Thursday, June 21, 2007

Six Days Early

Bob's new grand daughter (Marin Rose) arrived this evening at about 6pm, six days earlier than her due date.  She weighed 7 lbs 4oz and is 19 inches long.  She has a full head of dark hair but I wasn't able to get any pictures until after they put the little cap on her.

By the time we got across town to the hospital, she was in the process of coming into the world.  So we waited in the hall just outside the door, until she and her mama were fixed up and ready for company.  She didn't cry like most baby's do, just fussed a little when they were doing her foot prints.  After that she was handed to her daddy and then to her mama, she opened up her little eyes and looked all around, sucking on her first two fingers.  We stayed for just a little while and then left, so she could have her first nursing.  

June was having just slight contractions this morning, and when she went in for her normal doctors appointment, the doctor said it looked like the baby could come soon but that she need to do some walking so the contractions would be harder and longer. So her husband and her mom, took her down to the waterfront and they walked and walked and walked.  Then it was back to the doctor's office for another check up and then directly across the street to the hospital.  Marin was born within 2 hours after June was admitted.  Now that's the way to have a baby !!! 

When we got to the hospital, Bob called his daughter Hope in California to let her know that Marin was on her way, then he called her again and let her know all the details.  Once I got home I emailed pictures, so the family in Pasadena can get a glimpse of this new little family member.

Welcome to the world precious little Marin Rose, may you have a long and happy life. 

11 comments:

jonibooks1991 said...

Oh how sweet, and to have your birthday be the first day of summer is great.
Also they had a decent day to do all that walking.  I'm so glad everything went so well.  Tell Bob Congratulations for me.  Joni

pm71blackfen said...

Congratulations from here in England too, wonderful news!  My youngest daughter is expecting her third baby (a boy this time!) on 6th August - we all can't wait to meet him!  What a lovely time you'll all have getting to know him!~~~ Pat    http://journals.aol.co.uk/pm71blackfen/ramblings-from-pat/

ally123130585918 said...

Marin Rose is a beautiful little girl ~ Congratulations to her parents ~ born within two hours ~ I agree thats the way to have a baby :o) Ally x

katie39041 said...

This entry brought tears to my eyes what a lovely baby picture. Congratulations to her parents.
love and hugs
Katie

pharmolo said...

Congratulations to all the family on this newest addition, Linda :-)

jeadie05 said...

How lovely ,what a dear little girl ,I hope she has a long and wonderful life ...love Jan xx

fasttrack58 said...

What a pretty name... Congratulations!!!!
Linda :)

rbrown6172 said...

how exciting!  and you are so right!  that is the way to do it!  wish we could all do it just like that.  :)
gina

beckerb6 said...

How wonderful to have a new baby to love.
Barbara

nay0114 said...

Awww... welcome to the world Marin (pretty name). So glad you all made it there for the birth. She'll bring lots of joy to the family.
Take care, Chrissie
http://journals.aol.com/nay0114/almost-paradise-ii/

jlocorriere05 said...

Welcome Marin Rose, isn't she gorgeous?! I'm sure she'll be so spoilt by her family! Two of my kids were born within an hour of labour starting, fastest one was forty minutes! Jeannette xx  http://journals.aol.co.uk/jlocorriere05/Welcometomytravels/