Simon Peter Maxwell

Simon Peter Maxwell

Simon Peter Maxwell made his grand entrance into this world at 8:48 p.m. on January 18th. He weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. Anna Marie and Christopher got to the hospital Saturday morning and were starting on the induction process by about noon. Steady progress through the afternoon with labor in full swing by about 5:00. 

If Simon Peter had just been 3 hours and 13 minutes later, he would have been my first birthday nephew. It was such an amazing thing to see how well the labor and delivery went. In addition, what a blessing that Simon Peter doesn’t need any NICU time for being 3+ weeks early (and about 5 weeks early as Anna Marie generally goes 2 weeks late).

Anna Marie is doing great and is as radiant as ever. She already has some relief from her varicose veins!

Anna Marie, Simon Peter, and Christopher Maxwell

Baby Name Meaning

Simon: obedient, hearing (literally: “he has heard”)
Peter: stone, rock
Simon Peter: One whose strength comes from his close relationship with Christ.
Scripture Verse: “The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust…” (Psalm 18:2)

What is the next step?

Now that Simon Peter is here, things can be better planned for Anna Marie’s treatment. One surgeon recommended about 4 weeks of healing before she undergoes surgery. They also have a consult with another surgeon on the 29th. Either way, there will be some time before the next step. 

We are so very grateful for your prayers.

Sarah for the rest

Christopher and Anna Marie Maxwell Family

“And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud,
to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire,
to give them light; to go by day and night” (Exodus 13:21).

44 thoughts on “Simon Peter Maxwell”

  1. What a beautiful name for a precious baby boy. I have read your blog for many years but never commented before. I am praying as Anna Marie heals and embarks on her treatment.

  2. We rejoice with you, Christopher and Anna Marie! May our God grant you hearts full of peace as you face the uncertainty of the coming weeks!

  3. Absolutely perfect, what a size for a baby born so early!! So very Handsome, Congratulations from us here in NZ! May Simon Peter be one who follows the Lord closely indeed. Oh, what a lovely family!!! 🙂 WELL DONE, ALL.

    Praying for you over the recovery period, for that all-surpassing peace.

    May His nearness be very real to you we pray…

  4. I’m so grateful to God for all the answered prayer surrounding Simon’s birth. He’s a strappin’ laddie for being so early! Praise God for His marvellous works. Be assured of our Prayers for Anna Marie’s healing.

  5. Oh, thank God! I am so happy for y’all! What a precious blessing! We will continue praying!

  6. A beautiful name for a beautiful baby! Congratulations again!! We are praying, Christopher and Anna Marie, as you prepare for the next steps and make decisions. We will continue to pray!

  7. Congratulations! Praise The Lord that baby Simon Peter is healthy and Anna Marie is getting relief from those painful vericose veins.
    We will continue to keep Anna Marie and family in prayer.

  8. Congratulations on your beautiful baby boy. Will be remembering to pray for this sweet family.

  9. God be praised! What a beautiful family! We are praying, continually bringing Anna Marie before the throne of grace. God’s Grace is sufficient.

  10. He is a beautiful baby and I love the name. Continued prayer for Anna Marie and the next steps to come. Blessings to all!

  11. “Who is like unto the LORD OUR GOD, who dwelleth on high,
    Who humbleth Himself to behold the things that are in heaven, and in the earth!!”
    Psalm 113:5-6
    We H. family in Florida are thanking our GREAT God for His miraculous ways. Thank you for giving us a glimpse of Simon Peter…he is certainly on time!

  12. Answered prayers for a safe delivery and healthy baby! Such a beautiful family!
    Continued prayers for Gods healing hands!

    In Jesus love, Cecile

  13. Happy Birthday Sarah and congratulations to Christopher and Anna Marie, what a beautiful family and we will continue to pray for you all.
    Love the name too!

  14. Congratulations, what a blessing from the Lord!! He is so precious just like the other children!! Praise the Lord that everything went well!! Your family is just beautiful. Will continue to pray! Thanks again for sharing!!

  15. I am sitting here crying with joy that Simon Peter made it into the world safely and that mama and baby are doing well. Please know that we are all praying for a positive outcome for what lies ahead. In the meantime, enjoy the latest Maxwell baby!

  16. Congratulations! Trusting Anna Marie to the Lord who holds our lives in His hands and has everything under His control.

  17. Precious, truly precious! God’s timing is perfect – right on time! We are praying for you all in the busy days ahead! God is all-knowing and powerful! Thankful for His loving care over His children! You are all loved! Love, peace and grace to you! Psalm 100

  18. Those are beautiful pictures!!Simon Peter is such a sweet name.Will he be going by Simon or both Simon and Peter.I am continuing to pray for Anna Marie and the family.

  19. Congratulations on the healthy arrival of Simon Peter! Your beautiful bunch can’t help but give you encouragement and stamina for the next steps to come! Praise the Lord!

  20. Congratulations! What a beautiful baby boy! I love his name. Anna Marie remains in my prayers.

  21. Praising the Lord for this precious blessing of Simon Peter! He is adorable and Anna Marie looks so peaceful.
    Prayers continue for her health in the days ahead. Our God will continue to be with her every step of the way, I am sure.

    Prayers and Love, Mrs. Patti

  22. Precious baby!
    Lifting Anna Marie & Christopher and family in prayer to the throne of grace! May God restore health according to His will!
    We received news today that my mom has been diagnosed with lymphoma. As GOD’S children we can be assured that Our Faithful Father will provide needed grace.

  23. A beautiful little boy and a beautiful family! Congratulations to Christopher, Anna Marie, and all their children. My prayer chain is lifting you up as you go forward in this journey.

  24. Totally precious, precious gift from God. What a blessing but, there is a definite pattern here of Sarah getting better birthday presents than me. Hard for gift cards to compete with a new nephew ! Congradulations to the entire Maxwell family.

  25. I’ve been continuing to pray for Anna Marie and wondering how her appointment went yesterday. Do they have an idea about their next steps or are they still in the process of consulting? Are there any additional specific prayer requests we can keep in mind? My heart goes out to them and I will continue to pray!!

    1. Please just keep praying for wisdom in the treatment plan. There are so many options, and they have so many decisions to make. When they know what the next step is, I think we will be able to share. They now have all their information as of yesterday, and are working toward the decisions.

      This week has been a whirlwind of appointments and a blast of information.

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