Ellery Lewis Ward


Ellery Lewis Ward was born at 5:37 a.m., September 2. He is 7 lbs. 8.5 oz; 21 inches long. He looks like a full-term baby, but he’s in the NICU right now for standard treatment for premies—he’s four weeks early. He is getting a little help with breathing. Mommy is resting peacefully.

Our doctor said, “He’s a little miracle,” because there was a (very rare) knot in the umbilical cord and a minor placental abruption that is probably what initiated the early labor.

“Ellery” is just a name we like, broadly British in derivation, just like “Aden.” “Lewis” comes from one of Daddy’s favorite authors, C. S. Lewis (following our trend of giving our boys the middle names of theologians—Aden’s middle name is “Edwards”).

He has dark hair like his sister, who was right in predicting his sex. “It’ll be a boy,” Merrill told us recently. “Because Aden needs somebody to play with.”

Mark Ward

PhD in NT; theological writer for Faithlife; former high school Bible textbook author for BJU Press; husband; father; ultimate frisbee player; member of the body of Christ.


  1. mitrellim on September 2, 2014 at 7:40 am


  2. James on September 2, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    Congratulations! We know the challenge of a NICU stay and will pray for you as you wait for Ellery’s homecoming.

    • Mark Ward on September 2, 2014 at 8:27 pm

      Thanks, James. I really liked the male nurse who was taking care of Ellery; I feel he’s in good hands.

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