Well, I thought we were just getting into the homestretch of this pregnancy, but apparently this little guy had other plans. I didn’t realize how close the finish line actually was! Josiah Scott was born two weeks early! He was 8 pounds 12 ounces and 20.5 inches long. He was a big boy for being born two weeks ahead of schedule!
I am so thankful and blessed that God allowed us to have this little guy. He has been such a sweet addition to our family. The kids are obsessed with him, and this mama can’t stop staring at him. It always amazes me how one tiny human can completely change your world.
This is obviously not my first rodeo, but it seems like it always mesmerizes me when we have another baby. I LOVE IT. I could sit here for hours and stare at the little face that God created. Each baby is such a miracle. Each baby is so different, but each one is hand crafted by God for the family that he or she will be joining. It brings me to tears every time I think about it. God created Josiah (and each of our other children) just for our family. No other family. God created him for us. God knows exactly what our family needed. Josiah has a special role in our family. It is absolutely crazy to me how Josiah has been here for such a short time, but I already can’t imagine our life without him.
It was just a short time ago that Josiah wasn’t even on our radar yet. We weren’t planning on having another baby for a little while yet. We were content with our family for the time being until we could “get settled somewhere.” This is where God’s sense of humor comes in. He had other plans for us. And now, I can’t even imagine not having Josiah. This boy has already captured my heart and melted it. He is such a sweet little guy.
I am so completely overwhelmed by the gifts God has given us with our children. Each new baby just refreshes those feelings. I can’t believe God has entrusted us to care for these babies. Yes, this is our sixth baby, but I still feel like I’m just a baby myself. How in the world do I have six kids?! How have I been deemed responsible enough to raise these babies? I feel so blessed to have them entrusted to us. I thank God for each of them every day. Even if they are driving me crazy. I wouldn’t know what to do without them.
Hold those babies of yours close and snuggle them while you can. It doesn’t last nearly long enough!
Have a wonderful day, everyone!