it's a boy!!!
we went to the doctor for an ultrasound today. here's what greeted us:
so, we'd like to introduce you to joshua ryan sutherland. he's our 2nd son and we are proud that, like joshua of the bible, he will be the first of our family to lead us into the promise land. if you haven't heard joshua ryan's story click here.
it's so ironic that my wife is carrying both a blessing and a curse. my friend shane was pointing out this observation recently. on the one hand, rachel's womb carries all the blessing that comes with a pregnancy and all the hope and expectation of new life. but at the same time, her womb carries all the curses of adam's sin and the fall...all in the span of 9 months. it's such a paradox.
here's a couple more pics of joshua from today's photo shoot: