…for baby milkDodds #4.
We found out a little over a week ago that we are expecting another baby. Our due date looks to be March 1st, 2010.
As you can see, the kids all have their opinions as to what the baby (or babies, as Eliza hopes) should be. In Eliza’s words, “We have too many girls in our family.” So, she’s hoping for a couple boys to even things out (or tip the scales really).
Seth has reiterated now, many times, that he’s hoping for a little girl just like Elianna. Because, “I like Elianna.”
And Elianna kind of mumbled “brother” when I asked her. Then I said, “So you want a brother?” And she said, “Yes.” There you go.
Tom and I couldn’t be happier and are thankful that the Lord has seen fit to bless us with a child once again. We know that this baby is a gift right from his hand. A gift that He formed and breathed life into. It was no accident or fluke, nor are any other babies formed in the secret place.
“For you formed my inward parts;
you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works;
my soul knows it very well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you,
when I was being made in secret,
intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed substance;
in your book were written, every one of them,
the days that were formed for me,
when as yet there was none of them.”
We are praying for the health of the new baby growing in the womb, and, more importantly, we are praying that this baby comes to know God and His Son Jesus. And that God will unmistakably lay His claim on this child’s life.
We pray that we will be able to say this to our new baby and all our children one day,
2 Timothy 3:15 “But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.”
Thanks be to God our Father who knows how to give good gifts to His children.
(Shameless idea theft from the Gammons Fam on how to share the news).