Wednesday, June 23, 2010

God is so Good

Our sweet little man Benjamin Joseph was born Monday, June 21st at 4:32 PM. He wasn't as big as we expected, weighing in at 8 lb., 2 oz. and 21 in. long. He is the first of our children to be born with a head full of blond hair! The labor and delivery went great. I was hoping to have a natural birth, and was able to do so minus the pitocin. He did have the cord loosely wrapped, and was a little slow to breath/cry, so he came out looking blue, but quickly turned a healthy pink. The first moments of holding him were heaven on earth.

He continued to do well throughout our hospital stay, and had no signs of intestinal blockage at this point, which was a concern during the pregnancy. Praise God!! He had his newborn screening, but we are still awaiting those results to find out if he has CF.
We had so much fun in the hospital just enjoying him, and rejoicing over the goodness of God. We have clung to the truth of His goodness by faith this last year, but this week, we have experienced it in all it's fullness!!

Our time in the hospital seemed to go by so quickly, and soon we were getting him all dressed and ready to take him home!

How amazing to bring him in his carseat, drive him home, and carry him into our house. After such a long journey, he is finally here, in our arms and in our lives!!

All the men in my life--God is so immeasurably good!!


  1. He is such a beautiful baby boy! Congratulations, what a wonderful little blessing he must be to your family. I came across your blog when searching for anything on losing a baby, since I had a miscarriage 7 months ago. You're such a Godly inspiration and so wise in His Word. I'm so happy for you with this new bundle of love from God.

    In Christ,

  2. He is STUNNING! Congrats!!!!

  3. I am so happy for you! And he is just gorgeous!!!!!! Sending lots of love and hugs!!

  4. je suis si heureuse de voir que tout est ok. Félicitations à la maman, au papa

  5. I am so happy for you! Congratulations! He is beautiful!

  6. Many congratulations - he is beautiful!