment below) I’m going to have her write up some future posts on important exercises, diet, and other preparatory measures she took over the past nine months. Truly a trooper, the delivery went fantastic, and Elijah is probably our healthiest child of all our 16. Incredible.

More later. Congratulate Wendy in the comment section below! She’ll be reading them from her laptop in bed.

Four minutes old, laying on top of Wendy's much-smaller tummy.

How quickly they change! This is Eli in the morning, right after his first diaper change.

Are the next oldest children jealous? Not in our home. Zech is elated over a new baby.

Precious little feet.

Breakfast of champions! Wendy had a protein enriched breakfast.

Thank you for you prayers, everyone. Follow the news more closely at our Facebook Page.

About Chris Jeub

Chris is the father of 16 children, busily running the family businesses and learning the depths of love along the way.

  • Stacie

    Congratulations! He is beautiful! Great job Wendy (& Chris)! God has certainly blessed you!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1005817730 Katie Knapp Waggoner

    Congratulations Jeub family. Great job Wendy!

  • http://profiles.google.com/labdoodles Trish Hackett


  • Heather

    Wonderful! Each child brings a special experience to the family. Congrats

  • Annie

    Congrats little blessing from God

  • Mollie

    Wendy, Congratulations!! Congrats to all the Jeub’s. Sounds like you were amazing! I hope I labor as well as you did! So elated for you Wendy and all your family! Beautiful Jeub family!

  • Amber Bandy

    Congrats to u all Wendy. Hes a beautiful baby!! So happy for all of you. Have a great day

  • Pony Peterson

    A wonderful answer to prayer!! You look AWESOME = ) I’m interested to hear your healthy exercise and nutrition tips even though I won’t be needing them for pregnancy-related health… just normal health!

  • SusanHildy

    So happy for you! I pray that you will have an easy recovery and for many blessings on little Elijah.

  • MamaTLC


  • MrsJMHancock

    So exciting! God is amazing. Wendy you inspire me to look to entrust God with my womb. Waiting on the Lord for number 5.

  • Christinaemmons

    Congrats! :)

  • JAC

    Congratulations, Jeub family! What a blessing!

  • Karen

    I rejoice with you at the blessing of your newest child!

  • Bjmjasay

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Wendy, you are such an inspiration! Thank you so much for sharing your life with us. We rejoice and praise our God for the birth of Elijah! May he grow in grace and in the knowledge of our LORD and Savior, Jesus Christ! God has truly blessed you, and your testimony has blessed millions! PRAISE GOD!

  • http://stephsoundoff.blogspot.com Steph Theis

    Oh Wendy, he looks so good!! (You do too). Congratulations! Thank you for sharing your lives with us…I look forward to watching him grow. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1037301122 Beth Yenca

    Congratulations on a beautiful baby boy! I can’t wait to hear the story of his birth. :) I am also enjoying your blog. So many wonderful stories and articles to read.

  • Lori Buckner

    Congratulations Jeub Family! In the first morning picture I can already see the family features in his sweet little face. What a blessing!

  • Kristine

    Congratulations on your newest blessing!!!

  • http://profiles.google.com/anij34 Jolene O’Dell

    Congratulations Jeub’s! He is gorgeous and so is the mama! (And a funny side note…we have that exact heart cup…..ours had a green smoothie in it this a.m.) God bless and keep you in his caring hands!

  • Janis Bowles

    Congratulations. Get as much rest as you can.

  • Christy

    Congratulations on the newest addition to your family. He is absolutely precious.

  • Toraquel

    What a sweetheart! Congrats from Ontario!

  • Jillaine Wonick

    Congrats to all!! How precious he is!!
    Jill Wonick

  • Jodi

    Congrats, Wendy (and Chris, too, and all the big brothers and sisters!) Elijah is so precious, and seeing Wendy all relaxed in her bed with her breakfast makes me look froward to our homebirth in October sometime (our fifth baby, but only second homebirth). God bless you all!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6YHRZ4QCPDGLRUH6HUYGHOQVLA BED

    I bet the afterpains were fierce after that one… my third had some strong ones!

  • Brandi

    Congrats Wendy!! You are truely an inspiration to mothers everywhere. God bless you and your family!

