Sunday, January 19, 2014

Introducing Our Newest Descendant

I've been away for a few weeks tending our grandson and helping his mom as a new baby joined their family.  On a family history/genealogy blog where we focus on our ancestors, those who have already lived their lives and passed on to the next, it's a joy to spend a few moments on the living and celebrate the birth of a new baby.

And so I'd like you to meet our new granddaughter, Olivia Rose.  She arrived on January 10 at 10:52 p.m., weighing a healthy 9 pounds 2 ounces.  She is sweet and round and fully cuddle-able.  As her aunt said, Olivia has "a proper double chin," though it's not too evident in this photo.  She also has a strong set of lungs which she actively uses to let us know there's a problem.

The facts that her little mouth forms a nearly perfect "O" when she's unhappy, that she weighed 9+ pounds, and that her name starts with an "O" led to her first nickname:  The Big O.  That one won't stick but this one, Ohsie Rosie, courtesy of her aunt, just might.

We had lots of fun with Olivia's big brother, Malachi, too.  He turned 19 months while we were there.  Mali is a jolly little fellow who awakes with a smile and enjoys life with gusto.  We don't get to see him but about once a month so we were pleased that he didn't mind being left with us for several days while his parents went to the hospital.

More than ever before I can appreciate why young people have babies.  Just two weeks and I'm very tired -- but very pleased to have been able to spend time with Olivia, Mali, and their parents.



  1. Congratulations Nancy!! A very joyous occasion for sure. Olivia's beautiful!

  2. Congratulations! She is gorgeous. Love her name.

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    1. Thank you, Jennifer. I've definitely been enjoying her. I just wish she and her family lived closer.

  4. Congratulations, two beautiful children.

  5. All those nicknames -- now that's love! Congratulations!

  6. Congratulations, Nancy. I love the name Olivia Rose, it fits her. Thanks for sharing happy news with us, you're right, usually we are talking about dead people, this was a nice relief.

  7. What a lovely family! Congrats to you all!

  8. What joyful news! Congratulations, Nancy. I have been so removed that I even missed the news of Malachi's entry. So double the congratulations.

    And you are right. There is a reason young people have babies. It's so they can survive the toddler years!

  9. Congratulations, Nancy, so happy to hear your news! Little Oliva looks adorable, and her big brother darling too--and appropriately mischievous:) Best wishes for sleep-filled nights to you, your children, and those sweet grandchildren as you enjoy this special time.


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