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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Announcing: my first grandchild

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name: James Lawrence
born: January 18, 2012 (his due date)
Time: 11:17pm
labor: 22 1/2 hours
health: excellent
weight: 6 lbs. 11 oz.
length: 18 inches
energy/personality: still, gentle, graceful
parents: strong, exhausted, besotted
grammy: in love, speechless, listening


61 comments:

Barb said...

I'm smiling at you, Grammy Ruth! Thank you for announcing James Laurence's debut into this Life. Now you'll all embark on a new journey together. If you thought you knew Love before, get ready to have it redefined.

hedgewitch said...

Many many congratulations, Ruth, and a most lovely and fitting announcement to welcome young James to the world.

Patricia said...

How wonderful for you and your family to have this new boy as a part of your lives. How fortunate for James to be the next generation of such a fine family!

J.G. said...

So glad all is well and your new adventure in family love began right on time!

shoreacres said...

Such a perfect announcement. Isn't it true the most extraordinary events require the fewest words? Young James himself is born a spark from that bonfire of love.

Arti said...

Hearty Congrats to you, Ruth, new Grandma! James Lawrence, what a classy name. Just wonderful! Enjoy the journey!

Gayle Carline said...

Congratulations! I'm so very happy for you and your family!

The Unknowngnome said...

Congratulations! Joy and peace be with you all.

Cait O'Connor said...

Many congratulations on your blessing Ruth.
Welcome to the world James Lawrence.

Susan Drummond said...

The photo is soooooo beautiful! I love that you're a Grammy, too. So, so happy for you and Don and Lesley and Brian! James Lawrence is one lucky little guy.

Love, love, love!

steven said...

oh so happy for everyone!!!! steven

rauf said...

i laughed at length 18 inches. Soon James would be writing exams. i wish the world changes in to a paradise for him Ruth.

George said...

Congratulation to all, Ruth, especially Master James Lawrence! My this blessing turn into a million more.

VioletSky said...

Congratulations to everyone!!!!

Jill of All Trades said...

Oh Congratulations! Just found out last night we are going to be first time grandparents in September! Again congrats!

Shari Sunday said...

I am so happy for you all! What a precious little hand. I know you are all over the moon!

laura said...

Beautiful post, Ruth. Warm congratulations to you and Don, and welcome, James!

rosaria said...

Congratulations and best wishes to the family. Ruth, you will enjoy being grandma, and little James will thrive under your loving gaze. Blessings to you both.

Judy said...

Sweet! Love to all!

Brendan said...

A perfect picture for a perfected moment. Congrats, Ruth. Soak it up and tell us about it later. - Brendan

Maureen said...

A blessing enters your world. Congratulations to your family!

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Oh wonderful, wonderful! You will enjoy this precious bundle, so much. :-)

"January is a stretch of peace
when one lives in the moment,
forced by weather and whim to
sit still and do some accounting."


~Catherine Calvert

ksam said...

From Omi to Grammy...Congratulations! It is the most interesting part of the journey yet, I think, watching our offspring with their kids!

ellen abbott said...

Congratulations. Aren't they just wonderful?!

The Solitary Walker said...

Excellent! So many congratulations to you all.

Louise Gallagher said...

How blissfully divine!

Congratulations to all.

Happy Grandma Day!

ds said...

Been thinking of you all all week. A thousand congratulations!!!
Welcome to the world, lucky Master James!

James Owens said...

Congratulations, Ruth!! What a lucky baby, to come into such love!!

Vagabonde said...

Such a wonderful news, Ruth. I am so happy for you and your family.

We celebrated many 18th of January in my family – it was my grandfather’s birthday (my mom’s dad.) I have written several posts about him. (He was partly responsible for my travel addiction as he gave me postcards to play with when I was a small child.) He was very tall and smart and had a strong personality and lived a very long life. I hope that baby James will have a happy life too. Starting in your family with so much love surrounding him is a very good start! Congratulations.

The Bug said...

Awww...

João said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpcUxwpOQ_A

This calls for a celebration, Ruth !
Congratulations and all the best for all of you.

jan said...

Congratulations and happy birthday James Lawrence. Beautiful post Ruth. How gorgeous.

Kathleen said...

Congratulations!

JeannetteLS said...

