Saturday, November 19, 2011

New Granddaughter

Our daughter was due to deliver our first grand-daughter on 11-11-11 by C-section because the baby was breach. I had been scheduled for a month to fly to Lawton, OK on Friday, November 4, so that I could spend a week with daughter before she delivered. Late Thursday, husband scheduled to fly up Nov. 10 and back Nov. 11. Five minutes after the flight was scheduled, Army son-in-law called to tell us daughter had developed severe preeclampsia-or "toxemia of pregnancy" and they would deliver the baby the next morning.

Needless to say, we were on the road within the hour. It took us 8 hours and we were at the Reynolds Army Community Hospital when daughter returned to the room. Our grand daughter was perfect. We know this because that's what the doctor said. She was 7 lbs. 5 oz. and 19 in long, born on 11-4-11.

 We were all just a little excited.

Son-in-law really was excited. He just doesn't like to smile for photos.
Paw Paw had to leave Sunday but I stayed to help out. Daughter did not get to go home until Tuesday. I had a great time playing with grand daughter and taking care of the new family.

 I brought a little zipper bow that she wore home from the hospital.
 Then I moved it to this little hat.

I also had to make some things of the baby. I did not have my tools or my sewing machine. I did bring some yarn and embroidery thread. I bought some onsies and started to work.

 She had the purple skirt. I just added the "Diva".
 I crocheted this little sweater.
 At Salvation Army we bought a sweater that I used for the leg warmers and the bow.

 We bought some pants that I used for the ruffle on this outfit and to make another skirt. I did did not get a picture of that.

Paw Paw came and picked me up Thursday. We left Friday and stopped in Dallas to visit friends. We got home about 2 am Saturday. I am very tired and I really enjoyed my bed.

I will tell more about the trip later.

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  1. CONGRATULATIONS! She is adorable! Love all the little clothes and accessories you made for her!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  2. Congratulations! She's absolutely beautiful!