Monday, June 12, 2006
Arrival of our daughter, Lily Grace Palmer
With great joy we announce the arrival of our daughter, Lily Grace Palmer. Lily is a pretty name we both liked, which is used in both US and Indian cultures. We chose Grace for her middle name, because that’s what our precious little girl is to us, and we pray she experiences God’s grace in full measure, and becomes a person of grace, as she grows up.
Lily was born at 12:48 pm on Sunday, June 11, 2006. Mother and daughter are both doing fine apart from obvious weariness and soreness for Mini. Mini started active labor at about 4:30 am Sunday, and progressed quickly. She pushed from 9:10 am until 12:48 pm. Mini did great and I was so proud of her. Lily was 7 pounds and 2 ounces at birth, and 21.5 inches long. She has mommy’s curly black hair, and daddy’s big hands and feet, and long torso. I think she's going to be tall. Lily is so adorable. She was born alert and wide awake, and was lifting her head and looking around wide-eyed at her new surroundings from her first moments of life in the big wide world, and motioning with her hands. It was so cute.
We look forward to introducing our sweet little girl to you.
Pray for the new parents, as well as our new, precious little girl! We can't wait to see all the blessings and joys that God has in store for us and for Lily in the coming days and years.