Our beautiful son Deacon is here. He was born here at home on Monday, June 27 at 4:25pm. I’ll write more about his birth another day, but today I just want to gush about how awesome he is. I know I’ve done this whole having a baby thing three times before, but let me assure you that it does not get old. There is nothing old or over-familiar about having a newborn babe curl up on your chest. I know I have enjoyed each of the kids as babies, but I told Clay yesterday that it’s like it has taken me four kids to really appreciate the beauty of just being with my baby. To just sit with him, to experience the absolute peace and contentment he has when he is close to his mama. The world could be crashing down around me and I don’t know if I would notice. I could just sit with him all day, every day. He is so beautiful, so sweet, so perfect. I look at him and I just want to cry for this amazing gift that I’ve been given.
We’re slowly learning how to function as a family of six. It’s definitely a transition as we all figure out how this is going to work. Markus, Wyatt, and Bailey spent Deacon’s first three nights at my mom and dad’s house, and the day they came home happened to be the day my hormones crashed so I was a mess…but we’re doing better now. They are awesome big brothers and sister, and are doing so well with having a baby brother in the house.