Archive for April, 2013

Announcing…

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

 

With deepest joy and gratitude to God for the safe arrival

of our precious baby,

we would like to announce the birth of our third child,

Oliver May 2, 2013

Oliver May 2, 2013

Oliver Truman Kidd

born at 19:26 on Tuesday, April 30, 2013

weighing 5 lbs 14 oz.

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Baptism

Oliver will be baptized at

2:30pm, on Sunday, May 12, 2013

at the New Horizon Church in Scarborough.

See www.newhorizonchurch.ca/wp/map for directions.

All are welcome to attend.

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Oliver with family May 2, 2013

Oliver with family May 2, 2013

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What are the baby’s birth specifications? A: weight: 5 lb. 14 oz. (2.7kg);  length: 19.5inches (49.5cm), brown hair, brown eyes.
  2. How long was Kristin’s labour? A: 5 hrs from first contractions to birth.
  3. Were there any complications? A: due to a pregnancy-induced liver function disorder, the OB considered it best to induce labour 2 weeks early.  Apart from breaking the waters to induce labour, we’re thankful that the birth was all natural without complications.
  4. Where was the birth? A: The baby was born at Scarborough Grace Hospital due to the liver inflammation concerns.
  5. How is breastfeeding? A: Oliver has his daddy’s appetite and was latching within minutes.
  6. Why did you name the baby Oliver Truman?  A:  We gave our son the name Oliver in honour of Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658), a great man who — notwithstanding his faults and mistakes — was a talented general and gifted leader who sought to serve God at a pivotal time in England’s history. Oliver Cromwell strove to right the injustices of English law and to reform the corruptions of English society (e.g. prostitution, gambling, drunkenness). Cromwell’s desire was to turn the nation to honour and obey God and His Law.  We chose the middle name Truman for its meaning, “True man” or “Faithful man.”
  7. What is the baby’s theme verse? A:  For the Lord is our judge, the Lord is our lawgiver, the Lord is our king; he will save us.  Isaiah 33:22
  8. Why are you choosing to baptize your baby? A: We do not believe baptism will make the baby go to heaven automatically.  But just as male babies received the covenant sign of circumcision in the Old Testament, we believe that God requires us to put His mark of ownership on our children, and in baptism He promises to save our children as they grow up to receive the covenant promises, repenting of their sins personally and learning to love and obey the Lord Jesus.
  9. Do you need meals or anything for the baby? A:  The fridge and freezer are full and we have all the baby things we need.  If you want to give a gift in honour of Oliver, we might suggest sending a donation to the Christian Blind Mission.   CBMI provides eye operations and life impacting treatments to children in the third world who are truly in need.  Donate OnlineInternational Justice Mission also does good work and it accepts international donations.

Thank you all for your love and prayers for us at this precious time!