Real labor started thanksgiving day about 2 hours after we ate our meal! It was a fun commotion with all the people! I had a crowd around me helping with my contractions, and then we quickly took off to the hospital!
Labor and delivery went great. She made it all super easy on me. She was 6lbs 15oz 18.5inches.
|Ladies helping me through a contraction after Thanksgiving feast!|
I have to say I am really enjoying this time with her. The newborn stage comes and goes so quickly. And we are making the most of it.
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Grace is adapting to being a big sister like a champ. She was a great big sister from the time we told her there was a baby in my tummy, but she has taken to this big sister thing pretty awesome. Daddy has taken her on some special daddy daughter dates, and I have taken her on one mommy daughter date for ice-cream!
A prayer request. The hospital made a mistake on Audrey's paperwork. They gave her my middle name, and sent it to the social security office. So now we are dealing with trying to get this mistake quickly resolved. (ha!) Because we still plan to return to Papua the end of January. So be praying for this mistake to be fixed quickly, and all the paperwork to go through without delay!
We have done 6 speaking engagements, and some of them have been with new churches and people! We have raised a portion of what we are hoping to, and for that we are thankful! We are still needing to raise some more monthly support while here in order to get our support up to where it should be. So if you feel called to hop on board with us, and be a part of what God has us doing while we are in Indonesia, then let us know!
|Our little holiday baby! =)|
Merry Christmas from Amanda, Matt, Grace and Audrey!