Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Audi Lynn

On December 26th our granddaughter called us around 8:30 pm to inform us that she was in labor. She had only dilated 1 centimeter so there was a long way to go. We told her to call us in the morning with either the news that the new baby had arrived or she was still in labor.

She called the next morning and she was still in labor. She was now dilated 2 centimeters. We told her we would get around and be at the hospital as soon as possible. We did the running around that had to be done and got to the hospital in the early afternoon. At that point she was dilated to 3 centimeters. Progress. We settled in for the long haul and waited.

The doctor came in around 3 in the afternoon and after his examination she was dilated to 3.5 centimeters. Around 6 in the evening the doctor came in and checked her again and she was still at 3.5 centimeters. Her monitor showed that she had quit having contractions. The doctors recommendation was a C-Section. He was sure that she wasn't going to have the baby in the usual way. Their decision to make and within about 30 minutes they decided to follow the doctors recommendation. Better to get the C-Section than wait for an emergency and that would have happened at some point.

The doctor checked her again just before surgery and she was still at 3.5 centimeters. Shortly before 10 pm they wheeled Sarah away and into the delivery room. Shortly after 10 the brand new father came and got us so we could go see the baby in the nursery. They were doing all kinds of tests and Audi was screaming her little head off. She's got a great set of lungs. Daddy stayed in the nursery talking to Audi and also helped in giving her her first bath, along with putting on her very first diaper. I'm so proud of that young man. No doubt these two young folks are going to be great parents.

In the picture above you can see my head on the left of the picture and the grandmother on the right of the picture. It was pretty tough prying us away from that window. I got to see mother and baby in the recovery room just before we headed home (around 12:30am). A long day that ended well.

Today great grandpa and I went back to the hospital to see Sarah and the new baby. I of course held the baby the entire time. She's just got to be the cutest baby on the planet. Her daddy thinks so too. The circle of life, it's a beautiful thing.
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26 comments:

  1. I love the name Audi Lynn! Congratulations to the new little family. Welcome to the world, Audi Lynn!

    She is a cutie pie for sure! I know you're basking in the glow of being a great grandma to a brand new baby girl. How awesome is that?! Big hugs :]

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  2. Congratulations to you all.

    Audi Lynn is a beautiful name for a beautiful child.

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful moment.

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  3. Look at that sweet baby girl! And I think Daddy is just smitten... Congrats to the new parents, grandparents and great-grandparents.

    Life is indeed beautiful!

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  4. she is beautiful!!! i am so happy for all of you honey! what a miracle life is, truly... and thanks so much for letting us see this little beauty!

    smiles, bee
    xoxoxoxoxoxo

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  5. What a doll! Congratulations to everyone. She'll grow so fast...

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  6. A friend of mine once said that every man should have a daughter because no one will ever love him so much as a daughter...Looks like it's true from those pictures...Congratulations. Glad everyone is healthy and happy!

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  7. Many Blessings for the family. Great Grandparent That is awesom!

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  8. great grand maw is having fun

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  9. Give the new Mommy a hug from the ole Burnt Food Dude. While you're at it give yourself a hug from me also.

    Happy New Year!

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  10. Yes, the birth of a child is a beautiful thing indeed! Congratulations great-grandmother!

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  11. Congratulations to you on being a great. What a cute young man that is. He sure is in love with that little girl. What a gorgeous name. That really is a great picture. Take care. Have fun with that little baby.

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  12. Aw just look at the proud new dad. That was one incredibly long day for all of you.

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  13. A beautiful baby! Audi Lynn is a pretty name, I haven't known any Audi's before yours. Except for the cars, we once rented one of those in Europe. :)

    Think Baby Names says, "The girl's name Audi \a(u)-di\ is a variant of Audrey (Old English), and the meaning of Audi is "noble strength"."

    Agree? Disagree?
    ..

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  14. Jim - I agree. Thanks for looking her name up. :)

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  15. congratulations to everyone--such a beautiful moment. Please wish everyone well!

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  16. Sounds like Audi Lynn has her Daddy wrapped around her little finger already!

    Congratulations to everyone for such a beautiful addition to the family!

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  17. very cute baby. my sister gave birth last dec 25. same as you C-section. baby brings smile to the family. happy new year!

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  18. Just saying congratuations seems sort of lame, ya know -especially when it's for something as exciting as your new great-granddaughter! What a great way to have this as a kick off for the Happiest of New Years though! So, Congratulations anyway and glad all went well!

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  19. Welcome to the world, Audi Lynn. And indeed the circle of life is indeed a beautiful thing.


    What a wonderul way for your family to end the year and start another one, it can't get much better than that.

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  20. Oh Sandee, how wonderful! I am thrilled for your family. She is a gorgeous baby.

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  21. The circle of life, it's a beautiful thing. As is Audi Lynn. What a wonderful blessing for the holidays. She is such a lucky child to have a fantastic family. I am sooo very happy for you Sandee. Now that is what I call a present :-)

    Big Hugs to you sweetie xo

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  22. I already knew you were great. Now it is doubly confirmed. Audi is beautiful. What a blessing. Just enjoy her.

    Sending big hugs honey...

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  23. What a cute little Bubba & a very proud looking Dad

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  24. Congratulations to the great grandparents!!!
    I know how much you had been looking forward to this!

    Audi Lynn is a great name!
    If they have others, I might suggest Lexus Ann or Mercedes Marie. ;-)

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  25. I'm still catching up on old posts, but it's never too late to say "Congratulations!" She's beautiful. :)

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