Sunday, May 27, 2012

She's Here!

So I know I'm a little behind on this one... For the few of you who actually read my blog, you are well aware that we already had our baby. Better late than never, right?

Michaela Joy was born on May 2, 2012 at 10:46pm. She was 8lbs 12 oz and 20 1/2 inches long. We could not be more excited! She is a constant blessing and we are trying to soak up every precious second, knowing that even this season of unexplained crying and sleepless nights will be gone soon enough. Next thing you know, Tim will be walking her down the aisle and I'll be crying wondering where the time has gone. Maybe I'm being a little dramatic and maybe it is the postpartum hormones... but seriously. Time goes by so fast. We are just trying to take it all in and give thanks to God for this precious gift.

I have been reminded of that country song a couple years ago: "You're Gonna Miss This." Maybe it is lame to relate life to a country song, but the message is a good one. We don't want to just look forward to the next season of life because this one may seem difficult. Each season is a gift from God to be treasured and used to bring Him glory, no matter how uncomfortable it may seem at the time. And I don't want to look back and wish I had just enoyed it. This is such a precious time!!

All that to say, we are learning a lot as new parents. The sleepless nights pale in comparison to the joy and love we have for sweet little MJ. Being a mom is the best. As my dad said, it is amazing how you can go from never seeing someone before in your life to loving them far more than you love yourself. It's so true. The love a parent has for their child is amazing. How much more amazing to think about the love God has for us as His children. I still can't comprehend it, but being a mom gives just a glimpse of that awesome picture.

That's enough for now. We'll save other parenting thoughts for other posts.

Here are some pictures...


Getting ready to leave the hospital.

On our way home!

Mothers and Daughters.

I love this picture.

1 week.

2 weeks.

3 weeks.

I'm such a sucker for this pose.
Love these two more than I can say.

Soli Deo Gloria