Don't let the difficulties of the present moments overshadow the reality of God's promises. God's promises still stand. And God's promises are stronger than our failures.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Andrew

Andrew Jacob made his grand appearance at 7:48 New Year's Eve morning weighing in at 7 pounds, 13 ounces. He's not a very tall guy yet but 19 3/4" is just about the perfect height for that weight don't you think? Though you can't see it here since he's all bundled up he has a head full of almost black hair and he already needs a manicure.

His oldest sister, Addison, knew right away that she liked him and gave him his first sisterly kiss before he could protest. Laney, on the other hand, thought she should check him out real good before she made up her mind.












It didn't take long though for both of the girls to decide he was perfect for our family and that he should come home with us. Which he will do later in the week.



Yesterday morning when they first work up MeeMaw (the other grandmother) said, "Addison aren't you excited? This is the day before Andrew will be born...one more day and he will be here!" Addison's reply, "I guess so MeeMaw, but you never know - there could be more. First I was born. Then two days later they told me Laney was coming. And now here's Andrew. You just never know about my Mom and Dad - there could be more any day now!"
Laney decided that since Addison had held Andrew all by herself it should be her turn....all by herself. She loves having her picture taken and even more loves being able to see the picture immediately after it's taken by looking at the camera. As soon as all the pictures were taken she gave Andrew back to MeeMaw and came to look at herself in my camera. That's when she discovered that "all by myself" wasn't exactly what was happening since MeeMaw had her hand under Andrew. She was quite indignant and scolded MeeMaw saying, "Get your hand out from under there right now MeeMaw!"
Andrew is a Capricorn baby - and if you believe in that sort of thing he promises to be a "handfull", mischevious to the core, loyal and loving.
Father I thank you for your great love for us - that you would give us the incredible gift of babies and children is almost more than I can comprehend. Give us your grace and your wisdom to raise them in such a way that they will love you as much as you love them. Amen.

31 comments:

Angie said...

What a joyous and wonderful New Year! Best Wishes to you and your family! Andrew is beautiful as are his sisters!

Living on the Spit said...

I am so excited for you and your sweet family. Welcome to the world little Andrew! I will be saying a prayer for all of you.

The girl's are so cute and must really be so excited.

What a glorious beginning to a wonderful year!

marlene

Adrienne said...

What a beautiful little boy! Congratulations to each of you. I know you are going to have a bundle of fun with him. ~Adrienne~

Amelia said...

So much excitement...the girls are so cute...and now a baby brother to love and play with.

What a glorious way to end 2008 and such a way to start 2009. Such wonderful blessings!

Molly said...

Congratulations on the birth of your little grandson! What a great way to start the new year! Hope mom is doing well. Isn't it amazing that you can now have pictures of him before he's an hour old? So different from when we all had our kids---poor relatives waited and languished until we were feeling well and energetic enough to go out and order prints!

Christine said...

Congratulations! You have some of the most beautiful grandchildren ever!

Rhondi said...

Hi Marlene
What a wonderful way to end the year and start a new one. The baby is precious. Congratulations and happy new year.
Hugs, Rhondi

brenco1 said...

Congratulations on your new grandson. May you have a blessed New Year with all your grandchildren. God is good!!!

Carol said...

Hooray! Another one of us!
Give him a kiss from the whole clan.

Lena . . . said...

What a beautiful and precious family. Congratulations, Grandma!!

Lindi said...

Congratulations to all of you! He's a bundle of love and joy.

Milah said...

Oh how sweet! Congratulations everyone! He's a lucky boy!

Jacquie said...

New Year's Eve is a great day for a birthday. Those are some gorgeous kids... and I just want to hold that little Andrew so badly!!

Marie said...

Congratulations Marlene! You have such beautiful grandchildren!! Happy New Year to you!

Michelle said...

Congratulations, grandma! I can see why you are so excited. He is a handsome young man, and those girls are just beautiful! I could hug them myself!
Happy New Year!
Michelle

Southern Lady said...

What a wonderful way to start your New Year, Marlene. I know your heart is truly overflowing with joy. Andrew is beautiful and Addison and Laney are so precious.

What a glorious year you and your sweet family have in front of you!

Sincerely,

Janie

Teresa said...

Congratulations and welcome Andrew Jacob!

Linda said...

What a splendid way to end 2008 and bring somany promises to 2009!! Andrew is adorable as are his two sisters. Just watch out, there may be more! ...TOO CUTE!

Congratulations to your entire family!!

kymber said...

He is absolutely adorable! Congratulations on the new little addition to your family.
Blessings,
Kymber

osagebluffquilter said...

Congrataulations on that new grandson. I find it so neat that you get a boy after two girls, and our son is expecting a girl after 2boys.

Isn't grand parenting awesome!

Happy New year...and don't spoil him too much.

Osagebluffquilter

MYRA said...

Congrats on the birth of a bouncing baby boy! Baby Andrew! He's gorgeous, and how wonderful he has two big sisters to boss him around... in a couple of years of course! 8-)
What a great addition to the family. You must be so proud. 8-)
Enjoy!

Tracy P. said...

Congratulations to all of you!! And Happy New Year!

Tipper said...

Such a joyous occasion for you all! A perfect Christmas present too. I loved all the pics!

Joslyn said...

Congratulations! What a lucky little boy to have you as a grandma... Happy New Year!

Mainly a midwife said...

Congratulations! What a blessing and beautiful addition to your family.

Rose Mary said...

Oh, he is beautiful!! And so are the granddaughters!! You are a very blessed grandma!!

Happy New Year's Day!!!

Front Porch Momma said...

YOur so blessed, how adorable! Congrats!

Joyful said...

Absolutely beautiful family! Congratulations!

Happy New Year,
Joy

Ruthie said...

Congratulations. What an adorable little boy Andrew is. My granddaughter Elizabeth was just born yesterday and she has an older brother named Andrew

Janet, said...

Congratulations! He's a beautiful baby boy, and I love the name.

Valerie said...

Congrats! We are celebrating the arrival of our grandson too. Isn't it great???