Cory came upstairs.
Michael came and got me.
"Can it really be like this?"
Yes, it can. Just like in the movies, Arielle's water broke and it was time.
We prayed, they loaded into the car and drove across to the hospital. To say we were all excited would be an understatement.
It felt warm - honest.
We had an amazing Northern Light Show. Another post will follow - we've been a bit busy and I've not gotten them loaded to the laptop.
I was sad when we got an assignment out of Alaska - Stacia missed being born in Alaska. Though being a Texan is the next best thing. Today, I am thrilled to announce our first Alaskan-born family member has arrived on the scene.
Bennett Lee S
11-15-2017 @ 0947
7lbs 5 oz and 18 1/4 in long
We gave them all a tiny bit of time to rest and then headed over around 2 p.m. to meet our newest bundle of awesomeness! It was love at first sight.
Bennet had great timing. We're having a birthday dinner for Michael on Saturday and it can do double service as Bennett's meet and greet! We all think it's about time for Michael to have a birthday buddy. Michael's birthday is Friday. The rest of us are bunched mostly in Feb and June.
We had several reactions back at home. Stacia made a "Welcome Bennett" cake. Michael suggested we watch a couple of "loud movies," as we didn't have to worry about Arielle getting her sleep or waking up a baby. ::snort:: I had a fit of domesticity and decided to finish the baby project Stacia and I thought we had all week to work on. My sewing machine took a real beating. I'm sad.
I've had a machine for decades, but had no clue what to do with it. I also had very little time to learn with 9 kids, homeschooling and ministry. Life is slow now. I've attended sewing club with Stacia and think I can do this. It also seems like a fun wintry thing for Stacia and I to do together.....and NOW my poor machine is pretty busted from our move. BUT Michael got it hobbled together and I'm sewing. LOL