My favorites this week started with the Momheart conference weekend. Good friends, kindred spirits, and a re-focusing of my parenting = perfection!

My sweet friend & co-contributor at DoNotDepart.com, Patti 

Knowing that I was going in for an induction on Wednesday, I spent Tuesday of this past week enjoying myself.  Getting a pedicure, having a fancy lunch with my parents, pushing the boys on the swing, taking a family nature walk, going on a date with my hubby. It was wonderful.

Wednesday was a LONG day. My poor little baby had his umbilical cord wrapped around his foot. Several times during labor when I had strong contractions his heart rate dropped. Needless to say it was an emotionally exhausting day as I worried about my sweet boy. I was thankful for the prayers of many, Christa Wells worship music on my iPod, Scripture from my YouVersion app & encouraging texts from friends.

By far the highlight of this week was holding my sweet baby boy for the first time!

Here  are favorites related to his birth…

His name  {Knox David}: King David was the youngest brother (7 older brothers) and God chose him to be king!

{also cool that I’m studying the Psalms right now…reading David’s songs to God!}

His Birthday: Ash Wednesday & Brother’s 1/2 birthday &

 2.22.12 {that’s a lot of “2”s}

His size: my first real “newborn”

The biggest surprise…how tiny he is! Remember how big my other boys were (9 1/2 lbs!)? He is a full 2 lbs smaller than his brothers…weighing in at a mere 7lbs 4oz! When you have big babies you don’t really have “newborns”…they come out the size of a one-month-old. So I feel it’s a little gift from God that for my last child I get to experience having a little newborn.

His two wonderful grandmothers {and grandpas}

His family of SIX!

So blessed!! Thank you Lord for 4 healthy, happy, and handsome boys! (and a helpful and pretty handsome husband!)

**AND the winners from last week’s fun little guessing game…Terri Conlin was the closest on weight (guessing 7lbs 2oz) and SarahBro guessed the correct date! I will contact you to get you your prizes!**

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