Monday, March 08, 2010

Granddaughter.

She was born at 2:31 this afternoon, weighing a healthy 7 lbs. 13 oz., 19.5 inches long.




Mom and baby are doing great, after 36 hours of labor. DiL2b's new blog alias is Superwoman because she did that marathon labor without drugs and sounded remarkably chipper when it was over, laughing and yelling to me "It HURT!" And Baby Girl is Supergirl, because after that very long, hard entry into the world she looks a lot less bruised and haggard than one would expect, and she aced her very first test (her Apgar score was 8/9). And to top it all off, when my son held the phone to her she gurgled to me.

This is awesome. I'll be antsy until my visit on the 20th.

24 comments:

ChelleC said...

Beautiful girl.

Jen said...

Congratulations - what a cutie! I was just coming to post because I've been catching up on how you spent 2007: my SIL, who is a fervent knitter, told me about your blog because my own elephant fell on my head on 10th Feb, 3 days before my 50th birthday. I'm still in hospital, post craniotomy, but feeling pretty darn good. After all I get a second chance at life! I'm unnerved by the similarities in our stories right down to me calling my now ex boss el jefe because he was Spanish.... Anyway I'm enjoying the read. Now go enjoy being a grandmother!

Catherine said...

Holy Crap, Jen! I'm so glad you are feeling good, and even writing from the hospital!

Donna said...

Many congratulations to you all!!

Lucy said...

What a beautiful baby girl! Congratulations to all-

Anonymous said...

She is beautiful, Catherine. I don't know how you can wait until the 20th to get your hands on her!

Brenda in Iowa

Jan said...

Many Many Congratulations !
'Supergirl' is super sweet. x

Catherine said...

She is adorable, isn't she? Those pictures were taken with my son's phone, a few minutes and then about an hour after her long, hard trip into the world, and my son reported that she was alert and calm, and did not like the bright light in the delivery room and was already covering her eyes with her hands before she was swaddled. He wants to get her a tiny pair of shades like Daddy's. :-) He was an active participant in her delivery, and got to "catch" her. Both parents were exhausted and pumped on adrenalin and looking forward to food and rest, and I don't want to hear from them for 24 hours, at least.

k said...

I am so happy for you all. Congratulations!

Debbie G. said...

She is absolutely precious! Congratulations to all of you - what an amazing adventure your son and DIL2B are about to begin. And just think of all the cute knitting possibilities!

Linda said...

Congrats all round!

caroline said...

Such beauty and magic in the world...thanks for sharing her!

Restless Knitter said...

Congratulations! She's a cutie.

dragon knitter said...

you know, you deserve this after all the crap. i know, you didn't do the hard work (there's a reason they call it labor!),but you're going to LOVE spoiling the dickens out of that sweet little baby girl.

enjoy, woman, enjoy.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Super for all of them, indeed. My husband got to catch our daughter & it was a huge moment for him. Yay for another little family :)

Myshelle 10

Joan said...

Well done to the brand new parents, welcome to that beautiful new little soul, and congratulations to you! May she bring much joy with her. I KNEW my SIL would love your blog (2nd comment), and I'm glad she's well enough to be fooling with her iPhone! ;-)

KatyaR said...

Congratulations to you and the proud parents! She's absolutely beautiful. I know you can't wait to get your hands on her.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, she's a beauty!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to all. Beautiful baby and everyone is well. What more can you ask for? Well, maybe for the 20th to come faster....LOL.
DeeKnitter from KS

ellen said...

Hello Gorgeous! She's just lovely.

Gene said...

Wonderful! Congratulations and best wishes to all. Grandchildren are great fun.
Genie

Anonymous said...

Congrats! She's adorable!

Janet

Anonymous said...

I hope Superwoman got a lovely long sleep after that effort. Let someone else look after Little Miss for a while.

Little Miss is definitely a keeper, and I hope you will all have a lot of love and laughter with her in the years to come.

Gae, in Callala Bay

zippiknits said...

Wonderful news! Congratulations on becoming a grandmother to a beautiful, healthy little grand daughter. Congratulations to the parents!

That was a long labor. wow