Tuesday, December 06, 2011
Our sweet Finn was given a blessing in church last Sunday. I love this tradition where the worthy men in the family surround the baby, present him to the Lord, give him a name & then bless him with various blessings for his life (like health & strength, seeking after education etc.).
I had been looking forward to this day for some time & I purchased a little cream colored sweater before Finn was even born. Then, although I had the brown linen fabric for weeks, I waited until the night before the blessing at about midnight to begin sewing his pants. Luckily everything turned out well & he looked super cute for his special day.
After our church meeting, all of our family members gathered at my parents house to visit & enjoy a nice brunch. We had ham & swiss sliders, potato & bacon casserole, cinnamon baked french toast, pumpkin muffins & cinnamon rolls. Oh it was good!
Finn was passed around & loved on until all our guests left. Then I took him to my bed, undressed him down to his onesie & layed down to nurse him. After staying up late to prepare for the day, it felt so good to finally lay down with his warm body next to mine & I felt so, so blessed to have him by my side. It's amazing how much our love grows when we have another child & even though I expected it, that strong bond between mother & child still surprises me. I am so grateful that the Lord blessed us with another baby. I love him so much!