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.


TPB said...

She looks so sweet! I can't wait to meet her!

Congrats, Dave and Mini! I'm also looking forward to reading your blog!

Heather Stricklin said...

She is adorable! Congratulations!!!

Sunitha said...

mini and dave!! i just happened to stumble upon your blog through jon teter - lucky me :)

CONGRATULATIONS!!! noj sent me a picture of little lily on sunday, but i am so excited to see more. i am thrilled for you both and can't wait to welcome my little semi-niece (you know how this indian thing works, i'll have her calling me aunty in no time haha!)

i love you both and i'm so happy! i hope you're getting some rest too. oh, and if you need food, let me know; we can bring you dinner some night. i'm sure everyone at your place would like a chance to just relax for a night. let me know!

love and more love,
sunitha j

Fave Aunty said...

Ohh, she looks just like me! Ha, just kidding, she's blessed to have taken after Daddy & Mommy instead of Auntie! We love you guys & can't wait to meet Lily. God Bless.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful daughter God has chosen to extravagantly bless you with!

Your lives will never be the same....but you'll never want to go back! :-)

Drew & Erika Hettinger

Kathy said...

Congratulations! Your daughter is beautiful and alert, and I'm sure she'll bring you great joy. Mini is amazing - that's a lot of pushing! Now...try to get some sleep! hahaha!!!

John Teter said...

Dave and Mini,

Congratulations. You both are going to be great parents!

Jed said...

Congratulations, guys! Welcome to the ever-changing adventure of parenthood.