William Noah Greenman

We are excited to announce the birth of our first son, William Noah Greenman. He was born at 2:01pm on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, weighing 8lbs 11oz and measuring 19 ¾ inches. He is a healthy boy, and we were released from the hospital yesterday!

This week has been a flood of emotions: nervous excitement, fear of the unknown, overwhelming joy, thankfulness for the Lord’s blessings, exhaustion, and everything in between. More than anything, we are thankful that the Lord has entrusted us with Will, and we are incredibly blessed by friends and family both here in Peru and back in the USA who have been so helpful and encouraging along the way.

We know that this wonderful journey is just beginning, and as many people have already told us, we can now confirm first hand that it is an exhausting one. Even still, we are elated to welcome Will into our family, and we are looking forward to the adventures ahead.

Please pray for:
– Continued strength and endurance as we adjust to the rhythm of parenthood
– Will’s health in this first year of his life and a quick recovery for Kate
– Wisdom and discernment needed to guide Will and care for him
– That Will would one day grow up to have a personal relationship with Christ, and that Kate and I would be able to model that relationship for him in the meantime

Thanks for all the phone calls, cards, emails, and other encouragement that we have received this week. It is truly a blessing to be surrounded by such wonderful, encouraging people.

Now for some pictures:

Waiting to check in at the hospital to be induced

Long morning, waiting for contractions to start in the labor and delivery room

Ready and waiting…

We were excited to meet our child!

Contractions started, but the baby never dropped, so we headed off for a c-section

All set to meet Kate in the operating room and witness the birth

She’s beautiful–even on the operating table

Welcome to the world, William Noah Greenman

Dad’s first chance to hold Will

Baby’s first time in clothes

Born at 2:01pm on February 21, 2017; weighing 3.940kg (8lb 11oz); measuring 50cm (19 3/4 inches)

Meeting grandma for the first time

Will met the rest of our family on FaceTime; we’ll meet them in person soon

Kate’s not even off her IV, and she is already doing Will’s first photoshoot. Hopefully he likes having his picture taken!

Our newly expanded family

Will’s first car ride in Lima on our way home from the hospital

We’re looking forward to introducing you to Will in person the next time we’re home!

with love,
Billy, Kate and Will


  1. Carol Tyrpak says:

    Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 5:47 pm

    Thank you for sharing the beautiful photos of your precious baby’s entrance into this world. God is truly wonderful! A little tiredness and uncertainty may follow, but they are nothing compared to the adventure, deep love, and every wonderful part of parenthood that will follow. God’s blessings to each of you…… Much love…….

  2. Emily says:

    Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    What a beautifully told story! Glory to God that you’re all doing well. What a. Messing that grandma could be there too! You’re in our prayers!

    Emily (Hutfloetz) Brady & Family

  3. Paul and Marty says:

    Monday, February 27, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    Paul and I are so relieved that your baby finally came, and he is so beautiful and healthy. Chaclacayo is not just next-door or we would have been Many there immediately. Please give your mother a big hug from us. I do hope she doesn’t leave before we get to see her. The photos are very clear and good and it makes us feel like we’re right there with you.Many prayers and lots of love are being sent your way.

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