Baby Joela   7 comments

Josué and I proudly announce the birth of Joela Carís Ahuite Deal, born January 11, 2011 at 2:00pm in Iquitos, Peru. She weighed 3.7 kilos (8.2 lbs) and 48 cm (19 in.). She is in perfect health and beautifully formed. Black hair, blue eyes (I think), light brown skin, and chubby cheeks. She has Josué’s cute face and my hairline and ears. She only cries when frustrated and is normally a happy baby, glad to be alive and in the world (as are her parents). She smiles a lot and curiously looks around: she could hold up her head the day she was born and is communicative (without screaming–unless she´s poopy). Everyone loves her–Josue´s family, our friends, and my mom, who is glad she’s here and could be part of this special event.

I feel relief now that she is out! And Josué is thankful that she is in great health. The C-section went well, no complications, good medical staff. Josué was a huge support. I am so glad the obstetrician took awesome pictures of the birth, as I was hidden behind a curtain with local anesthesia. I was in a lot of pain the first 2 days and gratefully took all the pain meds I was given (thru an IV); I’m still in pain, but able to move around some now. Josué has learned to carry her and care for her—brave soul!, and I learned to nurse—a bonding but sore experience. The hospital has responsible staff and have taken good care of the baby these four days (baths, diapers, belly button cleaning); I have a private room, AC, decent food, and a garden view where I can watch hummingbirds. I go home tomorrow. Thanks for your prayers for all of us.

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Posted January 14, 2011 by Seeds of Love in seeds

7 responses to “Baby Joela

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  1. Congratulations Rachel & Josue & Mamaw Nancy! and welcome
    to Joela. So glad it is over for you & that you are all doing well.
    Bless you all as you rear your little one to know & love Him!
    Love to you all,
    John & Joy

  2. Dear Rachel, Josue, and baby Joela,
    I am so happy for your news. I love all of you. You are in my prayers.
    Many blessings,
    Great Aunt Susan

  3. I could hardly wait for pictures! I even went on both your Facebook pages everyday looking for some:) She is just perfect–absolutely beautiful! Congratulations to you both! I cannot WAIT to meet her!

  4. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!
    She is beautiful! Absolutely gorgeous! Glad to hear all went well and every body is happy and healthy! Thank you Jesus!
    Take care, Tiffany

  5. Rachel, we are so happy for you! Congratulations! She is beautiful. love,Gaye

  6. I love the beautiful pictures of this much prayed for baby! So glad to read that you are recovering and going home…Praise be to God for HIS grace and GIFT!

    Tell your mom we miss her but we are so glad she is there with you. That is a wonderful gift to her…being a part of this wonderful event!

  7. Congratulationa! We are so happy for you. God Bless you three!!

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