BabyMax1.1 Little Miss Max

It is late Sunday evening, roughly 24 hours after our little girl was born. We haven’t had much sleep, but we’ve had quite the day! First things first, Baby is doing great. I’ll keep referring to her as Baby as we haven’t settled on a name. I’m frequently impressed in Scripture with the significance God puts on names. I haven’t sensed his definitive leading on this child’s name so it’s still a matter of prayer.

Baby arrived at 34 and half weeks – shocking us by showing up as a girl (and weighing 6 pounds 4 ounces). We had wanted to be surprised but felt it was a little boy; we were very wrong. While not our desire, she was delivered by a semi-urgent c/section. Both Melanie and Baby came through it great. Due to her gestational age when she arrived, she will be in care of the NICU for a little while longer. We don’t know whether that means one week, two, or maybe more. However, even though she’s in the NICU, she’s strong, healthy, and alert! She has no IV’s connected, just a small feeding tube to help her with some nutrients while she’s learning to nurse.

I’ll try and post a more lengthy update in a day or two – Lord willing with a name!

Thank you for your prayer support. There were some challenging times during her birth, but God carried us through. We had desired God’s clear leading, and it was clear. Why He chose this route I don’t know, but there was no mistaking it!


Little Miss Maxwell soon after birth with her daddy.


Sweet Miss Maxwell

Mommy and baby.


118 thoughts on “BabyMax1.1 Little Miss Max”

  1. (I’m not gonna cry, I’m not gonna cry!) Yipeeeeeeee! What a beautiful baby and a precious family! I hope you find the perfect name for your darling daughter – I know you will! Congrats to both of you!

    Much love

    Pamela L.

  2. Praise God for your new baby! The long wait was well worth it. We are thankful for you that she was healthy.
    Blessings to all your family!

  3. Congratulations on your new little sweet pea! Oh what a joy and a blessing. We’ll be praying for a quick recovery (and after 6 c/s, I know just what to pray for!). Praise be to God for this little miracle! Hugs to you!

    In Christ,

  4. Such a precious gift from our Heavenly Father! We are all so happy and praising the Lord for this new baby girl. 🙂 What a precious little girl, she has had many prayers said on her behalf. 🙂 Praying for you all and Melanie, I pray your recovery goes smoothly too. May the Lord bless you both richly. Again, I’m so thankful and thrilled about your new little one!!

  5. Precious Angel in your arms! The G. family sends it’s most sincere prayers of Thanksgiving for your blessing. I know that you must miss Susannah Joy especially during this joyous occasion, that was so hard for us.

    Peace through Christ always,
    Zane and Melissa, Joshua, Breanna, Rebekkah, Rachel, Samuel, Daniel and Miss Ava

  6. Praise God for such a beautiful health little girl. The Lord has blessed you greatly. Congratulations.

  7. My name is Rebecca and I am 11. My mom has been keeping me informed about the baby! 🙂 I read Sarah’s books and can’t wait until she writes a new one! I think your baby is adorable and I have a suggestion for a name! How about Rebekah? Or maybe Hope? My mom wants to adopt a little girl and name her Lydia Grace! 🙂 :). That would be a good name, too! I am happy you are all doing well! Rebecca and her mom Beth B. from Indiana :).

  8. I have been watching your blog anxiously waiting for the good news. This is such a blessing! I gave birth to our son (baby no.9) by semi emergency c.section at the end of January. He was 33 weeks gestation but only weighed 15 oz (due to pre eclampsia) so I am impressed with little Miss Maxwell’s weight! Congratulations from Jacqui and Family in Perth, Western Australia x

  9. congratulations again. i wanted to add here that we didn’t name our children for 30 days after they were born (the time california gave to file a birth certificate.) we prayed and prayed and finally had the perfect, god given, names for them. and , he was so right in the names in gave us 🙂 they are perfect for each one of them.

  10. Praise the LORD!!!!! Congratulations! What a blessing! Soooo happy for you. Enjoy every minute of it.

  11. Our little 5 year old boy knows the story about Susannah and also how we’ve been praying for you and your new baby. Today, I showed him the pictures of your precious daughter. I was crying (with joy), so he asked if she was okay. When I said she was very healthy and doing well, he looked intently at the pictures and said, “Only God could do that!” 🙂

  12. Congrats!!! What an awesome blessing from our God….
    Please take care of Mommy Maxwell as her body starts to heal….. and hold and love on baby Miss Maxwell as much as possible. She will grow before your eyes… Thanks for sharing your amazing experience with us…….In His Grip, Keri

  13. Thank you Father!!!
    What a precious little one. Congratulations to all the Maxwells.

  14. Congratulations Big Time!!!!!!!!!!

    So happy for you two, after such a long wait and all you have been through!

    I’ve had two difficult c-sections, and I’d imagine, if you didn’t have a long labour, you will probably recover pretty easily from the section.

    God bless you three! She’s gorgeous!

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