Over lunch we decided to head up to see our friend's new baby, Laina. Before lunch was over I had had a couple of contractions but thought they were just Braxton Hicks since I was five weeks away from my due date.
|Such a little dolly!|
|That dress was made by my mom, for me!! (with our German daughter Kathrin)|
Unbeknownst to us another set of friends were in having their baby, our doctor was with them doing an emergency C-section. By the time they were squared away I was back into full labour and we decided to proceed with having a baby.
|Rockin' the tutu!|
My family freaked out because it took about 12 hours for Elizabeth Johannah to show up, about seven hours longer than normal!! Our preemie looked too big in the NICU, she had a few issues that cleared up fairly quickly.
|photo shoot with my girls!|
|praising God for the canola - it got wiped out a few days later!|
Since then that sweet girl has been such a joy to us. She lights up our days, loves to dance and spin and make music. She is petite and blonde and blue eyed and we love her creative spirit. Learning is her delight and the teacher has to work to keep her challenged. We almost stopped having babies after #5 but the Lord whispered in my ear that we weren't finished yet.
|Birthday party with Grandpa (my dad) who turned 79!|
Elizabeth Johannah - Beloved Promise of God. Three months before she was placed in my womb by God's grace we went through a devastating miscarriage and the Lord whispered to me then that He had a gift for me. Her she is my sweet girl. Happy Birthday darling girl, I hope you enjoyed your breakfast in bed today.
|breakfast in bed, served up by Sasha|