So…little Miss Clara Grace Miller finally decided to make her appearance at 12:52 p.m. yesterday afternoon, more than a week past her expected due date. She weighed eight pounds five ounces, was twenty-one inches long, has curly black hair and is a healthy baby!

She’s also gorgeous. We are, of course, not a bit prejudiced–but it is our contention that she is quite possibly the prettiest baby girl in the universe!

Our daughter-in-law, Meaghan, had been hoping for a completely natural childbirth, and managed to have one in spite of being overdue more than a week. Eleven hours labor. She is tired but so happy. This is her and Caleb’s first baby. He is nearly as relieved as Meaghan–not only about the safe arrival of his newborn daughter, but of the fact that he did NOT pass out (as he greatly feared) and the staff did NOT have to drag him out of the birthing room feet first.

Thanks to having a Canadian mother and American father, Clara Grace will have dual citizenship, which is very cool, as is having plenty of grandparents and uncles and cousins and aunts who totally adore her. It has been ten years since we had a newborn in the family, so I doubt she’ll be laid down for awhile. We’re just kinda spending all our time passing her around right now, taking turns rocking and admiring her.

Here’s what has been running through my mind every time I look at that sweet little face: “Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” (Philippians 4:8 NIV)

-Serena

Serena becoming a grandma again! And thoroughly enjoying it!
Serena becoming a grandma again! And thoroughly enjoying it!
Caleb is completely mesmerized by the new addition to their family!
Caleb is completely mesmerized by the new addition to their family!

 

16 thoughts on “FINALLY! THE BABY ARRIVES!!

  1. Love the post. You have a beautiful granddaughter! Love her name, Clara Grace! Thanks for posting the photos. I enjoyed them so much.

    Blessings!
    Judy B

    • Thanks Judy! A lot of people knew she was close and shared their concerns and I wanted to let everyone know so we could all rest easy 🙂 Meaghan was awesome and everything worked out wonderfully! Praise God!

  2. Congratulations on the wonderful, beautiful addition to your family! She is so adorable! I also loved the look of joy on your son’s face and your daughter-in-law looks so peaceful as she holds her precious bundle of joy and see’s the joy on her husbands face. 🙂

    ~Debbie

    • Thank you Debbie, our whole family really likes that photo too! I’ll never forget the look on his face when he came through the doors to tell us a the good news 🙂

  3. She is so gorgeous…Congrats to all! I know exactly how you are feeling, Serena! Nothing like those grandbabies…well, except for great grandbabies..they’re pretty good too. God bless y’all!

  4. Sandra L Hess, CPM says:

    Beautiful! How great are God’s gifts! Serena, I’m so glad for you ~ grandmothering is written all over your heart in that photo! I became great aunt to our precious little baby Clara in my family recently! What joy!

    Sandra Hess, CPM
    Heartland Midwifery
    Fresno, Ohio

  5. Hey, Cuzn~I’m looking forward to reading your newsletter! Lov in’ the precious pictures of Clara Grace 😉 God Bless. PJ 🙂

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