Malina Rosalee
b. March 25, 2018, 7:15 am at home
7 lbs. 6 oz., 20"


Ali sent me a text at 2:46 am to tell me that her water broke and contractions had begun.

At 4:25, she let me know that things were progressing and she'd soon be calling the midwives. Would I be on call to come snuggle/take the kiddos?

(Of course!!)

At 5:35, things were moving along and would I want to come and quilt or something?


The kids awoke to a new baby sister! Junah was so excited and Gin… a little confused/jealous, but also so incredibly sweet.

I cut the cord! 

Kate came over and then at around 11:00, she took Junah grocery shopping with her and I took Gin home with me — giving Mama, Papa, and bébé (not yet named) some time to rest.


Kate dropped Jün off, along with some flowers and balloons and treats! The kids & I had lunch, watched some Thomas, played with blocks and Lincoln Logs and puzzles and did dishes. It was chilly but sunny, so we went outside anyway, and found some tulips emerging!

I delivered the "big kids" back home around 5:00 and cuddled with my new granddaughter for an hour. (All of a sudden, Junah is ENORMOUS!)

It was a pretty good day!

20 thoughts on “Introducing…

  1. Congratulations! Ali is so brave brave to have the baby at home. What a nice post to read first thing in the morning. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Congratulations to one and all on your lovely, snuggly new granddaughter! Ali looks so calm and peaceful, and you look so happy! I love that you’re so involved in the lives of your kids and now granchildren; Malina Rosalee has been born into a very close and loving family!

  3. How beautiful! Echoing Bonny, Ali looks so calm, peaceful. And beautiful! I love the baby’s name. This is just such a happy post. Love the picture of you snuggling the new addition as well.

  4. Congratulations! So happy for all of you. My newest granddaughter Brea June was born this morning. Close to the same size, 7lb 3oz, 20in. Now the fun begins……..

  5. Oh, Vicki. My heart is so happy for you all! XOXO
    What a beautiful new baby — with such a lovely name.
    Enjoy every moment.
    (And, yeah . . . there’s nothing like a newborn to bring that size-perspective thing right into focus.)

  6. Woooo Hooooo! Congratulations to Ali and her family. I can’t tell you that I’ve ever seen a more beautiful baby! Enjoy it all!

  7. Congratulations! I know y’all are over the moon with Little Malina and she is certainly one lucky little girl to be joining such a wonderful family! She’s beautiful and I’m struck in the photos here how peaceful Ali looks. I hope that’s a good sign! Of course she has the best role model!!

  8. What a sweet and wonderful story! Your grandchildren are beautiful. Little Malinda is in for the time of her life. How blessed are you to live so close? And to cut her cord! You, two are bound together in a special way. Blessings and all good to your entire family.

  9. Such a lovely way to start the morning reading your post. I love her name and the peacefulness that surrounds her. Enjoy every precious minute!

  10. Congratulations! Another gorgeous grand. Ali is a brave and gorgeous mom. I’m sure their house will be hectic the next few weeks. Enjoy Malina, Jun and Gin as they learn about each other.

  11. Congratulations!! How precious she is…I’m always amazed at how big the others look after a new one is born. Enjoy that new grand baby.

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