It’s with so much pride that I announce to you the birth of Rebecca Joy Reutter (5lb 12oz) at 10:40 PM (8:40 Eastern) and Anna Grace Reutter (3lb 8oz) at 10:42 PM! The babies are super healthy, and the mother too! Praise God for his faithfulness to us – and thank all of you praying on our behalf. The births could not have gone better.
Even though here platelets were low, Ruth was still able to have an epidural. Because I grow weak and faint at the sight of blood (it’s true), I was in an adjoining room when Rebecca was born. I heard a healthy cry and tears came to my eyes. I heard the next cry and I was just beaming. Ruth said that her joy would be complete when she heard them cry, and I was so thrilled that she got the joy of hearing her healthy babies cry!
Anna’s already started to nurse well, and Rebecca – well – she’s been wanting to sleep! Since we have no internet at the hospital, I had to come back home to share the great news with all of you who were right here with us in spirit! Look at these photos! Did you ever see anything so beautiful? I think not 🙂 Maybe I’m partial though.
Continue to pray for Ruth’s quick recovery and for the girls to put on some weight. We thank all of you so much for your love and support and check back here soon for more updates, pictures and prayer requests! We won’t let our guard down now- but pray them through these first critical months! Now enjoy these photos (remember to click on them to see them nice and large)