Tuesday, July 19, 2016

WELCOME to the World, Baby Bug!


I have wonderful news to share!

Sweet Little "Baby Bug" is born!









~~Vivian Michele~~ 
7 lbs. 1 oz

21 inches long

Arrived to bless us on
Sunday 7/17/2016 at 7:20pm



(I guess we have a LADY bug now, since it's a girl!)
















My beautiful baby daughter Katie holding her own sweet daughter


Birthing story:


My poor daughter so wanted to have her baby naturally with absolutely no drugs. She doesn't even take aspirin! She started laboring about 10pm when her water broke partially on the 15th and labored all throught the night. This went on for hours, per usual, and of course she went all night without eating or sleeping. She went to the hospital when her water broke fully at 1:30am on the 16th. She labored intensely without medication for 21 straight hours...but poor dear just wasn't progressing; wasn't dialating fully. She didn't get past 7 centimeters. Her poor body just wouldn't do it. So of course she couldn't even begin to try and push or anything, poor thing! She was soooo brave and strong. It was unbelievable to witness how hard she tried.

After all those agonizing hours she/they/doctor/nurses thought perhaps an epidural would help her relax her exhausted and tender body.....and then after another 7 hours of intense contractions (but these she couldn't feel, thank goodness) she STILL didn't dialate fully enough! It was at this time she had to have C section surgery!



One Happy Family!



The proud parents soon after delivery.



I am the happiest grandma!


        








It looks like Grandpa Mike and Vivian
are singing partners! 

(Or are they yawning?) lol









Just wanted to pop in and share our glorious news!


Thank you all for your sweet comments and prayers!

Thanks for also understanding why I have been absent.

I will be back soon - I  promise!


Take care and God bless!


~G'ma Michele
♫ ♪ 



57 comments:

  1. Congratulations!! Love her name.

    Judy

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  2. Oh my word, how precious is she. Congratulations to all.

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  3. Vivian Michele...what a beautiful name for a very precious baby. Congratulations to your daughter and her husband. Oh, what a joyful time for everyone!

    Love and hugs to you, my friend!

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  4. Bless your daughter's heart, Michele, for all that hard work! Congratulations to all of you - she's perfect! And, she shares your name! I love that.

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  5. Congratulations to all of you!!! I'm sure that your sweet daughter forgot all about the pain as soon as she saw her sweet lady bug :)…Happy days!

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  6. Yay!! What exciting news! I am so happy for you all. What a miracle, what a blessing. God is good. Enjoy, Michele! xo Deborah

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  7. How wonderful! Congratulations to you all!

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  8. Congratulations! Bless your daughter's heart! I know that had to be such a hard ordeal for her but she sure did try. She looks great and the baby is a little doll. And, you, my friend! You're glowing and look at that pretty long braid! Welcome to the world of grannies! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  9. Congratulations to all of you, such a beautiful gift to treasure she certainly is a very pretty baby girl. Such a wonderful feeling becoming a Grandparent, once again congratulations.

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  10. Congratulations! What a beautiful precious angel! I'm so happy for you & your family.
    I love the name too.

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  11. Congratulations to your daughter and her husband and to you too Grandma!
    Her name is beautiful, as is she.

    Love and Joy!

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  12. Congratulations to all of you! She's absolutely beautiful and I love her name!! Sorry your daughter had to go through all of that but glad everything went well in the end. Enjoy your new granddaughter!! :-)

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  13. Oh my! what a precious little bundle!!! Enjoy your sweet little granddaughter.

    xoxox

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  14. Congratulations, Michele! I'm happy to hear that everyone is doing well. Baby Vivian is adorable!

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  15. Oh my, what a cute little bug!! Actually Michele, she was born right on my birthday. 7/17; my two favorite numbers. What a joy she will be to all of you. So sorry your daughter had to labor so long! My water broke with my first one. After a few contractions we went to the hospital and I was already dilated to a 9. They didn't have time to do anything. She was born within a half an hour. Wouldn't it be nice if all deliveries were that fast? lol!

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  16. Oh, I'm so happy for all of you! the new baby is completely adorable! Your daughter really worked so hard, I can't imagine. I'm glad she's doing well and everyone's healthy. And BTW Michele, your hair is amazing! xoxo Deb

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  17. Congratulations on your beautiful granddaughter, glad to here they are both doing well.

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  18. I can see how proud you are from your smile. Nothing like that first grandchild. No way to explain it until you have been there. She is so precious and a MIRACLE indeed. CONGRATULATIONS to all of you. Enjoy every second you can. I promise you will not believe how quickly she can change. They grow way too fast.

    Charlotte Moore

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  19. CONGRATULATIONS ALL! Wish I had some of those emoji balloons!!

    Your Katie is so strong...that is one long labor without an epidural. I did each, nothing with my first and an epidural with the 2nd. With Emily I thought I would be the first woman in history to die from pain during labor! Seriously. With Abigail I had an epidural and I was actually conscious of every moment. Gosh, my heart goes out for the hours your Katie went through in pain. She is a strong young lady!

    Now ...this baby is gorgeous!!!! As are your kids and you, too!!! and they gave her your name for the middle! Sweet! You are going to be busy I'm sure but keep those photo's coming Gram!

