Monday, August 24, 2009

I'm an Aunt!

I got an exciting phone call last night shortly before bedtime. My little sis, Rachel, was in labor! Instead of winding down for the night, I kicked it into high gear, packing and planning and praying.

I slept a little bit last night, and then got up early this morning to finish loading the car. As soon as Madeline got up, we hit the road, headed for Georgia.

Sweet little Abigail was born today about 30 minutes before I arrived. Rachel was so strong and did an amazing job. Can you believe that she started a new school year while 35 weeks pregnant? (She's a 6th grade teacher.) What a woman.

And here's the girl that we've all be dying to meet for the last nine months:
She has the sweetest little face and beautiful eyes and long eyelashes. She was also born with a head full of dark hair. It looks like it might have a little curl in it! She weighed 6 lb. and 1 oz., and is 20 inches long, making her a long, lean little girl.

Charlie, Rachel, and Abigail, now a family of three.

Three generations - my mom (a.k.a. Bop), Rachel, and Abigail
Congratulations, Rachel and Charlie. You are going to be wonderful parents. God bless you!


Amy said...

Congrats Aunt Sarah! Being an aunt is so great! I'm so glad you were able to head to the hospital so quickly to see the new baby girl - what sweet pictures:)

Rachel said...

She's adorable, Sarah! I wanted to let you know that I got 2 of the 3 books you recommended from the library (one wasn't in our system). I read Castaway Kid in a day (great book) and now I'm reading There is No Me Without You. I love book recommendations because I'm always looking for new things to read. Thanks!

Tia said...

Abigail is precious! Hi Sarah, I am a friend of Rachael's from work. I adopted 3 girls from ET last year. She told me about your journey and blog. Congrats! I am excited to follow along! -Tia