Saturday, January 9, 2016

It's a Girl



Haven Faith was born at 11:24 just before midnight on Thursday evening.


She surprised me by weighing 8 lb 8oz, - my largest baby - but still tiny in her daddy's hands.


Our two-year-old adores babies and has no idea she has just been dethroned from her status as the baby of the family.


We have an eager crew of babysitters.


The boys were wishing for a brother - but a new sister won't be refused.


Thanks so much for all your prayers and encouragement to me and our family the past weeks. We feel so blessed for healthy children, a safe delivery, supportive friends and family, and God's amazing goodness.

72 comments :

  1. Congratulations!!! Precious as can be...

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  2. such a beautiful family, congratulations, best wishes from Canada!!

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  3. Congratulations! She's beautiful!

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  4. Congratulations!! She is beautiful!!!

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  5. Congratulations! She is a real beauty! Best wishes from Poland!

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  6. Congratulations and every blessing. Best wishes from UK

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  7. Congratulations to all of you, Gina! She is beautiful. And I love her name. Very pretty and meaningful.

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  8. Congratulations, you have such a beautiful family.

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  9. Congratulations. She is beautiful and looks darling with her sisters shining over her. Love the fabric on your dress. Does it have nursing gaps?

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  10. Congratulations! Good to know that she will be
    well-loved, and also be raised in the ways of
    the Lord! God's blessing on your lovely family. - from Canada

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  11. So happy for you that she is here safe and sound! Enjoy that special sweetness...and all the adjustments :) Congratulations!

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  12. Many blessings for Haven and your family. She's a lovely baby. Beautiful family :)

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  13. Congratulations on the new baby. A town in our county is named Haven. I've never considered the possibility of it being named for a person by that name. Ditto for the town of Sterling in the next county.

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  14. Oh, blessings to you and yours! Haven is beautiful, and so is all your family. Joy, joy.

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  15. So grateful for safe arrival for baby and strength for mommy! Praying for you as you continue to adjust to a family of 8. :-) So exciting!!! ~Eunice

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  16. Wonderful!:) Glad everything went well and you are doing good! Blessings!

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  17. Congrats - praise God for your lovely family!

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  18. Congratulations on your new arrival. Truly a gift from above. God bless you all.

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  19. Beautiful! God's blessings on your family.

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  20. Joel and Bonnie BurkholderJanuary 9, 2016 at 6:40 PM

    I've been checking your blog... I figured you would post soon. Wow, what a blessing!! So glad to hear of Haven's safe arrival. Another playmate for our little girl. :)

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  21. How wonderful! Congratulations!

    Coleen

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  22. How precious!! You have such a nice family! Best wishes to all of you. We had a baby shower today for my daughter who is due this month..but still no baby. I guess this grandma is getting impatient! God bless!

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  23. Congratulations! A beautiful baby girl with her beautiful family! Pretty name too.

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  24. She is so beautiful! Congratulations to your entire family. Thank God for such a perfect little blessing.
    Betsy

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  25. Beautiful baby! Beautiful family!
    Congratulations!
    You look fabulous!
    May God bless your lovely family!

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  26. Congratulations! She is beautiful, I love her name.

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  27. Congratualations! She is beautiful. What a lovely family!

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  28. Congratulations! She is so precious. Glad you didn't have to wait very long to get her :)

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  29. Beautiful, just beautiful. Congratulations on you newest, sweetest little blessing.

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  30. Congratulations, what a beauty!! God is so good!

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  31. Congratulations! The boys are really out numbered now.lol! She is beautiful, just like the rest of the family.

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  32. Congratulations! I love baby girls...but I am biased as that's all I've ever had is girls! :) All babies are so sweet.

    You have a beautiful family. Enjoy!

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  33. Praise God for Haven's safe, healthy arrival and for your safe, healthy condition. She's another beauty in a family of beautiful children and parents. The family portrait at the end of the post is perfect. Congratulations on your new arrival.

    Your New Year got off to a wonderful, blessed start. May you be drenched in showers of blessings all year.

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  34. Congratulations to you and your beautiful family.
    love to you
    from
    Sheree

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  35. What a beautiful bunch of kids. You really are blessed.

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  36. Congratulations to the whole family on the safe arrival of your baby girl! Praying healing for you.
    Lorinda H

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  37. Congratulations! She's beautiful!

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  38. So sweet!! Very happy for you, Gina and your family :)

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  39. Congratulations, how wonderful. How happy everyone looks, you must get your pre-baby body back fast. Beautiful name and beautiful family. Cheryl

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  40. Congratulations to you and your family! I am very happy for you and enjoy reading your blog!

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  41. Congratulations ! Such a beautiful name. You are so blessed with such a lovely family.
    Have a wonderful day.

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  42. Nous vous souhaitons beaucoup de Joie et d'amour avec cette jolie petite fille.
    Amitiés de la France
    Anne-Michèle LENGLART

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  43. Doesn't the Lord do beautiful design work!!!! Little Haven, you are so blessed to have the family God chose for you. How I pray that you will trust Christ as personal Savior at a young age and follow and serve Him all the day of your life.
    Let your mommy get some sleep, too, please.

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  44. Congratulations to you all, what a beautiful name she has. God bless Sue

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  45. Congratulations to you and your family! What a wonderful blessing.

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  46. Praising the Lord with you! Congratulations and blessings to you all. :-)

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  47. Oh what a beautiful baby!! Born into a beautiful Christ centered family!!
    Blessings galore!!

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  48. Congrats! What a lovely family you have!

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  49. A beautiful name, indeed!Congratulations to you all from Belgium.

    Zita

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  50. What a beautiful baby, my best wishes for you and your family.

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  51. Congratulations!! A beautiful addition to your lovely family. So happy you are both doing well.

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  52. Thank you so much for sharing your joy...He is faithful and true...praying for your steadfast recovery.

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  53. Congratulations! You have a beautiful family!

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  54. So happy for you and you family. You have a beautiful family. God has blessed you so.

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  55. Oh, such a lovely blessing... Congratulations from your online family! Suz

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  56. Congratulations to you Gina. What a beautiful family.

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  57. So Beautiful, Congratulations to all.

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  58. congratulations! Love her name and you all look so happy! Blessings as you adjust to your new little sweetie.

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  59. Congratulations ~ she's just beautiful ~ and a beautiful name too!

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  60. Wonderful news! Welcome, Haven!

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  61. Congratulations... she is beautiful !!!! And born on my Birthday :)

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  62. Congratulations and best wishes from Germany for you, your baby and your whole family.

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  63. Congratulations Gina and family! Another beautiful soul born to reflect God's glory.

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  64. Congratulations Mommy, Daddy, brothers and sisters. Happy Birthday to Haven. You are a lovely family.

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  65. Congratulations, what wonderful news may God bless you all.
    Blessings,
    shelley p
    from over the pond

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  66. What a blessing your little one is, you are such a wonderful Mother and your hubs a wonderful Father, what a blessing to have such a lovely healthy and God-loving family, congratulations and God's continued love, peace and joy!

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  67. Congratulations to you and your entire family, Gina.
    I just now had a moment to "catch up" on your blog - what a wonderful post to come across!. Haven Faith is beautiful.
    Blessings,
    Mrs.B

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  68. Hi and congratulations on your beautiful baby ♡
    God bless you and your family ! I enjoy reading your blog, it gives me peace and fills me with inspiration.
    ---- Manju from India

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  69. Congratulations! She is so such a beautiful baby girl. I'm glad she arrived safely and you both are doing well.

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