Another night goes by and the next morning is filled with news that she is here. Eve Magnolia was born in the early hours of last Tuesday morning. She is Shane and Sarndra's second child and a sister for Alex. She weighed about 3.6kg/8lbs. From all reports she's doing wonderfully and she's feeding and sleeping like a champion. Another grandchild, a granddaughter, I'm so happy.
There is always a lot of excitement in a family when a new baby is born. All of a sudden, after all that waiting and apprehension, there is this little person to hold close, to love and care for. It's one of life's most memorable and tender moments.
We haven't been up to Gladstone to meet Eve Magnolia yet but have plans to go soon. I can hardly wait to look into her eyes and introduce myself. I have been waiting for a long time to hold a baby girl in my arms who is so closely related to me. There was no daughter for me but a granddaughter is just as good. Of course, we'll take an arm full of gifts to welcome our new baby, but the real gift is from Shane and Sarndra who have brought this beautiful baby into our family. I am one proud grandma.