Saturday, April 3, 2010

Keona Uluwehi Evangeline HePing

"God's gracious gift growing in beauty bringing good news of peace"
Yes, we know. Its a big name for a little girl.
Keona was born Friday March 26th, 2010 at 1:40pm
She weighed 6lbs 3oz and is 19 inches.
She is lovely and we are in love. Even one week later it is still so surreal. We have a kid. A real live human being we are charged with raising. It is exciting and scary all at the same time.

I developed pre eclampsia and went in for a non-stress test on Thursday and they wouldnt let us leave. :( She was 3 weeks early but perfect. Labor was different than I expected but so worth it in the end. There are no words to explain the flood of emotions when she was born. My hubby was unbelievably amazing the whole time. He prayed over me and reminded me so many times how he believed in me and that he knew I could do this. My body was designed to give birth. He was a rock and still is. Watching him father our baby girl makes me cry with delight and pure joy.

We had a rough start with feeding and jaundice but things are looking up today. I dont know how we would've made it without all our friends and family supporting us. They have been wonderful. Food, cleaning, sleep help. We are blessed.

Thank you Jesus for this gift. Thank you for this time of remembering what you did for our souls. Thank you for the cross and for sacrificing your life for ours. I am just now beginning to understand the love you have for me as your daughter and why you would do such a thing to save me from evil. Thank you for letting me see you in my daughters eyes and cry and smiles and when she is sleeping.


Megan Renck said...

Amanda, she is beautiful, absolutely magical. I am so happy for you both!

Rhi said...

perfect. just perfect. xoxo

Emily G. said...

congrats amanda and mike!!! i love the name!

Moira said...

Congratulations Amanda! May God bless your beautiful family.

Anonymous said...

she so precious and you guys are so in love with her. I love all the little twitpics mikie posts with the funny subtitles. You guys are so amazing. I could not be happier for you three

ourjoyfulljourney said...

She is beautiful! Congratulations to you both! :) Children are truly a blessing from our Father!
Lots of love,
Kristen and Bobby Bilderback ;)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for allowing us a glimpse of your joy. It is my pleasure to help you and serve you as you raise this beautiful gift. Just returning the love you have for my kids!