Goddess Knitters

15 August 2010

...just what we've been waiting for...

You all know how much we have been anticipating the arrival of our first grandchild. Well, she decided that she was ready even though she really wasn't supposed to be her for another 4 weeks. On Thursday, August 12th, Erin had a doctor check up before she and Kris headed north to our house for the weekend. There was a baby shower planned for Erin on August 14th and after the shower she and Kris were headed to the cabin for a much needed vacation.

At the doctor's appointment she found out that she had started dilating and needed to have some blood work done. While waiting for the blood work to come back......her water broke. Needless to say, this changed all of their plans. Erin was admitted into the birthing suite and her labor proceeded along. Around 10:15 pm she was completely dilated and it was time to push. We waited, and waited, and waited and at 12:21 am on August 13th, Paytan Patricia Cook made her way into the world.



She weighed just 5 lbs, 6 ounces, she is 18 12 inches long and has beautiful blonde hair. She is small but mighty.

Erin had a bit of trouble with substantial blood loss during labor, but she is getting stronger with each passing day. With good luck, she and Paytan will be heading home tomorrow.



I could not be more proud of Erin and Kris. They are very calm and confident parents. It is truly amazing to watch them with Paytan. The love they have for this little girl can not possibly be measured.

As for me, I just keep looking at her little face and I marvel at the wonder that she is.




Erin said something to me on the morning after Paytan was born that sums this entire experience up. She said, "Mom, I never knew I could love something so much". I couldn't have said it any better.......

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24 Comments:

  • At 6:01 PM, Blogger knittinggolfer said…

    Filled with tears of joy. Every little one is a miracle. So happy for you, Erin, Kris, Tillman and whole family. WELCOME MISS PAYTAN!

     
  • At 6:20 PM, Blogger Kathy in San Jose said…

    Congrats to everyone and welcome to the world, Little Paytan!

     
  • At 6:30 PM, Blogger dianne said…

    She is so sweet and such a blessing! Prayers on the way that they'll all be home soon.

     
  • At 6:34 PM, OpenID justthreadtwiddling said…

    I'm so glad everyone is healthy. My first grandbaby is 5 weeks old and she is so special!!
    Congratulations!!!

     
  • At 6:43 PM, Blogger cupcakefaerie said…

    Congratulations grandma! Best wishes to you and your family.

     
  • At 7:52 PM, Blogger knitter said…

    A miracle she is, indeed! Looks like she picked a great set of parents and granparents, too. Congrats!

     
  • At 8:27 PM, Blogger KnitAllNight said…

    She's gorgeous! Congratulations!

     
  • At 9:43 PM, OpenID passingdowncrazy said…

    Congratulations! Life doesn't get any better than this!!! What a blessing.

     
  • At 10:07 PM, Blogger IrishgirlieKnits said…

    Congratulations Grandma!! Such a sweet blessing she is! She is beautiful! Wishing Erin a speedy recovery too :)

     
  • At 10:29 AM, Anonymous Tece said…

    Hey grandma! This is awesome news...glad that everyone is doing fine well after the excitement.... I know you are smiling all the time now! Have fun!!!

     
  • At 10:44 AM, Blogger Neuroknitter said…

    Congratulations!!! She is just beautiful!! Best wishes to all!! :) :)

     
  • At 11:31 AM, Blogger Linda said…

    Congratulations! I'm so happy for you and your family. Let the grandma fun begin!

     
  • At 1:27 PM, Anonymous Laura Crowley said…

    Congratulations, Debbi! You're going to be an awesome Grandma. And good thoughts and best wishes for Erin.

     
  • At 5:41 PM, Blogger tapmouse said…

    How stinkin cute is this little one, anyway! So adorable! Happy happy day to all of you- the site of her just mKes me all teary! And hw nice of her to come early so as not to disturb the next RSC shipment!lol! Hugs 2u!

     
  • At 6:33 PM, Anonymous Naomi Rozell said…

    Hello Debbi,

    So exciting!!!! She is just lovely. Enjoy every little bit of her you can.

    Grandmotherhood is like nothing else. It brings so much joy. I am Gramma to five - and so blessed.

    Many blessings to you and this new little being that has come to join your family.

    Naomi

     
  • At 6:56 PM, Blogger turtlegirl76 said…

    Oh what a sweetheart! Congratulations!

     
  • At 9:38 PM, Blogger Jocelyn said…

    Congratulations! She is adorable and I am sure will be spoiled rotten.

     
  • At 10:29 AM, Anonymous Cincinnati Susan said…

    She is just beautiful!!! Thak you for sharing her picture! Love to all.

     
  • At 6:38 AM, Blogger Ana Petrova said…

    Congratulations! What a joy!

     
  • At 7:18 AM, Blogger Marisol said…

    Congratulations again! What a beautiful girl:) Welcome little Paytan:D

     
  • At 5:27 PM, Blogger Sara said…

    Congratulations back at you Grandma!
    And thanks for yours,
    S.

     
  • At 5:04 PM, Anonymous SarahSeattle said…

    What a beautiful child! She is one lucky baby to have such great parents and grandparents.

    Best wishes to all of you. And hugs to the Grandma!

     
  • At 11:45 PM, Anonymous theo said…

    OMG.. being a grandma is SOO SOO the best. YOu will just fall so in love. I have a redheaded 2-1/2 year old girl and a 6 yo beautiful boy. It is beyond words.So many blessing to your family... oh the joy of it...

     
  • At 4:17 PM, Blogger Lynelle said…

    Debbie,
    Congrats!! Paytan is beautiful! .. and I'm sure that you've adapted to Grandmotherhood VERY quickly!!If I'd have known how much fun grandchildren would be, I'd have skipped past their parents :)
    Revel & rejoice while watching Paytan, Erin & Kris become a family unit.

    Ennoy, Grandma, enjoy!!
    Lynn Eck

     

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