Oh, how wonderful. HOw beautiful. The hands. Those perfect tiny hands, to be held and hold back for so many years to come, I hope.

Congratulations.

Nancy said...

Congratulations to all, Ruth! Besotted is a perfect word to describe the feelings. James Lawrence picked the perfect family to be born into!

Suman said...

Many congratulations for the little bundle of joy!

Jeanie said...

Congratulations! What a photo. You must be over the moon! Much happiness for you all!

amuse me said...

Congratulations. Everything everyone says about being a grandparent is the absolute truth. Enjoy!

erin said...

perfect)))))

xo
erin

freefalling said...

Hooray!! Hooray!!!
He's here at last!
Welcome to the world little baby.
I hope you'll be happy here.
You picked a great family to be born into.

I'm so happy for you Ruth - wonderful, wonderful news!!

Dutchbaby said...

Welcome to the World, James Lawrence! How very organized of you to arrive on your due date.

The Broad said...

Congratulations to all of your family on this happy joyful news. And happy grandmotherhood to you! (BTW, I'm a Grammy Ruth, myself!)

Amy @ Soul Dipper said...

Love personified. Congrats, Ruth, to each and all. Sigh...

Leena said...

I breathe with relief now after reading your announcement here :)
Congratulations to all of you for the biggest wonder in the world, a new unique precious baby.
All the best for you!

C.M. Jackson said...

Ruth

Congratulations!! Here at last!!So happy to hear that your first grandchild is healthy and your daughter is well!! Welcome to the world James Lawrence!!

Enjoy Grammy!!

Pauline said...

Oh congratulations Ruth - you have both feet in a perfect place now!

Friko said...

granny: a heart bursting with love, holding her breath and her fingers crossed behind her back.

Congratulations!

Margaret said...

Your poetry and photography will reach new heights! I have to go photograph Spencer's neck, hands feet, etc today as I MUST have that to remember more perfectly. (Will's I'm not so interested in anymore ha ha)

Congrats and hugs and smiles sent your way... I have a feeling there will be numerous trips to have him in your arms! ;)

Peter said...

Congratulations to you and the happy parents!! It's really something special to be parents - and grandparent! Not surprised if especially the mother is exhausted; 22 1/2 hours of labour!! So, he arrived just in time; let's see how punctual he will be in a couple of years! :-)

Babs-beetle said...

Oh wow! Congratulations grand-mama or grammy :)

That is a beautiful photo - of course!

Pat said...

How exciting! Congratulations! Let the fun and loving begin! Love the photo!

Grandmother said...

Welcome to the world sweet baby James. Congratulations to you, Ruth! The love fest has begun with much joy to follow. Blessings on you all.

Ruth said...

My dear Friends, I'm overwhelmed. With unspeakable joy. With gratitude. With all the Sacredness of Life.

I'm so pleased to share this time with you, and to know that you care. It was a long and difficult labor and delivery, yet how quickly we moved into the next phase of the worries of the first days at home! ;-) He is doing beautifully well, and all the important milestones are past.

I will update you in a post sometime this week. I'm still with the new family until tomorrow. We all slept well last night! Including Sir James.

Lisa Graham Art said...

Congratulations to your whole family. There is nothing more special than the birth of the first grandchild! How special and how happy of an event it is! My first and only so far is now three. My how time flies.

Wishing you many happy moments with your special little guy.

cathyswatercolors said...

Oh Ruth, so wonderful. You must be so thrilled. James, a little man welcome to the world! xox to you and your family,blessings too.xox

sonia a. mascaro said...

Oh, how wonderful!
Congratulations to all the family!Welcome little James Lawrence!
Lovely photo!

Montag said...

What a small hand! It makes me feel as rough as Robert Burns and as Regency as Jane Austen!

Many congratulations.

Deborah said...

Beautiful! The start of a whole new life, not just for James, but everyone.

Ginnie said...

You will be speechless time after time, dear sister. I love this new life for you. Finally! :)

Marcie said...

Big smiles...and a hearty congratulatons and mazel-tov!! (Ginnie's been keeping me up to date...) Love the image - so endearingly sweet!

Oliag said...

I have been waiting for this announcement and then have been away and missed it...Congratulations to all and hugs to the new grandma:)