Sunday, January 1, 2012

A Story: Our new son named Josiah

A short story (the husband's version)
5cm dilated for days.  Wondering, is this baby going to come on Christmas? 
Nope. Days pass...and no baby.
Irregular and pretty weak contractions for days
Days pass....and no baby.

New years eve....11:59 and 59 seconds we welcome the new year with a kiss and a prayer for a son
5:35am. Contractions. This time still "weak" but stronger than the ones in days past 
We call our friends in our apartment building to come over and take care of Elizabeth.
5:45 we're in the car...calling the hospital and calling our midwife 
we arrive
STRONG contractions 
5 minutes of pushing
I catch the baby 
cut the cord 
and @ 6:04am, Josiah Randall James White is born!

7lbs 3oz born 01/01/2012 or 1112


The doctor's say, "dudes, you can go home...everything checks out!" 
9am...go home!

When we got home
our friends had gotten Elizabeth ready for the day
After all, they raised three boys...they're pros.
Thanks guys!  It helped so much knowing Elizabeth was in good hands

We named him Josiah, because it's a name that means God saves.  It's the only thing that's ever mattered to us...and we pray, one day, he realizes for himself that it matters for him too.  We also named him Josiah because we wanted to pray 2 Kings 23:25 for little Josiah... 

"...Before him there was no king like him who turned to the LORD with all his heart and with all his soul and with all his might, according to all the law of Moses; nor did any like him arise after him. (2 Kings 23:25 NASB)

And his middle names - Randall James - are from both of our dads, men of strong character and faith. 

So friends...that's it!  Thanks so much for your prayers and REALLY means a lot!  

Love you

These are good days....

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