Wednesday, September 30, 2015

And Then There Were Nine

I have been away from my blog for way too long. I'm unable to access my photographs. I've tried every which way. It obviously is going to require a trip to the Genius at the Apple Store. Time being a sparse commodity these days, I'm still working on making that trip.

This is an attempt to see if I can get some photographs on here in a back door way. Because the reason for this post deserves photographs aplenty!

The last post I wrote was about our daughter's wedding to her Dearly Beloved. I'm happy to announce that she and her husband have blessed us with another grand baby...NUMBER NINE! We now have six girls and three boys. Lorelai Elise was born on August 6, 2015, 4:42 AM. Her sweet Mom was experiencing problems with edema and rising blood pressure and protein which lead to preeclampsia. What was supposed to be a routine check with the Dr turned into 'Go Directly To The Hospital Now' moment.

Elise was a brave Momma working to bring her sweet Lorelai into the world. It was a moment in my life that truly there aren't enough words for. I had been warned it's different when it's your daughter giving birth. They were so right and as I was there and an involved participant it was also thrilling and terrifying at the same time. I'm glad for the years of practice keeping it calm on the outside while internally there is a tempest brewing.

As the story or Lorelai's birth is her Momma's and not mine, I'm going to go directly to the main reason for this post and present to you in photos our sweet, beautiful, kid on the block...

                                                               LORELAI ELISE

Mom and Dad worked very hard on Lorelai's nursery. That Degree in Design paid off once again!

She's been a really sweet baby from the beginning. Mom and Dad are doing a beautiful job in their new role as parents! I'm having a wonderful time playing Gramma with a new baby all over again!

We've had a busy year. All the family is in good health, the rest of the grandkids are doing wonderful. I hope to write another post soon and show you how they've grown.