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My Grandson Was Born on December 24!

Thursday, January 02, 2014

We had a very busy week leading up to Christmas. We had a houseful of people, including the big brother and sister who were waiting at our house while my daughter labored at home with hubby and a midwife and her assistant. The birth went well, a relief to all. We had the kids overnight for 4 nights. And have been helping with them since then.

It was a magical Christmas Eve. Around 6:30 we sat down (four grandkids and I) to watch Elf. We planned on seeing Polar Express as well. These two movies really give me the feeling that it is Christmas and we were finally getting a chance to rest and see them. But we got a call at 7 that Leon Cassius had been born. So we took the kids to meet their brother.

The room was nice and dimly lit. We got there before the baby was even weighed and cleaned up and checked for health. It was fascinating to watch the women do their thing. They weighed him in a cloth sling. 8 lbs 6 oz, and measured 20 and 3/4 inches. He's so precious! Nothing like a home birth! This was my daughter's second home birth.

Love at first sight. This is when I first got to hold him.

There are other pictures in my photo album, too.

I love sharing with you this new life. He is so new and innocent. Loved by so many.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
_JODI404 1/7/2014 2:33PM

    emoticon on the precious addition to your family!!

What a wonderful Christmas gift he is!!

Thanks for sharing the pictures. Leon is absolutely precious. I love the last photo of you & him -- it really relays "love at first sight"!!


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PEZCATHY 1/7/2014 12:38PM

    Beautiful! Congratulations!

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BABY_GIRL69 1/5/2014 9:30PM

    Wow what a blessed Christmas gift! That baby being born was definitely a great gift to all for Christmas! I Hol my lil Camden & Izzy & thank God for all babies....

God bless Lori & Congrats!!!!


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LARISSA238 1/5/2014 9:09PM

    Such a great addition to your great family. Kudos for the home birth... better than the hospital!

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    So sweet. The miracle of a precious baby. Priceless wonder.

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2015TODAY 1/4/2014 4:44AM

    That is wonderful news. Congratulations!

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 1/3/2014 2:14PM

    emoticon emoticon Such wonderful news!

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CASTIRONLADY 1/3/2014 2:05PM

    What a fantastic photo journal of the greatest miracle of all! And that you were all included in the joy. God bless!

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SHERIO5 1/3/2014 11:05AM

    Awww! Just beautiful!

Something so precious about those bonding moments! Thank you for sharing!

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ANNEMAC5 1/3/2014 1:46AM

    Beautiful baby and family thank you for sharing. Your daughter is lucky to have you to help with the children
Happy new year to you all

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POOKASLUAGH 1/2/2014 9:19PM

    What a sweetie! I've been loving all the pics on Instagram!

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KELLIEBEAN 1/2/2014 9:12PM

    What a wonderful experience for everyone. Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures.

By the way, I am a HUGE fan of Elf!! And I just hear the music of Polar Express and I feel Christmas joy. A magnificent movie!

Congratulations to everyone!

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HDHAWK 1/2/2014 7:30PM

    What a wonderful gift! Enjoy every minute with him. emoticon

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HDHAWK 1/2/2014 7:30PM

    What a wonderful gift! Enjoy every minute with him. emoticon

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KNYAGENYA 1/2/2014 7:13PM

    Aaawwwww congrats!

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    Blessings on the newest addition to your beautiful family!

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SUEPERWOMAN 1/2/2014 5:14PM

Awww, the miracle of birth !!!! Congratulations. How lucky that little boy is.

oh, PS, that's my sister's birthday too! She just turned 50. (she is not a happy camper, LOL!)

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PEZMOM1 1/2/2014 5:09PM

    What a special time.

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SLIMMERKIWI 1/2/2014 4:55PM

    What a fantastically wonderful new beginning to a new year :-) Beautiful pic's too :-D


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