We’ve got a beautiful new baby!

See the baby

Don’t expect me to blog much today, because I’ve got something much more interesting going on…

This morning at about 5:30 a.m., my daughter-in-law gave birth to a beautiful, perfect little girl, my son’s firstborn. So we’re having a wonderful day today.

And guess which grandparent got to hold her first? (Don’t tell my wife — or fellow grandparents Ginny and Hunter Herring.) I cheated. After all the others had left to let mother and baby sleep, I snuck back just as they were about to bring the baby to her mother’s room for the first time.

There will be a lot of folks lining up to hold this baby (including the twins, who were practicing child care yesterday by putting a diaper on their stuffed toy monkey).

She’s a perfect holding size, just as she is perfect in every other way…

Big Daddy

21 thoughts on “We’ve got a beautiful new baby!

  1. Kathryn Fenner

    Brad– There is a suspicious similarity between the photo of you with this new grandchild and the one you linked us to with one of the twins. Are you Photoshopping grandchildren?


  2. Steve Gordy

    From an advertisement I saw many years ago for a hospital in Milwaukee: “Looks like a warm, wet winter ahead.” Congratulations to your whole family!

  3. Brad Warthen

    Dang it, Burl, my Hawaiian is really rusty. I assume that’s a benediction of some kind, but I can’t quite make it out. I know what a keiki is, and a wahine and a kane, but I can’t make out the rest…

  4. Kathy

    I am so happy for you guys! What a beautiful baby for sure! Merry Christmas to you all. What a wonderful gift you got to start the season.

  5. Herb B

    Congratulations, Grandpa! We’ve got six grandkids, now, and they’re a blast. Would have had eight, but two recent miscarriages torpedoed that hope. It’s always a blessing when a healthy child comes into a loving family.

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