Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Proof

Oh, how I long to kiss those sweet lips... Our children are all highly kissable, but this one takes the cake.

Our newest son.

He grows strong and healthy in my core, moving constantly, blessing me with signs of life. And today, we were blessed with further proof of health and life, as we counted fingers and toes, examined his spine, and laughed as a family when he covered his face with a grumpy arm... I was sleeping!

Eliana offered me her lovey and her doll, and rubbed my arm during the whole first half (that is to say, until she grew more interested in all the equipment in the room!). Cor stood at my head, his arms wrapped around my neck, and Micah cuddled with Daddy and cooed at every movement, every close-up.

We are so thankful. So thankful.

Rejoice with us!

44 fellow travelers shared:

Katie Eagy said...

Yaaaayyy, Elise! I was hoping you'd find out what you were having...and share! How exciting to be awaiting another little boy. Can't wait to hear his name! And give him kisses, too.

Carrie at dumptrucksandteacups said...

God is so good!

Bekki said...

Praise God!

Jenny said...

What a beautiful boy you have there! What an awesome God we have!!

Ann Voskamp @Holy Experience said...

Elise!

Dirt underneath my fingernails here from digging weeds out in the flowerbeds and came in to find you and say how much "contend" has been ringing in my heart and thank you (for the last post)... but THIS! Delight! Joy! Can't stop smiling!

Can we dance, swirl, LAUGH?! Thank you, thank you, thank you, Father!

Rejoice with you, indeed, friend...

Back to flowers and weeds... and praise, praise, praise....

All's grace,
Ann

Cathy said...

I think our own corners of heaven might be decorated with amazing and vivid photographs of incredible moments in our lives. Your family peering in on little brother/little son will be one very beautiful photograph. (And there might just be one from little one's vantage point!)

Both photographs will be simply titled "LOVE".

Smile.

Mrs Wibbs said...

how absolutely wonderful... :)
I'm rejoicing with you. And enjoye seeing that picture of you with 'bump'! thank you!
all my love, dear sweet lady
rachel

Beverly said...

Elise,
I have been waiting for this all day! I kept checking, until - YAY!!! What a precious being he is- knit so perfectly in your womb. God bless you. What a miracle!

Also, I responded to your email, but it has been undeliverable for a few days. I'll keep trying ...

Mrs. "M" said...

Oh Elise....what joy! Two healthy strong boys what more could we ask for!
Rejoicing with you!

Jenn @ Munchkin Land said...

Oh Elise, how very special and wonderful for you all. I am so happy! God is good! I cannot wait to meet this newest gift. Congratulations.

Audrey said...

So a boy it is...how wonderful! I am a bit biased towards boys and think everyone should have at least a dozen ;-) Along with a dozen girls, of course!!

Congratulations!!!

Stacy said...

{Tears}

Oh, I am!!!

Rejoicing with you, that is.

YAY, God!!!

And congratulations to you on your third son!

~Stacy

Sarah said...

Congratulations!!! My prediction of a boy was right! What a sweet face indeed, I'm right with you about longing to kiss little lips. Love to you my friend as you celebrate getting to know your son a little more after this ultrasound.
Always, Sarah

Andrea said...

Look at that picture!!!
I am amazed!
Thank you for sharing a picture of your sweet son in your womb....how special is that?
How wonderful, Elise.

Andrea said...

PS. I love the image of your sweet son with his arms around you as you do the ultrasound....

Tracy said...

WOW! Aren't we blessed from out Father above? I dare say, he looks like Eliana.

Jaime said...

I am rejoicing with you! How exciting! I imagine your entire family is filled with joy right now!

rcsnickers said...

Tis so sweet! What a beautiful picture of your son! Very thankful indeed!

Alycia said...

Congratulations to you and your family!!! I love this picture ~ how sweet!!! We are rejoicing with you Elise!!

Deb said...

Yes, Elise, how very special to see your son and how he's growing. We're very excited for your family!

Quinne said...

Hi Elise :) What a precious picture of joy! Love you so, Q

Grafted Branch@Restoring the Years said...

I do, Elise. With stinging tears that betray my empathy for the trials which have brought you to this remarkably appreciative place, I *rejoice* with you!

Meredith said...

Isn't it amazing!

Congratulations!

Liberty said...

So, so precious! God is so good.

Jennspiration said...

We are so happy for you and your family! What a wonderful blessing! Congrats!

Anna said...

Elise,

What an amazing and exciting picture! So wonderfully made is this child! He's already cute!!!

Praising God with you for this blessing. :)

~Anna

Christine said...

Oh, I am rejoicing with you and tearing up at the joy of it all! Another boy...another blessing... God bless all of you, Elise! Wish I could hug you in person!!!

Kristin said...

So wonderful! I am expecting a little boy around the same time you are so I know the joy! :-)

Anonymous said...

Oh, I do believe I'm in love all over again!

Nana

wendybirde said...

Oh wow Elise, precious isnt even the word....

Peaceful day to all of you, including your little nestled one : ) Wendy

Joy said...

Giving praise!

Oh what an amazing and wondrous God we have!

tonia said...

he's just precious....congratulations my friend!

laura said...

wonderful. enjoy the sweet little boy kicks- until he's out! rejoicing with you and your family tonight. he is quite handsome. and i know will be as precious as the rest!

Melissa said...

Congratulations, Elise! I loved the description of your family's interaction in the room. I could see them so clearly.

Sharing your joy...

Holly said...

Oh, look at him....that precious little man....

I rejoice with you, and your family, Elise!

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Beka said...

Rejoicing with you-- another son! He is so precious. I can't wait to "meet" him, and I know are looking forward to that day, too! Treasure each moment with this blessing God has given you.

Psalm 127:3-5a
Behold, children are a gift of the Lord;
The fruit of the womb is a reward.
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior,
So are the children of one's youth.
How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them...

Wendy said...

Praise God!I am rejoicing w/you today!

Erna said...

God continues to form your little one in the hidden places! Beautiful!

Laura said...

Congratulations on your new son, Elise! He's precious!

chickadee said...

what wonderful news! congratulations.

Karly said...

I am so, so, so happy for you. You and Kevin and absolutely wonderful parents. Thank you for contributing such wonderful little people (not for long:0) to the world! If only there were were more people like you all:-)

EEEEMommy said...

I am rejoicing with you! Only 137 days to go! (Give or take) :)

Amy said...

I was hoping for a little boy for you! Don't know why...

His little chin and nose...oh my! He is scrumptious! I'm so happy to see your good news! love, Amy

Rebeca said...

Praising God with you for at the glimpse of this sweet life growing strong within you! Rebeca

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