Sunday, August 3, 2008

Welcome Baby Boy!!

Joshua Michael was born at 10:56 a.m. on Sunday, August 3. He weighed in at 7 lbs. 10.6 oz and 19 inches long. I was privileged to be in the OR when he was born via c-section. Shortly afterward, I got to go back where they were caring for him while the doctors finished with the surgery. I was the first to hold him, and carried him in to get a hug and kiss from his very brave birthmom. I also fed him a bit of his bottle, given to raise his low blood sugar, and held him for almost an hour while birthmom slept. He looked right at me with beautiful dark blue eyes for several minutes, and held tightly to my finger.

We are blessed and amazed beyond belief. Please continue to pray that all the pieces come together and all the paperwork is signed for us to bring this wonderful, handsome, amazing little boy home later this week.


Sarah Wilde said...

Oh my goodness!! He is so incredibly precious! It is such an indescrible feeling, so exhilirating, when you get to hold your child for the very first time! What a cherishable moment that is!

I am so incredibly excited for you all! You look so beautiful together, as if God has determined this time is for keeps. I will continue to pray that everything goes well and smoothly for you.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Parents....mommy and daddy....Wow! Don't those words sound wonderful!

You've waited so long and your moment is finally here. All the paperwork will work out just fine! God is good!!!

Jonny Schoessow and family

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful baby boy! Ane BIG!! Congratulations, and I cannot wait to hear how time at home goes! ;) What a blessing.
-Erikke Grothaus and family

Kathy said...

We are thrilled for all 3 of you, He is adorable!! We pray that everything will go as planned and pray for the birthmom for peace in her heart, she is so lucky to have found 2 such wonderful people to parent him!! We cant wait to see him, call if you have any baby questions:)

Kathy Dillman