SAL-VA-TION: by grace

E-LEV-EN: children from 1984 to 2006

HOME-SCHOOL-ING: since 1990

DOWN-SYN-DROME: susie and gabe

GRAND-CHILD-REN: since 2010

FAITH-FUL-NESS: my steadfast rock, my biggest supporter, my leader, my friend, my love, my husband

Sunday, February 14, 2010

The Next Generation is Here!

Thursday evening our first grandchildren were born!
Carson Isaac, born 9:18pm, 20 inches, 6 lbs 12 oz
Keira Faith, born 10:00pm, 21 inches, 7 lbs 5 oz
Proud parent, Jamie and Joey!! (Jamie has Keira, Joey has Carson--can you tell how Joey's baby siblings liked to be held?)

Knowing that the babies were on their way we headed to Joey and Jamie's Thursday evening; and since the hospital was on the way we stopped there at about 10 pm. Joey came out and gave us the news at about 11 and at about 12 Keith and I, along with Jamie's parent Terry and Landy went in to meet the grandbabies. It was pretty special meeting them together as they are the first grandchildren on both sides of the family. (It would have been a good time to have my camera with me. But, I think Joey and Bryce took some photos that night.)

I returned to the hospital on Friday with Aunt Susie and she was overjoyed to get to see her great-great-niece-and-nephew! She LOVED holding Keira. Carson was a little fussy so Joey kept him.

A few views of Carson. I love the bubble one!

Keira had been wide awake and very "photographable" on Thursday evening but slept peacefully during our visit on Friday. I only took two pictures of her alone because she just didn't change. I can't imagine she could be any cuter, though.

I keep hearing, "You have quite a few grandchildren coming, you're going to have your hands full!" I wonder how it is that my hands are going to be full. I don't recall my or Keith's mother 'having their hands full' when our children were born. I don't see my daily life being too different, especially with some of the families living several hours away. However, when we are able to be together I very much look forward to having my hands full!


Emily said...


Anonymous said...

Congratulations! They are both gorgeous! I love the bubble picture, too.

Love, Lynn

Kara Jo said...

Those babies are just scrumptious. Congratulations, Grandma!

Joey said...

I'm so glad you posted these! I LOVE the bubble picture!

Please make lots of return trips. We like your hands full ;) My left arm and right leg are currently full...

Keithslady said...

Joey--I heard from Dana this morning and she and Jamie both had their hands full! I hope you're staying awake at work (if you're back).

Joey said...

I'm not back yet and won't be for at least a day or two, thankfully!

Carla said...

Congratulations to you!! What amazing pictures of those beautiful babies! Your heart looks full!! :)

Marcia Wilwerding said...

Congratulations! They are just adorable! Can't wait to see our own first grandbaby. :) He/She will also be the first on both sides of our families.

God bless you one and all.

Alexia said...


they are beautiful!!

I can't wait!!