Friday, August 9, 2013

Our Daughter Has Arrived

Birth is a miracle. A true, and incredible miracle. I don't know how else to put it. Whether it's your pet cat giving birth to a litter of kittens, or a bear in the forest birthing her cubs, or watching your wife give birth to your daughter, the whole process is a miracle. It truly is! I will say that clearly the latter of those examples is the most incredible to me, but it is such a miracle to see in any aspect of nature.

Aleiah Jay Funk, about 2.5 minutes after birth
Basic Birth Information
Length (Height): 19.5 inches (1' 7.5'')
Weight: 6 lbs, 12 oz
Active Labor Time: 26 Minutes
Total Labor Time: 12 hours
Birth Date: 7/07/13
Birth Time: 7:10 A.M.

Aleiah is such a blessing in our lives. We think she is the best baby in the world. She's quite mellow, and has a glow about her that I can't remember coming from any other baby I have held, pushed, or talked at. She's adorable. Of course I'm partial, and don't attempt to be unbiased. She sleeps well, she isn't too grumpy (which is surprising given who her dad is), and she isn't a fussy eater.

A lot of people have helped us out in a great many ways before, and after Aleiah's birth. We haven't the means to purchase and mail thank you cards. We haven't the means to send you flowers or cartoons. All we have is our heartfelt gratitude that we can express to you from the online regions of the universe, and to you personally, and even to others about you. Thank you so much for everything that you've done! We are so blessed for all the support, help, meals, and gifts that have come our way. Again. Thank you so much!

An interesting note about our daughter. She has an affinity for one tune, and one tune will calm her down when she's sad. It literally is a magic trick for Lejana and I. I thought I'd give you the music video version! This song will stop all frustrations usually.

And finally, Some more pictures of our daughter that are also on facebook, but that we might as well get on here :)

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