My hands and heart are full.
My hands are full of blessings. My heart is full of love and joy. God has been very gracious to me. Children are truly a precious gift from the Lord.
Baby #5 has arrived!
She did not exactly arrive as I had planned. With her breech presentation and my preeclampsia, and after an unsuccessful version attempt, she was delivered 2 weeks early via c-section- my first baby to arrive in this way. It was a completely different experience than my other births and honestly, it was a little scary. However, I rested in the knowledge of God’s sovereignty and love. He was not taken by surprise. This was the way He had ordained for her to enter the world. Furthermore, He is faithful and never leaves me nor forsakes me.
However it happened, we ended up with a healthy baby and a healthy mama. That is all that is really important. Then, while my husband, the wonderful man that he is, took care of me and the four older children, I spent the next week resting and recovering and snuggling her. Baby snuggles! The best thing for recovery after a birth of any kind!
My older children are over the moon with excitement about their new baby sister. They are also really enjoying the break from school they are getting as I recover and we adjust to life with the new baby.
She is beautiful and cuddly and sleeps like a baby! (That is to say, she sleeps in short intervals of 2 or maybe 3 hours- if I’m lucky- at a time.)