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
...so 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 Thomas...you 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 Lord...to make the famous our Lord, her great Creator!