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Anyone who has friended me on Facebook already knows I became a grandmother this past week.  After becoming a mother, it is the single most amazing experience in life.

Powerful feelings had grown well in advance for this child since the day my daughter and son-in-law told my husband and me the good news about the pregnancy.  We counted out the weeks and months together, looking excitedly forward to the day the baby would be born.

My daughter blossomed into a gorgeous mother-to-be, and made us proud to be her parents.  She carried the baby bump with grace and dignity, even those last few days when all she wanted to do was take naps and get that baby out of there.

The labor was long and hard, and again, my daughter, with her husband by her side throughout, handled it like a trooper.  I, on the other hand, didn’t.  I cried and freaked out (at home) about what I knew she was enduring.  Now that she’s a mother, she might better comprehend how I have always felt about her.  It tore me up to know my baby was going through the pain of extended labor, working so hard and getting nowhere, recalling how tough it had been for me. And we can’t forget how hard labor is for the baby, too.  They’re working just as hard to get born.

Forty plus hours later…the next day heading to the hospital, because I couldn’t stand to stay away another minute (we’d gone home the night before assured that it would be a long night and we’d get a call if anything changed), I arrived thirty minutes after the precious bundle of love and joy arrived.

It was a girl.  She is beautiful.

Her name is Thea and I couldn’t be prouder to introduce her.

Thea two hours old.Thea's first hat

Welcome to the world, precious one.


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  1. Donna says:

    My sentiments exactly!
    Welcome precious one! You’re so blessed to have wonderful parents and fabulous grandparents!

  2. She’s beautiful, Lynne, and your post made me tear up. Sending you, your hubby, your daughter and SIL, and your beautiful Thea, lots and lots of love.

  3. So VERY thrilled for you. Welcome to the world, Thea! We look forward to many photos and firsts in the months to come. Blessings to you all.

  4. JV says:

    Congratulations, Lynne and Lynne’s daughter! One simply cannot explain the love a mother has for her child in words. Sounds trite, but it’s true. One of my favorite quotes (author unknown, sadly): “The decision to have a baby, it’s monumental. It’s deciding forever to go around with your heart outside your body.”

  5. robena grant says:

    So precious. So sweet. Enjoy every moment and take tons of photos. Give my best to the proud parents, and give Thea a kiss on top of her head.

  6. Hi Robena – you can bet the next time I see my granddaughter, which will be early next week as the new parents want time to bond with baby at home, I will definitely kiss her on top of the head in your honor, then several more kisses from me. 🙂

    Can’t wait for my next Thea fix.

  7. Dee J. says:

    I know I’m late, but wanted to throw in my huge congrats! Welcome to the world, Thea! You have an awesome grandma!!

    What a cutie pie, she is!!!