Tuesday, October 25, 2011

She is finally here!!!

I have such exciting news! My grand-daughter finally made her entrance into the world!
She was 13 days overdue and we think she wanted to make a grand entrance.
Of course - she is the most beautiful baby in the world. :)


Her name is Alaina Jo.
She weighed 7 pounds and 8 ounces and was 20 inches long.



Here's the proud Daddy. Laura was exhausted and didn't want her picture taken.


Heather was thrilled to meet her new niece!



Bob is thrilled to be a Grandpa.



And I'm loving it too!



She has long fingers and toes. Her Daddy is 6'6" so she may be tall.



How do you like Heather's shirt?



Those cheeks look like they were made for kissing.

We are blessed and are thanking God for this wonderful blessing.

"I will praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Your works are wonderful, I know that full well"

Psalm 139:14

40 comments:

Jenny the Pirate said...

CRYING OVER HERE! I can't tell you how many times I've clicked into this blog over the last few days! Finally I find what I was looking for! Congratulations to you, Bob, Laura, Aaron, Aunt Heather, Uncle Andy, and all extended family members!!! I love her name: Alaina Jo! So beautiful! Squinch and smooch those fat cheeks for me, Mari. So wonderful! I am thrilled for you.

Sweet Tea said...

How sweet and cute she is!!
So worth the wait, huh?!!
Congratulations!

Jenny the Pirate said...

By the way Mari, you look FANTASTIC!!! Not like a grandma at all. Just wanted to tell you that. *chucklesnort*

Karin said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Such exciting times! She is gorgeous! Welcome to the world little Alaina Jo!

Justabeachkat said...

Oh Mari she is ADORABLE! Seriously sweet. I think she and Daven would make a cute couple ;)

Congratulations!

Hugs,
Kat

Kayren said...

Congratulations! Love all the pictures, and she is precious. Hope Laura is getting a little rest now. I'm sure there are plenty of people to hold that sweet new baby!

Heather said...

She is the cutest and most adorable baby ever!

Momma Roar said...

She's beautiful! Congratulations to your family!!!

Kathy said...

She looks like a little love dumpling! What a sweet pea she is. Kissable, huggable, and perfect. Truly, fearfully and wonderfully made. Congratulations to everyone!!!

Pat said...

OK, I'm jealous...but so happy for all of you. She is just beautiful, and those cheeks...my goodness, they are just calling out to be kissed!

Musicaljean said...

What an absolutely adorable little girl!

Designs on 47th Street said...

What a beautiful little baby girl!! I know you are so proud and for good reason. I love Heather's shirt! I am expecting a new granddaughter (my first) NEXT WEEK! The Mama and Daddy have 3 sons. Do you think she might be a little Princess? ;)

Congratulations!
Donna

sara said...

awwweeee....she is gorgeous!!! Congrats grandma!!!!

Connie said...

She is beatiful! I love her name. Enjoy!!

Jane said...

Congratulations!! A true blessing!
Jane

Brenda said...

OMGosh she is absolutely gorgeous! congratulations to all of you! I'm partial to her middle name as that is my oldest daughter's middle name!

ancient one said...

She is simply beautiful and worth the wait. I am so happy for you!

Terri said...

She is so adorable. We just loved visting and holding her - I'm quite sure she smiled for me. :)

LL Cool Joe said...

Congratulations!! She really is beautiful!!!

Mari G said...

Congrats Nana..I mean Grandma...I mean Oma...I mean...well you know what I mean. :o) Enjoy the new bundle (of cheeks and joy) :o)

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

She is so beautiful! I'm going to love watching her grow up. CongratulTions to all of you!

A Stone Gatherer said...

Hey there little Alaina!!!!!

Jennifer said...

She is just beautiful! So happy for you and your family. Can't wait to meet Alaina Jo!

LuAnn said...

awwww Mari - she is adorable and yes I agree with the cheeks.
Glad everyone is doing well.
God is good !!!!! You look good as a grandma too :)

Ginger said...

Can't say enough times how happy I am for you. She's beautiful and I know those cheeks will soon be out of shape from all the kisses. Love her, spoil her, and treasure her. She has no idea how wonderful life is going to be with you and Bob as her grandparents. I can just see you rocking her and telling her all about Jesus loving her. Snuggle with her for me as well. Nothing like a new baby :D

Brooke said...

how did she bipass the wrinkly-ugly baby syndrome that most of them get? she really is cute from the get go!!

Melissa said...

Congratulations Grandma Mari! She is so precious!

Betty said...

Congratulations Mari!! Finally she is there and she is a doll. I¨m so happy for you!

Raise Them Up said...

Yay!!! She is beautiful! :) Let the spoiling begin! Lol!

Just Mom said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!

What a sweet baby. <3

Sharon said...

Congrats to all and I must say she is so adorable.
You are so blessed.
My dil was going to use that name if lil T had been a girl. I love it.
Let the spoiling being!!!!
Hugs

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

Congratulations! And yes, those checks do look like they were made for kissing!

Saija said...

she's beautiful ... CONGRATS!!!!!

Kim said...

Just like that, everything is new, different, and better than you ever imagined.

Congratulations Mari ~

Bonnie said...

Oh yeah !! She is beautiful Mari !!

And Heather's shirt is a classic ! Love it !!

Cheri said...

She is so loved already! I can't quit smiling when I look at her picture on my computer!

Sadie said...

What a wonderful gift! She is PRECIOUS and looks like she is WELL ADORED! CONGRATS to you and your whole family!

Jenni said...

Awww, she's beautiful! Congratulations, you have so much fun ahead of you! And I love the name!

le blÖg d'Ötli said...

Félicitations !!!!! I'm happy for you, she is beautiful, a princess. And a lucky one ;)

Kim said...

I've been without internet for so long, I missed the big occasion!
¡FELICITACIONES! She's adorable and I'm sure you'll enjoy being her grandma :)