New Year: New Life

| 1/20/2011 1:53:00 PM

Tags: home birth, baby, family, new, Becky and Andy,

Good Day! I'm so happy to meet you! I'm new. 

New baby Liam 

As I sit in my cozy living room, thankful for thick carpet, soft blankets and energy star windows, I also have to chuckle at the events of the last couple weeks.

You see, not only am I being warmed by the aforementioned items, I'm also holding onto my own personal heater: a newborn baby.

This post has been long in coming because I have found myself in the unique place of being solidly outnumbered by small humans needing a lot of "mommy time." It helps that Andy is able to be home as much as he is, and that I can work from this very computer as needed.

But let me back up. Something I didn't talk a lot about in 2010 was my pregnancy with our third child. It came up from time to time, but overall, the lack of communication stemmed from our amazing life changes and attention being drawn elsewhere. Throughout it all, however, we were very aware of the life growing inside me and rather excited for an unplanned baby.

cindy murphy
1/21/2011 12:08:37 PM

What a beautiful baby! Congratulations!

1/21/2011 8:50:30 AM

Congrats, Becky!! I'm so glad there wasn't any complications. What a blessing.

nebraska dave
1/20/2011 9:59:35 PM

Becky, what an amazing story. Such a beautiful description of what a birth should be like. Both my kids were born when fathers sat in the waiting room and the doctor anounced the arrival when the child was born. No participation was allowed by fathers. It kind of makes me envious of the fathers of today that can participate in the birth of the child. I really like the thought you put into the name. It honors the family and yet gives him a unique and special name. I agree with you that God must have a special path for him to follow. Congratulations on the birth of Liam Jakub Sell. Have a great post birth day.

1/20/2011 4:10:23 PM

Congratulations, Andy and Becky! It was inspiring to read a firsthand account of a home birth. And what a solid name, Liam Jakub. He's a lucky little man!

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