Wednesday, October 22, 2014

She's Perfect

My first born, with his first born.
My heart is overflowing.

Everly Marie was born on Monday afternoon.
Despite being 5+ weeks early, she weighs 6lbs, 3 oz and is 19 inches long.
Even though she's breathing on her own, and has no problems, hospital protocol dictates that she be in the NICU for a few days.  Something about being born just short of 35 weeks gestation.

Katie is doing as well as she can considering she had a c-section.
She is healthy and will bounce back once the worst of the pain wears off.
Preston and Katie are both exhausted.
The hospital is not the best place to get any sleep.

I can't wait to hold her! 
Nibble on her tiny cheeks and toes.
Sing quiet songs and tell her stories.

I still find it all a bit surreal. 
I think of Grandmas as being gray haired and wearing aprons and sending the grandkids out to play.
Wasn't Preston just in Elementary school?
Aren't Jenna and Quinn still in Mother's Day Out?

I suppose it's a good thing that I feel younger than I am.
I have years and years ahead of me to fully engage in the lives of any grandbabies I am gifted with.

Now, off to hunt for a saddle for Bill.
This grandma has a donkey for grandkids to ride!


  1. I somehow missed your post yesterday so this was a surprise. Congratulations!!

    I am so glad everyone is safe and doing well. Definitely time to start saddle shopping:)

  2. Congratulations, Grandma. I had faith that she would be healthy and she certainly does not look like a premie; she's even got hair! I hope she's an easy baby and lets her tired momma and daddy get some slelep.

  3. Congrats on the new family member. Being a grandma is the best. Lots of good wishes to quick healing and happy healthy-ness to all.

  4. Ah I love you all... there's not a single one of you that I don't want to squeeze the bejebeez out of right this moment. Katie and Preston are incredible and Miss Everly will know love beyond the ends of this earth. What a lucky girl! Congrats to you on becoming a grandma for the first time, such a big giant blessing. I know you'll be incredible!

  5. I am so happy to hear that everything went well and that baby and mother are doing fine. God answered our prayers. Your new granddaughter is so precious looking. Welcome to the Grandma Club and enjoy your new grandchild.

  6. YAY! She is here and doing well!!!