Houston, We're having a Baby!
Not another baby, might I add. This is Elliot's birth story, and what a sense of humor our Creator has! At thirty-seven and a half weeks preggo, Joshua and I decided to take one last little vacation, before Elliot arrived, only four hours from home to Houston. We arrived in Houston, Thursday night for a Bible study with some friends around seven that evening. It was so good to be reunited and share in the goodness of the Lord. The plan was to do some shopping at Katy Mills and take Ethan to the Children's Museum on Friday, then end the day having dinner with Derek and Courtney.
|Friends Audra & Mrs. Donna who watched Ethan for us.|
|Awaiting Elliot's Arrival|
Our precious Elliot Christian was born on Friday, June 22, 2012 at 2:01 pm. Praise the Lord, I was able to be awake and alert for the whole delivery! What a miracle it was to hear his first cries, and see his tiny face for a few seconds before he was whisked away for evaluation. Just half an hour later we were taking our first photo with our little Elliot in the OR while the procedure was being finished. Seeing our new little man reminded me of my Heavenly Father's love for me. The love that seemed to be flowing forth from my heart is the type of love God extends to each of his children. There are no words to describe the love God plants within a Mother's heart. The love seemed to multiply as I saw our new little bundle of joy for the first time. During our pregnancy I wondered how I could love another child as I do our Ethan, but God does something to make that love grow and grow.
|So blessed to have good friends :)|
|Elliot being monitored for the first 20 hours.|