Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Sela Ruth Dougherty is here!

Sela Ruth arrived September 1st at 2:36 pm weighing 6 lbs. 15 oz. and measuring 19 inches long.

She is very beautiful with quite a bit of dark hair and a striking resemblance to her older brother. Meredith, Quinn and I headed to the hospital at 8:45 am T
uesday so things went very fast and well.

We chose a name for her that has strong meaning and family ties. Her name is Sela Ruth Dougherty (pronounced SEE-luh). Sela is Hebrew for "God is my rock" and Ruth is Meredith's very special grandma on her dad's side. We hope and pray that her life will be filled with the things that her name means and reflects.

Her life verse is Ephesians 3:16-17 (New Living Translation):
I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God's love and keep you strong.

Meredith did amazing and is doing quite well now. Sela appears to be very healthy and blessed with a sweet disposition. Quinn wasn't sure at first what to do with her as he said that she was smaller than he expected :)


Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

Welcome Sela! Congratulations on the newest Dougherty arrival! Best wishes as you settle in together as a family of four!

Aj Schwanz said...

Hurrah hurrah! What a wonderful name and legacy to give her: beauty surrounds y'all. Blessings to you all (and I'd insert a happy dance, but that'd just be awkward-looking right about now). :)

Elizabeth said...

Hooray for a healthy, early arrival! :) Can't wait to meet her!

Beth said...

Yipeee! What a precious and beautiful girl! I LOVE her name!

Teri said...

Congratulations to the 4 of you. Can't wait to meet Sela.