Well, in case you haven't heard, baby Jordyn made her arrival on Saturday, January 15th at 4:08pm ... only 45 minutes after we arrived at the hospital (yes, that was cutting it close!). Natural delivery with no complications. She weighed 8 lbs 7 oz and was 20 inches long.
Here I am "before," all pregnant and big-bellied. :-)
And here's a picture of Jordyn Mikaela shortly after birth. Her sisters and brother (and Grandma & Grandpa) were able to come after the birth and watch her get her very first bath. Whenever they'd talk, she'd turn her head trying to find them. It was amazing how she recognized their voices.
We came home from the hospital after less than 24 hours, and all Jordyn's siblings got to hold her. Jayden was just entranced. :-) And of course all her sisters can't get enough of holding her.
Anyway, we've gotten through the first week, and she's going great. I'm tired but functioning, and things are slowly moving back toward normal-ish.
So, meanwhile, here are three things I've learned from Jordyn:
1) If you want God's voice to be familiar, you have to listen for it everyday, even when it seems muffled by all the ins and outs of growing in everyday life. Listening when His voice is muffled will help you to recognize him when you're thrust out in the real world. (John 10:27)
2) Be prepared because you really don't know how much time you have. (1 Peter 3:15)
3) True rest comes only when we know we are held safe in the arms of God. (Psalm 46:10)