Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Our Baby Girl is here!!!!!!!








Happy New Year to everyone!

With great pleasure we announce the birth of our baby girl Marianna Teran Snideman.
She was born Saturday December 29 at 9:23pm. She weighed 7.2 ounces and was 19 ¼ inches in length. And of course she is gorgeous!

The whole experience was by far the coolest experience of my life. All I can say is that I have a lot more respect for what women go through and I appreciate more what my parents went through bringing me and my siblings into this world!

Yoana did an AMAZING job. After seeing her go through those contractions for hours (brutal to say the least), it was encouraging to see that the baby was ready to come out. I am more convinced now than I was before of the need for high intensity strength training for women. When it came time to push Yoana’s strength and fitness levels kicked into high gear. It pays off to be super strong and super fit!!!!

The emotions are overwhelming. Every feeling a human being can experience is magnified times 1000 when you see and touch and hear your little child for the first time. At first you’re in shock, then awe and then in a bit of panic kicks in. Can I do this? Do I have what it takes? What if I mess up? Thoughts I’m sure most parents have. But the doubts slowly start to melt away when you hold your little baby and she looks in you in the eyes. Life starts to makes sense and immediately, instantaneously, life becomes more important and significant in a way that could only be described as supernatural. Those of you who are parents will understand.

And so we start our journey into parenthood I would ask that all of you would pray that Marianna would be very healthy and that God would give Yoana and I wisdom as parents.

Blessings to all!

Franz, Yoana, Marianna

30 comments:

Lauren said...

Congratulations to you all! She is beautiful. I can't wait to meet her.

leslie said...

Welcome to parenthood, and congratulations!!!

Taikei Matsushita said...

Marianna's beautiful!

Congratulations to Franz and Yoanna, especially Yoanna for her tough job. Franz on hospital bed, I can see why. You look tired as well!

Tim Anderson said...

Franz, She is beautiful. Congratulations! You are going to be an awesome daddy. There is nothing like it.

Mark Reifkind said...

Congratulations and Blessings to you all!!She is beautiful and Yoana looks like she came though very well.

Mark and Tracy

Howie Brewer said...

She is gorgeous! Congratulations to you and Yoanna!!

Boris said...

Congratulations! "The moment" when parenthood strikes you is an awesome thing - coincidence, but I just finished writing about it.

Thanks for sharing your moment with us!

Doug Nepodal RKC TL said...

Congratulations to all three of you! What a great way to start the new year.

Jodi said...

She is so beautiful!!! Congratulations, aren't the emotions you feel immediately just amazing?! I can't wait to see her up close. :-) XO jodi

Franz Snideman said...

Thank you Lauren. We have to get together soon!

Leslie, we are excited to be part of the parenthood club :)

Thank you Taikei!I was definitely tired in that photo! Yoana was a total trooper....she did AMAZING!

Tim, thank you buddy! I'm already in heaven being a father!

Franz Snideman said...

Mark, yeah Yoana came through very well! Thank you! Happy new year to you and Tracy!

Franz Snideman said...

Thank you Howie!

Boris, how ironic that you were just writing about parenthood! Thanks brother!

Doug, thanks man! It is a wonderful way to start the new year! Happy new year to you and your family!

Franz Snideman said...

Jodi,

Thank you so much! I can't wait till you get to see and meet her!
Happy new year to you and your family!

Geoff Neupert said...

WOW! CONGRATULATIONS BOTH OF YOU! And welcome to Marianna. The 29th is a good day--Marianna and I have something in common--my b'day too.

Congrats again and God's continued blessings.

sean said...

Congratulation Franz and Yoanna! Welcome to parenthood. I met you guy's at this years June RKC and it just so happens my son was also born this past Saturday on the 29th! I completely understand everything your feeling right now. It's amazing. Congrats and after meeting both of you, I know you will be great parents and role models. Sean Cashman.

Aaron Friday said...

That's wonderful, Franz, and congratulations! You must be a proud father. You deserve every good thing you have.

Joe Pavel said...

Congratulations!
My oldest son has the same birthday. Get some sleep and rest whenever you can.
-Joe

fawn said...

Congratulations Snidemans! I wish you all the happiness in the world!

mark blakemore said...

big congrats franz. there is no better job than being a 'daddy'.

reading past blogs proves you're going to do a great job.

Blessings to you all

About Fitgirl-ATX said...

Congratulations on the arrival of beautiful Marianna, Franz & Yoanna! She is such a lovely baby with a full head of gorgeous hair. Yoanna looks like she pulled through amazingly well!

The 3 of you will be in my thoughts & prayers!

Joe Sarti said...

Congratulations. My warmest and deepest thoughts and wishes to all of you and the extended family. Enjoy the Journey my friends

Franz Snideman said...

Geoff,

Same birthday....very cool! Happy Birthday!!!

Sean,
Thanks for you encouragement man! We are so excited!

Aaron and Fawn.....
Thank you ......you guys are next!!!!

Joe Pavel....Thanks! We do need sleep....how did you guess? :)

Mark....I love being a daddy so far......and I look forward to growing into the best father I can be!!!

about fitgirl......thank you for your prayers!!!!

Joe....thanks brother! This is so cool man.........you'll be a father one day too!!!

Delaine R said...

Congratulations!!!! Thanks for the well wishes. Hope you have a Happy New Year!

Franz Snideman said...

Thank you Delaine!

Mike T Nelson said...

Congrats to both of you and thanks for the pictures! Where is the mini KB? hehehe
Rock on and wishing you all the best
Mike N

Franz Snideman said...

Thanks Mike! and regarding the mini-KB......she already has one :)

Wildcard said...

Congratulations to you and Yoana. Best wishes to all of you.

Andy's Blog said...

Congratulations you guys! She's beautiful:)

BJ Bliffert said...

Congrats to both of you!

BJ & Kori

Franz Snideman said...

Wildcard,

thank you!

Andy, Thanks! We are so happy!

BJ and Kori, thank you guys! Do you have any children???