Friday, May 25, 2012

Holy cow! Blogger is totally different! I had to like hover over stuff to see how to post pics and write.  I am a bad, bad blogger. I don't even think I should shame the name blogger, I am a lame wannabe who owns a blog.  I am that guy who lets his old Corvette get moldy outside...

Anyway, shalom! We welcomed our baby BOY 22 days ago... Brooks Abram Merrifield (Abram was Marcus' grandpa's middle name) born 5/3 at 11:14 am and was 11.5 pounds and 20.5 inches long!  He came into the world after about 7 hours of labor and 20 minutes of pushing- what a crazy train that is, natural labor, I mean! But I am so so thankful for the experience... and look how serene I look in this picture.  I really did feel quite serene actually.  My friend Marcus there was a perfect partner as these 10 years he's come to know me so well that he knows exactly what I need in times of, uh, stress.  Which is an understated cheerleader and someone who I can hold onto but won't touch me too much :)  I couldn't have made it through without him.  He's a champ and is so supportive and he himself is blessed by witnessing the births of his children.
 Here's the little-ish guy at one week old.  He already looks so different! I forget how fast they change at this stage.
Right before the birth of our little boy we were blessed to have completed a short sale on our home! I have been SO excited to post about this, but didn't want to write anything until the deal was done.  We now live in a great neighborhood a few miles away and love where we are at, renting and feeling quite peaceful about that.  Our kids have a giant back yard to play in, we have parking and storage, and no sex offenders living close by... WIN WIN WIN!

Lots to be thankful for!