Friday, October 21, 2011

It's a baby!

Dear Friends and Family,

After nine months of careful planning, Heather decided to have a baby last night. After a very quick, intense labor, Marie Iona Mehitabel Shaver was born at 9:30 pm, October 20, in a birthing tub at the Center for Birth in Seattle. She was very alert and healthy, weighed nine pounds, and measured 21 1/2 inches long. Her eyes were open and she was smiling as she slid into the water of the tub! We are very grateful that Heather's mom, Randi and our good friend Ruth were able to attend the birth. We are also grateful that no medication or intervention of any kind were required. It was an amazing experience! We're so excited (and a little scared!) to start this new chapter of our lives. Thanks for all your prayers and support!


Heather, Joel, and Marie


Anonymous said...

Yep! She's a baby that's for sure! Congratulations to all 10 of you...(includes known grandparents, and great grandparents!) She looks beautiful! Enjoy the weathers

tanita davis said...

Heather, as always, you make the Being A Girl thing look good. Congratulations - you look fabulous, as does baby.

I notice there are no pictures of Papa? I can't wait for the pictures of baby hanging from the beard...