Saturday, February 27, 2010

Happy BIRTH-day !!!!!

Today is Jonathan's 33rd birthday.....and Jill felt very badly that she hadn't had time to shop for a present.
But Jill did manage to give Jonathan a gift that was more precious than anything he could have ever imagined. Clare Madison was born at 11:22 am, she weighed 6 lbs 13 ounces and is 19 inches long. She is the cutest and sweetest baby ever!
At times Clare looks like Jonathan and at others just like Jill. Jill made giving birth look effortless. She is my hero....she was as gracious during the birth as she has been for the entire pregnancy. It was amazing.
Clare was equally relaxed nuzzling in all of our arms. She is super petite, but does have the longest legs and arms. She made a number of cute facial expressions. She has us wrapped around her very tiny and very sweet fingers!!
Grandma Jennifer was joyous...and so proud of Jill.
I can't believe I am an Oma now too....how deeply I love this child.
Grandpa did very well holding a very tiny Clare. He also provided Champagne for a lovely toast. We all joined in a prayer of Thanksgiving for this precious child.
Oma looked so content holding her newest Great-grandchild. How lovely to have three generations together to share in this blessed event.
Auntie Meghan just beamed.....so proud of Jill and her brother and is deeply in love with her bitty niece !
Uncle Dustin wore a pink shirt in honor of his neice....and provided cigars for all the guys!!!
Thirty Three years ago I held Jonathan in my arms....and now thirty three years later,
two Grandmothers shared the most precious moment together.
When we left the hospital, we saw this....a glorious rainbow filled the sky. I am certain it is a sign from Heaven. It brought peace to my heart and filled us all with joy.
Tomorrow there will be pictures of Jill. She looked very tired today and I think she deserved to just rest. Needless to say this day will be in my heart for a lifetime. We can't wait to go back tomorrow and hold our precious Granddaughter.
What a perfect birthday for Jonathan...what a perfect birth day for baby Clare.

13 comments:

Jacqueline Korteland Boller said...

Congratulations to all!! What a gorgeous baby! To me, she looks like Meghan as a baby!

I'm so glad...I'm sure Clare will enjoy all the pink she received in the shower and will be spoiled even more and more!!

How fun!

Jacqueline Korteland Boller said...

I just realized...where's Jilly??

Sherry Hogan said...

congrats Oma

Sara Lewis Murre said...

Gefeliciteerd, Oma!!

Yaya and Papa said...

Congratulations OMA!! Welcome baby Clare! She is so precious and truly a blessing from God. You are in the best part of life!!!! Love to everyone in the family!!

SheilaC said...

Congratulations, Oma!! Clare is beautiful :)

SHeila

Kate said...

Congratulations!!! What a beautiful gift! What a beautiful family! I can't wait for all the pictures to come!

Crafty Mama said...

Aw, CONGRATULATIONS to you all! She is an absolute angel sent from Heaven just for your family♥
Btw, my little man's name is Jonathan too. He was almost the exact same size as Clare too, 6lbs 12 oz and 18 1/2" He'll be 7 1 week from today and he's a little linebacker now. They grow so fast!☺

Marien G. said...

Dear Annelies, Jim and Family,
What a wonderful and happy message on this early Sunday Morning (in Holland already) We have been in our thougts and prayers after Annelies send us the email "the birthgiving" had been started.
We love the pictures and your hapiness. "Clare looks like their father" Greet is saying. So both have more the same in common. Clare is really wonderful
We love You all and hope to see you in September.
Marien and Greet Bakker and kids

Pam said...

Congratulations!!! Clare is soooo sweet and you all look so happy!!

Beverly said...

Oh, I am so happy for you. Congratulations!!! You are in for the time of your life. Your heart will forever belong to Clare. How exciting that she was born on her Daddy's birthday.
Still waiting for our #10, but it is just as exciting as the first.

Patty said...

At long last congratulations to you all. Welcome baby Clare.

jroen5472 said...

Congratulations to you and your family. Welcome to the world baby Clare.