Isabella Michelle (Consecrated to God, Righteous One)
April 12, 2016
My heart is full as I sit to write Bella's entry into our family's blog. I can't help but reflect on the joy and grief of Baby Faith (Unquestioning belief and complete trust in God) and Baby Jesse's (God exists; a gift from God) brief lives. We are so very thankful they were a part of our family and for the lessons they taught in their short lives.....and today....we CELEBRATE the arrival of Bella to our family. As my friend, Claudia, wrote, "Welcome, sweet baby. You have been covered in prayer!"
Stacia has said three things for months; 1. BreZaak are having a girl, 2. She will be the cutest baby EVER and 3. She will be born on 12 April. Today the baby count says "Baby" and Bella was indeed born in the very early hours of 12 April. Stacia says she nailed it on all three counts. That she did.
We converged on Riverbend around 6 p.m. last night. We were excited and only wondered if we'd meet Bella on the 11th - or on her due date - the 12th. We were in high spirits.
|Michael, Bre, Izaak|
|De'Etta, Bre, Izaak|
|Bre and Dakota (Izaak's son)|
|The men and Bre|
If you live in this area and you are looking for an OB/GYN, I highly recommend Dr. Williams.
Bre is a labor champ. It was magical to breathe with her and Izaak through the contractions. As the night wore on, we began to wear down.....
Leah, our first nurse, predicted Bella would be born at 0400 - at 1:00 when they said, "Are you ready to have a baby?" I assumed she was off by a few hours - but she nailed it. The last stage of labor took three exhausting hours.
Bre has Bella in her arms!
Izaak led us in a prayer of thanksgiving, and then, Michael and I took Dakota home.
|Dakota and Izaak|