The Adoration of the Christ Child

The Adoration of the Christ Child
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Everything in its Right Place

A blog about disability, life, parenting, and learning what it means to live well in this world.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Agnes: Life has Changed

Our little girl is one week old today. Amazing how much can change in a week!!

She has middle names now too: Agnes Sophia Rose Brock, born 6th March 2011 at 11:28am. She weighed 7 lbs, 15.5 ounces at birth, and 20 grams more five days later! (most babies lose weight the first week) Not our lamb, though--cleanest burper you ever saw, doesn't lose a drop!

Here's Caleb and Daddy looking at old baby photos and connecting himself with the little bundle in his arms--best brother you could ask for so far! Adam...he's coming around, gives the baby kisses and his typical greeting, the hand over the mouth, but mostly he's his own man.

Life is going well, and with all the extra hands around we are settling in, eating well, sleeping just enough and relishing in the quiet moments to hold and cuddle new life, so recently still tucked away inside my body. It really is a miracle, and we're grateful for every little thing that is new, that we are reminded of about the boys and their early days, that we need to adjust to because of this new life.

Speaking of which: I need to go to bed! I'll try to post some more soon...

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A new season is dawning...

Well, it's official: We are now the owners of a house.

I still can't believe it...things are all so surreal when they are handled civilly over the phone! One call and the place you live is placed at the disposal of the public and soon someone offers you a lot of money for it...another call and you've agreed to hand over an even more enormous sum of money to someone else for their property. It's that simple.

I'm totally clued in that this isn't a simple process at all, and it's only the beginning. I knew this morning that I would be as terrified of getting the house as I would have been at losing it!! I have visions of sitting in our own garden (without other people's dog poop to watch out for!!), of giving the boys proper baths in their own bathtub, of growing flowers in the front yard...all of which carry me through the moments (small at present) of fear at the mountain of transition yet to climb. Changing phone number and address, getting to know new neighbours, packing and unpacking are only the beginning...sounds manageable enough though.

But we're still due to have this baby any day!!!!

Crazier things have happened, and people have survived them. We are so grateful to the Lord for working this out in a way that made us trust more, talk seriously, work hard and ready ourselves to live fully in what is no matter the decision. I'm glad that He answered our prayer to have the house decision made before the baby came so at least we can enjoy a week or so of the wonder of our new life before we turn everything upside down! And moving at Easter holidays means the boys will have ample time to settle in to our new world, with their new sibling, before the routine starts again.

I'm sure I'll have much more to say about this in the weeks to come--and when reality hits me!