Hello fellow Hubbers!
I just could not wait to tell you all, that my seventh grandchild... an adorable little girl has been BORN!
While I was floating around carelessly in the Caribbean this last week (Wednesday), one of my sweet daughters, Laura - gave birth to Lilly Elizabeth Ann, by cesarean section. Seems as both her girls are a bit on the stubborn side when making their grand entrances into this world:-) Breech!
We are so grateful that both mother and daughter are doing well and now at home resting comfortably. Papa and Nana are anxiously readying ourselves to go and meet Lilly this afternoon for the first time. I can hardly wait!
I just know she needs me! Being a Nana is the joy of my life and the icing on the cake of all that any mother goes through with her raising our own little ones.
It is a grand circle of life, in which I am so blessed to be engaged with at this time of my life.
Thank you all for allowing me to share our joy of this blessed event!
Big congratulations to you and ALL yours!!
Deffinetly something to shout about;)
yeaaaaaaaaa now the fun begins. goodbye sleep, hello joy! miles of smiles going your way!!
Thank you all for jumping in so fast and shouting back your congratulations! This is really what "life" is all about... is it not?
Yes Peter, I expect that if she is anything like the other women of my family, she just might have one or two opinions to share with any who are willing to listen:-)
And this is precisely why I just love all my girls...
Of the seven, I have only ONE amazing grandson:-)
Congratulations! I'll bet baby Lilly is just beautiful! All the best to you and your family!
Yes, only ONE boy! But, I still have hope for more...
Thanks for the compliment on my youthful appearance. LOL
While on our trip that we just returned from last night, and on a tour of St. Marten - I announced the news to everyone that I had just received, of Lilly's birth. The cute tour guide was in shock that I was even a grandmother at all and made a ridiculously big deal out of the fact that, (in her opinion) I was the youngest grandma she had ever seen! LOL She was "showing me off" to people... rather uncomfortable really.
Of course my husband was cracking up totally and I played along and just smiled smugly ( at him :-)
But I am old enough and all is legal! LOL Good genes I suppose. Thanks to my own mum.
I bet she is too... I will let you know later after I get a glimpse of her myself! LOL
What an incredible welcome home gift! Congratulate Laura for me and have fun with your new little Lilly.
After grieving over the death of my best friends father, it is a joy to celebrate life today. This is truly a great news!!!! Big big hugs to you and the family and special kisses to this little precious girl. CONGRATULATIONS!
I am so sorry to hear about your good friend's father:-( The cycles of life are an amazing part of living.
Thank you for celebrating with me today:-)
But both circumstances are about life coming and going... and it is all to celebrate about, with proper perspective!
I will pass it on for you to Laura. I can't wait to head out there later today:-) I am just visiting tonight with the Papa and will head myself for a few days later in the week.
All this Nana stuff is really wearing me out! LOL
Six weeks and they all descend on us here at home! Perhaps after that, I will have time for my own life... eventually! LOL
And that is so right kathryn!!!! Yes indeed, the circle of life is to be celebrated. I'm happier today too...
Huge congrats, Kathryn! And I just love the name! I may be a bit bias, though because my youngest grand-daughter's name is Lillian Annabelle and we call her Lilly or Lilly Belle. She just turned one. I know that you are feeling God's blessings raining down on you right now and you should be gleaming! Thanks for sharing your joy with us!
I am very happy about the name of Lilly for this little one, as Lilly was my grandmother's name.
I confess, I pushed for the name and am thrilled that one of my grandchildren will carry her memory on now! It didn't cost me a thing either. LOL
I love Lillian too. Lilly is such a feminine name.
I am so happy to be able to tell Lilly about her great grandmother Lilly, and know that she will love her name because of who she is named after and what this women stood for throughout her life.
My mother has six grand-daughters, still waiting for the grandson ...
A new life is always a reminder of how commonly miracles occur, isn't it? Enjoy your little one, and I hope for your daughter's sake that she behaves herself and sleeps through within a few weeks!
I am glad you have been blessed with another healthy grandchild.
Wow - you're too young to be a Nana, Kathryn. Congratulations for that too! LOL
Congratulations! What a gorgeous name. Just beautiful
Thank you so much for your congratulations and kind words. All of you are such nice folks and I really enjoy knowing that I can share with you this wonderful event and know that you celebrate with our family.
Hubpages really has created a very nice way for us to get to know each other through these forum threads, and keep in touch with some of the happenings of our individual lives... After all, we are REAL people! LOL
I also appreciate that many of you too, feel comfortable knowing that this is a great place to put out a "shout" about that which is positive in your lives and allow us all to high five one another.
Something about this, just feels so good - doesn't it!
I finally was able to get my hands on Lilly last night. She is as beautiful as expected:-)
More so than my daughter's first little girl - who is amazingly adorable - Lilly, looks very much like her mother when she was born. This has happened with a few of my grand-daughters, and is always a very tender experience. It is as if I have traveled back in time, to when my own were born.
