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Monday, August 18, 2008

In Her Own Time

Yesterday now seems like one long blur as our entire day was spent at the hospital awaiting the birth of our friends' first grandaughter. Rick and I arrived at the hospital at 9:40AM followed shortly by the anticipating grandparents and great-aunts. We spent the morning and early afternoon in and out of the soon-to-be-parents' room. Then it was time to get down to business so we took our places in the labor and delivery waiting room. And we waited and waited and waited. Rick's contact lens began to bother him big time so he left for home around 8:30pm. The rest of us hung in there until the happy end.

I won't go into all the details but let's just say we were extremely relieved when one of the nurses finally made a rocking-the-baby motion with her arms, sometime around midnight, to let us know that, yes indeed, Baby Girl had arrived. I guess it's the hospital's rule that only the new dad can make the announcement to the waiting family so we had another long wait before New Dad came out with the joyous news. Baby Kaitlyn was born at 11:10PM weighing in at 6lbs 15oz and 20 inches long. We finally got to see the new bundle of joy around 1:00AM and she indeed is one beautiful little girl.

So now Rick's grandgodson Joey has a new baby cousin and Kaitlyn is one very lucky little girl to join this incredibly loving, warm and close-knit family.


Susie said...

Welcome to baby Kaitlyn! Such a pretty name :)

Renee said...

Welcome Baby Kaitlyn.

yup those babies come when they want to...they don't care who they're keeping up all night. ;)

I came at 12:22am! My mom's doctor wasn't at all happy about it either. hee hee!

Patti said...

Welcome to the world, little Kaitlyn!

yup, babies take their own sweet time arriving here...

rosemary said...

Welcome Kaitlyn....babies are well worth the wait....and with girls, for years after that.

patches said...

Nice! A safe arrival is wort the wait.

Linda said...

As the song goes, "Waiting is the hardest part"!

Congrats on the arrival of baby Kaitlyn!

sari said...


Sounds like a long day but worth it.