March 5, 2013

February Baby

Our lives were changed forever the night of February 28, 2013 at 7:48pm.  Our perfect and precious boy, Jacob Paul, came into the world.
7lbs. 10oz. and 19.5 inches of beautiful, healthy and ours.
Even with some complications, everything that I had hoped, prayed and dreamed for came true.
Like holding my healthy, thriving baby shortly after he was born.
My Robin stayed with me until Todd arrived.
 Todd made it in from North Dakota literally half an hour before my c-section.  The greatest desire of my heart was that he wouldn't miss it - and God brought him home just in the nick of time.  God always seems to be right on time even when we think He's running late. 

My grandparents were some of our first visitors.  Jacob carries my Poppy's name as his middle name - his heritage and legacy will be lived out and remembered for always.
Tommy is the sweetest big brother I've ever seen.  Watching him interact with his baby brother makes me cry every single time.  My heart feels so full it could absolutely burst - having two children.  God giving us these miracles, this family, this everything.  I am overwhelmed at all of the goodness.
And going home day was the best. 
 And just a sneak preview of a few newborn shots that my sister-in-law took for us.

 There will be much, much more to share in the coming days.  For now, I'm recovering and healing and enjoying the precious firsts with our son. 


  1. He is just beautiful! Just like you and the rest of your family. God Bless. Thank you for sharing your joy.

  2. i am so happy for you dear friend! congrats, congrats, congrats!

    he is so beautiful!

  3. Aww Jennifer, he is so precious, I am glad he is now with you and that you are both doing well and I'm so pleased that Todd made it home in time. Take care.

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    1. I love that Todd made it, I love that you were able to hold him.. I love that you're home now, and that an only child became a brother. God is good, life is good.

  5. So wonderful! So precious! Look at that perfect little boy... beautiful Mommy too!! Congratulations to all of you!

  6. Yay!!! I've been thinking about you guys so much lately! So glad Todd made it and you are all doing well!!! Tommy is killing me in the going home pic. He looks like such a proud big brother. Prayers you heal quickly and enjoy your new family of four!!! Congrats!!!

  7. What a sweet baby boy and a pretty Mama. Congratulations....