We would like to introduce you to baby girl Valera:
(Cat tree el)
Born on 10-11-12
or October 11, 2012
This photo was taken shortly after she was born. The nurses let me do skin to skin while the dr was finishing up with stuff. This was an amazing experience that I didn't have last time. And although the birth story is far from typical still, having the ability to enjoy some of the "normal" things of child birth was an amazing gift.
Katriel weighed in at 6 lbs 5.9 ounces. Just a little thing.
Katriel means "crowned by God" and has it's origin in the Hebrew language.
Hope came from a Bible verse. Back... way back in the month she was concieved I was dealing with the fact that I was ready to be done trying to get pregnant, and be content with the one child I already had. I began to make plans for possibly going back to work part time, and increasing the sales and items offered in my shop. During that time I came accross a verse, I've shared it before I think. Romans 12:12 "Be Joyful in Hope, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayer." I choose that month to be joyful in whatever plan God had for me. and wouldn't you know it he gave me the desire of my heart. Totally awesome God we serve.
Because of all of my annoying food allergies, I called the hospital about a month before I was due to try and figure out what I would eat for the 3 days I was in the hospital. The hospital chef called me one day and talked me through my allergies and what she could make for me. These are just a couple of photos of the amazing food that came to me each day.
It's hard to see in this photo but this is the form to fill out for the birth certificate. Check out how many boxes there is for the names! I'm sure here in Hawaii is the only place you may see this form filled up completely. Some Hawaiian names can be quite long and detailed in their meaning.