Monday, May 11, 2009

Esther Gloria Lacy has arrived!

Happy Mother's Day to me! Esther Gloria Lacy was born on May 10th at 3:18am. She's such a beautiful gift from the Lord. Saturday night was like every other night that week having contractions 10 min. apart while I'm trying to sleep but then it changed around midnight and started getting more painful and 5 minutes apart. Tom was in the garage working on a Mother's day gift for me so I decided to put on some worship music and get on the birthing ball. It was an amazing time with the Lord just worhsipping, going through the contractions and really feeling His presence and love towards me. Then it started getting pretty painful and intense real fast. We got our friend Christiane to come over and stay with the kids then we headed off to the hospital. Arrived at 2:45am and had her at 3:18am. When I showed up I was ready to push, they wheeled me into the delivery room and it was super fast from there. Pushed three times and the little beauty was born! Her and I are both doing well, this has been the easiest birth for me so far and we've had an amazing experience at the hospital too. The Lord has really shown His kindness and love towards our family, I feel so loved and blessed!

As many of you know, most of my pregnancy we felt like we were having a boy and all we had was a boys name. Then on Saturday a friend in our community shared a dream he had with us. In the dream we were at ZHOP, Tom and I were up at the altar, I was laying on my back still pregnant and the Glory of the Lord was in the room. Then he saw a star and a cloud, that was pretty much the dream, he felt like the dream was about our baby. Then that same night Tom was talking with a friend about if we were to have a girl what we would name her and he said he was thinking of Hadassah, which is Esther's Hebrew name in the bible. Then our friend said Esther means star. Right while Tom was having this conversation I was upstairs having contractions and asking the Lord about a girls name and the only name that came to me was Esther. Then right as we are leaving to go to the hospital we walk out to our car and the same friend that had the dream about us was driving by and honked his horn(this was at 2am). It was a little confirmation to us from the Lord that we were probably having a girl and her name should be Esther. Gloria means glory so that is why we chose that for her middle name. It was amazing that He gave us a name right at the last moment. So there's our story. Thank you all for your love and prayers!
~Tom and Hilary

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Happy Saturday!

Enjoying waking up to the sunshine this morning and hearing Samuel singing through the monitor. Thinking of how thankful I am to have Thomas Lacy as my Hubby! He surprised me yesterday and took half the day off so I could rest and we could have some family time. The night before I was up all night with contractions thinking that was going to be the night the baby was coming and then all of a sudden the contractions stopped. So yesterday I was pretty bummed and he said I looked a little flustered as I continued to change diapers and do laundry and he said he just wanted to bless me by coming home early! That made my day! He also went and got me chocolate without me even asking!

So as many of you know it is a week away from my due date and since I tend to go early and have been having intense contractions I thought the baby would be here by now. I'm still 39 weeks but I feel overdue since my heart was kinda set on it being early. I'm sure some of you other Mom's can relate. So I've been pretty moody and frustrated this week but today I woke up just really feeling the peace of the Lord and just realized that I need to just enjoy this waiting time and to rest, trust and hope in the Lord during this process. The baby will come sooner or later I just have to let go and let God do it! So I'm giving it to the Lord again today! I'm just really excited to see who is inside me and for our season to change as a family once again. Samuel seems excited and kisses and prays for the baby every night but I'm still not sure if Trinity quite understands. We went to bring a meal to a couple who just had a baby the other night and Trinity got so excited when she saw little Anna, so I'm hoping that will be the same with baby #3. I guess I had much to say today, just wanted to give you all an update. Blessing to you all! ~Hilary