  • Karen

    Good job, Wendy girl ๐Ÿ˜€ xox

  • http://twitter.com/Mother211 Debi

    Congratulations and many blessings from the Lord as you all adjust to this miracle.
    ‘It’s no slight thing to be loved by those who are so fresh from God.’ C. Dickens

  • http://profiles.google.com/romerofamilyof6 The Romero’s

    Many congratulations to your family!

  • Libby M.

    Congratulations and many blessings to you and your family!

  • Celee

    He’s just precious! I know you’re enjoying him already!

  • Gabriela Kee

    CONGRATS!!! What a healthy baby! Samuel (#15) would have been only a few weeks older, if he wasn’t preemie. I couldn’t be happier for your family.

  • Gaylene

    Great job Wendy!!! He’s beautiful!

  • mjdtkl

    Congrats.. what a beautiful blessing from God.!!!!

  • http://profiles.google.com/pribbenow Tracy Pribbenow

    SO WONDERFUL! Congrats to the whole family and welcome to our world, Elijah!

  • Ninabi

    Congratulations on your beautiful, healthy new baby boy. I’m glad the birth went well and everyone is in good health. Your new little one is very cute.

  • Kathy Obierzynski

    So Wendy… going for a jog today? LOL. Just kidding. You are amazing girl! I can’t wait to read your next book “Diet and Exercise tips for Pregnancy – by a mother of 16!”. You just know people would buy it. I would. :-) Well done and congratulations to you and Chris and welcome to your newest blessing, Elijah. Love from Kathy in Sydney, Australia xxx

  • Janetkiessling

    Awesome guys!!!!!!!!! He’s beautiful!!!!!!!!! Awesome name!!!! He looks so healthy!! Thank you, Lord for this little blessing!!!! Welcome to the world Elijah & welcome to the Jeub family!!!!!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Love the Kiessling family

  • Pj

    Wendy, you look FANTASTIC! What a blessing little Elijah will be!

  • Linda

    So happy for you! Praise the Lord for another precious blessing!

  • Tammie E.

    Wendy, You KNOW I love you, you have been such an awesome blessing and friend in my life ! What an inpiration you are of someone to look up to with everything you do ! I know I cant be the only one to feel this way ! I love little Elijah and I know you did a wonderful job. :) Thank you so much for sharing this with everyone ! ~ God may not have given me the sister I needed, but I got you ! … and that is even better ! :)

    Love you so much, Your friend Tammie E.

  • http://twitter.com/FlonkertonChamp Victoria in ATX

    congratulations, he’s beautiful! love how alert he is!

  • Carmen Thigpen

    Congratulations Wendy! You are amazing. Praying for you.
    Carmen Thigpen

  • Margaret


  • Anonymous

    He’s lovely, congratulations on another beautiful baby and a healthy birth, Wendy! I am praying you have a quick recovery and turnaround. It is so true that staying fit during the pregnancy can make a world of difference when it comes to the speed and ease of the postpartum time.

    I’m also glad no debate rounds had to be forfeit ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1498425036 Nicole Teichroeb

    Congratulations!!!! You are so blessed!

  • April Worden

    Congratulations on the newest addition to your beautiful family! You are an inspiration!

  • Peggy

    What a handsome guy!!! Congrats to the Jeubs for their new amazing blessing!!!

  • Shelley Haskell

    Beautiful and what a beautiful and strong cry. He is gorgeous. Good work mom. You guys are awesome and walk your faith. Amen.Bless you and your family.

  • Crissy Jarmon a momys

    Just a precious gift of life!! Thank you for sharing with us.

  • Ginnamom77

    congrads so preicious prayers with you all

  • http://profiles.google.com/heather.nations Heather Nations

    Congratulations! How wonderful that you could have a home birth. He is so precious.

  • http://profiles.google.com/heather.nations Heather Nations

    Congratulations! How wonderful that you could have a home birth. He is so precios.

  • Cindy

    Congrats Wendy!!!! A precious gift for a precious lady!!!!!

  • http://profiles.google.com/reneestump Renee Stump

    Congrats…..what a beautiful blessing!!!! You are an inspiration. I am going on my 4th 2 mile walk in the morning!! (not preggo yet…but praying for a blessing soon)

  • Tabby Webb

    Wendy, thanks for your encouragement and example! I am glad to have a mom like you in my life! No 2 mile hikes for a few days…take time off for good behavior! : )

  • Doni Shepherd

    CONGRATS! He is PERFECT & BEAUTIFUL! Praise the Lord for another Healthy Warrior for the Lord!
    Doni Shepherd

  • Lisa Peterson

    He’s amazing and you are amazing!!! You make 16 kids, home births and a cheerful Mom look easy and just right. WELL DONE!!!

