It's been nine long months, and none so long as the last one, but Little Miss Hannah Elizabeth has finally arrived! I wrote about her impending birth a few months back; she's the firstborn of our younger daughter, Jenna, and is our first grandchild.
Born September 26, 2012
7 lbs. 14 oz.
My husband, our other daughter Kara, and I were with Jenna and Joe throughout the entire day Wednesday, except for the actual birth, and it was both nerve-wracking and ecstatically joyful at the same time. Mother and baby are doing fine, and I've been staying with them to help out for a few days, ever since they got home on late Friday afternoon.
|I'm already loving being a grandma! This is me holding her shortly after|
Hannah's middle name is for my grandma, whose middle name is also Elizabeth. Grandma will be 98 the day after Christmas and yes, that means we have five generations. We want to get a photo of all five sometime this week.
|Hannah, at three days old, snuggling with me.|
An interesting and quirky thing has been happening the last couple of days, on Facebook. I posted a photo of Hannah on my Our Little Acre page there. Through some twisted turn of fate, the photo has gotten 545 Likes as of Sunday night, and 251 comments, some of which are intended for us and some which clearly are not. Nearly all of them have proclaimed Hannah to be a beautiful baby, and we wholeheartedly agree! This makes us smile. :-)
But these have made us laugh...
I've been called many things in my life. Mostly Kylee. But never Becky, Kathleen, Carolyn, Donna, Ulla, Sam, Ellie, Debbie, Cherrie, Anne, Cathy, Midge, and certainly not Ron.
Now THERE's a cool name. Fiona. I kind of like that. Maybe I'll change my name to Fiona. But I am NOT sleeping with Grandpa John.
Niki must have good genes.
Yeah, there's probably someone in our ancestry named Ann. You're very perceptive!
There's two?? They must have forgotten to bring one home. Oops.
I have a son??? What's his name? I seem to have forgotten.
Tim! Is that his name?
Our family tree is getting bigger by the hour.
Shhhhh... No one was supposed to see that. But don't worry. I won't have to do that now.
Last I checked, I was a GRANDMA, but I'll look again. And wow, Ted, I'll bet Christmas gets expensive for you, doesn't it?
I think we should get to know you better before we let her go on play dates.
I hope you get to see Trudy soon.
Well, maybe that's because she's American. But there's German and Belgian in her. That's close, right?
|Hannah, age 4 days|
UPDATE: 2 October 2012
Wow. Just 48 hours later, Hannah's "sleepy" picture has officially gone viral.
Apparently, when you post a photo of a beautiful baby (and that's something that everyone who comments seems to agree on), it's like the internets get sprinkled with magical fairy dust. We're calling it "The Hannah Effect."
More funny comments:
You aren't the only one.
Are you buying?
You and 2,486 other people.
Nope, and she wasn't made there either.
Neither can we.