summer 2011

summer 2011

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012

Monday, August 24, 2015

introducing......a new part of my heart:

Miss Lydia Eleanor arrived this morning at 9:47.

Words cannot describe....

Mali Rose did a fantastic job.

I have more pictures, but I am tired. She labored all night, then gave birth this morning...the nurse had us guess the weight as she held up that precious baby...and guess what? I was right on the dot, seven pounds ten ounces. She is healthy and robust, and we all cried when she was born.

I came home this afternoon, prepared for a nap, but decided at the last minute to go back to the hospital with Mirielle and some of the kids.

So I am happy and thrilled and proud of Mali...she didn't complain, she was happy to get that baby out, and she nursed her like a pro. It was an amazing day, the birth was awesome. I think I am joining Mali on her baby high:)


Anonymous said...

Aww.. Congrats to you, Gramma and to your daughter on her beautiful daughter! What a precious , joyous thing to share!

So happy for you all!

An avid reader,

Pamela Wade said...

Congratulations! There's just nothing like a little newborn, and especially a grandbaby! So glad it all went well! ~~Pam

Susan R said...

Welcome Lydia! You are going to be a well loved girl!

FLmom7 said...

Aw, congratulations grandma!

Anonymous said...

oh congrats!! was thinking about you both. mali looks like a baby herself. i look forward to more photos. and what a gorgeous name!!!!!!!!


Kathyb1960 said...

OHHHH CONGRATULATIONS MALI---AND GRANDMA AND GRANDPA AND THE WHOLE FAMILY!!! What a beautiful little Angel. I checked back a couple of times yesterday but I figured you were busy loving on that little angel! What a blessing! God bless ya'll!!!

16 blessings'mom said...

Thank you everyone! It was an awesome experience. Mali thanked me for being there with her, and I told her it was one of the best nights of my life. Of course no mother wants to see her child suffer, and I tell you, I could FEEL those contractions with her...and would have done it for her, if I could have...but other than that, it was awesome. Nothing short of a miracle.

Sister of 7 said...

I've been reading your blog for years but haven't commented before.
Many many congratulations to you and your family.
You look so young in the pictures and are an amazing mom :)
Good wishes

Endo_Life said...

Congratulations to Mali and your whole family. Love the name is there meaning behind it?

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Martha said...

So wonderful! I'm so glad you will have a nearby grandbaby to love on. They are fun!

Joni said...

Congratulations, Gramma! Oh, what a fun and beautiful post!

Deb said...

Congratulations! So happy for all of you! I love her of my favorites.

Being a grandmother is incredible. All of the fun, none of the worries!