Thursday, March 11, 2010

2 Weeks Later...

Two weeks have officially passed since we welcomed little Abby-Kate into our family. Already she is changing and growing and it is fun to see her more awake and alert with each passing day.
All of her brothers have adjusted nicely to having a baby in the house and so have Mom and Dad! Despite my fears and worries when I was pregnant, things are going so well! My Pastor once said that 80% of the things we worry about never even happen and I can definitely see that in this case. After 5 1/2 years without a baby in the home, I did have some valid concerns over facing sleep deprivation again, nursing, and just going back to the baby stages. However, none of that has been an issue so far and we feel so very blessed right now.
There was a time (or times) that Jason and I had decided that we were not going to have any more children...thankfully we never did anything permanent to make that happen! We were talking about that this afternoon and I thought of how God's ways are higher than our ways and His wisdom so much greater than our own. Had we followed our plan, Abby-Kate would not be here and we would be missing out on so much!!! I am thankful that God, in His great mercy and grace, kept us from making a terrible mistake. I have often met older women, who upon seeing our "large family" have said to me, "I always wished I had had more children." Never have I met someone who wished away the ones they had!
So, tonight as I am up nursing and feeling quite sleepy, I am also overwhelmed with the tremendous blessing of motherhood. Though there are sacrifices that must be made as a mother, they are worth it in the end!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Pictures of Abby Kate's Arrival

Abby Kate Alyse has arrived !!!!

Our beautiful Abby Kate Alyse, was born on February 26th at 4:18 in the afternoon. She weighed 8lbs 5oz and was 20 1/2" long.
We knew that many people were praying for us as she came and God was faithful to give us a smooth delivery and healthy baby girl.
She is so precious and we feel overwhelmed by God's goodness in blessing our family with her. As expected, her brothers are crazy about her and Daddy is completely consumed with her. Things will never be the same in the Nave house, to be sure!