Thursday, April 19, 2007

Freight Train Smudge

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Smudge arrived like a freight train this morning shortly after six o'clock. Yesterday, she started also like a freight train — real slow — but once she built up momentum, she barrelled right through. The story is that there was minimal activity around 4AM but that baby was bearing down the tracks by 6 o'clock. In fact, the nurses were frantic to slow the train down while the doctor ran red lights in his attempt to make it to the station on time.

All is well. Toes and fingers are all present and accounted for, and lungs work wondrously well, a fact to which the whole of the maternity ward can attest. Mother is a wee bit worn after two restive nights and after projecting an 8lb 6oz daughter (see proof below) into this world out but should mend well in fairly short order. Grampa is also recovering nicely under the kindly auspices of an extra large coffee and two extra strength Tylenol, not to mention a Diet Coke, donut, and breakfast sandwich (bacon and egg).

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Addition photos on Brown Betty Brew.

20 comments:

Cathy said...

Awwww . . . She's just BEAUTFUL!!!!
Hugs all around. Congratulations to the happy parents and you and Cuppa!

Bonita said...

This has been a long-awaited moment, a most joyous occasion. My congratulations to everyone in your dear family!

marmalade said...

i can't wait to hear 'smudges' new name! So excited for you guys.

you're a grandpa!! weeeeeeeee.

love you.

karla said...

Tears still flowing after seeing Smudge's gorgeous photo on Cuppa's blog. Congratulations Granpa.

Cate said...

Congratulations Grandpa! She's absolutely beautiful! You should be very proud. Please send my best wishes to Butterfly and the Boy!

-epm said...

Much prettier than the ultrasound lead me to believe! She's adorable!

All my best wishes to the entire family. Grins all around...

turtlestack said...

Looks just perfect on you.

Valerie - Riding Solo said...

Just lovely, Gramps!

Tell Cuppa I said not to have too much fun!

methatiam said...

FANTASTIC!
I go awway for a few days and look what happens!

;0)

oshee said...

I am so happy for you! She is a lucky little one because you are gonna be a fantastic grandpa!

Plus, she is absolutely beautiful.

Arctic Fox said...

Congratulations! She is absolutely gorgeous!

Heather said...

Yay! Congratulations Grandpa!

Judy said...

Oh!

I am SOOOOOO happy for you!

Another beautiful woman for you to love.

thailandchani said...

Glad you mentioned the Diet Coke! That is essential to any recovery. Geeeads!

Welcome to the new baby. May she always have a full and lucky life. :)


Peace,

~Chani

KGMom said...

I have been monitoring from "afar"--checking in at your blog and at Cuppa's to see when the smudge arrived.
Congrats--I am soooo jealous. Here I am at 61 and grandchild-less!
Well, enjoy enjoy enjoy!

Granny said...

I am so happy for all of you. Congratulations on joining the ranks of the grandparents.

Smudge and I share a birthday. I'm sure it wasn't planned just for me but it makes me even happier.

Best wishes to all of you.

Ginger said...

CONGRATULATIONS, AC!!! Welcome to the joys of grandparenthood.

Sue said...

Congratulations to all! You must be so relieved it's happened at last. What a gorgeous baby.

ChrisB said...

Congratulations what a little beauty. I've been without the computer for a couple of days so just catching up.

Linda said...

I must add my congratulations to all the others. How wonderful!