Monday, February 11, 2013

We have a baby!

We finally have a baby!!! Born on Saturday, February 9, 2013, weighing 9 lbs 11 oz and 22 inches long. Born at 3:28 PM CST. What's that??? You want to know what the baby is?????? Well, okay!!!! Meet my new grandson, James Braxton Grainger.

I am absolutely, 100 percent in love. He had a few problems right after birth. He was born at home which was my daughter and son-in-law's choice. He was having trouble breathing so the ambulance was called. When they got there, he was breathing fine, crying and pinking up. They decided to go on to the hospital to make sure everything was okay. He checked out fine but the doctor want to keep him for 48 hours to make sure there was no infection. He has aspirated meconium at delivery so they wanted to be sure pneumonia didn't result. He got a complete checkup and he and Abby came home today.

Mom and baby are doing great and I know both Abby and Doug are happy to be home. The most important thing is that James is healthy and Mom is also. She's really tired and weak but she will be fine now.

I  haven't been able to get down yet to see him. I had some kind of virus on Saturday so we didn't got down Sunday. It looks like now it will be the weekend before I can get my hands on that bundle of joy. I'm just so happy he is finally here and is healthy and that Abby is fine also.

This was made just after they came home so she could post on Facebook.

Wow, I'm a grandmother to 4 now, 2 girls and 2 boys. Life is great.



  1. Dear Sharon,
    James is just adorable! I am so excited and happy for all of you. What a bundle of love. I am glad, so glad that he is doing well. Enjoy your visit...I know you will be over-the-moon happy to see him and the proud Mom and Dad.

  2. Congratulations Grandma Sharon, I'm so pleased everyone is home and healthy, enjoy your trip to see him this weekend and give him an extra hug from me.

    Shirley x

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  4. Hi Sharon, congratulations! What a bonnie boy he is too! Its wonderful to hear he and his mum are thriving. Enjoy!

    Amanda xx

  5. Oh my!!!!! Congratulations! Isn't he darling and such a handsome little man! So glad Mom and son are doing good! He's a big boy!

  6. Welcome, James!!!

    He is a handsome little man indeed, Sharon=)

    May you and yours be well and able to enjoy much good time together.


  7. How exciting! And my first thought was - how handsome he is. Obviously I'm not the only one. :)

    Congratulations to all.

    P.S. Is that lovely cross-stitch in the bottom photo your handiwork?

  8. Congratulations Grammy Sharon! James is very very cute. Good to know that everything is fine now. I hope you feel better soon and can hold him in your arms. That I am sure will be bliss.
    Lots of love

  9. Yay! Welcome to the world, baby James & congrats to Granny :-)

  10. Congratulations Sharon! Sooooo thrilled for you. Welcome to the world little James :-)
    Mel x

  11. Well hello James! Congratulations to you all! :) x

  12. Many congratulations Sharon.He is gorgeous XX

  13. Just catching up here Sharon. I know you emailed me your news but I am so happy to see those two faces, the gorgeous new arrival's and the smiley new mum's :D