    Jane xxxxx

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  20. Bless her heart, so hard to work for so long, bein pain then have to have C-section, CONGRATULATIONS, all of you. What an absolutely sweet reward for all that work, you all deserve happy time, especially your daughter. So happy for all of you. What a beautiful name for beautiful baby. Enjoy her every little bit you can.

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  21. Congratulations, Michele,and welcome to the "Grandma Club"! Now what will she call you? She is so pretty just like her mama and Grandma, and named after you too! You forget about the pain once they place the little one in your arms, it was worth it. Bless her! So happy for you!

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  22. Warm congratulations all around! Little Vivian Michele is adorable and everyone must be over the moon. All's well that ends well...

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  23. Congratulations G'Ma! A beautiful little girl for a beautiful family. Hugs-----

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  24. Congratulations, Michele!!! She is gorgeous! Sooo happy for your whole family! :) xxx Maria

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  25. precious pearl of a babe .. sweet congratulations.

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  26. Congratulations to the happy parents and grandparents!!! Vivian Michele is just precious and will bring such happiness into your lives. Hugs and love are sent to you! ❤️

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  27. There is just no other feeling like that of holding your first grandbaby! Congratulations to all.

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  28. God bless little Vivian and family! So happy for your Grandmom!!! Hugs to all!

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  29. Congratulations Michele, I mean Grandma. Nothing like holding your grandbaby - the next generation. God bless this little family and baby Vivian and you too. Sending love to all. Jami

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  30. Congratulations to you Grandma and Grandpa!! Many blessings for all !

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  31. So sweet! Congratulations to you and your sweet family. :)

    Happiest of days to you rock star!
    karianne

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  32. How wonderful!! Congratulations on the birth of your sweetest granddaughter!!

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  33. Hello Michele,

    What a joy! Congratulations!

    It would be very hard to see your daughter struggle through all those hours of labor. That part I am not looking forward to when I finally get to be a grandmother.

    What a pretty little girl! What a beautiful reward of labor!

    I am truly happy for you and your daughter.
    ♥Hope

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  34. Love love love this new little bundle of joy. Your life has now changed for the better!
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  35. Congratulations Michele! A new baby in the family! How wonderful!
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  37. Congratulations to everyone! What excitement to have a new baby in the family! Your dear girl went through exactly what I did. What fun you're going to have being a grandmother, Michele. I'm thrilled for you! Thanks for sharing your wonderful news. God is good!

    Hugs,
    Sandi

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  38. Congratulations Grandma, and to the rest of the family! That was a long and tedious delivery but the reward was worth it!
    Hugs,
    Judith

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  39. Oh what a perfect addition to your family. So sweet and so precious! You will be an awesome grandmother. Congrats to you and your family.

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  40. Congratulations to you and your beautiful family! Such a precious little bundle... So glad Mother and Baby are doing well. So very happy for you, Grandma! Hugs xo Karen

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  41. Congratulations! What happy news! :)

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  42. SO happy on our newest member of the family!!! Congrats and MUCH happiness to all!!! It is going to be so exciting and an honor watching Little Ladybug Vivian Michele grow. Hugs and love to all!

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  43. I do not know how your daughter could endure so much so long. Looks like it would have been dangerous for her and the baby. So happy all turned out perfectly.

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  44. bless her sweet heart...she looks beautiful...Baby Bug is beautiful...and Grandma is beautiful...
    CONGRATULATIONS to all of you.....xoxo

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  45. What a beautiful baby! I love her name and so happy to hear that everyone is doing well. Congratulations!

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  46. Precious. Congratulations. My pink isn't at precious. I linked too.
    Hope you get a chance to visit. HeHe. When your not busy with that precious one! Enjoy your weekend.

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  47. Just saw this! How exciting! I know you will love being a grandma...it's amazing my 3 grandsons are all in their 20s. Time flies so enjoy every moment!
    Ruth

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  48. Congratulations on your beautiful granddaughter! What a precious gift!

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  49. Congratulations! You granddaughter is beautiful! Enjoy every minute because they grow SO quickly. My youngest granddaughter just had her 4th birthday in what seems like the blink of an eye, and the oldest one just turned 25!

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  50. Congratulations! Your pretty daughter's face certainly doesn't reveal all that she endured. I guess holding that sweet baby makes it all worthwhile.

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  51. Hello Grandma! Your grand baby looks amazing. I am glad your daughter is ok. Congratulations! Hugs, Martha

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  52. *****CONGRATULATIONS!!!***** She is absolutely beautiful (as is Katie!), and I'm so, so pleased to share in the joy of your beautiful new granddaughter!

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  53. Oh, Michele. She is an exquisite work of art. And, clearly she comes from a family of beautiful and strong women. I know she will hold your heart forever.

    Happy Pink Saturday. This post is being featured on my Pink Saturday this week as "the one that caught my eye".♥♥♥

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  54. What a blessing! And you and your daughter are both just glowing holding that little one! I'm so happy for you! Loved all of the photos! Enjoy this special time. Sweet hugs, Diane

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  55. Oh my goodness!!! Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful granddaughter!! Such an exciting time for your family. Her name is so beautiful!!

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  56. Congrats Michelle!! She is one beautiful baby girl.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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