Saturday, February 23, 2013

It's a Girl!

If you've been reading this blog lately you know that our oldest son and his wife were expecting a new baby, and that my husband and I were all set to fly out there to help out with their 21-month-old twin girls before/when the new little one (due March 3) arrived.  We had been planning to leave tomorrow, but heard there was a snowstorm coming so decided to leave a day early.

Well, our newest granddaughter had her own plans and couldn't wait for Papa and Grammy to get there today.  Our son called at about 8:00 last night to say that our daughter-in-law's contractions were strong and about 3-4 minutes apart, and they wondered if it was time to go to the hospital.  (The doctor had said to wait until they were about 2-3 minutes apart.) Since her labor and delivery the first time around took only about 3 hours, I told him if I were in their shoes I wouldn't wait too long.

They obviously felt the same way, because they got in the car and left their house at 8:23...and Little Gal (that's what I'm going to call her in this blog) came along at 9:11!
Mother and baby are doing well, Daddy is thrilled that he was able to be there for the birth (he was deployed to Afghanistan when the twins came into the world), and Papa and Grammy are tickled pink.  (Very pink.)

Three granddaughters!  We are truly blessed.  And we can't wait to meet this new little angel!

My husband and I are leaving for the airport soon with plans to 3-leg it out to Colorado, so I'm going to spend most of my time today way up above terra firma (my favorite place to be). For a recovering aviaphobic whose knuckles still tend to get a bit white at times, this is not a perfect way to spend a day.  But today, I think I'll hardly notice I'm in the air.  I'm on a cloud already.


  1. YEAH!! Congratulations to the parents and grandparents! Can't wait to see pictures!!

  2. Wow, congratulations to all of you! What a quick entrance she made into the world! Glad the mother and baby are doing well.

  3. Wonderful!:):) Congratulations:):)

  4. Thanks, everyone! We're so happy!