Saturday, January 26, 2008

A New Addition. . .

As of 12:46 pm I became an aunt!!! Lilliann Avagrace Bradley came into the world 2 weeks and 2 days early. She weighed 6lbs 15 ozs and was 19 inches long.

My brother called me late on Friday telling me Chere was admitted in the hospital. Her blood pressure was extremly high and if she went home it was very likly she would have a seizure. They began the induction later on in the night.

I was very worried 1) that Chere and the baby would be ok 2) that I would not be there when the baby was born. I had a full day of work on Saturday and was not sure if I would be able to reschedule everyone on such short notice. After making many phone calls at 8 am, I am pleased to say all my clients were able to reschedule for Monday!!! I am so blessed to have such great and understand clients. By 9:30 we (myself, Brynn, Addie Grace, and my grandma (Mama Ann)were on the road heading for Augusta, GA. The ride down was great, we made record time.

I was excited. I have never been on this side of a delivery. I have always been the one having the baby. We arrived only minutes before the Dr came in to say she was ready. Off to the waiting room we went. The part seemed to take awhile--there's not much to do in a hospital. 46 minutes later Lily arrived!!!

God has truly blessed our family with GIRLS!! Pink all around. I don't think I would know what to do with a boy.

I know now that my little brother is no longer little anymore. He is now a father-a great father he is going to be . It was a great feeling that filled me as I watched Blake look at his new daughter. I am amazed how a baby instantly changes a person.

We stayed at the hospital for awhile. Before we left I wanted to help Blake and Chere by making them a few meals and freezing them. They will be no one there for them when the get home and I thought this might make things a little easier.

By 6:30, we were on the road headed towards Spartanburg. What a long 2 1/2 hours. We made home by 9 and everyone, including Brandon and me, were in the bed by 10:30. It was a long day but a great one!! I AM AN AUNT!!!!!!!!!


Rhonda Waddell said...

I'm so happy for you! I can't wait until my brother and sister have kids.

Natalie Kellett said...

You're an aunt. How exciting. She is sooo cute. Your family is really blessed with little girls :) I'm very interested in hearing about the open mouth singing. Maybe after this week we can schedule a dinner date. I'll let ya know!!

Summer Martin said...

I am so excited for you. Jamie and I have finally become an aunt and uncle in the last 2 years and it is wonderful. I always say that I love them when they come and I love even more sending them home.

Alison said...

He is so cute! I am so glad you are finally an aunt! Being an aunt is wonderful! (I will call you later about this weekend, we are probably coming home to be with my family pending my grandma's condition.)