Thursday, August 23, 2007

Welcome To The Family, Baby O

I am proud and pleased to announce that Baby O made her grand debut at 5:45 a.m. today (August 24). The new little bundle of joy came just in time to be the perfect birthday present for her big cousin, K. Reports are that he's thrilled to share his day with the newest, youngest member of the growing O family.

Baby O was born at 6 lbs., after about 12 hours (?) total labor and an hour or so of pushing. Sister-in-law and baby are resting comfortably right now, and the local aunts are making plans to visit her later this afternoon. Li'l Bro was still high on adrenaline and joy when I spoke to him this a.m. and was happy to tell me the story about how he got to "catch her." He kept commenting that this all felt so surreal, that he was holding and looking at his daughter. It reminded me of when Shaggy was born - I think it took me a few weeks to get used to the idea that I was a mommy. And I can't even get started on how weird it is for me to think that my baby brother is a daddy now. Now, THAT's surreal :)

So, for all of you praying: thanks for your prayers. Everyone is healthy and recovering well. And for those of you wondering what happened to more creative names for my other family members: not today! I'm too tired and am thinking in way too many other directions to even try to be creative now. Way!

Happy BIRTHday, Baby O and Happy 12th Birthday, K!
Aunt T loves you both tons and tons!

Days like this make me exceedingly grateful for a godly, healthy, loving family - and that we all keep adding to it! Thank you Lord, for this amazing day. We are indeed blessed.


Heidi @ GGIP said...

Many Congratulations!

Episode One said...

Congratulations to you and your family...this totally makes my week of stress seem so miniscule compared to all the amazing things happening in the world..and new babies are definitely prayers go out to you and your family today..know that i'm thinking of you... :)

Episode One said...

so i know this is totally not related, but i'm curious as to how you got it so that your favorite blogging friends became links to their pages, not just lists. w

mylittlenest said...

Congratulations to the proud mom and dad! Can't wait to see pictures!