For unto us a child is born…
Miesha Noelle Hartley
born in Johannesburg, South Africa
At 12:12pm on 12-12-2007
7lbs 8oz, 20 ½ inches
Proud Parents: Dan and Janell
We were a week overdue and went to the hospital last Tuesday night to get induced. When the Doctor broke my water Wednesday morning they saw meconium in the amniotic fluid which means that Miesha had a bowel movement in my womb. They made the decision to do a C-section to prevent her from getting any of that in her lungs and we were holding her 90 minutes later. We are so grateful to God that she was born healthy! I am a little sore from the surgery and am moving slowly but other then that both Miesha and I are doing great. She is absolutely delightful and we are enjoying the process of figuring her out. We have deliberately planned a quiet schedule in the next couple weeks and we have great support from our missionary teammates and our friends from church who are bringing us meals.
A few of you have asked…Miesha is pronounced Mee’-sha. The meaning is "who is like unto God". Obviously the online vote was largely in support of the middle name Noelle and the meaning is "born at Christmas time" We agree with you all!
I’ll be posting more pictures in the next couple days.
Thank you for your love and prayers for us in our new adventure of parenting!