A few weeks ago, we welcomed the newest addition to our family, Livi Ann Bell. She is awesome.
As baby number four in our house, there is definitely a different feel to this one. With the first, there was an almost overwhelming fear of making mistakes. I remember driving home with Keva, our oldest, and being terrified of hitting a bump in the road, let alone having an accident. Our second, John, struggled with a kidney issue that had us in the specialist's office more often than we were at the pediatrician. Even with James, our third, there was no break from the stress. He had severe food allergies - so much so that the doctor told us to carry an epipen, just in case. In all three instances, we were drawn closer to God and depended on his care because in many ways we felt helpless. He has blessed us so much. Both of the boys are fine now. John has only one kidney but no other side effects and James has completely overcome his allergies. To see them now, you would never know what they dealt with.
Livi is a healthy baby who spends her days eating, sleeping, and filling her diaper. Her sister and brothers love holding her and helping take care of her. As for her mother and I, well, we are enjoying having an "easy" baby and rejoicing in the new life that God has given our family.