  • http://profiles.google.com/green.penguin1282 Jennifer Varney


  • Wickfam

    We love the T-shirt and breakfast in bed – Congrats!!!! We love babies <3

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carolyn-Bassett/1366670834 Carolyn Bassett

    Congratulations on your precious blessing! He is lovely

  • GeorgiaJawdwd

    Gosh He is a doll and you look great .

  • Joyfulmom73

    Congratulations! He is adorable and you look wonderful, Wendy! Seeing you in your own bed the next morning makes me look forward to my first home birth, coming up in about 4 months. Thank you for sharing your lives…you are an inspiration. May God continue to bless you & your beautiful family!

  • Cheryl Adair

    Soooo happy for you!! “Elijah was a man just like us. He prayed earnestly”… and God answered his prayers. May your Elijah be a man of powerful faith-filled prayer and be filled with the Holy Spirit from an early age.

  • http://profiles.google.com/ebrammer Evan Brammer

    Way to go Wendy! We were praying for you all the way in Indonesia. Praise God for the blessings He brings.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1479763094 Kimberly Noble

    Wendy you look beautiful after just having a baby! Elijah is just too precious for words! You and Chris are such an inspiration to me, my husband and I pray that God continues to richly bless your family!

  • Marie

    Congratulations and welcome to this world Elijah Luke! He is beautiful! I can’t wait to read about your birth (we are also homebirthers here). Way to go Wendy!

  • Jennifer

    Congratulations! What a great job! He is gorgeous!
    We have five sons, (17 down to 3) and would desperately and dearly love more but so far the Lord has said no. It is so nice to hear of others being blessed though!

  • http://www.gabesbabes.com/ Gabe

    Congratulations! What a blessing!

  • Tgates

    Congratulations! What a wonderful blessing from God! Our 5th child is on the way, and I can hardly wait to meet him! Luke is one of the names we’re considering for him, too!

  • Kiddos

    Congratulations! Mom and bay are beautiful!

  • http://www.jeubfamily.com Chris Jeub

    Thank you everyone for your kindness! See update in this post. There is no way we can get a story written by today.

  • RJR

    Zech doesn’t look too thrilled. He looks baffled and sad.

    Much as we’d like to see more birth photos, do you have any comment on the tragedy in Alabama?

  • ellieliz

    thats one happy homebirthed baby! RJR Zech might be a bit baffled but he is not sad. i have never seen children be anything but open and happy to having another bestfriend, sibling, playmate! Congrats to you guys! hes beautiful!

  • Achester

    CONGRATS to you both, he is beautiful.

    Anne Chester

  • http://fabchristianmoms.wordpress.com/ Bethany

    Congratulations to your whole family! What a blessing. Wendy, you look absolutely beautiful!

  • Jodi Rehovsky

    I am in awe of your new little miracle! It is so amazing what God can do!!! Thank you so much for sharing your joy with us…we love you very much!!!

  • http://profiles.google.com/littlepeasinmypodforgod Georgiann Derieg

    Wow Congrats Jeub family on your newest arrival! So very exciting!
    He is just adorable!
    Happy Babymoon!

    Peace and prayers,

  • Sandy

    Congrats Wendy and all the family. The baby is beutiful.

  • Suzanne

    Chris & Wendy, congratulations on the birth of your handsome, healthy, baby boy!!

  • Emily

    Congratulations!! He is beautiful!!

  • Amy Edge


  • Helen

    So glad I stopped by today and heard your good news. Congratulations and very best wishes to all of you. Little Elijah is gorgeous.

  • Bernadette lock

    congrats on the arrival of your precious little guy!! i havent visited for a little while as we had our fifth child on april 29th (a beautiful little girl) funny enough if she had of been a boy we would of named her Elijah lol congrats again and many blessings unto your family.

  • Andrea

    Beautiful! Absolutely beautiful. Congratulations on your latest blessing. I hope and pray so hard to some day be able to concieve and bring a baby as beautiful as yours into this world. My husband an I have been trying for three years with no success but seeing other loving couples, like you two, bring another one of God’s blessings into the world helps with the pain of not being able to do it ourselves. Congratulations from the bottom of my heart :)

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