Nassadu

Nassadu

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Introducing Audrey Ellen!

We are happy to announce the birth of Audrey Ellen Sheppard! She came two weeks ahead of schedule and was born at 4:28 A.M. on Wednesday, April 4th. Sara went to work as normal on Tuesday and felt some discomfort, but did not realize she was in labor. She went to bed that night, and woke up at 2 A.M. when her water broke. Things progressed quickly from there, as John-Mark scrambled to get the last minute items packed. Before we could even get in the car, Sara entered the final stage of labor and started pushing! We drove quickly to the birthing center, and less than half an hour after we arrived Audrey made her grand debut! She weighed 6lb 14oz and was 20 and a half inches long. We praise God for a healthy baby and quick and uncomplicated delivery!

Our adjustment to parenthood has been eased by the help of our loving friends and family. People have been bringing meals for us, and Sara's parents even drove down from Wisconsin to spend a few days with us. John-Mark's parents will also be spending some time with us as well. Sara is recovering nicely, and we were even able to celebrate Easter together as a family at church! We will leave you with some pictures of Audrey. We may be biased, but we think she is the most beautiful baby we have
ever seen!