Friday, August 15

Garage Sale a Huge Success!

So, doesn't every family need a great birth story? Here's ours.

1. Crazy pregnant lady trying to get everything done before the baby arrives (hurry, hurry, we only have two weeks!) decides to conduct a garage sale.

2. Crazy pregnant lady decides to invite backup (mom & dad) mostly for childcare purposes.

3. The morning of the garage sale, crazy pregnant lady has contractions and calls the midwife.

4. Crazy pregnant lady labors while shoppers overtake the front yard to find themselves a great deal.

5. GOD's GRACE and MERCY abound, blessings are heaped on us that are too numerous to mention, and Evan Gilead Muth is BORN at 3:07pm at home, where all is well and tears of joy continue to flow. We are so humbled and blessed that God has chosen to grant the desire of our hearts for a wonderful VBAC at home!!!

More details will follow, but I thought, you know, that you would want at least part of the story. The funny part, of course.

29 comments:

Carrie said...

Oh my goodness, Jenny!!! CONGRATULATIONS to all of you!!!! I was laughing out loud as I read your post. God is SO GOOD and I'm praising Him with you that He gave you the desire of your heart!! Baby Evan is adorable, and I love his name. Get lots of rest and snuggle time with your new little blessing. Can't wait to hear the rest of the details later! :)

Kelly Glupker said...

OH MY GOODNESS! How exciting!!!!!! I didn't know you were planning a home birth, but I am so glad the VBAC was successful! Congratulations!

Kara said...

Ahhhhhhh! KElly just called me and left a message!!!
I am so happy for you! Congratulations and praise be to God!

Abby Sokul Turner said...

YAY!!!!!!!! What a great story - and TOTALLY unexpected!!! Congratulations - I knew it was going to be a boy!!! YAY!!!

jeileenbaylor said...

oh my word!!! you had him at home!??!! How crazy is that? I am so glad that all went well, and he is healthy :)

Mama Mia said...

Yeah! He's finally here! What a great birth story! Isn't God good? Evan's so precious!

In that last picture, he looks like he's deep in thought with his finger to his temple..."What just happened here!?"

CONGRATULATIONS Muth Family!

The Barkers said...

Oh he is beautiful! So so happy for you and the VBAC success. Wow, what a blessing! How big was he?? He looks like a little chunk!

Stephens said...

Hoooorrrrayyyy!!!! Oh how we wish we could be there right now--our hearts definitely are though. Evan is absolutely adorable. Thanks for letting us all see him so soon. We loved seeing all of your pictures! What a blessing and answer to prayer to have everything go so well and at HOME. Our prayers are continuing for you as you adjust to your "new normal" as a family of four. :-) God bless you all. We love you and miss you soooooo much!!!!!!!!

The Gang's All Here! said...

congrats! what an exciting day you had. makes my $268.00 from my yard sale seem paltry!!!!!

blessings to you all.

Tricia said...

Yeah!! How exciting. Congratulations and we're praising the Lord with you for His kindness!

LeAnna C said...

Oh I am so excited!!!! What a neat story to tell too. :) Congratulations, he is so cute!!!

Mom & Dad Muth said...

Congratulations! We are so happy for all of you. We think he definately looks like a MUTH! How nice not to have to worry about hospital bills.

Love you,

Mom and Dad Muth

Ruth Copley said...

My heart is filled with praise and joy to the Lord for the safe delivery of your newborn and for keeping His hand of protection on you and your family during this blessed time. Get your rest. My prayers and congratulations to you and Michael11

Rosemary and Dale said...

Praise God From Whom All Blessing Flow...CONGRATULATIONS!!! I LOVE the picture with the your happy family of FOUR (Evan with thumb in mouth, Aaron touching his head). (You all look so relaxed and happy...BIG contrast to some hospital birth pics that I have seen.)
Love to you all, Great-Aunt Rosemary (again!)

nate, christina, and connor said...

that is crazy! were people shopping outside the whole time? so, what did you do today, jenny? oh, not much just had a garage sale AND A BABY!!

that's great! what a cool story for him. :) congratulations!

Rachel said...

So happy for you Jenny. God is so good:).

Alicia said...

That is wild!!! YAY that you got to do a vbac and that everything went so smoothly!!! You really had a terrific day - garage sale profits and a new bambino. Wow. Get your rest now and NO MORE GARAGE SALES for awhile. :)

ruth said...

This is so crazy; Congratulations Jenny and Michael! And welcome to the world baby Evan. I'm speechless... Thank the Lord for a safe home delivery!
Love to all!

Carrie said...

Congrats..I can hardly believe it..two weeks early! I haven't even considered that happening, and I have a garage sale planned for this weekend :) I am so glad everything happened as you liked with the natural at home birth part. Look forward to hearing more.

Autum said...

Congratulations Jenny and family. Those 38 weekers can sneak up on you. I wasn't "ready" when William showed up at 38 weeks, either, especially since Tyler was induced at 40 weeks. (How similar to your stories, without the c-section.)

Jessica said...

Congratulations Michael & Jenny! I am quite impressed by your determination to do a home delivery and I praise God with you on the arrival of your new boy!
-eric (and Jessica)

Tim & Richelle said...

Welcome Evan! Congrats to his Mama, Daddy and big bro Aaron!

I'm so happy this delivery was as you wanted it... and just a little jealous, too.

He's precious!

Cousin Rachel said...

Congratulations Michael and Jenny, We serve an Awesome GOD! all praise to him. Evan is so handsome!

Amber Olson said...

Congratulations! So, if I ever want to have a baby without being induced, all I have to do is have a garage sale? Man, if I had known that about five and a half years ago!

Matt & Nicki said...

Congratulations!! I am so excited for you guys and can't believe the craziness of your second son's birthday--what a story you will have to tell him!! Glad to see you are all doing well and rejoicing with you!! Enjoy all these precious newborn moments--in the midst of the sleep deprivation of course;)

skB said...

oh wow! WOW! Congrats! He is beautiful!

I love that you did a garage sale on the day that he was born!!! ;)

Don & Katrina Hines said...

Congrats Jenny! So you were totally birthing while the garage sale is going on at your home?!?!?!? Hilarious! Can't wait for the whole story! Congrats girl! I knew you could do it! PTL for his grace in allowing you to birth at home with a successful VBAC! Congrats!

party of eight said...

wow, what a story! garrage sale... i feel so otu of it, i missed the birth... CONGRATULATIONS! i LOVE the name you chose i really like it. - he is SO cute. i love his little face. i LOVE babies. i am so happy for you guys.

Wendy said...

What great story! I've always wante da home birth!