Wednesday, July 8, 2009

A First Grandchild....Gift of Joy from God!!

Alexandra Catherine is here, she arrived at 12:53 am on July 2, 2009, weighing in at 6 lbs, 10.8 ounces and 19 1/2 inches long, she is already charming the sox off of all of us! I was there for her birth, but not in the delivery room, because Ashley has a condition that won't allow her to dilate fully. Of course we didn't know that, until she dilated to 5 centimeters and 6 hours later, she was still at 5 centimeters! The doctor said they would have to do a C-Section, and the surgical room was prepped and within 30 minutes, my Allie Bug was saying hello to her new world!

This pic was taken at just a few hours old:


I stayed much longer then what I thought I would, since Ashley had a c-section delivery instead of a natural birth, as planned, she needed my helping hands. I stayed until yesterday (Tuesday) and am returning for another few days tomorrow morning. After being with the lil sweet bug everyday, I am really missing her!

Taken first day, she found her finger pretty quickly:


And a last one, taken at her home yesterday before I left. She looked ever so sweet asleep in her cradle:


I so appreciate your prayers for sweet lil Allie Bug's arrival, thank you from the bottom of my heart! Sorry for the shortness of this post, but I promise to share some stitchey updates next week, and possibly some more pics of the wee one, so be ready! I just love her to pieces!!! She has been so prayerfully longed for, my heart is bursting with joy, love and pride!! I know that many of you understand that feeling!!

I need to get caught up on my reading and commenting, and plan to do that this weekend, just whenever I can get a stolen moment away from Allie Bug!

Till next week, Happy Stitching and I pray good things for your week ahead!

Love, Jan

46 comments:

Nancy said...

What a precious little bundle of love! Congratulations to your family.

Melissa said...

Congratulations, Granny Jan! She looks like a real sweetie! Loads of fun ahead. All the best to the new family!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Nana Jan! What a beautiful and very welcome addition to the family!

Don't forget to get to rest yourself, so you can enjoy the time with Miss Allie bug!

Robin

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Oh Jan! She's a beautiful baby! Love that shock of black hair - reminds me of my Tyler, whose hair was coal black, thick and stood straight up and then eventually turned blond! She's a beauty and you must enjoy every second. Congratulations to everyone! Blessings to everyone!

Lizzy said...

Wooo Hooo Nanna!!! Allie Bug is a beautiful Wee Angel and sooo very precious! I'm sooo thrilled for you and I'm so excited that she and Wee Willie were born just two days apart! They almost had the same birthday! :) And we became Grandmothers at almost the same time! Truly Serendipitous!

Don't forget to try and rest a wee bit Nanna and do be careful on your drive tomorrow! Give Ashley, Josh and your Wee Angel my love and blessings...

I'll talk with you in a wee while... Love you to the Moon and back! :)

Susan said...

What an adorable baby!! And I love her name!

Loraine said...

What a doll! You are going to be one great grandma. I love the name Allie bug. It fits her perfectly. Congratulations. I'm so happy for you. Enjoy your precious bundle!

Glenna said...

Oh, Jan, she's absolutely lovely! You and Ashley and Josh are so lucky! Bet you're going to have a blast dressing her up!

Kim said...

Oh Jan she is absolutely beautiful!!! GORGEOUS! A definite joy-bringer! Oh how fun! Sending hugs to you! {{{hugs}}}

Sharon said...

Welcome to the world, Alexandra Catherine!

Big, big congratulations to Ashley and Josh and to our proud, proud Grandma, too. I'm very excited for everyone for Ms Allie Bug is going to bring such joy and much love to your lifes for sooooo long to come. So much to look forward to. She is already such a beautiful, beautiful precious little one. Can't believe that head of hair...ooooh my!

Sorry to hear of Ashley's c-section at the last moment. Praying for a very speedy recovery for her.

Will truely be looking forward to seeing MORE photo's of Alexandra. Please give her lot's of big welcoming kiss's from me.

Hugs!!!

Margaret said...

Oh my goodness! She's so beautiful! Such a head of hair too! Congratulations to you, Jan! Enjoy that sweet little bundle before she grows any bigger! So wonderful -- thank you for sharing your joy. Truly a gift from God.

Kathy said...

Congratulations from one Nan to another. She is a beautiful baby!
She surely has a lot of hair that looks ust like my Laura's did. Have fun cuddling this sweet baby.

The Scarlett House said...

Congratulations to you all! Being a Grandma is truly a blessing. I'm very happy for you. She is a cutie. I can't get over all that dark hair.

Nina said...

She is so beautiful!! Congratulations for you Jan and for your family too!

Alice said...

Congratulations Jan!! What an adorable little angel. I just know you are going to love her to bits and share so much with her.
Alice

Lula said...

congratulations! I will continue to pray for you all as her mum heals and finds strength and you all continue in joy x

karenv said...

