"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

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Donna Baker

Monday, January 30, 2017

What A Week

Some things will never change.  Comforting in these times.  I won't bore you with all that happened last week, but when I saw a call on my phone from middle daughter, I thought, oh no, I hope she hasn't gone into labor.  All three of her children have been early, so not such a huge surprise, but the timing was off - for last week anyway.


Cady named the newest member of our family after herself.  I'm going to call her Little Cady for now.



Isobel and Oliver are very happy and will be a lot of help.  

What I didn't mention is that there were many problems with this pregnancy.  The placenta was in a bad position and genetics tests were bad.  There was a one in 16 chance of Down's Syndrome and four other genetic abnormalities.  All is perfect, so our family is very happy with our new little bundle of joy.


51 comments:

  1. Aww, welcome to the world sweet Cady !
    She's perfect...
    Congratulations to all, her brother and sister look pleased :)
    ~Jo

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    1. Thank you dear Jo and their eyes lit up. They were so happy.

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  2. Beautiful, all! ♥ Congratulations, Donna!

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  3. Awwwwww, so sweet I have happy tears over the good news.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. Oh Gayle, you are a sweetheart. Hope Ham is good this week. I thought of you last week with all the trials and tribulations.

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  4. OMG, Donna. How scary.
    Many, many congrats. She's beautiful!
    Hugs,

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  5. What a great time for great news to appear here, Donna.

    Both Cady ladies, grown up and Little, are beauties. I wish them, you and all the rest of your family my very best! Love to you all. xo

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    1. Oh sweet Frances, that is so kind of you. Love to you too.

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  6. Congratulations, Grandma. My, those two have grown since I met you.

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    1. It is amazing isn't it Joanne. Thank you.

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  7. New babies are a lot of fun for us grandparents, congratulations to you and family.

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  8. So glad that all turned out well. Congrats to all!!!!!!!

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    1. Thank you Michelle. We are blessed with the new baby. Son will have one more then that is all my grandkids. So far, the girls are winning out 4 to 1.

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    1. So glad to hear from you Dixie. Hope you are having all good things.

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  10. Wow, what a beautiful addition to a beautiful family! Congrats to you and all!!!

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    1. So sweet 1st Man. 4/1, girls in the lead.

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  11. A blessing for sure - she's beautiful!

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  12. Congratulations all around. Glad mom and babe are doing well. That must have been scary knowing the results of those tests and having to wait to see how it all turned out. Was it better when we were having babies before all that screening? -Jenn

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    1. I think so, since you wouldn't have all that worry and expenses for specialists. Thank you.

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  13. Ah . . . I'm also so happy, that all is well.

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  14. What happy photos and a perfect outcome after so much worry. Congratulations to all. Five grandchildren and counting, what a blessing, Donna!

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  15. Thank you Rosemary. You won't believe this, but I can't add anymore. The count is 3 girls and one boy, but there will be one more someday. Must be the fifth one will be a girl too. Last week was a doozy. This week all is calm so far. And, that is good.

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  16. Glad to see mommy and baby are well! We have a grand daughter who is taking her sweet time to get here. A week late so far.

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    1. This is your first isn't it? You will fall in love all over again.

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  17. So pleased for you all that everything has gone off smoothly.

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    1. Thank you Pat. They are at the trying to get her to nurse stage. Glad it's not me is the way I'm thinking ;)

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  18. What a beautiful family Donna..I love that she named her daughter after her..it's such a lovely name also..almost like Cadence..a word I love.Isobel and Oliver will be such a big help..what a worry her pregnancy must have been..I follow a Blog I love..Kelly Hampton..her daughter Nella has Down's Syndrome..I bet if you go to her blog you will read and read she is on IG too..she starts from the very beginning..Nella's birth..she has 2 other children..an older daughter and a younger son..Nella just turned 7..I get tears reading her blog..so loving..lately Kelly's grandmother who is 87 is visiting..so sweet.
    Go see:)
    Anyone would love having Nella..really an amazing family..

    Welcome cady..Your daughter looks so fresh!
    Here as you know..boys outnumber girls 4-0..and no more on the way..I love babies..I wish they were never ending.

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    1. Monique, it is unbelievable how tiny they are. We decided there was nothing we could do about the baby but decided she would be a blessing however she came out. I will go visit the blog about Nella. Cady and the kids are very excited.

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    2. Such a wonderful decision..love those tiny beings..pure hearts.

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  19. Congratulations to you all. Little Cady is a beautiful baby. Thank goodness after so many issues that she arrived safely.Hope mother and baby are both doing well. Sarah x

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    1. Thank you Sarah. Other than trying to get her to nurse and no sleep, they are doing well.

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  20. Congratulations to you and your family!! What a sweet child❤ I was just thinking of you yesterday and wondering how things were going with your daughter's pregnancy. So happy for you!

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    1. Isn't that funny Ry? It was a long pregnancy - the wait. The placenta problems prevented more testing, but she was coming our way regardless. We are blessed to have another little one.

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  21. Oh I am so happy the worry is over! Such a special time. Congratulations on your new little sweetie!

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  22. How's that baby doing?
    I know you've got to be over the moon.
    Enjoy.

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    1. Jaundice and trouble nursing; all the normal stuff. Thank you Sandra.

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  23. so glad to hear that she is a perfect little girl.

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  24. How wonderful! May you all be enjoying the new baby as much as you're able. x

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  25. What a beautiful addition to a lovely family ..... so pleased that everything was fine. I wish them all many happy times together. XXXX

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  26. O my goodness..how sweet..Wishing her everything nice and beautiful..and courage to take with her in this world..Congrats Donna xoxo

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    1. Thank you Dutchess and beautifully said. She got her first bath last night, didn't like it and her hair fuzzed out.

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