A New Baby!


I would like to announce
that Anna and Chris Raymond
are the proud parents of

CARTER WAYNE RAYMOND
born
December 26, 2008
6:30 PM
weighing 8 lbs. 4 oz.



In my childbearing days, it was not common to know whether your baby would be a girl or boy before their birth. But today, it is rare not to know. At first, I wasn't sure I liked the idea. But I have enjoyed thinking of this new child as Carter for a few months now. We just didn't know what he looked like yet!

I had the priviledge of being in the room while he was being born, and it was beautiful experience. I was so proud of my daughter and her husband as they worked as a team through the tiring process of labor. Tears often came to my eyes as Chris lovingly helped Anna to focus on him, helping her through every breath and push.

What a glorious sound to hear little Carter give that cry of life. (although at first, he didn't cry but calmly looked around him) To every woman in the world, a newborn is the most beautiful thing, but Carter has reddish blond hair and round cheeks and long legs and fingers. (hopefully, I can post a picture soon)

There's a lot of happy relieved people around here. He is the first grandchild on both sides of the family. I am praying that this child will be a way to bring people together and to the Lord.

Thank you everyone for praying!

6 comments:

Joanne Sher said...

So happy and excited for you AND Anna and Chris. Lovely!

Laury said...

That would be awesome to be in the room with Anna. I had 3 emergency c-sections so I still have dreams of having babies naturally. Weird, I know. :)

I can't wait to see pictures. Make sure you get some of you and Carter together, too!

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord for a safe delivery, and good health
for Anna and Carter. Thank you, Lord for answered prayers. Sunny

Slowly Dying.. said...

Congrats "Mamma" Vonnie! I remember my mother being present for the birth of our third child. It was very comforting to have her and my husband there. WOW, you're a grandma now, that is so awesome!!!

Jennifer said...

Congratulations! What joy you must have felt to be in the room. God bless you all as you share in the joy of this child, who is fearfully and wonderfully made.

Dee Yoder said...

So awesome, Vonnie! What a beautiful family experience you've all had this past week. Congratulations, new Grandma!

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