Thursday, February 27, 2014

We are Mimi and Papa

Got an early morning call from our daughter Elaine yesterday morning, telling me I wouldn't be going to work that day.  She and husband Chris headed off to the hospital in the early morning after she'd been having contractions for several hours and then her water broke, but it was a long time before the baby was born. It ended up that Elaine felt comfortable just having Chris with her, so I waited for news at home with Grant.  Finally word came just after 7 pm that the baby had been born, healthy and well!  Yay!  The hospital maternity program includes something they call "kangaroo time", wherein the mother and father are alone with the baby for immediate bonding for 90 minutes, before baby is taken to be measured or weighed or allowed visitors.  There were three deliveries in a row last evening, so we didn't get a chance to see the new family until after 9 pm when they were moved finally to another room.

Presenting Cove Russell Gereau, born 6:51 pm on 2/26/14, 7 lbs 6 oz, 21 inches long.  It took our daughter three hours of pushing but she did a wonderful job.  So proud of the new mommy!

And the new daddy!  Chris was great at being there for his wife and also giving us updates throughout the day. 

I love this shot where he's got his finger in his mouth as I held him for the first time.

Proud and happy new Mimi and Papa to baby Cove. 

20 comments:

Janet O. said...

Happy, happy news! Congrats, Annie. Sweet little one--and you two make great looking grandparents (though you look much too young)!! : )

Dawn said...

What a beautiful family. Congratulations!!
Wonderful pictures to treasure.

carol fun said...

Congratulations and best wishes for a long happy healthy life for Cove!

Karendianne said...

Oh Congratulations!

Congratulations to you and new parents.
Welcome Cove and many blessings to you all!!!!!

(I love the idea of Kangaroo Time!)

Sarah said...

Congratulations! Gorgeous little one. Your daughter looks so glamourous for having just given birth!

Kate said...

Congratulations! He's a good looking little guy. Hope Mom and baby get to go home soon.

At the corner of Scrap and Quilts said...

Congratulations to the new Mimi and Papa and the beautiful new parents. Such a gorgeous little bundle of love he is. So happy for all of you.
Chantal

Sherrill said...

Congratulations!! So wonderful to have that first grandbaby!! Mom looks GREAT after all that work! Cove (what a CUTE name) was the perfect size!

Joyful Quilter said...

Congratulations! He is adorable! The fun is just beginning.

Vivian said...

Welcome to the wonderful world of being grandparents. There's nothing else like it, and I know you and Grant will enjoy and cherish every single minute with little Cove.
Hearty congratulations to the entire family!!

Barb said...

Congrats....so adorable...jealous over here!!!

Shay said...

Im smiling so big my face might just break in half. SO SO Happy for you all!

He is gorgeous...well done to Mumma for doing so a great job (and to Dad for helping her through it)

xxx

Stephanie said...

Absolutely precious! Congratulations to the entire family. He's going to love his at home nursery too, surrounded by all of the handmade love.

Lorraine said...

Beautiful pics! Welcome little Cove and congratulations Mimi and Papa xxx

julieQ said...

Darling baby! I am so happy for you!

Patrica said...

Absolutely perfect in every way!!!! So happy for you and your family.

Marg said...

Congratulations Annie. He looks absolutely perfect, what a cutie! Thank you for sharing your lovely photos.

Pokey said...

What a blessing, I'm so happy for you all, congratulations! Love all the pictures, tell Elaine she looks beautiful, too ~
:-}pokey

Tanya said...

Congratulations! Your beautiful pictures of your beautiful family made me tear up. Too young to be grandparents though...

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I just saw a television show where a dr. was explaining the principle behind that "golden hour" of bonding after birth; such a wonderful practice, so glad your daughter had that experience! Congratulations to all of you. Baby Cove is one very handsome little boy!