Isaiah is 13 months old.
This is the longest I have not been pregnant (by about 4 months) since December of 2005. I've been thinking of what a privilege and joy it has been to first carry, then care for, each of these that God has entrusted to us.
First, there was Wally,
who became Alexandra Ruth,
born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on August 27, 2006.
who became Aletheia Miriam,
born in Alexandria, Virginia on January 23, 2008.
Next up, Yanni,
who became Aliyah Charis.
born in Silver Spring, MD on March 3, 2009.
Fourth in line was Quincy,
who became Joseph Andrew,
born in Rockville, MD September 11, 2010.
Number five was Clancy,
who became Tikvah Elise,
born in Fargo, ND, March 2, 2012
Sixth was Yoshi,
who became Isaiah Timothy,
born in Fargo, ND, June 19, 2013.
Carried in Connecticut, Minnesota, Maryland, and North Dakota. Delivered in five different hospitals with six different doctors/midwives.
Six healthy pregnancies. Six good deliveries (three with epidurals; three naturally). Six healthy babies.
One blessed mama.
Thank you, Lord, for each of these. For the beauty of their life, the wonder of each pregnancy, the privilege to be their mamma, and the gift it is to watch them grow.