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August 31, 2011

Baby Brandon Has Arrived…

My daughter Carole-Ann went into labor on her 23rd birthday two days before her estimated due date. Thankfully we had celebrated her birthday the night before because her special day was spent in labor and delivery bringing my grandson – the most beautiful baby in the universe (equal to my own four children of course) into the world. Don’t all mothers and grandmothers believe this – and rightfully so? 😉 After 22 hours of labor, my baby delivered her baby on her birthday with only 14 minutes to spare. She handled labor and delivery like a champ and her and my favorite son in law are natural parents.

Introducing my grandson… Brandon on the day of his birth. A day he will always share with his mother. 😀

And who could forget to add in one image of Brandon at one day old with his Great Grammy Dede – my mother.

Carole-Ann and Michael Are Having a Baby…

It’s not every day that my daughter sends me a text showing a little stick with a plus sign on it but several months ago she did just that. Just months after her beautiful wedding to my most favorite son-in-law in the world. Of course he’s my only son-in-law but that doesn’t matter; he’s still my favorite. 😀 Fast forward to her showing… I mean really showing and we’re doing her maternity photos.

How could time possibly have gone so fast that she went from her being a darling little girl stealing my soda (calling it Dadoo) and licking ketchup off her french fries until they were soggy messes? Where did the little girl running through the sprinklers with a big stick go? My sweet teenager showing the horse that her father and leased for her and volunteering at the barn? Yes… I said sweet and teenager in the same sentence and I meant it. 😀 Where did my little girl go? It’s quite obvious that more than a few years have passed though and that I’m going to be a grandmother. Wow… a grandmother…. a very cool thing indeed but I’m worried – my baby is going to be in labor and in pain delivering this little angel into this world. If I could carry that pain for her, I would. I think that any parent worth their salt would. Life just doesn’t happen that way though now does it? The truth is that no matter how old she gets or how many children she has, she’ll always be my little girl.

Congrats to my gorgeous daughter and favorite son-in-law! Note – my adorable grandson has already arrived by the time of this blog post. Grandma has been a busy bee and is just now catching up. 😀 More to follow.

January 23, 2009

Rylee’s Birth Story…

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I was honored to be one of a few people in the delivery room during Jenn’s labor to document the fashionably late arrival of Rylee.  Congrats on your new family!!!

Jenn was an amazing trouper through labor

Jenn & Darrin took a cat nap while her mom caught up on a little reading

The Grandparents were so excited… Darrin too 😀

Little Rylee gets checked out

Daddy’s girl

The new family of three – Congrats!!!

August 28, 2008

Introducing Hailey…

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A little more than a week ago my sister-in-law Megeann gave birth to my niece Hailey. I had the privilege of attending (and documenting) her arrival. Although I’ve photographed births before, this one was just a bit more emotional for me naturally. Megeann was such a trooper through her induced delivery and my brother Ed was his usual calm, cool and collected self. As amazing as Hailey’s birth was, it was a very special treat to document the first time big sister Kate and big brother Lucas met their new little sister.  Here are a few photos from Hailey’s Birth Story.

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