Our new blessing... Ruth Patience
Here is our new arrival!! :)
Ruth Patience was born at 5:55am on Wednesday, January 23. She's 19.5 inches long and weighs 8 lbs. 5 oz. :) We have had this girl's name picked out since before Yehoshua was born! :)
I've been resting all day, and haven't had a chance to take more pictures or write up the birth story yet, but will be working on that soon. :)
The story in short? I woke up about 4am and couldn't get back to sleep... by 4:40am I decided I should call our midwife, since she lives a good hour away. Joshua was working all last night, so I called him there and he started on his way home (about a 30-minute drive). Joshua got home about 5:20am, and I told him to go ahead and hop in the shower. :) By the time he was cleaned up, I was in transition and managed to ask him to call my mom, who lives 15 minutes away.
About 5:45am I told Joshua that the baby was coming really soon and before we knew it, we had a beautiful little girl! Ruth was born in our living room and it was a perfect, peaceful, and wonderful delivery! We weren't planning on it just being us three (and two sleeping boys!) but Yahweh did, and He gave us peace and strength throughout!
I make it all sound so easy, don't I? ;) Anyway, I am off to bed for now. Thank you ALL for your kind words of congratulations, and for rejoicing with us! :) God is so good. :D