we are all doing great here.
B and i are utterly exhausted,
but we’re so in love with this new little girl.
and so are her siblings.
it seems as though everyone’s favorite activity
is holding the baby.


I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.
John 14:18


3641. L playing by himself
3642. brand new little leaves on the tree
3643. gusts of wind
3644. the pink stripes in the sky
3645. reading rainbow on amazon prime


we don’t deserve
this precious addition to our family.
we are so very grateful.
to God.
grateful to God
for this opportunity to be parents again.



right before we were to be released from the hospital,
the pediatricians were making their rounds
and saw our new little girl for the third time
since she had been born.


and on that day,
they heard a heart murmur.
so they paged a cardiologist
to come and give her an echo.


we started praying and received complete peace,
even without any results from this test.
not the kind of false peace where “everything would be all right.”
but the perfect peace
that comes only from knowing that our hope rests in Him
and that Jesus would be with us all
no matter what.



our sweet baby F does have a very small
(smaller than a pinhole)
hole in her heart
(in the wall separating the two lower chambers of her heart).


it’s called a VSD (ventricular septal defect)
and we need to see a cardiologist in a month.
the cardiologist at the hospital said that
it’s nothing to be concerned about
and will most likely be closed in the next couple of months.


But those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.
Psalm 34:10


No good thing does he withhold
from those who walk uprightly.
Psalm 84:11


with everything,
with everything
we will shout for Your glory.
with everything,
with everything
we will shout forth Your praise.


even holes in hearts.
even those.

3636. this song

3637. and this song

3638. B’s unmeasurable help in this first week
3639. dinner for breakfast
3640. big sister’s baby bows


and it’s a girl!
baby F arrived early on thursday morning
shortly after Mom and Dad got to the hospital.
she weighed in at a whopping 8lbs. 7oz.
and measures 21 inches long.

we are absolutely smitten with her
and are overwhelmed by God’s goodness.





I will bless the Lord at all times;
his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
Psalm 34:1

3631. meeting our sweet new girl
3632. pink everywhere!
3633. tiny bits of rest
3634. making it to the hospital in time
3635. having the most amazing midwife