Our journey to parenthood is OVER! But our most important journey as parents raising a son has just begun and we could not be more thrilled!
6 lbs. 14 oz.
A happy, healthy, amazing little boy!
We had the honor of being present for his birth and got to stay in the hospital with him until he came home. It was the most beautiful, emotional, and exciting experience of our lives.
Wesley’s full birth story is a story just for him, but know that he is greatly loved by ALL of his parents. The gift of him into our lives was a gift of love. Nothing more, nothing less. He will grow up always knowing this.
The last couple weeks have been the greatest (and most sleep deprived!) of our lives. We loved him when we first knew of him a couple months ago, but the moment we saw him come into this world, we knew without a doubt that he was always meant to be our son and we felt our hearts grow bigger than we ever thought possible.
We cannot thank you all enough for your love, prayers, and support over the past few months. When we started this journey we had no idea how many people (friends, family, and even complete strangers!) would show us such support! Our road to parenthood was long and hard, but feeling loved and supported by all of you made the journey not quite so hard.
Wesley is truly a child born of God. He is not our natural descendent, our will did not bring him into life, and in reality, our society and culture says that he should have been aborted and never see the light of day. But God created him, protected him, and opened all the doors to bring us together as a family. Our biggest hope for him is that he always knows how loved he is not just by us, but also by God, and that one day, he will choose to believe for himself.
“Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God–children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.” John 1:12-13
Photos by Gina Zeidler
*A big THANK YOU to Gina for coming to the hospital and taking photos we will cherish forever!*