Sunday, April 01, 2007

A Family Of 5!!!

We are proud to announce the arrival of Grace Angela Rich, born at home in our bedroom at 10:56pm, Friday, March 30 2007. She weighed 7 lbs. 15 ounces and was 20 in. long. Lindsay's labor started just as we were finishing a meal at Carabbas with my parents. It was quite a coincidence to see Lindsay's previous OB Doctor from Christiansburg at Carabbas as well. She was unsure that she was in labor until we arrived back at our apartment. We went on a short walk and turned around quickly to go back and call our midwife. Grace was born less than 3 hrs from Lindsay's first contraction. She labored in the bath tub for a while before getting out and giving birth on a wooden birth stool. We are so happy to have Grace as a new addition to our family. Our boy's were surprised to finally see sissy when they got up the next morning. She was no longer in Mamma's Tummy. Isaac said, "I take care of sissy!" James was not sure what to think. He thought life should go on the same as ever. He did point and say, "baby."It was a real blessing to have Nana, Pops, and Aunt Margaret here to help with the Boys, cleaning, and meals. We don't know how we would have done it with out them. With both family's living so far away, we were afraid no one would be able to help us. God always has the best timing for births. Lindsay is already playing dress up with Grace. She is sticking bows in her hair and dressing her in pink. She's happy to no longer be the only female in the house.

We thank God for His many blessings toward us. Continue to pray for Lindsay's recovery and every one's health. With the birth of each of our children I am reminded at what a miracle little babies are and the process of them coming into this world is. They are such a blessing.
"Like arrows in the hand of a warrior so are the children of one's youth. Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them. They shall not be ashamed but shall speak with their enemies in the gate. Psalm 127:4-5
Thank you God for Baby Grace (Sissy) !!!!


Crystal said...

congratulations!!! I have been looking at your blog daily to see if you had posted any news. :) I can hardly wait to meet Baby Grace!

Saige said...

She is so adorable. Congratulations! I know you are so happy to have your baby girl, Lindsay. :)