Bliss.

Sometimes life is tough, sometimes overwhelming, sometimes you're emotionally spent, sometimes you have really bad heartburn and are pregnant and convinced your baby may never actually decide to be born (yes, that was me less than a week ago), and then, sometimes, life is just good.

Today is a good day.

This week has been a good week. I'm not sure there are many more amazing things to behold than the sweetness of a new baby. Newborns grow so fast, they change so quickly... so many things-- a dimple, the clutch of tiny fingers, a particular swirl of hair on the forehead, the quivering pouty lip with the teensy cry, and that tendency to curl in their limbs because they're so used to being squished-- they pass away and merge into new, different, wonderful things. These early moments with a new person God has made are precious gifts.

Monday morning, at 8:26, we met our new son. He is beautiful and worthy of sonnets and fireworks and every superlative one could conjure. But I think instead of any of that, I'll just share pictures and tell you how absolutely overwhelmed I am with joy. God's grace in my life continues to overwhelm and amaze me. I can't tell you how undeserving I am of these precious ones He has given me... and each child our Father adds to our brood makes me more aware of my own weakness, and my ultimate need for Him.

Here is my latest reminder of God's goodness & my need for Him. His name is Moses Henry:

He is an absolute delight already, and I've only "known" him for a little over 4 days. I think I'll be sharing more soon, but in the meantime, I just wanted to praise God for His goodness to us. :) This time around, it's come in the form of a precious little boy named Moses.

47 comments:

Gary and Michelle said...

Congratulations. What a beautiful gift from the Lord

Michelle

Jessica said...

He is so beautiful! Congratulations! Thanks for sharing your life with us.

flyinjuju said...

Congratulations Jess! Moses is beautiful. Enjoy your family.

Becky said...

What a blessing!!

I love the picture of him looking so intently at your husband. It's perfect!!

Blessings as you adjust to your newest little guy. Adorable!

Christine said...

CONGRATULATIONS on your newest wee man! A true blessing! Is your daughter second in line? We have a son, a daughter and then 4 more sons! Such fun! Enjoy!
God's strength as you raise your children as servants in His Kingdom.
Christine
(Canada)

Brittany said...

What a gorgeous little man! My youngest is only 3 months old, but seeing those sweet newborn pictures of Moses makes my ovaries ache all over again! :) It goes by way too fast!

The 'sibling love' pictures are great too.

Tim, Allyson, and kids said...

He's Precious.
Enjoy your new baby and your beginnings of a family of 7!

Erin said...

Rejoicing with you! Welcome, little Moses! Praise God for the miracle of new life!!

Phyllis said...

Gorgeous! He is, and the way you write about him, and your joy is, too. I'm sitting here smiling. :-) Congratulations!

momfessions said...

Congrats! He's beautiful! We just found out our #3 is a sweet baby boy too! :)

Megan at My Heart, My Home said...

Congratulations on little Moses! :-D So glad he is adjusting well to life beyond the womb. Hope Doug and the kids are loving it all as well. Get plenty of rest if you're able to :)

Carletta said...

I love those precious first few days of bringing a baby home. So special. You are so blessed!

darci said...

oh!! tearing up..he is so precious. what a beautiful pic of you with your treasures all around you. congratulations, jess :) darci

melissa said...

Cogratulations!

Tracy said...

Congratulations!
Makes me long for another one. I already have 7, but hey? Why not, eh? We are waiting to see if the Lord will bless us again.
What a dear name you gave him. Moses...may he be like the great man of God in the Bible with the same name.

Mrs. Lindblom said...

Precious, precious, precious! You are blessed with a beautiful family!

Melissa said...

Congratulations, Jess! I have been checking in every day to see if there was a baby update! Moses is beautiful and precious.

I'm at the stage of wondering if my baby will ever decide to be born (I'm 41 weeks and 5 days along now with no signs of impending labor!), but the pictures of your newborn remind me of the sweetness ahead!

Stam House said...

Congrats!!! He is absolutely gorgeous!!!

TW-US said...

Awwww....congratulations. You have a lovely family.

Laura Angelika said...

What a sweet child - congratulations and best wishes! :-)

mere said...

He is beautiful! Praise God!

I hope he brings you and your family as much joy and delight as our fifth baby has to us. I'm so glad Moses is here!

mere

Sommer said...

Congratulations on the birth of your sweet little boy! He is darling :-)

Lots of love,
Sommer

Barbara H. said...

Congratulations to you all on this sweet new addition to your family!

Candice said...

Precious! Congratulations!

Jessica in Europe said...

So happy! He looks so much like the big kids. Can you believe how big Silas looks compared to him? Seems like he was just born. Enjoy the new born snuggles!

amanda b said...

he's so sweet! congratulations!

Marianne said...

Congratulations to you and your family, Jess. He's a beautiful blessing!

Crystal said...

Congrats Jess! I have been following and LOVING your blog for several years now. God bless your new baby boy!

Alice said...

He's so beautiful! Congratulations on another precious baby boy! I am expecting my 5th baby in December, and I expect it will probably be my 5th baby boy (could not be more delighted, by the way!). I loved reading about how with each new baby you are more aware of the blessings they are and the weaknesses you have, and thus your need for God - that is exactly my experience too!

So wonderful to read your joyous update!

Terry @ Breathing Grace said...

He is adorable and beautiful and every good thing I could say, Jess.

Congratulations to you and your lovely family.

God is good!

Simone in Australia said...

Congratulations Jess! He is totally gorgeous :-)

Christine said...

Congratulations! Your family is so blessed.

Jaime said...

congratulations! welcome to the world Moses!

Polly said...

congratulations! he is so sweet.

Abbi said...

Congratulations! He is very precious and it looks like everybody loves him. What a blessing from God.

Catie said...

What a beautiful little boy! :) So happy for you! :) We welcomed a new addition to our family a few days ago as well! 5 days, to be exact! :) A sweet little girl! God is so good!

julie said...

Beautiful! Congratulations, and may God bless you and your growing family!

Anonymous said...

Since his name is Moses, I can't resist the urge to say "Mazel tov!" to your whole family. Enjoy your babymoon!

Newborns are so much more interesting than I ever realized before I had kids.

Laurie B

Z said...

Dear Jess,

He is beautiful. I am so so happy for you and your family! Thank you for sharing your life with us! :)

Sincerely, one of your adoring blog public,
~ Z.

Isla said...

Congratulations to you and your family - he is such a sweet baby! :-)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations...what a sweet addition to a sweet family! I love the photo to of him looking at Daddy...(and good for you having your toes looking so cute!:)

maddie

Anonymous said...

Congrats to you and your family... enjoy your new little man... :)

Ruth said...

Jess,
Congratulations! He is adorable. I just had my fifth baby on July 8th. I can totally relate to your statement about every new baby making you realize all the more your need for the Lord's help. I have totally been feeling that too. :) He is always faithful and sufficient, and I know He will carry us through each changing season. Enjoy that sweet little boy! I am so happy for you.

mary grace said...

He is ADORABLE!!!! Praising GOD for His beautiful gift!

Harshika said...

Delurking after a long time....Many congrats to you and your family. God is indeed good. Enjoy your new ride now, be healthy and cotinue to flourish.

Love
harshika
dubai

The Warrior said...

Congratulations! Children are a blessing from God; it's high time our land believed that. Hats off to you for helping lead the way!

Anonymous said...

what an amazing thing it is to have a new baby. i just had my third (in may) and the time, it sure passes quickly. congratulations and thank you for putting words to the very same feelings i had when my little hannah came...

i continue to enjoy your blog and consider you a mentor/friend in the faith.

olga