Saturday, April 28, 2012

Saturday Snapshot ~ She's Here!!!

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 I could hardly wait to introduce you to my first grandchild.

Meet Stella
Born Sunday, Earth Day, April 22

Stella arrived Sunday morning (16 days early) by C-Section (after 26 hours of labor).  She weighed 7 lbs and 15 ounces and was 20" long.  Mom, Dad and Baby are doing well.

Happy Grammie and Stella


I said I wasn't going to be one of those obnoxious grandparents who are always raving about their grandchild's accomplishments, and showing photos, but guess what? it's inevitable --- I've already begun. LOL

91 comments:

  1. Oh, congratulations. I didn't even do my Saturday Snapshot yet because I had to hurry to your blog to see your grandbaby. She's gorgeous. In the last picture she looks so much older than a newborn. She's obviously advanced.

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    1. I think she probably looks older because she was C-Section. She lost nearly (1)lb in the first 5 days, so now the MD wants her to be gaining (1oz a day).

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  2. Oh my gosh is she ever adorable! I love her name too :) Congratulations grandma.

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  3. Diane, she is so precious!!! I know how very excited you guys are and I'm so thrilled for you. Wow - 16 days early and almost 8 lbs. Bet Mom is glad she didn't wait until later to come. Thanks so much for sharing Stella with us and we look forward to more pics of her to come.

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    1. Trish and Kay, thanks for the compliments on her name. We think it fits her. Thanks for taking the time to comment

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  4. Stella is beautiful! Congratulations, Grammie!

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  5. Congratulations to all! And a big welcome to Stella!

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  6. She is absolutely beautiful! Congratulations!

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  7. What a doll! I don't blame you for bragging!

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    1. Eugenia, Tina and Kathy -- Thanks for sending such nice words our way -- so exciting.

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  8. Congratulations to all of you. She looks absolutely adorable.

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  9. Congratulations! She's beautiful, and I love her name :)

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    1. Eva and Sam -- we can't stop looking at her pictures and I've seen her every day but (1) this week:)

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  10. Gorgeous little girl...and yes, I can already see the pride and joy in your expression and as you write the words. It has begun! Grandbaby love! Nothing quite like it....

    Stella is a lovely name, and C-Section babies are so pretty (my daughter, the youngest was a C-Section baby).

    Enjoy this time...she will grow up fast. You'll see my first grandbaby today in a series of shots.

    Here's MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOT

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    1. Larel, I can tell the pride and love you have for your grandchildren as well -- special just special.

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  11. That is such a cutie little one, and grammy should be proud!

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  12. Congratulations! Stella is absolutely beautiful.

    Share photos anytime, be a proud grandma. :)

    I glad to hear mom and baby are healthy. Enjoy!

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    1. Brian, Marie and Mari -- Thanks for not minding my time of giddiness :)

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  13. OMG!! She is perfect!! Congratulations!! Beautiful!!

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  14. Congratulations! You must be just over the moon! Stella is just lovely ... those C-section babies are always so pretty with such round and perfect little heads! Bet you will have great times getting to know her, Grammy!

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    1. Cheryl and Susan -- thanks so much. Yes C-Section babies tend to have more perfect heads that first week for sure. Thanks for your sweetness.

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  15. Congrats and please share lots of photos!

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  16. How adorable! Well-worth a little raving. :)

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  17. I'm so happy for you, Grammie! I love it that she was born on Earth Day. Perfect!

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    1. Jackie, Marveloustales and Barbara -- thanks so much for sharing in our happiness today.

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  18. She is just beautiful! Congratulations to all... and you're definitely entitled to rave about her.

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  19. Wow, what a beauty! Congratulations!

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    1. JoAnn and Jill - thank you for your sweetness:) it is exciting; I'm smiling all the time.

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  20. The best Saturday Snapshot ever! She is quite a beauty. Congratulations to Mom and Dad, Grandma, the whole family!!!

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    1. Stephanie....What a lovely compliment to Stella -- thanks so much

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  21. She's so cute! Congratulations! I don't mind at all if you go on and on about her. :)

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  22. Oh my, let the all-out fun begin. I rave about my three grands all the time ... girl we are ENTITLED. Stella is a gorgeous star as her name clearly states. Congratulations to all! Now I'll be humming "Stella by Starlight" all day ...

