Tuesday, July 26, 2011

1 Down, 2 to Go!

One of our beautiful boys is officially here! Asher Josiah Brown made is debut Sunday afternoon at 1:08pm. He weighed 7 lbs 3 oz and is 20 inches. Both of us are doing great. Although he was a week earlier than we expected, the birth went great. Thankfully everything went according to our birthplan with no medical intervention. I couldn't have done it without Justin. He was so strong and encouraging throughout the entire labor. We are very thankful to the wonderful staff at Clark Memorial and our fabulous Doula Jackie.

A few people have asked about bringing meals. Our friend Emily from our church has organized a meal calendar. You can sign up using the calendar by going to www.takethemameal.com and use our name: brown and password: 111

Enjoy some pics of our first few days with our new little guy!

Some Kangaroo Care with Dad.

Zoey's first time meeting her baby brother.

Meeting Nana

Intense conversation between Pop and Zoey.

Asher rocking his Dad's favorite hat from Ethiopia

Hanging out with Mimi and Papaw during his first day home.

Zoey and Buddy welcoming their brother home.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Official Date!

We have officially been assigned an embassy date! Justin will be traveling to Ethiopia on August 14th with an Embassy appointment on August 17th. It is so wonderful to finally have this. Being in such limbo has been hard. Hopefully Baby Brown, who is due August 1st, will come on time so Justin can have a couple weeks with him (and me) before he goes.