The waiting is finally over. We have been blessed with beautiful new baby BOY! Little Samuel came out to meet us early yesterday morning. He is healthy and well, weighing 8 lb. 12 oz. and 21" long. And, of course, he is the sweetest little thing ever (yeah, I may be biased). All of his siblings have held/poked/prodded him and decided that he is a keeper. His brother is absolutely thrilled to have another man in our family.
Unfortunately, I do not have a way to post pictures at this time as I am working on a borrowed laptop in the hospital. Photos will have to wait until I return home sometime tomorrow.
Little Samuel is currently snoozing comfortably on my lap at I type. He is such a little miracle. You forget how little and tiny and amazingly precious a newborn is. Their skin is the softest thing ever. As my friend pointed out, you can take all the photos you want, but nothing can capture the essense of that baby's soft cheek. And those tiny little features! A baby is truly "fearfully and wonderfully made." I don't know how anyone could look at a new little one and NOT believe that there is a Creator. Every feature is in perfect miniature!
I need to wrap this up because this nursing mama needs some breakfast. So, I won't post any of the details about his birth right now, but it was a special blessing, too.