November 22, 2017

Our 9th Son Malachi Has Arrived!

Our 9th Son Malachi Has Arrived! |


He was a much anticipated little guy.  We waited and waited the last couple of weeks with labor “teasing” me, stopping and starting a few times.

Malachi Asher was born Sunday afternoon at 4:38 pm, weighing almost ten pounds.

The events leading up to his birth were not what I expected.

His labor and delivery were not what I expected.

The NICU was NOT what I expected.

But here we are, five days later and the most important thing is that Malachi is very healthy, doing extremely well, and should join our family back at home hopefully tomorrow.  The only thing keeping him in the NICU is finishing his IV antibiotics that he started the evening of his birth.

I will share the mind-boggling details surrounding his birth later, but wanted to give an update.  He’s here.  He’s well.  I’m home and visiting him frequently for feedings in his little room.  Boy, am I enjoying him so much!!!

I also want to thank those of you who’ve prayed.

Malachi Asher’s name basically means Happy Messenger of God.  Malachi certainly brought a message with him when he was born:  GOD IS FAITHFUL.

Much love to you and yours as we celebrate this new precious life and rejoice in the Truth that our God is a Mighty God.  He indeed is faithful.



  1. Congratulations! And welcome to your beautiful new miracle, Malachi Asher! God is soooo good.

  2. he is so precious. Glad to hear everything is good now. Praying the rest of the house gets healthy, so he does not get sick. Love his name.

  3. Maryann D. says:

    Congratulations and sending blessings to all of you!

  4. Congratulations on a beautiful new baby!! Prayers for your family from ours!! And I just love his name!!

  5. Congratulations! I look forward to hearing his birth story. And I love his name!

  6. He is beautiful and I love his name! Congratulations!

  7. Congratulations on your precious baby son, Brandy and Family! Peace and Blessings to you!

  8. Congratulations! He is so precious! I just love his chubby cheeks! Continuing to pray for you both as you heal!

  9. Congratulations!! Such a precious gift from God.

  10. Congrats! Beautiful baby 🙂

  11. Congratulations on your beautiful son. Prayers that all is well with you.

  12. Brandy,
    I am so glad he is doing well. The NICU can be scary, Praise the Lord he is healthy. My youngest had a short stay there too. Praying you get the rest you need when you are able. He is absolutely darling.

  13. So glad he arrived safely! What a precious little squish! You could just eat him up! Congratulations!

  14. Congratulations on your new little one! I enjoy your blog. It’s refreshing to read about a loving family and one that embraces children!

  15. He is precious! Congratulations to you and your family.
    I love his name. We have an Asher, but it is his first name.
    May God’s blessings and peace continue to be real to you.

  16. Congrats!!!!
    I was a 10 lb baby so I love seeing those cheeks on other babies 🙂

  17. Katherine says:

    Congratulations he is so precious!!! My 5 year old daughter saw his pic and said “That is one piece of cutie pie!”

  18. Congratulations!!! Nine boys, wow!!! I love the name, too.


  19. He is precious, congratulations!

  20. Congrats! What a beautiful baby boy!


  21. Congrats! So happy for your family.

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