Thursday, October 20, 2011

Baby Josiah

I know I'm supposed to sleep when the baby sleeps, but this morning I feel so refreshed and excited, and I absolutely must share about the past few days!

Josiah Robert Griffioen finally came into the world Tuesday at 1:26 am after just 7 hours of labor, a perfectly healthy and beautiful 6 lbs 15 oz, 20.5 inches long. Yeah, he's a long, skinny little man, with sweet chubby little cheeks and a dimply chin <3

That moment, of seeing him for the first time, is a moment that you can never fully describe or convey unless you've experienced it. I've wondered for 9 months what it would be like to see him - would I love him instantly, what would he look like, am I really going to be a good mom, am I capable of doing this, what is God thinking?! And in that instant, all of those fears and questions seemed to disappear, and I've quickly realized that I truly was made for this.

As I was feeding him at one point last night, I was just gazing at his peaceful little face, and God's words that each of us are fearfully and wonderfully made came to mind. It blows me away when I look at Josiah knowing that the very hands of God purposely and carefully knit him together inside of me! Looking back over these 9 months, especially in the beginning when we had just found out about being pregnant, I can't believe I ever questioned what God was doing.

I could go on and on about how amazed I am, but I'll spare you all my ramblings. I just feel so overwhelmed and blessed at God's grace and goodness. I'm so excited for the journey that's begun :-)


hannah_jayne said...

I seriously teared up reading this... so happy for you. God is so faithful. Hallelujah!

Très bien said...

Sooo happy for you all Stephanie! Can't wait to start reading about motherhood from you :]

Amanda Riehl said...

Stephanie you are such an amazing young woman and are so blessed to have such a beautiful little boy. Josiah is very lucky to have you as his mother. I can't wait to be able to come and see you. I'm sorry that I didn't get to come see you in the hospital like I wanted to because my father ended up in the hospital the very day that I was going to come see you guys. I love you very much.

dylanJFFL said...

Thats awesome Stephanie! Congratulations!

Dana said...

I teared up too....beautiful! God is so good!