Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Our Thanksgiving Baby.....

I'm back and I'm tired!  Five days on the road on the Austin trip then a week preparing for Thanksgiving would have been tiring, but then........we got the call that the baby was coming early!  

By the way, more on the Austin trip to come, but I just have to get this baby post done!  I want to show you all the pictures, but I'll try to keep it to a few.  You know....like a grandma?

Saturday, November 17......I decided to do my Thanksgiving baking and made chocolate caramel brownies, a pumpkin cheesecake and a pound cake.  For the brownies, I can thank Pinterest, the cheesecake, Paula Deen (and the fact that a friend had it at a dinner recently), the pound cake is an old recipe my sister in law gave me years ago.  

The strange thing is that I obviously had a feeling we could be leaving early because I am nothing if not a last minute kind of girl!  

That night the phone rang late and I knew something was up when I answered.  Our son gave us the news that our daughter in law's water had broken and as soon as a friend got there to take care of Charley, they were off to the hospital....which incidentally, is an hour away from their home.  We went to bed and the Superhero slept while I made imaginary lists in my head of all I had to do before we could leave.  

Sunday morning, we got up early and started going in high gear!  Loaded the motorhome, got all the Thanksgiving food in the freezer and refrigerator, threw clothes together, bathed the dogs....whew!  I'm tired just remembering.  About 11:30 a.m. we got on the road for a five hour drive, praying all the while for the safe birth of our newest grandson.

We got texts with the updates about how things were progressing.  Then we got the text that Claudia was going in for a c section.  We prayed even more than we had been praying....for mama and baby!

Thankfully mama and baby survived an awful delivery and Charley survived staying with his grandparents for a few days!  Wink, wink....actually we had a good time spoiling him and forming a special bond!

And without further going on and on.....here's what you're really waiting for......

Charley was consoled with our dogs...


You mean that's my brother??


I love him!


Ya think he looks like me?


Proud Pappy, Daddy and baby 


Two peas in a pod, waiting for Mommy, Daddy and baby to come home


Charley wanted to be wrapped up and held like the baby so Nana gladly obliged


Wonderful Thanksgiving with much to be thankful for!


Mommy with sweet baby John Daniel


Peaceful


Wow, this is neat!





Fun with Nana and Pappy at the park


Climbing trees 


Happy for Pappy to rescue him from the tree

We are indeed thankful for our many blessings both brand new and ones we've had for many years.  God has blessed!

10 comments:

Tracy said...

Congratulations on two beautiful grandsons.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Your boys (all of them) are precious! I can just imagine the huge "new grandma" smile on your face! Nothing like a new grand to fill a Nana's heart! Congratulations to you all!

Cathy said...

Happy for all!!

Auntie Bliss said...

SO precious!!!!!

You know every blog I landed on yesterday had gotten the storage message....wonder if it is a glitch?

Needled Mom said...

How sweet!!! All's well that ends well for mommy and baby. I am so glad that you had fun bonding with Charley too. Bet you were ready for a good night of sleep in your own bed by the time you got home ;-)

Deb said...

congratulations...such little cuties....

Keetha Broyles said...


I brought my third baby home from the hospital on Thanksgiving Day!

LOVE that picture of the men trying to carve the turkey!!!! That's a classic.

mijbil said...

Oh dear, it must have been really hard for you all! I am happy and relieved to hear that everything ended well. Big hugs from Sweden, and many congratulations! :)

Chatty Crone said...

I am so glad I stopped by - I love new little babies and I love how happy Charley was with you. And wrapping him like a baby - melts my heart. You have been busy, but with such wonderful things. Glad you had a great Thanksgiving, sandie

Debby@Just Breathe said...

You are so blessed. Congratulations! I am so happy for you. He is precious and of course little Charley is as cute as ever.
Thanking God for his safe arrival.