She’s Here!

Our precious baby girl Alma Hope was born this morning – September 9th at 6:15 (CET) at Clinique Belledonne here in Grenoble (technically St Martin d’Heres) France

(yes – this is what Susan looks like just after giving birth)

She weighs 3.42kg (~ 7 lbs 8 1/2 oz) and is 49cm (~ 19″) tall.

Everything went great – all the mid-wives and the doctor were amazed at how well Susan did. We are so thankful that we had a safe delivery – and they are both healthy.

Things really couldn’t have gone better (yes I know – easy for me to say)

Thank you for all your prayers – and for all the kindness that has been shown to us. We had the most incredible care in the hospital -and I am actually having a bit of a hard time trying to keep track of all the offers to help out.   From being able to drop our 3 older kids off at 4:00 am at friends who already have 4 kids (thank you Kiesers) to offers to take the kids for a meal, a night, the weekend, bring us food, and help us out in other ways I am quite honestly overwhelmed

The kids came down to see her after school – and they were all really, really excited to meet her.  Micah has especially been talking to her a lot over the last few weeks – telling her all kinds of things, like what we’re having for supper, what we did that day – just so she wasn’t out of the loop when she was born I suppose

Micah also told her “I will love you forever” then turned to Susan and said

“I wont fight with her – EVER!”


8 responses to “She’s Here!”

  1. Is it just me or is she the most beautiful baby ever?!?
    Susan, you look amazing!

  2. What a healthy looking baby! Congratulations.

  3. Alma is beautiful!!!! Congrats Watts Family!!!! I can also atest that Susan looks amazing at 4am while in labor!!!!

  4. She is GORGEOUS!! And your family photo is even more beautiful than before, if that’s possible.

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    Justin, Megan, Avyn, and ? Hazzard

    Congrats on a healthy, beautiful baby! She’s the perfect addition to the Watts tribe.

  6. What a BEAUTIFUL family!!!! Susan, I cannot BELIEVE how wonderful you look!!! You did have her yesterday, right?!?! 🙂 Thinking about all of you and wishing we were closer…. Much love to all of you!

  7. Oh, I forgot to add how much I love her name. It’s BEAUTIFUL!

  8. Thanks for all the kind words – and yes – it is rather obvious where our beautiful daughter gets her looks from.
    Justin & Megan – I am starting to feel quite a bit like a tribe!

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