He finally came!
I probably didn't earn the right to say "finally". I mean, he was born two days before his due date. But, the reality is, I had so much false labor that tricked me into thinking he'd be a couple weeks early like Ira AND the final month of pregnancy felt more like a year...hence, the "finally".

Soren Devin was born at 12:30AM on April 27th. He weighed 7 lbs, 13 oz and was 20.5 inches at birth. Birth was uncomplicated (birth story coming!) and he is healthy and thriving. For that we are so thankful and feel very blessed.

He was so familiar to me right when he came out. The resounding theme is that he looks like Ira, which we definitely agree with, but see glimpses of Henrik, especially in his darker hair/coloring. He's only 5 days old, so I'm not making any blanket statements, but so far he's been content and our most chill newborn of the three.

It's still sinking in that we have three sons to shepherd in this complicated world and the weight of that is very present. But joy is present too. So much joy in these three boys!

Brothers are adjusting really well. Henrik loves him and has been super excited to be around him and hold him. Ira pretends to be excited for awhile with Henrik but loses interest a lot faster. We're easing into life with Devin off work and trying to all enjoy this beautiful spring weather together.

My recovery, both physically and mentally, has gotten so much easier with each baby so I feel glad to be doing this for the third time and not the first.

And now for an onslaught of pictures...

During labor, birth and the first hour of recovery I felt a lot of heaviness. I think mostly the pain and fatigue really messed with me, but when I looked over at Devin holding Soren for the first time I felt this wave of relief and joy and thought "wow, this baby has no idea how lucky he is to have the dad he does". Somehow this moment settled me and seemed lift the heaviness I was feeling.

So much enthusiasm from the older brothers!

Look at these precious, handsome boys! Thank you Jesus!


sarah.flyingkites said...

This post made me teary. Congratulations! Those last 2 pics -- WOW, wow, wow :)

So thankful you have that behind you!

Linda said...

This whole post is one huge Praise! Love these 3 boys!!

leah said...

Oh man! I’m so thankful he’s here and I can’t wait to get to know this little man. Rejoicing with your sweet family!!!!

Unknown said...

Oh this is so great. I absolutely love the one of you showing him to the boys for the first time. Love Devin's smile in the background and you look so happy (and young too. :) Love you all and can't wait to introduce Soren to Cal!