Friday, July 22, 2011

Recent Developments

Well it has been a little while since my last I mean blogging session.  Since the last post we have added the newest member to our family, Josiah Matthew.

He was born June 9, 2011 at 3:38 AM.  He weighed a hefty 8 pounds 1 ounce and was 20 1/2 inches long.  He was not responding well to labor and so the doctor's chose for me to have a cesarean section.  When he was born the umbilical cord was around his neck and body however he was perfectly healthy once they untangled him.  He came into the world sounding like a little tea pot or as my husband insist I say, a screaming dinosaur.  He says it is not manly to be called a tea pot :)  Either way, his lungs were definitely not effected by the ordeal.  There is nothing like hearing your child's cry for the first time.  So many emotions, of course, I cried.

He has been such a joy and such an adjustment.  Havah was 13 months old when he was born.  She has adjusted well to him.  From laughing when he cries to petting him (very heavily at times) when she "gives him loving".  I have to say the very best and scariest moment was when we were leaving the hospital with our TWO children in the back seat.  Wow talk about a reality check.

Josiah is now 6 weeks old.  He is down to only one feeding at night (Hallelujah!) and is starting to smile and coo or, as I call it, "talk".  Again, the Lord is revealing more of Himself through my children.  (I will write more on that later.)  Matt and I couldn't be happier. Yes, it is challenging at times but I have a great support system and my kids are awesome!  Some people say we are crazy for having our kids only 13 months apart but for now we like to think of it as a way to keep us young.  

As I said, the Lord has been teaching me a lot so hopefully I will be able to blog some of what he is sharing with me in the next few days and weeks.  If I don't blog it, well....I do have two kids :)