Friday, November 15, 2013

Abraham's Birth

I had an induction set up for the 12th and it's a long funny story but the gist of it is that I didn't find out that I was being induced that day until 4 o'clock on the 11th. It was funny and crazy.
I labored from 8 am to 2:22 pm when he was born. I had my normal low blood pressure issues with the epidural but they were able to control everything pretty well. Being induced this go around was totally different. I wasn't induced but went into natural labor with the girls. The contractions with potosin were much worse than I remembered with the girl's labors but I'm thankful for pain meds!
I had a mini freak out right before he came. I was so excited but also just scared and overwhelmed. All was good. Adam was great support and prayed for me and honestly the second he came out I felt so much better about everything. Like I have posted so many times I feel like, the struggle I have faced with this pregnancy overwhelmingly has been fear and I think that was the last bout of that whole thing for me for now. One last chance for my flesh and the enemy to try to steal my joy.
But, when he came; I was just so overwhelmed with how perfect he was and how much I had to be grateful for. Two people I care about lots lately have lost babies and I know that every baby born truly is a miracle.
We couldn't believe that he weighed exactly how much Adelyn and Adam weighed when they were born. What are the chances? It was funny to me too because everyone kept predicting he would be big because I was bigger this pregnancy in the tummy but I think now it's just because it was my third!!
I know he's still so little but it's so fun to see that he looks so different from the girls. He is his own little person with his own little look.
They let me hold him right away and I loved it. I have had such different feelings with each of my babies when they first came out and with him I just felt so calm and peaceful. The Lord had given me a special promise about him while he was in my tummy and I struggled to believe Him but when He came out; I knew God had kept His promise.
I am so thankful that everything went to smoothly and that we have our precious Abraham!

Every good gift and every perfect (free, large, full) gift is from above; it comes down from the Father of all [that gives] light, in [the shining of] Whom there can be no variation [rising or setting] or shadow cast by His turning [as in an eclipse]. 
James 1:17

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