Friday, June 15, 2007

She's Here!

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Her Royal Highness The June Bug came into the world in the wee hours last night. Her final uterine act was to keep EVERYONE up all night. Hopefully that will be the last of her little dramas. She weighs 6 lbs 12 oz.
Wow what a night! I went over to the hospital about nine last night and was immediately put to work as labor support. Girlfriend did an incredible job. If you had bet me money I would have said there was NO way she could/would have done an induced labor for as long as she did, unmedicated. But she did. The other grandma helped in the laboring department and I must say, the two grandmas rocked the house. Girlfriend was sorely afraid the two of us would fight with each other. With good reason. Other grandma is a nurse and me as a midwife, and we are both outspoken and well, yeah, Girlfriend's fears were not unfounded. But the day was all about the Girlfriend and both grandmothers not just comported themselves with dignity, but with compassion and love. By the end, we were hugging and crying together. June Bug had some troubles getting her breathing together and had to spend a couple of hours in the nursery being watched, but she eventually decided to behave and breath well. I am so proud of my son and the way he lovingly supported the mother of his child through her very long labor. Dang, I am proud of both of them. I had kept saying how much I wanted June Bug to inherit her mommy's luscious lips and guess what? She did! Look at those pouty lips. Can NOT wait to smother them in kisses.
Here is one of the new family

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And this picture proves how much I love you, my bloggy darlings. I am willing to post a very unflattering first picture of the Grandma and her new grand daughter.

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Please do not try to tell I look fine, if you tell me I look just fine, I am going to start wearing a paper bag on my head so I don't have to torture people with my mug. Not a good picture of me, but it is a very good picture of how very much I love this dear little person already. I am blessed.

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Yondalla said...


Now, I'm not a betting person. I spent several days in Las Vegas five years ago, learning about attachment disorder while causing trauma to my own kid (ironic that) and did not even put a single coin into a slot machine. HOWEVER, if you are taking bets on her birth being the last drama she ever creates I just might be willing to put down some money on that.

And in the photo you look... very loving.

Chag said...

Congratulations! I'm glad to hear everything went well.

Melissa said...

So glad that everything went well for everyone and that June Bug decided to behave herself. As far as never keeping everyone up all night worrying again-well Jo, she's beautiful and I have a feeling that keeping the family up all night worrying WILL happen again. But not for a long while. ;)

LOVE the picture of the two of you together. You can just see the love you have for that baby girl in every pixel. :)

Granny said...

Oh, congratulations!! She's beautiful.

You look like a granny who hasn't had much sleep. In other words, you look fine.

Jane said...

Many congratulations to the new family!

Gawdess said...

All so beautiful!

Bored in Vernal said...

Sweetie, you are soooooooooo much cuter in real life than in that picture! What a happy time. Congrats to all.

bon said...

Frankly that picture doesn't match up with my memory of what you look like... at all.

But the baby? OH! That is a beautiful baby, and it's starting to make me a little bit babyhungry!

Heather said...

Awww, yeah!!!

elizasmom said...

Happy Birthday June Bug! And whatever the merits of that photo of her with you, I think it's lovely because it's such a sweet moment of the love you are going to shower on that little one all her life. Congratulations!

Not So Anonymous Michelle said...

AWWW!! Congratulations! I won't tell you that you look fine then, but that picture is BEAUTIFUL!!

Jenny said...

Yay! What an incredible event birth is. Congratualtions.

Priscilla Pseudonym said...

Reminds me of our first hours with J.Q.--petting his thick black hair, holding his tiny little hands, watching his funny facial twitches, looking up to see my tired but radiant daughter smiling at us.

Birth is a magical time. Best wishes to the new parents and to all your family.