Thursday, August 31, 2006

Meet Jensina Marie

To settle the dispute over spelling and pronunciation (although this will probably not be the last time Jensina will have to deal with this question), we are overjoyed to finally be able to present to you Jensina (pronounced Yen-SEE-na) Marie, born at 7:19pm on Wednesday, August 30th. "Jensina" is a Scandanavian feminine form of "John" - after St. John the Theologian.

Jensina was the lightest of Matushka Sarah's newborns, weighing in at a "tiny" 8 lbs, 3 oz, but took the longest to come out, with labour starting at 3pm on August 29th. Despite the long labour, Matushka Sarah is doing well - thank you all for your prayers! - after the most peaceful labour and delivery we have ever had. Technology has its uses...

The boys are very excited - they started jumping up and down, shouting out "We have a sister! We have a sister!" when they heard the news - and have welcomed her into the family with great enthusiasm. As soon as we brought her home, Simon, following in a Hewlett family tradition, brought some toys and gave them to Jensina (Justin did the same when we brought Simon home):


We are looking forward to introducing Jensina in person after the forty days. Glory to God! And thank you for your prayers.

12 comments:

Owen's Mama said...

She looks just like her brothers!

Graves said...

Glory to God! Congradulations!

Graves said...

I mean, congratulations!

kimberley said...

oooh! so lovely...

Magdalen said...

Wow, she's beautiful! All babies are cute of course, usually anyway, but Jensina is absolutely gorgeous! Her dad and older brothers will have their work cut out for them!
Give Matushka our love.

Tabatha said...

Oh she is beautiful. Congratulations Mat. Sarah and Fr Justin!

elizabeth said...

many years! congratulations! i do not remember who said that a baby born is like hope continuing (i am totally paraphrasing) ... always such a miracle. so glad for you all! and such a cute lovely little girl!!!

RW said...

Yeah, a girl for St. Hermans. The boys were taking over...

biss said...

Jensina Marie! I love her already!
And I love her name, too.

Many years, Jensina!
Congratulations, Fr. Justin and Mat. Sarah.

Boys...treat her like the princess she is!

Miss you all.

Simply Victoria said...

congratualations.
you have a lovely daughter.

theresia said...

Wonderful news on our return from Vancouver Island! Congratulations to the whole Hewlett family. Jensina Marie is beautiful.

Sarah said...

Thank you so much for all your kind thoughts. I've enjoyed checking for comments about my daughter!