My dad has two brothers. My sister's only child was born on his younger bro's bday and my brothers first child was born on his older bro's bday. (Kinda odd, right?) So, this baby (his 3rd & last grandchild) *should* be born on his birthday, right? We all thought so!
And guess what?!! Just after 7 p.m. on the 10th, my new niece, Abigail Grace was born - on her grandpa's birthday, much to every one's delight. She weighed 5 lbs, 2.3 ounces. She's a beautiful baby with lots of very dark hair and long fingers & toes for such a tiny little thing. Below is a pic of her at one day old - they weren't able to hold her right away as she had to be put on oxygen, so it was almost 24 hours before either of them were able to hold her. Ray & I were watching through the window and it was very sweet. That was last Friday evening. She has been on IV meds since Friday as well and only my bro/sil and our mom/her mom have gotten to hold her.
Well, today, they moved her from our local hospital via ambulance to Children's Hospital in Columbia. They are going to be doing a spinal tap. They will be keeping her at least a week no matter the results I'm told, and depending on the results, possibly longer. She has to be on the IV meds for another 8 days my brother says. When we got the call this a.m. that they were moving her, Ray & I ran to the hospital to see them before they left, and I got to see her (not through a window) and I got to hold her. She's so tiny! Please keep the baby, my brother & his wife in your prayers, as well as the rest of the family too. It's hard on everyone. (isn't she adorable?)
And the rest of what has been going on isn't as earth shaking as a new birth in the family... but I have had a birthday (this past Sunday) and received a few gifts from lovely friends:
Karen stitched this adorable HIH Bunny Pillow for me - isn't it cute?! And she made the card - they're always so precious!!
Nicole said she wanted to get me something she knew I didn't have - and she did!! Isn't it pretty?!
I don't know why she didn't fill it with scissors - does she think anyone can ever have enough? ;-) Actually, I know for a fact she doesn't! lol That's okay though! I haven't added nearly enough to it yet, but I *probably* have enough to fill it up. IF I don't, I know where to get more!! ;-)
This adorable gift is from Deborah NC (no blog). I think it's the cutest thing & will work well for the retreat "notes, lists & details" I have to keep. It holds a legal pad & I certainly won't have any problems finding it in my tote bag. :-) Didn't hurt that Carol had already monogrammed an "A" & put it on it! I love the super bright colors. I know, strange that I love it & it's not red huh? What is wrong with me lately?
And speaking of colors - I know what some of you will say (that I AM ill), but I fell in love with this new Vera pattern, Folkloric! The motifs & vines remind me of sampler patterns for some reason. The colors are really NOT my usual taste (I hear you Karen! lol) but I really do love this. I think it will be great for Spring! This is a gift I bought for myself because I knew that no one would EVER consider buying me anything in this fabric! :-)