“Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.” James 1:17
This statement could not be any more true of our precious Punkin whom the Lord blessed us with February 12, 2013. Since so many of you will wonder how Punkin stacked up against his big brother (Little Man) I thought I would do a comparison.
Unlike his big brother, Punkin’s delivery started naturally only a day after his due date, Little Man was a week overdue and we had to induce. Little Man’s labor was also over 24 hours, while once Punkin broke my water labor came on like a freight train and I barely made it to the hospital in time to get an epidural! How short was labor with Punkin you ask? Let’s just say we arrived at the hospital at 11:30pm and he was born at 2:15am. Praise the Lord I was able to get the epidural, even if it did come when I was at 9cm.
Both John and I were born with red hair and when Little Man came out with a full head of black hair back in 2010 we were in shock. Now I almost expect my babies to have black hair. So it was a lovely surprise when Punkin emerged with a beautiful head of red hair.
All in all a totally different, yet still wonderful, birth experience this time around. I could not feel more blessed to be a mom twice over. Most of all I could not have imagined falling so totally in love all over again with another son.
And for those interested here are a few more pics…