Meet Elizabeth Grace, born at 8:30pm (7:30pm EST) on January 31st. She weighed 6.4lbs and was 18.5" long. God has blessed us with a healthy baby girl. Mamma is still sore, as they were forced to do a c-section but otherwise everyone and everything seems to be fine.
God has truly shown Himself mighty! He has defied everything that anyone said would happen. I would like to take some time and just share what all HE has done for us.
We have sent messages in the past, asking you to pray for Jessica and the baby during the pregnancy. While she has not been born yet, we would like to thank you for these prayers. We believe God has answered these prayers.
We all thought our baby would be early and we had been faced with numerous complications related to the altitude. It had even been suggested that we go back to the states until after the birth. However, after much prayer we just couldn't get peace. Well not only has The Lord blessed us with a healthy baby but we have made it to an astounding 37 weeks and she is measuring larger than that. The greatest complication at this altitude is preterm labor and small babies. I was feeling disappointed that she isn't here yet but a friend told me, I know what we all expected but do you realize what a miracle it is for a foreigner to carry a baby to full term at this altitude? She
We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year. It was very different being away from our family and friends for Christmas this year, however we made it special in our own way. We enjoyed our first Christmas here very much.
Our Spanish school has been closed for two weeks to celebrate Christmas and the New Year. We welcomed this break for a few reasons. While things have been going very well it is very expensive. We are currently paying $200.00 a week for both Jessica and I to attend. It has been worth it so far and we are learning a lot but the expense has been great. We know the Lord will continue to meet this need.
The break has been nice for another reason. Jessica’s doctor believes the baby will be coming early! Some time this month in fact. So the rest has been