Friday, January 22, 2010

Katie Joy

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We’re happy to announce the birth of Katherine Joy Howell.  Katie was born on January 19th at 5:55pm.  She weighed 8 pounds and 14 ounces and was 20.5”.  We had some drama surrounding her birth.  We had planned on doing a home birth at Papa and Nana’s house (Larry and Evelyn Wilson’s), just like our birth experience for Ellie.  But Katie’s head was in a funny position and the midwife said we should go to the hospital.  A couple of hours later our new baby was born.  We were also surprised that this baby was a girl.  An Doctor in Mozambique had used an ultrasound to tell us we were having a boy.  Abby and Ellie are excited and getting used to the fact that they have a new baby sister…and I’m getting used to the fact that I’m seriously outnumbered! 

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We’ll be in the US until the beginning of March getting Katie’s documents together and wrapping up doctor and dentist visits for the family.  Thanks for keeping us in your prayers.




  1. How precious! I can't wait to see you guys very soon! Lots of hugs and kisses to the nieces from Uncle Aaron and Aunt Erin. :)

  2. Howells,
    Congratulations on the addition of another beautiful girl! My only niece is named Katherine Joy (Alexander) and she goes by Katie, all spelled the same as do you. It was a pleasure to meet you all this summer. Wish you well in your preparations to return to Moz.
    In Christ,
    Brian Alexander