Tuesday, July 14, 2009


Jett Jackson Arant
9 lbs 15 oz, 22 inches

Here's a little timeline...

Sunday night: Mark gets sick
Monday, 10 pm: Leatha starts having contractions
Tuesday, 1:30 am: Contractions coming harder and stronger.
2:45 am: Laura Lynn comes over to help coach. Mark stays up for support, but out of the way because of his cold.
4:30 am: We arrive at the hospital, Leatha is dilated to 9
5:15 am: Leatha gets in the whirlpool, water breaks shortly after
5:40 am: Pushing starts
5:53 am: Out comes Jett! Leatha did it- the all natural birth she had hoped for! I'm SO proud of her.

There's nothing sentimental about the name "Jett," other than we really liked it (it was almost Makai's name), and Jackson is after my dad, Papa Jack.

Here's a prayer for Jett Jackson from his birthday Psalm 14:

Our Father in heaven, we give you thanks for this precious gift of new life. I pray for Jett Jackson, that he will be wise, understanding the fear of the LORD from an early age. I pray that he will see his depravity, separation, and need for Jesus Christ. I ask that he would call on You, seeking first the kingdom, and living out a "with God" life. Help Jett walk on a path of righteousness for your name's sake, the same path his grandpa Jack has walked all these years. Like Papa Jack, help his relationship with you to be dynamic, hearing the voice of God everyday. Oh that he will run the race with perseverance, not getting tripped up by greed, entertainment, popularity, anxiety, immorality, and the American dream! May he dwell in the company of the righteous, where You are present. Be his refuge and salvation, and make his life a blessing to all nations. I pray that he will rejoice and be glad all the days of his life, and that he will dwell in the house of the LORD forever. All of this for Your glory, I ask for Jesus' sake- Amen.


Tom said...

Congrats guys! Saying a prayer for your newborn now!

Jason said...

Congratulations Mark & Leatha and welcome Jett!

Anna said...

What I'd say to you if we were still in 'Clone land:

"Welcome, Jett!"
"Awesome birth, Leatha!"
"Congratulations, Mark!"
"Jett is so blessed to be your brother, Ava, Cameron, Beck & Makai!"

Enjoy him!
Anna Hughes

Jed said...

Congratulations! And I thought my daughter was big when she was born...

Curtis said...

Congrats! Glad you told us how you named the child. Us fellas here thought you were naming the child after "The Famous Jett Jackson", hit Disney Chanel TV show character. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Famous_Jett_Jackson

Hope y'all are well.

-Curtis, Kyle, and Eric

joyness said...

CONGRATS to you all!! Leatha I can't wait to hear ALL about it!!!

J and J Masson said...

congrats leatha and mark!! jesse and jett share a great birthday :)

eaglesfamily said...

Fantastic Mark! Its a great name for a lead guitar player. I'm just saying....

Ed Noble said...

Congrats! JJ is a beast - did I read right 9lbs???

Amen to the prayer! 2 Cor 1:20


Kiki@Seagulls in the Parking Lot said...


Love the name!

Way to go Leatha! Man. That's all I'm gonna say about that.

He shares a birthday with our Sage!

dannyandjessie said...

AMAZING MAMA! YOU DID IT!!!! What a beautiful BIG baby boy. So proud of you for going all natural, that was so easy task with a 10 pounder!! Congratulations to all of you, on your new precious life. BTW, super cute name!

Jessie Vasquez

The Brinkley Family said...

Add conratulations from the Brinkley family. Glad to hear everyone is doing well. We look forward to meeting our new neighbor! See you soon.

The Grout Family said...

Congrats Mark and Leatha!! How very exciting! Hope all is well!!! :D