We did not fanfare our fourth pregnancy (fifth child) from the mountaintops of social media. It was rather splendid to grow such a beautiful secret inside of me for nine months. But now that she is here and our family has delighted in her snuggles and newness all to ourselves for this precious week, I would like to introduce our darling baby girl to you all.
At 12:15 in the afternoon on August 28th, 2018, Evangeline Louise Grapenthin made a speedy arrival into a world full of sunshine. She contemplated making her appearance in the car on the way to the birthing center, but extended a little grace to her momma by giving me a full seven minutes at the center before saying her first wailing hello. With a head full of lovely dark hair, Evangeline weighed in at 7lbs, 8oz and was 20.5 inches long.