Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Announcing the Arrival of...

Sara Edith Holter
March 18th, 2009

3:55 am
8lbs 2oz
20 inches
I can't tell you how cute she is! :-) So tiny and perfect...

The labor went fairly smoothly... thank you all so much for the prayers! Mom is doing well, although understandably tired. She is ever cheerful and enjoying her new daughter. :-) Dad says he's given up on ever evening up the boy/girl ratio in the Holter family, but he doesn't seem to mind having 8 daughters in spite of that fact. ;-)

And of course... the rest of us are enjoying having a new baby in the house. We had been half expecting a boy (Malachi Kenneth) and had obviously been speaking of him a lot because this morning (4:30 am) while Ruth was holding Sara, she asked, “Where is Dad hiding that boy?” and decided that she would “see him in the morning.” LOL! She was just convinced that there was a boy...

We had been tossing around a couple girl names but neither of them worked when we saw Sara. ;-) So we had quite a bit of conversation all morning. The one we all agreed was ok was Keturah Edith. But when Mom woke up, she said she didn't care for it. So we discussed names for another hour before finally deciding on the name Sara Edith for these reasons:

It was the full name of our great-great Grandmother Vandermolen...
Mom's mother's name is Patricia Edith...
our dearly loved adopted grandmother was named Edith...
We know several Sarah/Sara's and they are all sweet...
And besides all that, Sara simply fits her name. :-)

Over the course of the morning we discussed many names. All of us added our two cents (some consisted of murder threats if the name Jael was used... haha) and I thought you all might enjoy...

Uriah's name suggestions:
Idaho Ray
Germiniah (this one had me giggling ;-))
The Lone Ranger
Jackariah
:-) :-) :-)

2 comments:

Naomi K said...

Congratulations! That's so exciting - and she is a very pretty baby! Our family always liked the name Keturah too...but we never ended up with one. That's my favorite way to spell Sara :)

Best Life said...

Congratulations! We are so glad that your sweet, new sister is here and healthy. Mrs. P~