Matthew Stephen Barber was born at 2:03pm on 11.10.09. He was 8 lbs. and 7 oz. My wife called it weeks ago: 11-10-09-8-7--a straight! My father-in-law suggested that we play the lottery.
Well, it already feels like we've won it!
Of course, Kim was, as always, amazing. She is such an incredible example of Christian virtue and charity. She totally trusted in the Lord--we prayed together throughout and it was, once again, a very mystical experience. Watching her enter into the mystery of suffering for the sake of our children and being there to pray her through it is a tremendous honor. I love my wife!
It was only last year (July) that we were at the same hospital--same operating room--welcoming little Michael into the world. Being right back there--with the same doctors and nurses was a bit surreal.
Little Matthew is doing well. He is a beautiful baby boy (as you can see from the pictures). He is very sleepy. In a certain way he is notably different from Michael Jr. Michael Jr. would only sleep if he was being held. It was a bit tiring for all of us. Matthew on the other hand sleeps anywhere and all the time--except for 11pm to 3pm!
Thanks so much for all the prayers and well-wishing emails.
And thanks be to God!