We were so thankful to be able to go home a little over 24 hours after Matthew’s birth. My mother graciously came to our home in the middle of the night to care for our other four children, and stayed with them till I came home. Her cooking, cleaning, laundry, and child-care have been a great help. I will miss her help and companionship when she goes home!

Here are a few photos of Matthew’s homecoming. He was greeted by four siblings who have been impatiently awaiting his arrival for eight months now, and each one is delighted he’s here. Mitchell leaned down to Matthew and said “I’m so glad you’re here! I’ve been praying for you since I learned how!” He is so happy to have another boy in the house. 🙂 Having five children reminded me of the book, The Five Little Peppers and How they Grew. We can’t wait to watch our “five little Bashams” grow in the Lord!

Almost ready to go home!

Dad was such a blessing to us while we recovered in the hospital. He lost a lot of sleep and had to make do with some old clothes, since I wasn’t able to do the laundry! He looks tired, but happy to be able to hold his son. 

Matthew’s ready to go home!

We welcome our fifth blessing to our happy home!! 

Lauren gets to hold her brother for the first time. 

FINALLY!! His brother is here!

Leslie, with help from her sidekick, Laci, is getting her turn!

And I think Laci is just as thrilled as the others that Matthew is here, but I’m a little unsure. What do you think? 😉
We surely do love our “five little Bashams”! 


4 thoughts on “The Five Little Bashams

  1. ~ Miss Nom ~ says:

    Congratulations!! He's beautiful! =)


  2. Kristy... says:

    I just love this post, and that little laci.. awww, she is soo CUTE.

    I could just squeeze him…
    How are you feeling? You look amazing and that little boy.. oh MY.


  3. Tori says:

    Beautiful Valerie!
    Many congrats! God sure is good!


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