We have another granddaughter!

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It was a long labor, but Averi Jadyn Rhoades made a grand entrance for her happy parents, Rocky and Jovan, last night. 

She arrived at 11 pm on February 3 (just one hour before her due date), weighing in at 7 pounds, 8 ounces and 20" long, with a generous amount of black hair and some extremely kissable cheeks – to a large assortment of cheering aunts and uncles and grandparents and cousins.

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From a scripture Rocky adapted for his life when he was just 13 or 14: "Praise the LORD! [Hallelujah!]  Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, who finds great delight [cherishing and relishing] in His commmands.  His children will be mighty [robust, successful] in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed."  Psalm 112. 1,2 NIV, with a bit of "amplification"

She is grand-baby number 5 for us and it just keeps getting better.  I wholeheartedly recommend giving it a try!…Jeanie

NOTE TO SELF: Keep her name constant in prayer before the Lord.

pictured: Averi looking at her pretty mommy about an hour or so after her birth; the family first thing the next morming; Grandpa and Nonna with our little beauty

53 thoughts on “We have another granddaughter!

  1. We just got back from seeing Averi again – she is SO sweet!  I held her for a long time;o) I can't wait to see her again! I love you guys;o)

  2. YEA!!  I'm been watching your blog ever since I heard that Jovan was going into labor.  Oh little Averi is such a beauty!!  I love her full  head of hair!!!! Praise God!  Please give Rocky and Jovan a whole hearted yippee! from the Schowe family! 

  3. What an amazing little bundle of joy!  Isn't God incredible?  I never cease to be awed by those tiny, perfect creatures that He entrusts to us.  Congrats to your whole family!

  4. Congrats on the new baby she is adorable! P.S. mom says "tell her congrats (she never talks to me)" I think she misses you, so do I. . . 

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