These feelings that emerge as a grandparent are overwhelming and are the joys of seeing our families continue on...
I look forward to returning tomorrow, to stay and help out for a while... the work of a real Nana, you know? I guess hubbing will need to wait for my full attention again, until later...
That rocking chair is calling my name!
Love you all,
Kathryn, Congratulations! There is hope for mankind as long as babies are being born - especially beauties like this one!
It is great to hear some good news. I'm expecting my first grandchild in Sept. Having 7 must keep you busy. I hope mine is a girl too.
Congratulations, Kathryn and a big welcome to the world for Lilly
Congratulations Kathryn! It´s great to see family growing and watch all the kids playing around.
All the best for you and all your family .
Congratulations, Kathryn. I can't think of the name Lily without thinking of one of my favorite songs, Lili Marlene, sung by my favorite female singer, Marlene Dietrich. I hope you can play this video for Lilly when she gets to be a big girl:
Congratulations! Lily is a beautiful name!
I'm going to be a first time grandma this November and I am so excited!
Oh Kathryn, how exciting! Congratulations, glad mother and baby are doing well.
You all ROCK!
Thanks again for all your really wonderful words:-)
This is the "Lilly" song that has always stayed with me from my own childhood, after seeing the musical "Lili" with Leslie Caron.
I sang this to my little Lilly last night and am currently working on refreshing myself with the proper words, so I can sing it completely! LOL I would go around as young girl singing the chorus... It is a cheerful song really:-)
From Lili (Charles Walters - 1953) Leslie Caron and Mel Ferrer sing the anthological Hi Lili Hi Lo.
Hi Lili Hi Lo (Words and Music by Branislau Kaper and Helen Deutsch)
ON EVERY TREE THERE SETS A BIRD
SINGING A SONG OF LOVE...
ON EVERY TREE THERE SETS A BIRD
AND EVERY ONE I EVER HEARD
COULD BRAKE MY HEART WITHOUT A WORD
SINGING A SONG OF LOVE...
A SONG OF LOVE IS A SAD SONG, HI-LILI, HI-LILI, HI-LO
A SONG OF LOVE IS A SONG OF WOE
DON'T ASK ME HOW I KNOW
A SONG OF LOVE IS A SAD SONG
FOR I HAVE LOVED AND IT'S SO
HI LILI HI LILI HI LO HI LO
HI LILI HI LILI HI LO
HI LILI HI LILI HI O HI LO
HI LILI HI LILI HI LO
I SIT AT THE WINDOW AND WATCH THE RAIN, HI-LILI, HI-LILI, HI-LO
TOMORROW I'LL PROBABLY WILL LOVE AGAIN, HI-LILI, HI-LILI, HI-LO
But you must watch the YouTube of this with Leslie Caron and the marrionettes... it is delightful! This musical is wonderful too
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsJUCB1P … re=related
Do any of you remember this musical and this song? Are there any other "Lilly" songs out there?
Have a great evening all. I am heading into San Diego to see my son who is in the Coast Guard before he head to sea for the next three months. Life is truly non-stop, is it not? LOL
Congratulations to you... It is a joy to be a grandmother! You are in for the treat of your life:-)
Kathryn, so much to say... First, congratulations and I'm so glad everything went well with the birth. I agree that you look way too young to be a grandmother.
My mom was the oldest in her family and had five younger brothers. Needless to say, I was the first grandbaby and a girl, so I became a bit spoiled.
Lilly is such a beautiful name. I want my kids to wait for awhile to get married, but I look forward so much to grandbabies. And I want my kids to name their girls after two fabulous women in our families with great names, Naomi and Evelyn. One of my daughters loves both names, so there is hope. Hug that grandbaby for me!
Thanks, I will take the compliment:-)
I have really come to feel that how, what and why we name our children a given name - is powerful. Try bribery! LOL
When it is right for your own to have children, they will know it. I have encouraged my three daughters to earn their college degrees and go from there...
My oldest delivered her first right before she graduated from UCLA and I held this, my only grandson (with tears streaming down my cheeks) as she walked in her graduation ceremonies!
Timing is everything... and yet, there is time!
Lilly's mother is a graduate of BYU and holds a degree in Social Work. She is an awesome mother.
Motherhood requires so many skills, and education brings with it confidence. I am so grateful to know that each of my grandchildren have the benefit of intelligent women to call "mommy".
This is fun... I really appreciate these very warm wishes...
I am planning on printing this thread, as it has been so wonderful and giving it to her mom to keep for her... Maybe she can put it in Lilly's baby book?
I am currently being pretty much 100% Nana right now, as I am at my daughter's helping. What fun:-)
Thank you all:-)
Just found your post--many congratulations on a new grandbaby. Glad mama and baby are both doing well! I envy you having a new baby in your life--it's something I miss sometimes.
Of course, it's also great to spoil 'em and then send them home!!
I am happy for you. A lady at my work had her baby the same day.
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