Congratulation on the birth of your granddaughter, she's beautiful!

Lynn D said...

Your granddaughter is so beautiful.

It makes my heart sing to see posts about new granddaughters, especially when the grandmothers are so excited. My grandmother died when I was seven (41 years ago) but her love was so strong and so precious, that I can feel her love just as strong today as I could 41 years ago. Nothing I've experienced compares to the love of a grandmother.

Vonna said...

What a beautiful baby..and all that hair! My babies never had hair until they turned two years old and they weren't all that pretty out of the womb either! LOL! But we loved them anyway!
CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Love to Stitch said...

Wow Grandma, what a BEAUTIFUL Grandchild you have!!! Truly amazing, she is so sweet, and it is amazing how fast they come home too!! She was definately worth the wait! So much hair she has...what a blessing! Congratulations to you and your family.

Carolyn NC said...

She is so beautiful and check out all that hair! Glad everything went well and mom and baby are doing well. Enjoy this precious time!

Deb said...

Jan - I was so waiting for this news! Congratulations to everyone! Such a wonderful, sweet and beautiful baby! Absolutely gorgeous! And all that hair! I'm so happy to hear that everything went well (even considering the c-section). Enjoy all your time holding that sweet child! I think I'd want to hold her all day long!!

Ranae said...

What a precious little girl,
Congrats! Grandma and to your family. I hope for mom to have a quick recovery.
Don't worry about commenting, spoil that little cutie. Lookie all that hair, she will have ponytails in no time.

Mary Beth said...

Alexandra is just as sweet as can be, Nana Jan! I know your heart is overflowing with joy!

Andrea said...

Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful, gorgeous grandbaby!!
OMG, she is SO gorgeous, look at all that dark hair! The picture of her in her cradle is just too much, love it!

Katrina said...

Oh my goodness, she is beautiful and what a gorgeous head of hair :-). I don't blame you a bit for wanting to go visit again right away. Hope Ashley makes a quick recovery.

Ellen said...

Oh Jan!! She is beautiful!!!

Know that you have lots of fun times ahead!!

Cari said...

Congratulations - what a beautiful granddaughter.

Cari

Mos Los Vagabondos said...

Congratulations Jan! I am so glad you are able to be there and love her and help your daughter.
She is a little treasure.
Lancy

Tanya said...

What a precious doll! Congratulations to your family!!
These are moments to remember for sure.

Suzanne said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful little girl.

Paulette said...

Oh goodness, Jan, how precious she is!!!!! A huge congratulations to you and your daughter and son-in-law... Straight from the Lord is little Allie. :)

Paulette

Kellie said...

Congratulations Jan! A beautiful baby with a beautiful name!!

Daffycat said...

Congratulations, Granny Jan!

BRD Girl said...

Jan - she is gorgeous!! A HUGE congratulations to the proud parents...and to the new grandma. Blessings to you all...

Cristina said...

Congratulations on you all! May she have a long and prosper life surrounded happily by all her family.

woolwoman said...

Congratulations Jan and mommy and daddy - she is a beautiful newborn - so sweet and content. There is no love sweeter than that of a grandmother - I loved mine more than you can imagine - she was with me every day of my life until she passed away at almost 94 - I still miss her and think of her often. My seperation from her is getting easier now that I am no longer living in her house. I wish you the same long and happy relationship I had with my sweet Nanny and your little darling. Hugs and much love Mel

Patti said...

Congratulations on your new little bundle of love. Enjoy her because as you know the time goes so fast. My Lilly Pie is now 6 and Sammy 9 and the total loves of my life. Our next one is due in 3 weeks or so and excited doesn't even enter into it. Lots of Love Patti xxx

Siobhan said...

Congratulations, Nana Jan!! Your new granddaughter is the sweetest, most adorable little baby. God is good! :) I hope Ashley recovers quickly from the Cesarean. Tell her to take it easy!

Siobhan said...

Congratulations, Nana Jan!! Your new granddaughter is the sweetest, most adorable little baby. God is good! :) I hope Ashley recovers quickly from the Cesarean. Tell her to take it easy!

Littlebit said...

Jan, oh my goodness, what a BEAUTIFUL baby! And look at that HAIR!! My best to all, and congrats to g'ma.

Susimac said...

Oooo Congratulations to you all, she is gorgeous and so precious.

Sharon said...

Oh How beautiful she is, love all that hair and such a sweet face. Congratulations to you and your family. Being a grandma is the best thing in the world.

Carissa said...

Oh how beautiful she is Jan! I can't wait for my own little Grandbaby in December.

Brigitte said...

Oh Jan, how wonderful this is. Congratulations to the whole family. Such a precious little lady.

Jennifer said...

Beautiful grand baby! Congrats!