Monday, November 16, 2009

For Unto Us A Child Is Born--Again!

It's boy!

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!


19 comments:

Nick Norelli said...

Congratulations! God bless him!

Jim said...

congrats to you all!

James F. McGrath said...

Congratulations!

anthony said...

Congratulations! Praise the Lord!

Michael F. Bird said...

Michael,
Congrats to you and the wife!

Danny Zacharias said...

Congrats!

Sister Mary Agnes said...

I have been looking forward to this post! The whole family is in my prayers.

Andi said...

Like Sr. Mary Agnes, I have been so excited for this post! He's beautiful! Tiffany and I are "oohing and ahhing". God bless you guys! :0)

steph said...

congratulations to you both.

Marla Lynch said...

He is beautiful! God bless your growing family.

Jeff said...

Dear Professor Barber, congrats brother!!!! I'm so happy for you!!! What a beautiful baby!!!! Keeping you all in my prayers.

Tristen said...

Your so blessed! Beautiful Family

Vince C said...

Congratulations to the whole family. May God continue to bless you all.

Danny Garland Jr. said...

Awesome! Congrats!

hiob said...

Wow! Congratulation indeed! Many blessings, Michael, for him and all your beautiful family!

Timothy said...

Congrats! May God bless you and your ever-growing family!

Brant Pitre said...

Congratulations, My Friend!
It's a shame I won't get to see you this weekend, but enjoy your time with Kim, Michael, and little Matthew!

"Like arrows in the hand of a warrior
are the sons of one's youth.
Happy is the man who has
his quiver full of them!" (Ps 127:4-5)

msc said...

He is beautiful, congratulations to you and your wife!

Diane M. Korzeniewski, OCDS said...

I'm a little late catching up to this news, but it is awesome news at that.

Congrats to you and your wife.

Do I see a Bible tucked in there with him?