Friday, February 19, 2010

Hi. My name is...

So we have decided on the name...why did it take so long you may ask?  Well, one problem was not living in the same house, let alone the same city for the past  2 1/2 months.  And then, when it came down to it, we just couldn't seem to pick from so many good options.  
But you all will be happy to know that our decision is now final and the results are in:


Miss Amelia Claire McPherson

Amelia: work of the Lord
Claire: to make bright & famous she is "to make famous the work of the Lord"!

You saw her stats and she is doing just excellent.  And so is mommy!  The day of her birth went so well.  Everything from the amnio to the timing of the surgery, from our wonderful anesthesiologist (Dr. John were great!) to my recovery, and everything in between...the whole day went off without a hitch.  
We know this was not coincidence...thank you all for your countless prayers.  They have proved to be beneficial and have blessed our family immensely. 

Miss Amelia is doing quite well.  She is nursing very good and has seemed to have caught on even quicker than her siblings (this is a huge praise!).  She does not appear to have any jaundice and we continue to watch her daily.  Her lungs are working perfectly and she has been able to stay in my room with me since her birth.  What a blessing!!!
Her & I are having some great quality time...just the two of us.  Just like we have been doing these 2 1/2 long months...except it is much more fun to kiss her little cheeks and look at her tiny face, instead of just feel her kicking inside.  
I am so thankful for the immediate bond I feel with this little lady.  We are so excited to have her in our growing family and we cannot wait to get home tomorrow (Saturday)...yes, tomorrow! 
Thank you again for your overwhelming prayers and concern during this phase of our lives...we are so encouraged to be moving on to the next part of the journey and we cannot even express in words what our thankful & humbled hearts feel about all of you.  

So from our family and especially from Miss Amelia Claire...thank you.  We will continue to post pics of her progress and growth.  For she is a work of the make the famous our Lord, her great Creator!


Sarah said...

She is so pretty, Sharon! And I love her name. Congrats! I'm also so happy that you get to go home tomorrow! Whoo! Your kids, and hubby, must be ecstatic!
Can't wait to meet your new little lady!

The Appels said...

What a little cutie pie! And what a BEAUTIFUL name! Love it! So glad you get to go home tomorrow, what a fun reunion that will be! Blessings to you all.

Proud Parents said...

Wondered when you would get to go home....tomorrow is terrific! We're headed to a birthday party - JJ's youngest is 2 today. Busy weekend...the dog is already in mourning because he'll be left.
Amelia is adorable and so glad that you and she have this one-on-one time. I'll be watching your blog for those promised picture updates on all the kids. :)

Friend's Mom, Pam

Anonymous said...

What a doll! I think she totally looks like little mr Levi, but smaller and "prettier" features (in a good way since she is a girl =) --Dont take that the wrong way,Levi is adorable!!!
I can hardly wait to meet this little miss Amelia Claire.
SO happy to hear you go home tom!
Much love to the family!!!!
<3 Kaylee

Joce said...

What a beautiful name with such power and strong meaning. Gorgeous! Rejoicing with you about tomorrow's big day~you guys will be covered in prayer as you all re-adjust to being a family all together and adding this new precious lil' one. Praising Jesus!

Tarah McPherson said...

Love, love, love the name! We are so excited to have you two home tomorrow!