Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Our newest heroine



Remember yesterday when I said things were busy around here?

Well, mostly they were busy at the hospital where a certain little girl was on her way to being born.

Our second granddaughter and newest heroine -- Ellie -- arrived at a little after 1 a.m. this morning.

Her mom and dad are exhausted. Her other grandparents are exhausted. These grandparents are exhausted. Even the dog is stressed.

Not Ellie.

As you can tell, Ellie seems perfectly content, snuggled in Dad's arms.

It feels almost like the coda, that last scene at the end of a happily ever after book -- the arrival of a baby, a promise of joy to come.

And it is -- but in another way it's a brand-new beginning.

Welcome to the world, Ellie! We're so glad you're here.

13 Comments:

Blogger Madeline said...

Congratulations Anne and Family! What a beautiful baby girl. Best Wishes to all of you. Hugs, Mads:)

22 August, 2007  
Blogger Kate Hardy said...

Congrats to you and your family, Anne!

Look forward to seeing the pics.

Love Kate x

22 August, 2007  
Blogger Michelle Styles said...

Congratulations to you and your family!

Looking forward to seeing pictures and hearing more about your latest real life heroine.

22 August, 2007  
Blogger Anne McAllister said...

Thanks, Madeline, Kate and Michelle. I put up a pic and then it vanished. So now I've got another one up. I hope it stays this time.

She's pretty special.

cheers,
Anne

22 August, 2007  
Blogger Sandra Marton said...

Anne, your new grandbaby is gorgeous. Please give her a kiss from me.

22 August, 2007  
Blogger Anne McAllister said...

Thank you, Sandra. I will definitely pass on the kiss (and a whole lot more!)

Anne

22 August, 2007  
Blogger Jennie Lucas said...

Ohhh, what a gorgeous baby! Congratulations to you and your family!

Jennie

22 August, 2007  
Anonymous christina hollis said...

Ellie is gorgeous! You forget how tiny they can be, don't you? And she looks so peaceful at the eye of her own particular 'storm'!

23 August, 2007  
Blogger Annie West said...

Anne, you must be absolutely thrilled! And no wonder everyone's tired, including Ellie. That peaceful snooze looks so lovely - and I bet her parents will be hoping she does lots more of that in future.

Congratulations to you all!

Annie

23 August, 2007  
Blogger Christa said...

Congratulations to all

23 August, 2007  
Blogger Liz Fielding said...

Anne, that's so wonderful. I'm thrilled for you all.

Liz

25 August, 2007  
Anonymous Kate Hewitt said...

What a beautiful baby girl! Congratulations Anne and enjoy being a grandma once again!

Kate Hewitt

27 August, 2007  
Blogger Anne McAllister said...

Thanks, Kate! She's definitely a joy!

28 August, 2007  

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