Our little champ is here!! One week ago at this time, he was born on a Sunday morning.
So many blessings surround his birth. We were on the road to the hospital at 2:30 am. Arrived at the hospital at 4 am. He was born at 6 am. Discharged at 12:30 pm. Home on the farm at 3:30 that afternoon. Whew!!
We probably should have stayed in the hospital for one night, or at the very least stayed at my SIL's house, but I really just wanted to come home. I had said to Leon, My dream birth experience would be to drive through in the middle of the night, deliver the baby, and then come back to the farm that same day. I wasn't specifically praying that would happen. I knew the Lord would have His hand upon whichever scenario occurred. But how neat that it happened exactly that way.
His name Jules is from his paternal grandfather who passed away years ago. But from the legacy he leaves behind, even those of us who have never known him are touched by his memory. He sounds like an incredible man. He was a strong man full of love and kindness, hardworking and caring for others. That is exactly how we wish to raise our little guy.
And that big sister up there ^^^ is absolutely making her parent's hearts burst in the past week with her adoration of her little brother. It is seriously the cutest thing ever. She is absolutely smitten with him!! Even though she will only have one brother, I hope that their relationship is as sweet growing up as mine was with my two brothers growing up together.