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Celia Claire’s Birth Day

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Time out from our last days in Disney World to turn our attention to the most important thing going on right now in our world.

 

THURSDAY

 

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What are the people in this picture so happy about other than Bruster’s of course?  

They are Celebrating Celia!!

Carrie called just after 9 yesterday morning telling me I was now a grandmother.  That was pretty surprising since when I’d talked to her on Tuesday she’d said not much had changed from last week.  So she drove herself into work on Wednesday in downtown DC.  

But by 9pm she was at the hospital in full labor and Celia Claire was born at 2:15 am on Thursday It was a totally natural child birth.  Way to go Carrie! 

Celia weighed 6 lbs 15.8 oz and is 21 3/4” long.  We think she’s gorgeous of course.  And we’re not the least bit biased.

After getting Carrie’s call, we cancelled all the appointments we had that day, well except for the one I forgot to cancel until it was four hours past my appointment time.  I cancelled that on the drive to Maryland.

We quickly got organized and were on the road by noon to meet our new grandaughter.

The trip is only 133 miles but you have to go around the Washington DC beltway which always takes FOREVER.  So when we got to Culpepper we stopped to toast Celia and her parents and prepare for the ridiculous beltway traffic.  Celia has lots of Brusters ice cream to look forward to with Gramma and Grandpa.

 

When we arrived Celia was about 14 hours old and her daddy was handing her to her Mama for feeding.  At this point both Carrie and Matthew have been up since Wednesday morning, almost 36 hours.

 

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Of course after dinner or whichever of her meals it was, she’s sound asleep.  Mom is smiling.  Dad is gazing at his little girl.

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Happy Birth Day sweet little Celia!!

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Welcome to the World!
We can’t wait to help show it to you.

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FRIDAY

We head back over to the hospital on Friday in the late morning for another visit with the new family. 

 

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Everyone has to have their time with Celia. Her grandmother Joan knows just how to roll her little cart back and forth.

 

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My turn while Carrie opens more gifts.  Of course these are all for Celia but she’s a little too young to open them herself.

 

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Grandpa’s turn.  This little girl evokes a lot of smiles.

 

Since Celia is sleeping now, we think it’s time to head back to the house so that perhaps they can all get some seriously needed rest.

 

The wheel of life is turning for this little family
so surrounded by love for each other and by the love of their families.
This is life at its very best!

We all sure do love you Celia Claire

Matthew

 

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47 comments:

  1. Congratulations to you all. Everyone looks so happy!

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  2. What a joy for you all. Brings tears to my eyes! ;-> Tears of joy, of course !!!

    Virtual hugs,

    Judie

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  3. Oh, how wonderful! Congratulations to all of you!! Celia Claire is an absolutely beautiful baby. What a perfect entrance into the world. :-)

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  4. I could not be happier for Carrie & Matthew. I hope they experience as much joy from Celia as we did with Carrie! Welcome Celia!!

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  5. How wonderful! Many congratulations and well wishes to all of you!!

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  6. Welcome to the world little Celia! Everyone has been anxiously awaiting your arrival. Sweet pictures of everyone holding Celia. What big pretty eyes she has! Happy for everyone! XXXOOO

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  7. What a lucky girl, may she get to know both sides of the family for many years. You make Happy looking Grand Parents.

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  8. She's beautiful! Congratulations!

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  9. Congratulations on your sweet brand new baby granddaughter!

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  10. Beautiful baby, beautiful name, beautiful family. Congratulations to you all!

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  11. So wonderful to hear the happy news of your new granddaughter, and to see everyone smiling and looking so happy. Nice that you could drop everything and get there so quickly. Happy all round!

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  12. Congratulations to your family. Lucky Carrie with a short labor time for a 1st baby.

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  13. Congratulations to y'all. What a sweet little one and a very happy family.

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  14. Congratulations Grandma and Grandpa! She is a beautiful baby, and will wrap both of you around her little finger in no time!

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  15. What a beautiful little one and so alert looking! Congratulations to you all. You're going to have so much fun with her!

