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)
October 14, 2013 @ 7:41 pm
Love the post. You have a beautiful granddaughter! Love her name, Clara Grace! Thanks for posting the photos. I enjoyed them so much.
October 15, 2013 @ 4:35 pm
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!
October 14, 2013 @ 8:24 pm
Can’t wait to get to know Clara Grace!!!
October 15, 2013 @ 4:37 pm
I’m excited too! I think I have an idea of who’s going to be the center of attention at the Miller Thanksgiving/Christmas! 😉
October 15, 2013 @ 7:49 am
how wonderful…how does GOD have time to make these perfect gifts?
October 15, 2013 @ 4:44 pm
Thanks Karen! It really does make me wonder how someone can believe it all just happened by accident 😛
October 15, 2013 @ 8:21 am
You do know that your little baby girl was born on Thanksgiving weekend!
Sounds like the Miller family will be celebrating Canadian Thanksgiving for many years to come! Congratulations!
October 15, 2013 @ 4:32 pm
Yep! We always try to celebrate it in some form or fashion, now we’ll have even more reasons to celebrate! 🙂
October 15, 2013 @ 10:18 am
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. 🙂
October 15, 2013 @ 4:40 pm
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 🙂
October 15, 2013 @ 11:26 am
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!
October 15, 2013 @ 4:38 pm
Thank you Diane! I’m still a little ways away from having any great grand babies, but I can only imagine! 🙂
Sandra L Hess, CPM
October 15, 2013 @ 5:12 pm
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
October 17, 2013 @ 11:34 am
Congrats Grandma!! She’s a beauty for sure. God’s best blessings to you all!
Love, Stephen and Charlene
October 27, 2013 @ 2:34 pm
So happy for all of you! Congratulations Grandma Serena! You are one blessed child, Clara to have such great parents in Caleb and Meaghan.
October 31, 2013 @ 7:24 pm
Hey, Cuzn~I’m looking forward to reading your newsletter! Lov in’ the precious pictures of Clara Grace 😉 God Bless. PJ 🙂