Friday, October 22, 2010

our bundle of joy

it is with great joy we welcome
fabienne joy michau
6 lbs 2oz, 18.5 inches
10.21.10 1:29pm
we already love this little girl to pieces. she is beautiful and was born with a full head of hair just like her mother. she came with surprises from the start, coming almost 4 weeks early [not at ALL what mom was expecting!] the labor & birth went extremely well and i am quite pleased i went drug free just as i was hoping. fabienne had some complications after birth. although we are awaiting test results, we are fairly certain these complications are due to down syndrome. little fabs is a trooper. no mother or father can ever be prepared to see their little baby all hooked up to wires and monitors. it has been extremely difficult not to be able to hold her or sleep in the same room as her. around 11pm fabienne was transferred to the NICU at Strong. although we know the path ahead will not be easy, we also know that God is faithful. we will keep you updated as we are able. we so greatly appreciate your prayers. pray that the doctors will know what she needs to grow strong. pray for strength for us & the rest of the family. pray that fabienne will be able to come home soon. thank you for all your love and support.

Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
Lamentations 3:22-23


  1. Welcome to the world Faba-bean!

    So proud of you both! Especially you, Mar, for your rockstar fast performance in bringing lil Faba into the world!

    Wish I could be there! Know that the Jesus is right by your side always!

  2. love my little teeny faba-bean! auntie manda cannot wait to munch those cheeks. levi is jealous and embarrassed that his little cousin already has more hair than him.

  3. she is so beautiful. our prayers are with you & we can't wait to meet this precious girl.

  4. She's beautiful! CONGRATULATIONS!! You mention down syndrome. Does Fabienne have Down's? I pray there are no more complications and you are able to hold her very soon and bring her home!!

  5. Oops, I forgot to mention what a BEAUTIFUL name you've chosen for your bundle of "joy."