Thursday, February 21, 2008

Baby on Board....

Blow those horns and pop those balloons! We have little boy #10!!Lots to celebrate today, the safe, altho slightly scary arrival of Baby L. He was tugged into the big cold world about 3 p.m. yesterday. Took an emergency C-section, but he's here *VBS* It always amazes me, this miracle of birth. Back when I was a surgical tech I occasionally helped out in OB and the delivery room. I've been at the foot of the table for baby catching, but also standing by with instruments during a C-section. A natural birth is always amazing to me. A C-section invokes a 'hold your breath' til the baby is out reaction.
Yesterday was no exception...except of course, I wasn't scrubbed in on this one and it was personal. Just one anxious grandma in the wings. Mom, baby and Daddy are doing well. Life just got a whole lot more complicated, but we'll worry about that later. DD#2 is a language aide in a school where English is a second language. I know she wasn't expecting to take very much personal leave....I have a feeling that may be is going to change. She has always been a child with good pain tolerance, but when I spoke with Daddy this a.m., it sounds like she's feeling pretty beat up and overwhelmed..understand for sure.
No pictures as yet, but knowing DD#1, there will be soon *VBS* Oh yes, he weighed in at 7#11oz, and is 21 inches...not much hair! And yesterday was her due date. He's my first February grandchild,and the first one without the last name I use...but that's ok *VBS*

33 comments:

Quilt Memories said...

CONGRATULATIONS, Glad all is well. A baby is always the most exciting news and especially a healthy one.
Isn't being a Grandmother just the most wonderful part of life!!Take care, J

Libby said...

Congratulations all around *s* I must say that I am very partial to bald babies. In the practical sense they are easy to keep clean *S* But since my own darling Princess remained nearly bald until almost age 3, then only grew a little smidge of hair so I could be appeased by adorning her in ribbons. Now she has more hair than 3 people would want to tend to.
Enjoy your latest edition!

Paula said...

Congratulations Grandma! Glad to hear mother and baby are doing well!

Katie said...

Oh, so great baby has arrived. Congrats to Mom, Dad and G'ma. Babies bring lots of work and adjustments but also so much love. Enjoy!

Chookyblue...... said...

cnongrats on the exciting news of another grandchild.........hope things are ok with DD2........

Gail said...

congratulations to all of you. I hope the new mom recovers quickly so she can get down to enjoying her new son quickly!

Dawn said...

Oh congrats Grandma!!!! Still all those boys!

Ms. Jan said...

Congratulations Grandma! Best wishes to the new little family and a speedy recovery to your DD. You have almost enough boys to field a football team!

Sue in western Washington, USA said...

Congratulations Grandma! Best wishes to the new mom and baby (and dadddy too!). So which quilt does this grandchild get? ;- )

Jeanne said...

Congratulations Grandma Finn! I'm happy everything went well and hope everyone is doing fine. We'll be wanting pictures...

Gypsy Quilter said...

CONGRATULATIONS Grannie!

Carolyn said...

What wonderful news! I'm delighted for you, can't wait to see pictures!

Kim West said...

Congratulations!!!

Clare said...

Congratulations Grandma. Another grandaughter to treasure?

anne bebbington said...

Congratulations Finn - glad baby arrived safely - better out of the sunroof and safe than otherwise - I survived 3 C sections - she'll be fine just a bit sore and in need of TLC

KCQuilter said...

Oh, congrats to you and your family, Granny! So glad the little guy is here safely.

Darcie said...

CONGRATULATIONS, GRAM!!! You all will be in my thoughts and prayers this morning. God Bless!

Patti said...

How wonderful! Congratulations to you and your entire family Grandma! Can hardly wait to see pictures.

Tracy said...

Congratulations Finn! What a blessed child to have a grandmother like you.

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Barbara C said...

Congratulations Finn to you and your family.

Pam said...

Congratulations!! Each new baby is always a bit of a miracle isn't it?

Would she not get any maternity leave? I sure hope she heals quickly - it is a big surgery. When there is a baby born that is the exciting part and everyone forgets there is a big surgery part.

Quilting Journey said...

Congratulations and big balloons for all! Baby L can be called 'Lucky' for short...lucky to be born into a loving family with a wonderful gramma like you! So, how many quilts has he got made or in the works? ;)

Granny Lyn said...

Congradulations and best wishes to the new family, as Mellie said, "It's always a fine day when baby's are born, Cap'n Butler"
Enjoy, now you have to rush on the new quilt??? tee hee
lyn

Caryn said...

Congratulations!!!!!

Lisa said...

Congratulations Finn. Hope that the new Mum is recovering well.

Angie said...

Oh Finn, congratulations!!!! So glad that baby is here and both of them are well. :) Hugs, dear Finn, to you and Ebby! :)

cher said...

I am so excited for you Finn! Hope baby, mama, and daddy continue to thrive and come home soon.

meggie said...

Congratulations for your new little Grandson. Glad all is well.
Hope your daughter heals well.

Rabbit Stitchings said...

Congratulations Finn!!!!! Speedy recovery to the Mom :O)...

Nettie said...

Congratulations, Finn!

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Heary Congrats on the new baby.You beat us...we are still waiting.Due date Friday.Hope we get as lucky.Glad all is ok...wishing speedy recovery to your DD#2.Still working on my baby quilt....need to get sewing.

Niki said...

How exciting! What is the baby's name?

julieQ said...

I am so happy for you and yours! Is Mom OK?