Introducing Emma Marie

Nathan meets his sister, Emma

We are overjoyed to announce the arrival of Emma Marie Whirrett! Emma joined our family on Thursday, March 16th, at 4:45 pm. She weighed 8 pounds, 13 ounces and is 20 3/4 inches long. She has a powerful set of lungs and a full head of dark hair. Nathan (as you can see) was very happy to meet his little sister. Andy and I thank God for the gifts He has given us in both our children.

Emma and I are still at the hospital and hope to head home on Saturday. Her baptism is planned for Easter SonRise service. I am taking a month or so off from the blog, as I settle into my new life as mom of two. We have Nathan’s 2nd birthday to celebrate, Emma’s baptism, and Andy’s Spring Break on the horizon. So, know that I am giving thanks for all of you and will pop in with occasional updates.

Thank you all for your prayers and joy over the birth of Emma! I am so thankful for all of you!

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24 Comments

  1. What a wonderful picture of you! WOW! Our little Emma was born on Easter last year. She was named after my husband’s aunt, so her name is “old”. It is precious to see the little ones. You have a very special Easter this year.

    1. Thanks, Kathy! Easter was truly special. Since Nathan was baptized on Palm Sunday two years ago, it was special to celebrate Easter with Emma’s baptism. Although baptisms are wonderful whenever they are! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Congratulations, to you and your family! Easter will be especially sweet this year. Those first few weeks with a newborn are so special.

    1. Thanks, Emily! It has been a wonderful couple of weeks as we settle into our life as a family of four. I do love those newborn cuddles, too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Congratulations on your new angel!! She is beautiful!! Born on such a great day!! Enjoy her and Nathan and we will all still be here when you get back!!

    1. Thanks, Rebecca! We are indeed enjoying having a baby in the house again. And Nathan loves his little sister – which I love to see!

  4. Congrats and welcome to the world, Emma!!! You have a beautiful family. Enjoy your time with them ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. How wonderful! The sheer joy on Nathan’s face is priceless! Many blessings to you all! Enjoy your new normal and good luck sweet Momma!

  6. I love the picture with Nathan! Get some rest and don’t worry about blogging for us. May the Lord bless and keep you.

  7. Hooray! You have a beautiful family. May God bless you and keep you. I’m glad you’re taking time off– smart lady!

  8. Congratulations! Glad you and Baby Emma are doing well. Such a busy and fun time in your family….enjoy every single moment!

    1. Thank you, Addy! We are doing our best to savor every moment…hence the delay in comment responses! ๐Ÿ™‚ It is such a fun time to have a baby in the house again.

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