9.02.2008

Worth the wait....

Yes, to our shock we sit here as a family of 5 (us, a new baby and the 2 dogs of course). I'd like to introduce the world to Declan Isaac. He was born August 25th at 1:35am weighing 7 lbs 1 oz and 20 inches long. He came home to us this afternoon. Our pain and sadness this last week has melted away and we feel our prayers were answered and all we can say is God is SO GOOD. Here is a teaser picture for you (we only have hospital ones from a week ago)...

36 comments:

Tracey said...

GLAD TO BE THE FIRST ONE TO SAY......YIPPEE!!! CONGRATULATIONS! WELCOME TO YOUR NEW FAMILY DECLAN!!! GOD IS GOOD!

BB and MTB said...

Only started following your blog within the last week or two, but I am sooo happy that your little boy found his way to your home. Congratulations and I hope you have many, many happy years ahead!!!!

Tracey said...

Your post made me cry! I am so happy...I put your family on the answered prayers part of my prayer list for this Sunday!!!

Courtney Hope said...

YEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ashley, I am so thrilled for you both. I came home from class today and the first thing I did was check your blog to see if there was any news. My heart is so incredibly happy for you both. What amazing parents you will be:)

Mermaid said...

Oh, I am so happy for you! Congratulations.

Sara said...

Oh my. Instant tears. Cannot wait to see your new little one. xxoo

BrandiH2007 said...

OMG I'm so happy for you!!! I can't wait to see more pictures of YOUR family!!!

Stacy said...

Yep! Tears rushing down my face. I'm so happy to hear this!!! Love you guys!

Meghan said...

Wonderful news!! I am so excited for all of you

amber d. said...

I am SO happy for you! Your blog brought me to tears and gave me goosebumps! You have a BEAUTIFUL family!

Anonymous said...

Praising God for an answer to many prayers on your behalf.

"Yet Abraham did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised. Romans 4:20-21

Lord, you do have the power and you have done all that you have promised! Continue to strengthen the faith of Ashley and Mark as they witness this miracle of life in their lives. All glory be to you!

Hallelujah!

Maygy said...

So very happy for you and your beautiful new baby boy. God bless you all!

Melba said...

Oh I am in tears!! This is WONDERFUL news, and I am so happy for you. CONGRATULATIONS on being a new mommy, can't wait to see more photos...when you have time, of course!

Melba

Karen said...

Prayers answered! Praise God! Congratulations :)

lassie said...

Yay for you Mommy!!!
Wow.
Enjoy!

Shauna said...

awesome!

luvs2smile said...

Oh my gosh, Congratulations to you both!!!! I've been praying and hoping you would get your precious gift from God. I literally started to cry when I heard the news and saw the picture. Enjoy every minute of being parents, because it's the best gift God can ever give.

Vontz's said...

God is Good!

Erin said...

Congratulations! You guys deserve it so much. I can't wait to hear all about your motherhood journey.

EmilyLovelace said...

Ashley, you should have seen me try to contain myself when I read your text message. I was hyperventilating!!! AT WORK! We still can't wrap our heads around this -it's what God had planned this whole time. Having a newborn is definitely a challenge, and SO WORTH every single moment. WE cannot wait to meet your little guy! Let us know the MOMENT you're accepting visitors!
ps- Good luck with your first "over night" at home! Feel free to call me ANYTIME with questions :) AM, PM, anytime.

Debbie B said...

Wow! Congratz! He's precious. So glad he's home with you.

Emily said...

So happy for your family...I've been praying that this past week was the time Declan's birthparents needed to make the best decision they could live with, and that you & your husband would keep the faith...and God has blessed your family immensely! I am so happy you are now a family of 5!

I cannot wait to see the pictures of Declan in his bedroom, with his puppies, and more of him with his MOMMY & DADDY!

Our little man is now 7 months old & he came home to us around the same time yours did...cherish every moment (I know you will!)...it goes by so fast!

I'm so happy for you!

BTW, he's not a HUSKER fan, is he?! :)

Busted said...

Congratulations!!! I'm so happy for you - what a wonderful resolution.

Kristin said...

I'm totally open for questions and calls too if you need it...can't wait to meet him and give you the hugest hug ever! I'm getting all choked up and teary just thinking about this amazing miracle. He's precious! Wow!!!

Christy said...

Congratulations!!!!!!! I am in tears after reading your awesome news! I have been following your story from almost the beginning and my heart broke for you with your news last week. I am so thrilled for you that it all worked out. You are going to be great parents and Declan will be so loved. Congrats again and enjoy him!!

Stefan, Sarah and Lukka said...

OH MY GOSH!! MY heart LEAPT for you both when I saw the picture! CONGRATS ASHLEY AND MARK! We are SO happy for you!! We wish you the best with this new little sweet addition to your family!
His mercy endures forever!
I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU GUYS!
Sarah m

Montefusco Family said...

Oh Ashley! I am so happy for you both! I have chills running up and down and I feel like crying. God is good! Can't wait to see and hear more about Declan. Congratulations to you both.

Natalie said...

Kris and I were so excited as we read the wonderful news. We are praising God with you for the little son He made just for you. Isn't He an amazing Father to give us such good gifts!

Mountain Girl said...

Wow, that is TERRIFIC news. He is a cutie - but we need to see more pictures! :-) Congratulations!

SmartOne said...

YES! I am so very happy for you! This beautiful news has brought ears to my eyes!

studentrntiffany said...

Congrats! Im so so happy for you!

Nicole said...

Congratulations! I have been following your blog for some time because my husband and I are looking into the prospect of adoption after several failed pregnancies. You are an inspiration. I am so happy that your son is finally home with you!

Maranda said...

Congrats...I've been refreshing to see the news!

Neenie/PawsNY said...

OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG I CANNOT DEAL I CANNOT EVEN BREATHE I ALMOST DIED WHEN I SAW THIS POST OMG ASHLEY I AM OVER THE MOON FOR YOU CONGRATULATIONS OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG I DONT KNOW WHAT TO SAY I AM IN SUCH EXCITED SHOCK!!!!!!!!

Becky said...

Oh, I"m so behind! I should have gone back some before posting that other comment!!
I reread and remembered that bparents took him home. He is 'that' baby, you got him!!!
So glad I know the story now that you are unlocked!! Oh, that is so wonderful that it went that way for you,and that precious little boy!!

KLTTX said...

Found your blog through L&F. My Samuel was born just one day before Declan. Love his name, by the way.