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  16. Congratulations to Carrie and Matthew! What a happy event. Glad that Grandma and Grandpa will get to help spoil little Celia.

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  17. So very exciting! Welcome to the world, Celia. You are very loved already. Maybe mom Carrie and Dad Matthew can get some much needed rest now and prepare for the joy of taking Celia home. Congratulations to both sets of grandparents too!

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  18. congrats. . .congrats. . .congrats. . .grands are the best!

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  19. Congratulations. She is certainly a beautiful baby. I particularly like the first picture of Matthew handing her to Carrie. It looks like neither you or David forgot how to hold a baby. You look like old pros. I'm wondering if you'll be able to pull yourself away and travel. :)

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  20. Congratulations on the new grandgirl! I'm sure Celia will bring you many great memories as you show her the world.

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  21. I love that last picture. Congrats on the new baby.

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  22. I'm so thrilled for you all! She's beautiful!

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  23. Congatulations!! Such a tiny bundle of pink beauty.

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  24. Being a grandparent is the best! You get all the good stuff (excitement, pride, etc) without all the responsibility and anxiety. Everyone looks so good and happy in the pics. DC traffic is the pits!
    Syl

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  25. Beautiful! Congratulations!

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  26. She's so pretty!! So happy for everyone! Congratulations to all!!

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  27. Congratulations to you all! So glad the everything went well and that everyone is healthy and happy. Celia is beautiful!

    You are beaming right now, I know how much you were waiting for this moment, to be a grandmother. It's one the of the best gifts ever!

    www.travelwithkevinandruth.com

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  28. What a great day!! Celia is beautiful:) Congratulations to all of you. I can see tons of fun with this little one:) Bruster's sounds like the perfect celebrations:)

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  29. Congratulations to all... grandchildren are truly a blessing...

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  30. Tears of joy in my eyes and goose bumps of excitement on my skin, I am so very happy for all of you! Two days before my birthday is close enough :-) She is absolutely beautiful (not just saying.....) and so blessed to find herself in this most special family. Big hugs to all of you. Everyone tells you how amazing it is to be a grandmother....and still nothing prepares you for what you're feeling. It gets bigger :-)

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  31. Congratulations to the parents and grand parents. May she have a healthy and happy life of love.

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  32. Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy...just one of the most special times in all your lives!!! Congratulations to all of you. Love all the photos and Gramma & Grandpa look so happy also:o)) Isn't it just the best thing in the world!!!

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  33. Congratulations to all. Babies are wonderful and Celia is absolutely beautiful!

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  34. Welcome to Grandparent-hood! Congratulations to all!

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  35. Congratulations, Sherry! What a wonderful time for your family. Little Celia Claire is going to be so lucky to have you showing her around. ;-) And I suspect she has come forth with a thing or two to teach us all as well. Enjoy...

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  36. Oh, I'm SO happy for you all! What sweet, sweet photos! Thanks for posting them so quickly. Many blessings to (on?) Celia and her lucky parents! With love from Laurie

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  37. Congratulations Grandmama and Grandpapa. Wonderful addition to the family. Celia is one cute Angel.
    Im happy for you and I can feel it in your posts.
    Congratulations too to the new parents, now they have something to look forward to everyday.

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  38. Congratulations and welcome to the wonderful world of grandparent-hood.

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  39. Well, I'm certainly late to the party! So glad for the safe arrival of your sweet bundle of joy. Everyone looks blissful and happy. What a wonderful addition to your family.

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  40. I love these pictures. I think she looks just like her Mama. :-) SO happy for y'all.

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  41. These pictures are wonderful, Mama! Thanks for a beautiful tribute to Celia's arrival. It definitely is life at its best. Matthew and I are loving her every moment!!

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  42. So happy it went so well. Congrats! I think she looks like Carrie.

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  43. OMG, how did I miss this most important event. Celia is so beautiful and precious. Your entire family is so lucky to have this sweetheart as a new addition.

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  44. Welcome to your world Celia Claire. I love your little hat. I think you look like your mamma and your grandma Sherry!

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