Briar Neema Joyce

Photo: Our little surprise blessing was born at 1:02 this morning weighing in at 5lb and 9oz and 19.5 inches. We introduce Briar Neema Joyce Alwine.

Our tiny little bundle of a blessing made her debut a few weeks early one week ago today.  Briar Neema Joyce was born at 1:02 am on Sunday, December 1st weighing in at 5 lbs, 9 oz and 19 1/2 inches long.  Jeff and I were immediately head over heels in love with the munchkin.  Due to being born three and a half weeks early, she required a five day stay in the NICU, but she is home now and doing amazingly well.  God is so good!

Photo: My tube is out!


A lot has happened since the last post.  I may play catch up and fill in the blanks or a may not.  Life is pretty crazy for us right now and I ‘m not quite sure which way is up.  I do hope to at least share a peek into Briar’s nursery and her birth story (hint: it’s short and sweet).  There was also Thanksgiving and some Christmas fun in the mix too that I’d like to blog about if there were 36 hours in a day.  For now we are politely turning away visitors and hunkering down as a family.

{To our friends and family reading, Thank you so much for everything, all the kind words, prayers, cards, gifts, and well wishes.  They mean a lot to us.  Slowly we will regain a sense of normal and immerge from our hibernation.  Thank you for understanding.}

Feeling extremely blessed,

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4 thoughts on “Introducing…

  1. Congratulations on Miss B. I’m sure you are soaking in every moment with her. I just wanted to share that our family put together an Operation Shoebox this year and I just received notification that our box went to the Congo. It was for a boy and i immediately thought of your sweet A and said a little prayer that he be home soon. Merry Christmas.

  2. What a precious bundle of joy! congratulations! I love following your blog! Your honesty and stories are so encouraging. We are looking into adoption and your blog is inspiring!

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