On January 30th, 9:15 PM, Rachelle and Joseph Afarian had the joy of experiencing the birth of their first child! Arranging for a home birth with the assistance of two skilled midwives, Rachelle and Joseph were thankful to report a very smooth birth process.
Serena Grace Niaree Afarian
Entering the world at 8 pounds, 4 ounces (3.74kg), Serena Grace measured 20.5 inches long (52cm) and has light brown hair. Early reports indicated that she looks a bit like Rachelle’s younger siblings David or Sarah. Rachelle and Joseph (with family and others) described her as being exceptionally beautiful and very expressive in her facial expressions.
Some interesting notes about her name… “Serena Grace” is her first name, meaning peaceful love. Her middle name Niaree is of ancient Armenian origin, reflecting Joseph’s Armenian heritage, and carries the concepts of beauty and femininity.
Mother, father and baby are all doing very well, rejoicing together in this special new season of parenthood. Grandma and Grandpa Waller (Sue and Brian) and all of us aunts and uncles are thrilled for Rachelle and Joseph! Although we are thousands of miles away on the other side of the world, the pictures and phone calls seem to make that distance shorter.
I know everyone loves to see pictures, so I have included a few more for you to enjoy…