Thursday, June 22, 2006

A Bit of a Sabbatical

I have barely had time to peruse the blogs as of late, much less actually write one myself. I miss this therapy, but the trade-off is I get to spend time with my son, who was born just a few weeks ago.

Psalm 127:3-5
3 Sons are a heritage from the LORD,
children a reward from him.
4 Like arrows in the hands of a warrior
are sons born in one's youth.
5 Blessed is the man
whose quiver is full of them.
They will not be put to shame
when they contend with their enemies in the gate.
(from New International Version)

So that makes 1 girl and 1 boy, which means the pressure to "keep trying" is off and we can wait a few years before adding more to our family. The missus will probably enjoy having a view of her feet again as she has been pregnant for the better part of the last 2 years. It's the least I can do, after all, she gave me a son!

Eli was born at home under water (this was amazing and I am considering posting the birth story) and weighed in at 9 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 22 1/2 inches long (a "big 'un" indeed!). After 3 weeks of eating and sleeping, he is already in excess of 10 pounds, outgrown newborn diapers and clothes, and is keeping me and Mrs. Bullfrog on our toes to say the least.

Our daughter is taking it all in stride and loves to greet her little brother with a, "Hi Eli!" and a gentle pat on the head (VERY adorable).

I have been reading your posts and have a few blogs stored up, to be published later, time permitting.

Happy blogging.


Cynthia said...

Congratulations on the new baby boy. I do hope you post on the event.

Mr. Grey Ghost said...

Blog when you always comes first.

Little Miss Chatterbox said...

Congrats!!!!!!!! Very happy for ya :-)))

mark said...

Yo bullfrog, congratulations on the new child. You are right children are a blessing from god. From what I can gather from your comments, it appears as though youll be a great father. Mark

Cynthia said...

I'm still waiting on the story of your wife's birth at home under water....

Bushwack said...

Well Bullfrog I have found you through the comments at James's blog. And I bid you congratulations on your new baby boy. enjoy your time with the child and teach him to be half the man you appear to be (From all I know from what I read) and he will be very special. They grow up fast so enjoy while you can.

Bullfrog said...

@Mark: thanks, I do my best!

@Cyn: long time no hear from! And you are right, I have been remiss! Expect a blog soon!

@Bushwack: Thanks and I'm glad you stopped by. I enjoy your comments on a few blogs I frequent and need to come by your place some time as well.

Mahndisa S. Rigmaiden said...

07 08 06

Bullfrog: Congratulations on the birth of your new child!!!!! Take Care and i will be praying for you and your familia:)

Angela said...

Congratulations! What a miracle these little ones are. I am always amazed at the love they have for Mommy & Daddy!

Best Wishes to the Bullfrog Family :)

Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work