Claire is finally here!! Not only is she here, but she made a grand entrance into the world- she was the first baby born in Titus County for the year 2009! I really didn’t think it was possible since it was already the second day in January, but she made it. Just one of the perks to living in a small town. So because our daughter was so famous, hehe, we got our picture on the front page of the paper, lots of gifts from the hospital, a steak dinner from the hospital, and a ton of other stuff from local businesses!! How fun!! After me complaining for the last week that I hadn’t had Claire already, God still gave us such a wonderful and fun birthday for Claire! God’s timing is the best. I am still surprised that after walking with the Lord for so long, I can’t relax and trust that. I have learned these last few days that I am too impatient. Had we induced, like I did with Josiah, I would have missed out on the awesome blessings the Lord had for us and for Claire.
All that said, the blessings of the Lord continue in our lives… It was a very easy delivery (about 4 hours), albeit painful-until the epidural, and the recovery is going 10x better this time around! Josiah is handling things very well, so far…and my husband is the champion of all husbands! He is helping so much. Also, my mom, sisters (Manda cooked us a meal!!), grandparents, and Sunday school class has been amazing too!! Thank you guys so much for all the help! You are a HUGE blessing! We love you all so much!
Here are a few pictures of my sweet little girl.
This was the picture that was on the front page of the paper. Except I was looking at the camera in that one. This was about two hours after I had her. My nurse came in and said the paper was on their way and I needed to put on some make-up… Amanda was nice enough to give me her shirt; I hadn’t brought one that I would’ve wanted on the front page of the Mt. Pleasant paper!! So funny!
With Daniel’s mom and dad.
A family of four!!! Thank you, Lord for your goodness!
With all the Grand kids, minus the one that only Amanda can hold right now.
A close up.
The steak dinner. It was so nice, they set the table and everything!
Thanks again to all of you who have come to visist and who cooked and who gave wonderful gifts and especially those of you who prayed for me, Claire, and the delivery. You guys have made everything so peaceful and pleasant. I will take some more pictures soon and post again sometime.