|First day of life after first bath|
|Day 3 of life with her two big sisters|
|Almost 2 months old!|
We were also blessed with a visit from Lori's parents and her oldest niece, Rachel. They arrived the week after Hannah was born and stayed for a couple of weeks. Lori's mom and Rachel assisted Lori with the cooking, laundry, and keeping up with the home, which was a blessing since Lori had her hands full with keeping Hannah well-fed. Rachel also helped out some with homeschooling our older girls. Lori's dad helped to fix several things around the house, including some plumbing issues and a broken gutter. We also enjoyed learning some new games and playing some old ones (like NERTS!). It was nice to finally be able to host some of our family at our home in Ghana!
Also while Lori's family was here, we harvested our corn (not spectacular, but better than previous years!), the rest of our green beans, and some of our cucumbers. We also held a baby-naming ceremony for Hannah at our church, Fulbe Baptist. Traditionally, babies are given an English name and a Mampruli name here in our region, and both names are introduced to the public at the baby-naming ceremony. Oftentimes, the ceremony is held around the eighth day of life, but because of Hannah's infection and some other issues, we had to postpone it until about 2.5 weeks of life. Her Mampruli name is Wulim Albarika (essentially "beloved blessing"), and because our pastor is Fulani, he gave Hannah a Fulani name as well, which is Jede (meaning "God's gift").
|Whole family just before baby-naming ceremony|
|Hannah's baby-naming ceremony with Pastor Alex and his wife|
|Momma and the girls (and dada!) are crazy about Hannah!|