January 22, 2007

CONGRATULATIONS are in order... :)

We are SOOO thrilled to announce the birth of our dear friends, the Markleys, BABY GIRL!!! Thank y'all so much for your many prayers on behalf of Jeremiah, April, Jordan and Judah! :) (For Background on April's pregnancy click here) Welcome to the world, precious girl...we love you already and can't wait for the day that we get to love on you in person!!

Alayna Joy Markley
Born January 22, 2007

at 4:05 am
8 lbs. 13 oz
19 ¾” long

(An Update from Jeremiah this a.m.)

April had a really restless night not able to get to sleep, then at 12:30 we understood why. Her water broke and an hour later the contractions hit hard. Praise the Lord that even though my parents aren’t here yet (they will get here on Wednesday), there were some friends with New Tribes staying in town who offered to watch the boys. So we headed to the hospital ready for a long night, but less than 4 hours later we greeted our precious daughter for the first time. The delivery was monumentally fast and she managed to get herself wound up in the umbilical cord in the process. It was wrapped around her shoulders keeping her from proceeding down the birth canal, and I had to prematurely cut the cord.

We are praising the Lord that overall Alayna is doing great, even though she had a rough time a couple months ago.

Thank you all so much for your prayers, and support on our behalf. We are so grateful for all of you!

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Jeremiah for the Markleys

1 comment:

dini said...

YAY! Glad to hear things went well. Is she a Markley or what?!!

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