Joy to the world
Wednesday December 24th 2014, 7:11 pm
Filed under: Family,Life

Twenty and a quarter inches, 8 lbs 4 oz, 1:00 this afternoon and all went well.

Parker was given a big-brother package by the hospital and, finding a stuffed animal in it, he took it out and gave it to his new sister.


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Ahhhhh. Merry Christmas!

Comment by LynnM 12.25.14 @ 1:32 am

what a lovely gift!

Comment by Afton 12.25.14 @ 4:39 am

So sweet!

One of my sisters is a Christmas Eve baby, and the best advice I can share is to give this new little one the gift of having her birthday and Christmas be separate occasions/celebrations.

My dad’s birthday was on 12/19, and he generally received joint birthday/Christmas presents as a child, so when my sister came along (#5 out of 6 kids), he decreed that everything for her birthday needed to be wrapped in birthday paper. After her family birthday party was over, then the big kids would help Mom & Dad decorate the house, tree, etc. so the living room was a Christmas wonderland the next morning for the little kids. Such fond memories.

Oh, another tradition was to have leftover birthday cake for breakfast Christmas morning. Yum!!

Comment by Chris B 12.25.14 @ 8:31 am

Congratulations! Such a lovely present for all the family.

Comment by Caroline 12.25.14 @ 9:54 am

Congratulations. May the new baby granddaughter bring the whole family much joy (which makes up for all the hard wor!)

I too have a Christmas Eve sibling, and made a completely different day to Christmas Day all his childhood, so much so that as an adult with adult thigns happening, he hasn’t seem to mind that others roll it all into one. No mean feat as my father was an Anglican clergyman, with a very busy time of year. A L W A Y S a separate birthday party the day before (how the other chilren’s mothers would have liked a bit of relief from the pressure), always two presents on two different days.

Awaiting to hear the name chosen, and if precedence proceeds, it will be a name I would never have thought of.

Stella, surname now verted to Collard, will change the stock insert on my next comment left.

Comment by StellaMM 12.25.14 @ 11:29 am

Most warmest welcome to the angel and congratulations to the parents!

They are doing a great job raising their sons, very apparently. šŸ™‚

Happy belated Christmas to you and yours!

Comment by Suzanne from Montreal 12.26.14 @ 8:39 am

Parker is well-poised to be a GREAT big brother!

Comment by Channon 12.26.14 @ 4:22 pm

Oh what a beauty! God bless her and her family. Congratulations to all.

Comment by Jody 12.26.14 @ 7:56 pm

Yay! Welcome to the world, Madison! What a sweet face… and how wonderful of Parker to share!

Comment by Pegi 12.29.14 @ 7:11 pm

How wonderful. How very wonderful. Happiness and joy to her through her life, both for her and from her. Blessed be.

Comment by twinsetellen 12.30.14 @ 2:03 pm



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