Hello, Little One!

It’s been quiet around the blog, and that almost always means things have been anything but quiet here.

In the early morning of Wednesday, March 12, we welcomed another precious daughter into our family!

Meet our lovely Annis Octavia, who arrived 5 days early weighing 7 lbs 8 oz and 20 inches long.  We are so thrilled that she’s here!


I will share more about her birth when I can, but know that God answered prayers once again.  Though my iron level hadn’t come up quite enough for a home birth, we were able to have her at the birth center, just fifteen minutes from home and nearly as cozy.  The delivery went very smoothly, and the only lingering concern is that my blood pressure has been slightly elevated since a bit after the birth.  Laying low seems to help, so it has been a huge blessing to have Trevor home all this week and not returning to work until Wednesday.

Thank you all for your prayers for my pregnancy and delivery.  As always, God’s plan and timing were perfect, and we are so thankful for His precious gift to our family in little Annis.

7 thoughts on “Hello, Little One!

  1. Congratulations on your new little one! Thanks for sharing your lovely family with us… not sure how I found your blog in the first place, but I’ve enjoyed following your adoption journey(s) and now this new little babe! Enjoy the newborn days!

  2. Trevor and Jodi,

    She is lovely. Congratulations to you all. Coincidentally, one of my weekly words was “polyphiloprogenitive”. Indeed!

  3. What a precious little girl she is. I enjoyed getting to meet/hold her today after Sunday School. And after being blessed with 7 children, and 8th is just as much as a miracle. So happy for your family. Praying for your elevated blood pressure. What a gift to have your hubby home all this time though! Enjoy!

  4. congrats, so excited for you and happy that it worked out well enough. I am in the home stretch. Little man finally turned and I too seem to have some elevated blood pressure and swelling, but good for birthing center (I cannot birth at home due to a heart condition). She is a beautiful addition to your family!

  5. Congratulations! She is so very precious 🙂 I will be praying for your blood pressure and all the transitions. Easy to say but hard to do… Rest!

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