Annika Ruth - our new baby girl!
So we have had a busy and productive week this past week... Tuesday, October 25, 2011 is a day that we will never forget, a day that we have been patiently waiting for and, at times, hoping would arrive sooner. On Tuesday, October 25 at 9:22 am our daughter, Annika Ruth Richard, arrived via C-section. She weighed in at a chubby 8 pounds 9 ounces and measured a healthy 20 inches long. She is gorgeous!! (Of course, I am completely biased.) Annika Ruth when she is minutes old... Many people have wondered why we named her Annika Ruth. Middle name first... Ruth is my middle name, and a family name on my side. Ruth was a grandmother somewhere in my dad's lineage, and honestly, I don't know much about her, but I intend to find out more so that I can pass it on to my daughter in the future. I also love the Ruth of biblical fame. She was really a standout woman - loyal, hardworking, faithful, and full of honor. Her faithfulness is apparent after Ruth's hu