Monday, February 23, 2009
So the big news is that Sharon and I are the very proud parents of a beautiful baby girl !!!
Her name is Eliana Grace Mormance. And just because there is already confusion about the pronunciation its (el-ee-AH-nah). She was born at 10:30 pm on the 20th. She weighed in at a whopping 6 lbs. 2 oz. with a length of 18 inches.
It was a little bit of a surprise when Sharon's water broke Thursday night just before midnight. And though she was 2 weeks early and we didn't "feel ready," God thought it was time. We raced to the hospital and started the long 22 hour process of meeting our daughter. Things started out slow and continued that way until 9:30 Friday night. We had a few scares with our little girl's heart rate dropping and Sharon's body not cooperating like we had wished. So after some wise counsel and careful consideration we decided the way to go forward was a C-section. Everything went smoothly and we got to meet our baby girl at 10:30pm.
Eliana is healthy and Sharon is recovering well as we all figure out this parent thing.
By the way... her name not only is beautiful, like my little girl, but the meaning is important too. Its Hebrew origin means, "my God has answered." And that's just what He has done. He has answered our long time prayers to be parents and brought joy to our hearts where confusion and pain used to mingle as we tried for years to have this little girl.
Thanks for your prayers