The baby is here - finally! She ended up being a week late and was born a
day before mom was supposed to be induced. After an extremely short labor
and two pushes, Willow was born at 12:23 am on August 12. Meconium from
baby and heavy maternal bleeding issues added a bit of anxiety to the event.
She weighed 6 pounds 8 ounces and was 19 inches long. Mom and baby are both
fit as a fiddle at this point. Dad and big brother are just smitten with
her. So far, she is a very mellow baby. Today I had to go shopping for
newborn clothes since everything we bought before hand was 0 to 3 months and
was far too big. She really needs newborn sizes for a while.
It has sure been a fast and furious couple of weeks. We now have one more
August birthday to celebrate. My son and his family from Florida (my first
grand daughter included) are visiting both families this week which will
encompass both weekends. If the planets align appropriately, I may get a
few pictures of all three of my grandchildren at once! My son moved to
Florida 13 years ago and hasn't been back since. We generally go there
since we have more family there. He is spending the weekend with us while
his wife and daughter are in the Poconos with her family. He will join them
there on Monday. It is so nice to have him here. It sure has been busy
with the baby only being a few days old and trying to help my daughter while
trying to spend as much time with my son as I can. I guess it keeps you
I have quilts all planned for the new baby and hope to start on them right
after Labor day since I am committed every day until then. I have all the
fabrics which are already washed so I am ready to go. I have a web page
almost done for the new baby and will make sure to post pictures of her
quilts and crocheted blankies.
I hope everyone has been well - you are always in my prayers and good
thoughts. I hope to get caught up on the postings in the next few days.
Alice in NJ
"Life is a grindstone. Whether it grinds us down or polishes us up depends
on us." Thomas L. Holdcroft
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