Friday, March 30, 2012

Witnessing a Miracle

      As I sit here typing, dead tired but yet totally exhilarated, I can't help but be amazed at the precious gift of life.  You see, this very morning at 6:55 a.m. I was allowed the privilege of witnessing a miracle.  My niece, Cheri, gave birth to a beautiful baby girl.  Not since the birth of my own son had I witnessed this unbelievable miracle and I am so grateful to Cheri for allowing me to be a part of this blessed event.   I would like to introduce you to Jayna Brielle.


     My sister Jane called me around midnight last night to tell me they were at the hospital.  Of course Aunt Karen wasn't going to miss out on all the fun so off I went.    Cheri and her mom were already settled in the labor and delivery room and her dad was nervously sitting in the waiting room.  I wanted to be where the action was so I went straight to the L & D room.   

      Boy have things changed since back in cave times when I gave birth!  For you more mature mothers out there, remember when we had to suffer through labor and they wouldn't give us the good stuff until last minute?  Well, not anymore!  Cheri was resting comfortably and feeling no pain.  So much better!  But for us 2 old ladies who had to sit in chairs all night...not so much.  Luckily, we didn't have to wait too long and at 6:55 this morning we, I mean Cheri, had a beautiful baby girl.  I've never seen a more beautiful baby except for my 2 grandchildren.  Of course, no baby could be as beautiful as they are!




     Unfortunately, Jayna's daddy couldn't be here to see her come into the world.  Cheri and Diego live in Costa Rica and he wasn't able to come at this time.  For several reasons they decided it was better for Cheri to be here when the baby was born.  In a few months momma and baby will return home to be with daddy.  It was hard for them to be separated but thanks to modern technology they can talk via skype daily.  Hopefully in a couple years or less they will all be back to live close to our family.  

The Proud Parents

     Jayna is a bouncing baby girl weighing in at 7lbs even and 19 3/4 inches long.  Momma and baby are doing great.  As for Auntie, I'm tired but I'll get over a little lost sleep.  The one thing I will never get over though is being a part of such an awesome experience.  Thank you Cheri.  I love you and your new family.

    

Until next time...that's my view.

Kat   

 


12 comments:

  1. Oh Kat, she's beautiful! And I feel the same way as you do about new babies--it's like being in the presence of a miracle. I'm so happy for your family--how blessed you are to have a precious new member to love!

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    1. Thank you so much Beth. Yes, we are so truly blessed that my niece got to come home to have her baby instead of having her in Costa Rica. We will miss them when they go back.

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  2. Congrats KAT...that is a beautiful little girl. They are each their own little gift from God to us. Lucky baby and lucky auntie. ♥

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    1. Thank you Jo. Yes, they sure are a gift from God. Nothing like em!

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    1. Thank you Amy. I think she is, but then I'm just a little biased.

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  4. She's beautiful. And all that hair! What a great experience.

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    1. Thank you Jewels. Yes, she has a head full of hair!

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  5. Oh how awesome. Congratulations. She's gorgeous.

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    1. Thank you Suzy. Yes, it was awesome!

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  6. What a beautiful girl! It must have been such an incredible experience!

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    1. Thank you Maren. Yes, it certainly was an experience I'll never forget.

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