Friday, May 11, 2012

Paisley Ann is Here!

It was the best of days.......It was the toughest of days.

My baby girl was overdue with her baby by a week, and with her gestational diabetes the Dr. decided to induce before the baby got too big.

They gave her the smallest amount of meds to induce, and it was enough to get things started.

She progressed nicely throughout the day and made it to 100%, but in the end her pelvis was too small.  She absolutely tried her best and pushed until she was completely exhausted, at which point the Dr. decided a C-section was necessary.

To have watched my Baby Girl labor for 12 hours but have it end this way was very disappointing - especially for her. Incredibly though, they let me come along to the surgery room AND TAKE PICTURES.

My son-in-law was a great encourager through it all.

I know C-sections happen everyday.......but not to my daughter!  As I was sitting and watching behind daddy, my brain connected that what I was seeing was indeed being done to my baby girl - and I began to see stars.  "Oh, Dear Lord - please don't let me pass out.  They will never let another Mom in the operating room again."  Well, God is good and He sustained me.  I moved my mask to get a few breaths of fresh air - and all was well.

7 lbs.  11 oz.  22 inches

I can't even put into words how amazing the entire experience was.  To have witnessed a birth is incredible - but to be part of the birth of my first grandchild.......I am humbled and feel overwhelmingly Blessed!

I was able to capture my Baby Girl 
the minute she first saw Paisley.

It will be hard not to post thousands of pictures 
of this little one on my blog - but I'll try.  

Holding her for the first time.  

To God who is the giver of all good gifts - thank you for this precious life, and for protecting the life of her mommy.  
My heart is overflowing with gratefulness.

Isn't she beautiful?

Thanks for stopping by and sharing this moment with me,



  1. She is so beautiful. The pictures you were able to capture are some of the most precious I have ever seen. I'm so happy for your family and I love you all. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Congrats on your new grandbaby! She is adorable.

  3. Congratulations Grandma. So wonderful. I was able to witness two of my nieces being born. I will forever regret not having my mom in the delivery room with me. A do over would be great.

  4. Congratulations! I just started following your blog. Hope you don't mind me butting in. But she really is a beautiful baby! And born into a lovely family!

  5. Oh she is beautiful! What an amazing experience that must have been. Congrats! It will be a great Mothers day (Grandmas day) for you!

  6. What a beautiful baby! I know your joy. Re-living that experience of a new life is so wonderful. My little granddaughter will have her first birthday tomorrow. . .she is the light of my life.

  7. Beautiful, indeed! Congratulations!


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