Three kids didn’t feel quite right. We were pretty sure there was a fourth one just hanging out in heaven, waiting for us to decide we were ready. But three was already a handful and I confess we spent awhile on the fence while deciding what to do. In the end there was only one real choice…
Yesterday (October 6th) at 7:31pm we welcomed little Chloe into the world. From the first moment we met it was obvious that she was always meant to be part of our family. I heard someone say once that you can’t really love a baby- you don’t know them, they don’t know you, you can’t have a relationship with them. That’s wrong. I am her father and she is my child. It has always been love at first sight for all of my children. I am ecstatic that my family is finally complete.
Baby and mom are both doing great! Chole was a little different from Fran’s other pregnancies in that she was about a seven days overdue (although once she was born it was clear that developmentally speaking she was right on time). Chloe also decided to come out face up (posterior position) which makes delivery a bit more complicated. But Fran came through unscathed. We have had our last three kids at home, which – for us- has made the birthing process more relaxing and less stressful.
For me a new life is inspiring. I don’t understand how anyone who sees a birth have any doubt that the process of life is underscored by intelligent design. And I can’t fathom how anyone could ever think it’s okay to extinguish these tiny lives or harm these innocent children in any way. Children are precious gifts and they are to be loved, adored and protected. My family is the single most important thing to me. Marrying my wife, helping to create my children and providing for my family will always be my greatest accomplishments.
Posted October 07, 2011