I love all the special details surrounding Colson's birth.
How significant his actual birthdate is. The thirteenth was never even an option (in our eyes). His due date was July 28th (Reese's was August 28th). My doctor talked with us about the 19th, 14th, then the 8th (if the amnio showed his lungs were ready on the 7th). We were so disappointed when his little lungs weren't fully developed, but the Lord knew the perfect day for Colson to come into our lives. He's so good.
When Jason and I went for my appointment on Monday the 12th, the doctor said she could do it the next day! Of course we could not say no. ; )
Eleven months to the day Reese went to Heaven Colson was placed in our arms.
My regular doctor was out of town, so another doctor did my c-section with Colson. The same one who delivered Reese. I can't say enough wonderful things about both of these women. They will forever be a part of my heart. They have walked with us through our darkest days this year. Again the Lord knew that the same physician who delivered Reese would need to deliver Colson. For herself and us. How special!
Jason sent her this text at 12:49 Tuesday. ; ) My c-section was scheduled for 1 pm. Of course we knew she had no control over it, but it was funny.
We were both a little antsy.
This doctor was the first person to touch Reese and the first person to touch Colson. It was also so significant because she wanted to show Colson to me herself after he was born instead of letting Jason! I loved it.
Before Colson was born while we were in pre-op (I was also in the same pre-op section and bed with Reese), the doctor looked at me and said, "Who's praying?" I said, "Everyone!" I thought she meant who was praying for us and that was the first thing that popped into my mind. ; )
She then said, "I mean who's going to pray for us right now? I'm not going back into that operating room with you until somebody prays." I knew I couldn't make it through saying a prayer out loud, and thankfully my dad stepped in. Those who were in the pre-op with us circled around and held hands while he prayed. What a powerful moment. One of the most sacred times of my life.
My dad prayed about how he believed Colson's birth was really a culmination of what began in May 2009 when I was so sick. I can't wait to see his days unfold before us, and I'm so honored to be his Mom.
Another GOD thing about Colson's birthday is that Lisa would not have been able to take pictures for us on the 8th. This really helped me when we found out Colson wouldn't be born that day.
We didn't even ask her to take pictures for us. She contacted us a few months ago asking if she could take them when he was born. She said so many of her hospital visits are sad, and she wanted to be a part of this joyful moment with our family. Of course we said yes!
I especially love all the pics of Jason and Colson. ; )
A few people just a little ready to meet Colson. ; )
Westin was ready to meet his new best buddy, too!
When we brought Colson home, I realized how such a big part of me died last summer. The part of my heart that looks forward to things and loves to plan. When we came home after Reese was born, I walked past my calendar for weeks without opening it because I knew I would have to erase things I had planned with her. It was so painful.
It's amazing to look ahead to things now knowing Colson will be with us.
I know Colson is just as special as any precious life GOD creates. His love for each baby is so deep! Thank you for your faithfulness in praying him here.
The Lord brings death and makes alive; He brings down to the grave and raises up.
1 Sam. 2:6