We were blessed to become parents on February 5th, at 9:33pm (Japan time) Charlotte arrived as our 6.15 lb bundle of joy. She has brought us nothing but happiness with a little bit of tiredness:) We spent 6 days in the hospital (average birth stay in Japan) and had a wonderful experience with the Japanese medical staff. My birth story included everything thing from a epidural working on only one side of my body to delivering in the nursery room of the hospital.
Our little girl was a favorite among the babies in the nursery with her light hair and blue eyes. When we first decided on our hospital we knew beforehand that there would be no English, but it was one of only four hospitals in Nagoya that administered epidurals This instantly became my number one source of anxiety regarding giving birth in Japan, little did I know this would be the means to which God proved His goodness and faithfulness to me. Through all of the conversations regarding caring for Charlotte and becoming new parents I was able to build friendships with the Japanese nurses and midwives. It wasn’t until the the end of my hospital stay when we were waving goodbye to our nurses that I felt sadness that they wouldn’t be helping us any longer. God always uses our anxieties to show how big and sufficient His grace is for us.
We are home now and love our little family of three. We are trusting God for each day as new parents. We appreciate all your prayers and excitement about Miss Charlotte.
“For you formed my inward parts;
you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.”