Friday, February 18, 2011

William


At 00:51 AM, William finally made his entrance into this world. He weighed 8 lbs 13 oz. Brianna sobbed, "Oh, mom, he's beautiful," and I thought, "Of course he is!" I remembered the first time that I saw her, and I was mesmerized. "He looks just like me!" Buddy wept. "Lots of hair, big, big hands and feet." Big lungs too, because he was screaming so hard the phone was distorting the noise.

The call was short, and they went back to admiring their new baby. Tim sighed in relief and said, "Well, at least that part of things is done..." and I said, "You're right about that, grandpa." He chuckled and scooted close. "Grandma!" he whispered.

We will head to Erie as soon as I get out of class. We will take tons of pictures. We will then head to Allentown, be back home in time for me to go to work at 4. I'll try to get those pictures posted as soon as I can.

31 comments:

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

Congratulations!

Mary Paddock said...

Congratulations Deb!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Congratulations to the new mum and dad - oh, and the new grandparents too! Sounds like a pretty good weekend coming up. Enjoy the moments. Love and all the best to the new little family - he looks a beauty! Love and hugs Barb

Stacey said...

Congratulations! We read sad news on these blogs so often, it's great to get some truly happy news. Enjoy every second.

steviewren said...

Happy, Happy Day! Have fun holding your little one this afternoon. I can't wait to see the pictures.

Mikey said...

Congratulations Grandma and Grandpa!! :) What a beautiful boy!

Lydia said...

Oh, congratulations to all of you. So glad everyone is healthy and doing well.

Roland said...

Congratulations! :)

Jill said...

Congratulations Debby:)

WhiteStone said...

Being a gramma (grampa) is such a nice thing! Wait till you have 10 grands and 10 great-grands!

Mrs.Spit said...

Congratulations Nana! He's lovely and perfect and wonderful!

Bob said...

New life . . . truly a miracle . . . congrats to all. Now the fun begins!

A Novel Woman said...

Ah, congrats Grandma and Grandpa. New beginnings indeed...

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Grandma!! Now the fun begins and it will be sweet!! Love, Judy

Kelly said...

I'm so happy for all of you!! I look forward to seeing photos!

Bill of Wasilla said...

Congratulations, Grandma. (And doesn't it sound odd and a little bit distressing to be called "grandma," no matter how happy the event makes you?)

Beautiful, indeed.

I look forward to many pictures and stories as the tyke grows into a non-tyke.

Scotty said...

Aaaaaw, that's great news, guys - hearty congrats.

:-)

Jayne said...

Congratulations to everyone!
What a sweet little bundle :)

BUSH BABE said...

Nana Deb has a really nice ring to it I think - although of course you are FAR too young to be called Grandma!! How wonderful for you and Tim - how fabulous for Brianna and Buddy...

Travel safe tomorrow - have a wonderful time with your family... my how it is growing! I look forward to hearing your reports after the weekend.

BB

Anonymous said...

William was born 2/18/11 at 12:51 AM weighing 8lbs 13oz and measured in at 21 3/4in. But he has since found himself in respiratory distress and has been in the ICU since 12:00pm that same day. Bri and I are in shock. It is hard for me to ask for help sometimes but Bri and I ask all you to please keep us in your prayers. Our son can use all the help and support he can get right now. Hopefully we can bring him home soon. But at this point we would settle just to be able to hold him.

-Buddy and Bri-

Pam said...

Congrats Grandma!!!! How fun! Having 3 grandsons I'm awfully partial to little boys!!!!

Welcome William!!

Cynthia said...

That made me cry! Congratulations, Debby. What a precious arrival.

jeanie said...

Great news that he is getting the best of care - sometimes little ones have a hard time adjusting to life outside of the bliss of womb.

Best luck to all members of the family.

rhubarbwhine said...

Awesome. Congrats :) x

BUSH BABE said...

Buddy and Bri - we are keeping little William in our thoughts and prayers. Stay positive! He looks like a little trooper...
Hugs
BB

Anonymous said...

My prayers and thoughts go to you all and William especially Buddy and Brianna. I hope it is just a little beginning 'hiccup' for him.
Love and hugs Barb - Bush Babe's mum xxxxx

Gina said...

Congrats!! Keeping William in thoughts and prayers that all will be well with the little man.

Hugs,
Gina

quid said...

Can't wait to hear and "see" more. My thoughts and prayers with you all.

quid

KarenTX said...

Hoping William is doing much better. Prayers for all of you! Congrats on such a handsome little man!

Anonymous said...

Thank you all William is home safe now and everything is going back to normal. He is so wonderful its still hard to understand what happened but he had fluid in his lungs and it took a little while to get out. He still has a little so we need to keep an eye on him but 200% better than he was. Again thank you all for your support I am convinced your prayers are what got him through this so quickly.

-Bud and Brianna-

BUSH BABE said...

Great news Buddy and Brianna - same thing happened to Dash as a little un. And he is now leading us a merry dance!