Wednesday, January 14, 2009

It's a Girl!

OK, we already knew it was going to be a girl, but last check her birthdate was supposed to be closer to February 12th. I know there's no way to force a baby to adhere to any kind of schedule, so I shouldn't have been surprised.

While I was somewhere west of here (Louisiana, I think), I got a call from my daughter. At the hospital. They were trying to stop her labor because she was about five weeks early.

That didn't work, and when I was about 25 miles away, I became a grandma. Again. (Did I mention I have a 2-year old granddaughter? She is the noobie baby's older sister.) I'm expecting another granddaughter any day now, but the doctors and her grandmothers would be pleased if she waits a few weeks to make her entrance.

Anyway, I am the proud grandmother of a tiny, beautiful, tiny baby girl. Did I mention she is tiny? And beautiful?? I guess it's time to finish knitting the two baby blankets. OK, it's obviously past time, but I work well under pressure.

(Original photo by brokinhrt2, some rights reserved.)


  1. Congratulations!! My daughter was tiny too. Just 2 lbs. 9 oz.! But, now she's a healthy 10 year old who likes to talk back.

  2. Momo, you've got everybody beat. My cousin was born at 24 weeks and weighed 3lbs 10oz, the smallest baby I had ever heard of, and you got her by more than a pound!

    Born 1/13/09 a little over five weeks early, she was 6.0lbs (weighs less now, of course, but she's gaining it back).

    My oldest granddaughter (the baby's sister) is a MRSA carrier, so the baby and mom were quarrantined to her room...the baby couldn't go to the nursery unless absolutely necessary. When they started the discharge process, they had to do the car seat eval and took her to the nursery...where they discovered a heart murmur.

    One EKG and several long hours later, they found three holes - two she should outgrow, and the third we'll check up on in six months. She passed the car seat test, and both mom and baby are home now. If that's the only preemie-related health problem we have, I will count all my blessings every single night.

    They tried hard to stop her labor, transported her to a different hospital with a NICU when it looked like it wasn't going to stop, and when they thought they had it, her water broke. *sigh* Some things are just in the cards.

  3. I love you, Mom, and I'm sorry you didn't make it there in time.

  4. I love you too, Baby Girl. I was devastated that none of your family was there with you, but my Marci and my Rachel are both family - real family - and that helps me sleep at night. And I get to be there for the rest of her life, so it's not all bad, is it? Kiss her for me, and I'll see you later today at the shower!!