Thursday, June 17, 2010

He's HERE!

Samuel James Curtis joined our family today at 12:45 PM (5:45 EST). We're guessing he weighs around 3 kg, which would be a little more than 6 lbs. The children's doctor is coming tomorrow and we'll know for sure. It's amazing once again how God worked everything out. First, it rained on Tuesday giving us some relief from the near 100 degree weather we've been getting. Second, we lost electricity and water on Tuesday because of the storm. It was turned back on again before I started contractions on Wednesday evening. The doctor who was my doctor for Anna and Lydia had previously agreed to come out to our house again as long as we didn't mention that she had been there to help. Unlike with Lydia she got here in plenty of time because Eric called her early since we live so far away this time. BUT at the particular moment that baby Sammy (as Anna has been calling him for the past few months) decided to come, she and our translator Lina were out taking a walk and Eric was once again a hero delivering his second baby without a doctor. This will give our doctor even more protection. Not only did we have cooler weather, electricity, water, my doctor, a peaceful home birth, but also he came early! I had been praying that God would allow him to come while the pregnancy hospital was closed. God heard and answered all of my prayers. Please be praying as we work to get his birth certificate, passport, etc. Pray that they won't give us any trouble.

Well, I'm tired so going to bed. I'll try to share some pictures of the girls with baby Sammy later. Especially Anna is in love with him and would sit and touch him ALL day if she could. They had been down for naps when he was born and as soon as he let out those first cries, Anna woke up quickly and said with huge eyes "Ah! What's that?" Valentina had all she could do to keep Anna from charging through the sheet that blocked off our "room".


  1. Oh yah, Jessica! Congratulations! You make it sound so easy... you're truly a Mommy hero! Can't wait to meet your little man. I'm sure your girls are going to enjoy doting over their little brother, and one day he will grow up to NOT like it. Children are just so precious, and I praise the Lord for the way He has blessed your family! Congratulations, Sister! Let us know if there is anything we can do for you!

  2. Praise the Lord!

  3. Congratulations Jessica! Praise the Lord for all the answered prayers! We are so happy for you guys.



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