The Birth Of A Son

When the rules of reality separate themselves from the norm, surprise is the inevitable outcome. Some people say the gap between our assumptions and expectations of things that happen around us closes more and more as we get older. Maybe we just simply get bored with familiar pleasures or have bad memories. However, in the past month the gap, for me, widened quite a bit. The feeling of wonder and mystery unexpectedly returned like Christmas in July filled with boxes of good memories enough to fill the North Pole. 

SURPRISE

I was already surprised at having a fourth baby (read here) but decided not to know what the gender was until the actual birth. This part was tricky with all the baby showers, doctor’s appointments, social media, etc.. However, I can honestly say, I wasn’t 100% sure and...about 10% surprised. I'm just happy there's hormonal balance in the home again. 

Austin - 1998

Austin - 1998

Jaxon - 2014

Jaxon - 2014

SURPRISE 

Having my twelve year old daughter Caitlyn in the delivery room and watching the expressions on her face was priceless. From push to placenta this has got to be the best method of birth control ever. Consequently, Caitlyn wants to be a labor and delivery nurse when she grows up. 

Keep it together Caitlyn...

Keep it together Caitlyn...

I'm not crying...it's just raining on my face!! 

I'm not crying...it's just raining on my face!! 

SURPRISE

Watching my three year old daughter Jordan immediately bond with her baby brother. If you’ve ever watched Tiny Toon Adventures growing up...we’ve nicknamed her Elmyra. 

"Don't touch my baby brother" 

"Don't touch my baby brother" 

"I'm going to hug you, kiss you, and love you forever"

"I'm going to hug you, kiss you, and love you forever"

Mom…why is he eating your boob?
— Jordan Angel Miranda

SURPRISE

Watching my wife give birth to a son like a champ. Weighing in at 7lbs and 11oz. we decided to choose a name with originality and meaning; we named him Jaxon Matthew Miranda. His name literally means "God has been gracious".  

Jaxon Matthew Miranda | 7lbs. 11oz. 

Jaxon Matthew Miranda | 7lbs. 11oz.