with my new baby boy that is! Austin Reid was born Monday, October 25th at 12:27 p.m. He weighed 8 lb 11 oz and was 21 inches long. Here he is just a few seconds old.
I went into labor at 5:30 a.m and headed to the hospital shortly after. After Colin’s “fast as lightning” birth, I knew I wouldn’t have much time. After 1 1/2 hours, I was elated to get the epidural this time. Can I just say God bless the person who invented that? Once again my labor was intense but quick. When I was 10 cm I pushed for a little over an hour. When all is said and done, this labor and delivery was much less traumatic than the other two. I was so afraid to go through it all again, but I am so blessed that everything went well and this little guy was born healthy.
Here he is with his big brothers.
As I sit here and write this, my heart is filled with so much love for this guy. The miracle of new life amazes me. For 9 months I felt him inside of me, imagined what he would look like and dreamed of who he will be. When I look at him, and I do that often, I am filled with so much emotion. The precious innocence of a newborn child represents everything right in the world. From his kissable cheeks to his tiny toes, he is God’s perfect creation. The one I am entrusted to love and raise on this earth in hopes of being reunited in the next. I hope I can be the kind of mother to him that he deserves. Mostly, I am just so thankful for this healthy, precious baby that I have the privilege of loving. I am so blessed.