Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Welcome Jessica Hope!

Last Saturday, September 8th, 2012 at 1:10 am
Jessica Hope Matias
was welcomed into the world, and she came quickly!

Baby Jessie was born weighing 3.230 kg = 7.1 lbs,
and measuring  48 cm  = 18.9 in.

After a busy Friday, I started having strong contractions around 5:00 in the afternoon.  By 11:00 pm (when my contractions were 8 minutes apart) we left for the hospital.  I must say, the 30 minute ride to the hospital was quite an adventure!  With every turn or bump my body was jolted into another contraction, but we made it to the hospital!

Upon arrival at the hospital we found out I was already 8 centimeters dilated.  The doctor jokingly said, "You almost had this baby at home!"   I was then rushed upstairs to get ready to have our baby girl.    All the nurses were impressed and saying, "Wow!  You look good for being 8 centimeters dilated!"  By 1:10 am, Jessie made her grand appearance!

Enjoy this little video Felipe made of our beautiful Jessie!

Sophia was super shy to meet her little sister.

Our first photo as a family of four!

Jessie was born full of health and is continuing to do wonderfully! 

She even has one cute, tiny dimple!

  We are in love with her!

Children are a heritage from the LORD, offspring a reward from Him.
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are children born in one's youth.
Blessed is the man who's quiver is full of them...
~ Psalm 127:3-5a ~


  1. Absolutely beautiful Family! So happy for you!Amy Friend

  2. Congratulations on the wonderful addition to your family! Very beautiful little girl with a pretty name to match!

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