Introducing Baby Quinley!

At nine o’ one a.m. this past Tuesday, August Warren Quinley was brought into the world. The little prizefighter weighed in at 8.6 lbs, with his mother’s nose, his father’s eyes, and red-tinted hair.

Jacki Meets August

Jacki Meets August

We opted for a c-section, because August still hadn’t descended and he was almost a week late. Our doctor told us that she was concerned his head was too big to make it through. She said that if Jacki went into labor and he still didn’t descend, she would have to do a c-section anyway and things might be a little more complicated. We had been hoping for a natural delivery, but felt that going with the c-section was the wise decision. We were right. When his head appeared, the entire delivery room let out a sigh of amazement at how big his head was compared to Jacki’s little body. I was blown away by the process and still marvel at how brave and tough and sacrificial my wife is. We have a video of August’s first few moments in the world right here if you’d like to watch it.

A few people have asked us about the name. “Why August Warren?” The short answer is that we liked the sound of it. August literally means “Majestic”, and while we have no doubt he’ll live up to that humble claim, the real meaning we found in the name is because August is a season of change. It is the time of year when summer comes to an end and the season begins to turn. Old things end. New things begin. Transition happens in people’s lives. We believe that our son will handle those moments of change very well and that he’ll lead people through those times, as difficult as they may be. He will be resilient and wise, prudent to know that “there is a time for everything under the sun”, and courageous to make those decisions when they are his to make. The reason we chose the name “Warren” is because it is the first name of both my great grandfather and my grandfather and it is the middle name of my dad. I wanted to honor the men who have taught me to live as a man and follower of Christ. I also wanted August to know the connection that he has to his history and his family’s heritage.

August taking a nap on my mom's shoulder

August taking a nap on my mom’s shoulder

After August was born we received an enormous outpouring of love and support from people all over the world. We want to thank you all so much for taking this big step with us in our lives and for cheering us into parenthood. We will keep you updated on August’s little adventures as well as our lives and continued work in Thailand.

Andrew holding August

Andrew holding August

Sherbear holding August

Poppa Chuck and the little guy

Poppa Chuck and the little guy

Julia holding her nephew

Julia holding her nephew

Brooke teaching August some important facial expressions

Brooke teaching August some important facial expressions

A few of the girls from the university came to visit

A few of the girls from the university came to visit

Mommy and the little man

Mommy and the little man

August Warren Quinley

August Warren Quinley

13 thoughts on “Introducing Baby Quinley!

  1. Lily says:

    Hello Andrew and Jacki,

    CONGRATULATIONS to both of you. We’re so happy to see your precious little man. He is so cute. Welcome to the world August Warren, what a unique yet beautiful name.
    We will share this to our Church. God bless you all.

    Love and prayer,
    Chris, Lily, Caleb, Zech and Malaya Boucher

  2. Nancy Benson says:

    So happy to see Andrew, Jacki, and little August. The video was amazing and Jacki’s sweet smile never changes. I love you my sweet little family. So proud of all that you have done. This is and always will be your greatest accmplishment, your greatest challenge, and your greatest gift!!!
    Love, Nancy

  3. Nancy Waldowski says:

    We loved all the pictures and video of your beautiful guy! There’s nothing more special than those first moments with your new baby…

  4. Judy Yohn says:

    Congratulaions on your beautiful baby boy! Love love love the pictures they will be posted on the church bulletin board. God Bless you all.
    Your Pentecostal Freedom Church family

  5. Dick Shamis says:

    Just met our new little great grandson and he is perfect in every way. We’re so happy he has arrived and everybody doing well. We know he will be a great joy to all of us. Love, Great Grandpa and Grandma Shamis

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