Wow! It's been way too long!
Well, Owen Speirs is here! He joined Craig and I on November 14 at 11:40 am and weighed in at 8 lbs 3 oz and was 20.5 inches long. What joy he has added to our family! The 12 hour delivery went quite well and Craig was a true champion in the delivery room! The nurses wanted to hire him as a coach:)
Since bringing Owen home we have had a lot of fun firsts! We've been peed and pooped on, spit up on (somehow Im the only victim of this), and definitely had diapers that have made us gag! We like to tag team diaper changing and have the process split up in to two very important jobs: Dueter patrol and the "changer". Dueter patrol may not seem all that important, but after seeing the impressive distance that Owen can shoot urine....its extremely important that we have the "Wee Block" up. We are still debating on Owen or Speirs and call him both right now...nothing like confusing your newborn.
On a more serious note. I know I won't ever fully understand in my flesh the sacrifice that God made in sending Jesus, His only Son, to die for us; however, I will say that I have been humbled through the birth of our own son. I can only imagine the pain that God must have felt in allowing Jesus to be nailed to the cross. But what love he showed for his people in his desire to see them redeemed through the blood.