Friday, November 20, 2009

We made it on time!!!

We made it on time to the hospital to see Gabriel arrive! It was a 4 1/2 hour drive. Cole called me at work around 9:00 to let me know that Shanna had been admitted to the hospital. I had already been at work for 2 hours and I had to ask my boss to let me leave early so that I could make it there to see him be born. I left work at 2:30 and had to stop by the house to get a bag of clothes, etc. This is the picture that was taken outside in the parking lot at the hospital. We called Cole and he met us outside.
Cole and Shanna waiting on Gabriel to make his appearance!

They look so sweet here and they were so excited. Shanna was so tired. She had been in the hospital since 8:00 A.M. and it was 8:30 P.M. when we got to the hospital. I wanted to be there in time...I couldn't believe that we made it.
We were all so tired. Everyone was wanting him to be born on the 19th because that is our grandma's birthday.
Gabriel had other plans. He was born at 12:30 a.m. on November 20th. He is adorable! I knew that Cole and Shanna would make a beautiful baby!
He weighed 7 pounds and 1 ounce! 19 1/2 inches long.
Cole and his son! Gabriel looks so much like his daddy!
Shanna and her baby son. It reminds me of me when I had Cole 18 1/2 years ago. She is such a good little mommy.
My first born son and his first born son. We are all so blessed! When Gabriel looked up at his daddy, I felt like he was thinking... "I know that you will always be there for me Daddy."
Me and Stevie and Gabriel. The first time that I held him. I started crying because it brought back so many memories of when I held Cole for the first time. He looked exactly like Gabriel.

God has been so good to us all.
I was able to be in the room during his birth and it wasn't even planned that way. A total surprise! I will never forget it. I cried whenever I first saw his face and when I looked over at Cole and Shanna I could feel the love that they have for him.

I'm at the hospital now. I leave in the morning to be back at work for 11:00. I don't want to leave!

We will be making many more trips to Southaven now!


Anonymous said...

So many congratulations to you, stevie & the grown kids!! Welcome to the world little one. Hugs to you and enjoy every single minute. Love and hugs. Tammy

Kimmie and Heartpoet said...

How special
A precious newborn :]


Sares said...

Oh congratulations to the whole family! You are going to have so much fun spoiling the little one. I bet his uncle is very excited too. Give him extra kisses and cuddles from your blogging friends!

Tanza said...

Ooohh congratulations LL,
He's just a bundle of sweetness .. So blessed you all are !! A healthy, bouncing, baby boy !! And, aren't you the prettiest Grandma .. I'm sure you are all exhausted and overwhelmed .. what a beautiful way to kick off the holidays .. You have alot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving day ~
big hugs ~tea~xo

Cottage Flair said...

Congratulations on your new grandson. What a wonderful experience, being able to be there! He is adorable!

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Congratulations Lee!!! He is a DOLL oh what a sweetie! Everyone looks so happy!! Babies are just the best blessing in the world. And he arrived just in time for the holidays! Today is my son Ashton's 11th birthday and it seems like yesterday I was smiling in the hospital holding him, just like your son!
I am happy for you all :)

Dreaming In Pink With Roses said...

Great BIG Congratulations to all of you LL!!! What a Gorgeous little bundle of Preciosness!!!

What a Beautiful Family!!

What Awesome Thanksgiving & Christmas Celebrations your Family will have this year!!! Nothing in the world more precious than a Sweet New Baby!!

Big Hugs ~ Teresa

Teresa said...

That's a beautiful moment. Takes all of us Moms back, doesn't it. Thanks for sharing this precious time with us.

CIELO said...

Come celebrate your home with us at the house in the roses... Show Off Your Cottage Monday is up! ;)


Stevie said...

I am glad that we made it there before Gabriel decided he was ready to enter the world. I was also happy that you were able to be in there during the delivery. It makes it even more special.

Congratulations to Cole and Shanna. Gabriel is such a pretty baby boy. He is blessed to have such a loving family.

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Congratulations to you and the new parents! How exciting that you actually got to be there for the birth! He's just precious!


Lisa @ On Cloud Pink said...


I'm glad you made it on time to see Gabriel's arrival! He such a cutie. I bet you're a proud grandma. Take care and lots of hugs to you and your family.


Adrienne said...

A very beautiful baby. Glad he waited for you to show up...

Anonymous said...

Dear Lee Laurie,
Congratulations! What a beautiful family! I am so happy you were able to be there ~