One Week Old

Our little "Healer, strong man, born of God" is one week old today!  I absolutely love the meaning of Jase's full name.  God has used this boy to bring healing to our hearts since the moment we found out we were pregnant with him.  I look at him and marvel at how he got here.  Only by a miracle from God.  Jase is a miracle!

I am working on writing out our labor and delivery story in my own private journal.  Strangely, my right hand and arm has been going numb off and on since the end of pregnancy and has gotten worse since giving birth.  A nurse told me that is a normal side effect, but it sure limits my journaling.  I hope to be able to write a little bit of the story on here at some point, but we'll see.  I'm trying not to pressure myself into anything these days.  Chuck and I are facing a ton of pressure with all the changes we have going on and really have to work at being at peace on a daily basis.

Today I want to give glory to God for the most special boy we've ever known who has come into our lives.  On the day of Jase's birth, Chuck posted this verse and I absolutely LOVE it.  Psalm 118:23, "This is the LORD'S doing; it is marvelous in our eyes."  That is how we view the birth of our precious son.  ALL glory, and thanks, and praise to God our Father.  Never have I known such intimacy with God as I did going through labor.  No one could help me at certain points, but I always had the strength of God in a way I didn't know possible.  (I believe God definitely included the pain meds and epidural to help me!)

I'll never forgot the first time someone handed me my firstborn son.  I don't even know who it was, I just remember the feel of him.  I remember the tears of gratitude for the miracle God had done through Chuck and I.  I remember the relief that he had arrived, and that the laboring was over.  I remember his warmth, his softness, and his little nose.  I'm crying as I type because I still can't believe Jase is here.  This is one of the most precious pictures I will ever know.  I know I will treasure it for the rest of my life.  SO thankful for a husband who was a champ at taking pictures!  

This is one of the other most precious pictures I will ever know.  When my Love got to meet and hold our son for the very first time.  (Yep, that's the proud Grandpa texting everyone he knows in the background!)

And finally, our first family picture!

I better close this post- don't want to lose power.  It's storming like crazy here- thunder, hail, wind, rain- Jovie and I are freaked out, but at least Jase is sleeping like it's no big deal.  ;)

Happy 1 Week Birthday to my little punky, Jase Charleson Amos Dubbe.

A couple days old
1 Week Old- has gained 7 oz. since we left the hospital! =)