Say hello to Gabriella Grace Roling. 7 pounds 5 ounces and 20 inches long. Baby, Mother, Father, and big Brother are all doing fine. We met her at about 5:00 p.m. yesterday. I had an eye examination yesterday afternoon and didn’t get done with that until about 4:30 p.m. so Jeanne had to drive as my eyes were still dilated.
Josh went in first with his Dad to meet his new Sister. He was a little shy about going but he came back with a nice new teddy bear “Corduroy”, which he thought was pretty nice. Then after a while he and Ben came to get us and we got to meet our little Granddaughter. She has a healthy set of lungs for only being 4 hours old. 🙂
The new family. There was a constant stream of medical folks that came and went in the brief time we were there. It’s good to see the level of care you can get in the hospital. I got to hold Gabbie before Grandma. You forget just how little they are. She opened her eyes just a little while I was looking at her, WOW!! Talk about instant love. 🙂
Jeanne is such an amazing person. She spent the entire day entertaining Joshua (which takes a lot of energy), made a wonderful meal for our dinner, got Josh ready for bed and was still going strong when I packed it in.
The beginning of a new life is an amazing event and so special to be even a small part of it. What will she be like? What contributions will she make? What path lies before her? She has two wonderful, intelligent, and caring parents, a brother who will be her champion and protector, 4 loving and nurturing Grandparents and three uncles to watch over her. I’d say she has a great life ahead of her.
A little side story about Gabby. We knew she was going to be a girl but Angie and Ben kept the name a secret. However they told Joshua her name so that he could be accustomed to it. Jeanne and I were sitting with Josh one evening and he wanted to go into his old room, which had been converted to the new baby’s room.
When he walked into the room he said “Gabbie’s Room.” 🙂 So we had a pretty good hunch what the name was going to be.
That’s it for today. Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday. Thanks for stopping by the blog. Be careful.