Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Welcome, Rayna Yael!

On Jan 12, 2011, I finally went into real labor and got to enjoy every minute of it. All 12 hrs. =D It was not easy, but I truly did enjoy it. That may sound strange but after my labor with Travis was cut off by a C-section, I relished every part of my labor with Rayna. God was with us and gave me the strength I needed. I labored all night and amazingly none of the kids ever woke up until they heard the baby cry.

Rayna with Mommy and Daddy, just minutes after she was born. This is also her first time to be prayed for on this side of the womb.
Rayna Yael was born Jan 13, 2011 at 5:08am. She was my first HBAC. (Home Birth After Cesarean) She weighed 8lbs 3oz and was 20 1/4" long. Her daddy's hands were the first to hold her as he caught her as she entered this world. As you can see, she is beautiful and worth the wait. =) God's timing was perfect, as usual, and we are very thankful and blessed to have our little Rayna Yael.

Rayna with her happy big sister Keilah
Pleased big brother Jakin with his little sister Rayna. He really wanted a sister.

Rayna being held by big brother Travis, who is also totally thrilled to have a baby sister.

Big sister Sarah enraptured with her new baby sister.

1 day old

Devoted big brother

5 days old caught smiling as she was in between sleep and waking up

5 days old and ready to learn about the new world she has entered

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