And, now, finally ... March 15, 2017
... introducing our newest family member, born Wednesday, March 15th, 2017.
Everly Rose Jones
Matt and Jen's first child. These two, married on April 1st, 2014, made a very pretty baby!
And here I am, over the moon in love with my first grandchild.
Everly just yawned.
Jen had a long travail; she and Matt spent three days in the hospital prior to Everly's birth. Inducing labor didn't work, the baby wasn't in the correct birthing position. A cesarean section was finally performed Wednesday and Everly was born at 8:47am ... to the relief of all. As you can see by the photos, our precious little bundle is healthy, for which everyone is grateful. Jen is tired, as you can imagine, and recovering from surgery, but she's as excited and happy as can be.
We all took turns cradling the newborn.
Funny, without any planning, Alice and Tom (Jen's parents, above and below) and Jimmy and I arrived at the hospital elevator doors at the same time. We four took a "grandparents" class six weeks ago, as a reminder that while babies are born every minute, times change and people with it. It's a new day from when we had our children 35+ years ago. Though we poo-pooed the class beforehand, we learned a lot and were grateful that we attended.
Matt is a very happy young man.
I love this picture of Mom and daughter bonding. Technically, the baby was due March 2nd, but she wasn't ready to see the world. Everly Rose weighed 7 lbs, 11 oz and measured 20.5". Opinions on who she looked like varied and were kind of comical, in my opinion, 'cause she looked like a newborn baby to me. Nice that she has hair; Matt had none when he came into the world (via C-section) 37 years ago. As handsome as her parents are, it won't matter who she favors in the gene department, she's beautiful now and I'm sure will grow into a beautiful woman, like her Mama.