Monday, February 28, 2011

Welcome Joshua

Our little man entered the world at 7:14pm on Saturday, February 26th at exactly 38 weeks gestation.  He came in about 2 hours of labor and the midwife made it through the door about 5 minutes before his head delivered.  Everything has been perfect from the beginning.  He weighed 8lbs, 11oz, just like his sister and was between 20.5 and 21 inches long.  He is a little talker, mostly in his sleep (which is does very well) and his big sister adores him!!!  Yay!!!

Welcome to the family, baby man!!

On a very important side note. . . because Joshua was born early, I only have 15 days of paid leave from work (aside from the 6 months of partially paid leave I was hoping to get via Aflac had he been born on or after March 1st).  I can not imagine having to return to work so quickly and at this point in time, we can not afford for me to not work so needless to say, we are feeling a little bit desperate, despite the tremendous joy.  So, we would ask you for whatever prayers, positive thoughts, encouragement, ideas, etc... you can offer for us to find a way to elongate my leave.  We need divine provision for sure and peace in our hearts amidst it all.  We know that we are blessed and we are trying to trust the God we believe in to be our hope, our strength, our rest and our provider.