After around 17 hours of toil, and 15 minutes of pushing in the portable hot-tub in our bedroom, at 4:15PM, on January 6, 2007, a baby girl was born.
She was 7 pounds, 2 ounces, and 18 1/2 inches long.
Her name is Sophie Lucia Marie Jacobson, but all of you can just call her Sophie (or Lucy, if you’re so inclined).
Sophie means wisdom, signifying our hope that she will grow in true wisdom, and be a wise woman some day. Lucia (loo-CHI-ah) means light – we trust she will reflect the Light that is Jesus Christ, and be a light in a dark world. Her third name Marie is in honor of all of her many aunts and older cousins on both branches of her family tree with that name, and a great, great grandmother. Jacobson is her last name because that’s the way it turned out.
From the pictures (see links below), you can probably see that she has very ugly feet, with very long and large toes, enormous hands (like I’ve never seen on a baby), a prominent nose, inset eyes, and a dramatically dimpled chin. The description doesn’t sound very nice in words, but if you follow the links below to the pictures, you will probably see that she is beautiful with all of these features.
Sophie’s big sister is enamored by her, and has been very sweet to her. We hope that will continue through life.
We thank everyone for their prayers, and we thank our kind God for this new amazing gift.
Sophie Lucia Marie