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Asa Witness Bendixen

We have another son!

It was just an amazing birthing experience for us. It was a home birth as all three of our children have been. Labor was very quick and calm. Amanda was only sure it was the real thing 30 minutes before the baby was born. We called our midwife at 11:50pm, the baby was born at 12:10am, and the midwife arrived at 12:14. It was such a joy for me to deliver our son all by myself. (I must admit Amanda did all the work).

Asa Witness Bendixen
Born: 4-18-13
Time: 12:10 AM
Weight: 7 1/2 pounds
Length: 20 inches

The meaning behind the name...
Asa: (AY-suh, ACE-uh) A "healer" or "physician"
Named after King Asa, whose heart was perfect with the Lord all his days. (1 Kings 15:14b)

"And Asa did that which was good and right in the eyes of the LORD his God: For he took away the altars of the strange gods, and the high places, and brake down the images, and cut down the groves: And commanded Judah to seek the LORD God of their fathers, and to do the law and the commandment" (2 Chronicles 14:2-4).

Witness: One who bears witness or testifies
Named after John the Baptist, who bore witness of Jesus.

"There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe" (John 1:6-7).

A Blessing On Our Son
And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest:
for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways;
To give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the remission of their sins,
Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us,
To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.
Luke 1:76-79

Weighing him in

Our midwife, Wendy Pinter, and her assistants Jill and Courtney

Amity and Shiloh slept through the whole experience that night.
They got to meet him when they woke up in the morning.

Amity meeting Asa for the first time

Shiloh meeting Asa for the first time

The family celebrating Asa's arrival the following evening.

Imagine that, we're a family of five. God is good!

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