Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Back to Blogging

It's been a while!
I was able to sit down and actually think about doing a post today.

Things are beginning to seem a little more normal now that all out of town company has left.

(In the last 5 wks. we have been with someone, either in their home or in ours.)

I want to thank any and all who have prayed for my husband as he underwent open heart surgery on the 21st of October. Your prayers have meant so much and have been answered in many ways.

He is regaining his strength each day and is walking a mile and half around our neighborhood. He will start rehab next week at the hospital. God is so good and we are so blessed.

In fact, he brought another wonderful blessing into our family yesterday in the person of Ivy Louise.

We have been anxiously waiting all month for her to arrive, since her due date was Oct. 31st. She missed my Mom's birthday on the 8th, my brother's on the 9th and mine which is today. That's ok though, she deserves her own special day!

She weighed in at 8lbs. 12oz. and 21" long. She's such a little sweetheart. Mother and baby are doing great!

Sarah, our daughter, was such a trooper and went completely natural. That's right, without any aid of drugs at all. Whew, so glad it's over for her! (She got to the hospital at 3 a.m. and had her at 5:08 p.m.)

Here she is getting weighed and measured.

With me, the proud Grammy

I've missed you all and hope to be more regular in posting. Thanks again for your good wishes, prayers and thoughts.


Miss Janice said...

I am a new blogger who just happened to drop by the other day and found out about your husband's condition. May God continue to bless him and your family. Welcome to the little one also. I look forward to your life getting back to normal for you and I will visit again.

Kathy said...

So happy for you all! Poor little Sarah - but what a prize in little Ivy Louise! She's gorgeous. Congratulations on your newest grandbaby!

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

I will continue to pray for your husband. What a beautiful grandma you are. And what a precious bundle of joy you are holding. I am glad you daughter is doing well.
God is good!! Hugs, Terrie

ceekay said...

Happy Birthday to you! and what else could possibly top that birthday present a day early!! Good to see you back blogging!!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I hope you have had a very happy birthday! Looks like things are going well now, PTL!

Little Ivy Louise is just precious!

I'm glad you are back, we missed you!


Happy @ Home said...

So glad to hear that your husband is doing so well. Also, congratulations to all of you on your beautiful new granddaughter. And, last but not least, happy birthday to you.