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  23. Oh, I expect we'll see lots of photos of Stella. She is absolutely gorgeous! Have a wonderful time with her

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    1. Alyce, Jenny and Helen....I loved when my kids were babies, but this is such a pleasant new phase of life now. Thanks for stopping by.

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  24. She is gorgeous! And you are absolutely right to be talking and sharing pictures, as much as you'd like! Congrats to the new parents and grand-parents!

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  25. Of course you should be one of "those" grandmothers! She is absolutely beautiful!

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    1. Kay and SHonda -- many thanks. I try not to use the flash too too much...LOL

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  26. Congratulations! She is just precious! I love the name! Welcome to the world baby Stella!

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  27. Congratulations, Diane! She's a doll. :) Enjoy every moment with her!

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  28. Gorgeous! Congratulations, Diane! Can't wait to see more pics!

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    1. Beth, Kristen and Colleen....I'm so happy you took the time to share in our happiness. Thanks again.

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  29. She's beautiful! You're allowed to rave about her as much as you like.

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  30. Congratulations-- what a star!

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  31. Aw, congratulations to all and a big "Welcome" to Stella. Brag away, Diane :)

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    1. Leslie, Cathy and Mary -- I never expected to be this excited about this new phase of life:) it's awesome.

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  32. Congratulations to you all!! I'm also a Grammy, so I know how thrilled you are! She is beautiful!

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  33. All that sweetness MUST be shared!! 26 hours in labor makes me tired :( Glad she's doing well now!

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    1. Vicki, Patti and Kim, I'm so happy you took the time to share in our happiness - it's exciting for sure. Thanks again.

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  35. She's a sweetie! Of course, you have to brag!

    Here's my Snapshot: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2012/04/saturday-snapshot-april-28.html

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  36. Yay!!!! Welcome baby Stella! (April is a great birthday month) She is so beautiful! You go right ahead and post those photos. I know I enjoy seeing them!

    Being a grandma is wonderful isn't it? So much fun without all the responsibility of parenthood. And you get to spoil them shamelessly! I can't believe our little guy is 5 months old already. The time is flying by.

    Enjoy that gorgeous baby girl Grammie!! Congratulations to all! :)

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    1. Bev and Wrighty -- you were right - it is awesome. Thanks for your sweetness.

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  37. Oh, Diane! She's beautiful...absolutely beautiful!! Congratulations to the new parents and the beaming Grandma and Grandpa!

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    1. Sheila and Staci -- thanks for sending your congrats --we are beaming.

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  38. Congratulations! Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos. Stella is absolutely gorgeous.

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  39. She's perfect!! Little Stella - little star! Congratulations!!! :) -beth

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  40. Welcome to baby Stella! She is beautiful and please be a proud Grandma!

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    1. Susan, Beth and Nise -- your blogging friendship is evident, especially appreciative of your congratulations.

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  41. Congratulations, Diane! Stella is a beauty!

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    1. Thank you so very much dor sending congrats our way.

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  42. Oh, congratulations!! Stella is such a pretty name :-)

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    1. Thanks Aarti -- we love the old-fashion name as well.

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  43. Congratulations Diane - she's gorgeous! Enjoy all the nanna time...

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  44. Congratulations! all the best to all of you.

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  45. She is soooooooooooo adorable! and you are too young to be a grannie! Congratulations! :D

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  46. Congratulations. A first grandchild is such a special time. Stella is a fabulous name too. She's gorgeous.

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  47. Ooh, Diane, she is soooooooo gorgeous!! We grammie's are entitled to brag, it's expected. You post all the pics you can - I know we'd all like to see them. Grandkids are great, none of the responsibility and all of the fun. You never have to make sure they eat their broccoli. Ha ha Enjoy!

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  48. She is beautiful! Congratulations to you and your family! Enjoy every adorable moment with her:-)

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  49. Oh, Diane - she's gorgeous! Every grandparent has earned the right to brag (and aren't we grammies getting younger all the time?) ;-)

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  50. Stella is beautiful and she's adorable! Of course you're a bragging grandma, that's your job and your right! I love these photos of Stella, she looks so peaceful and sweet.
    Congratulations to the new mom & dad and to you Grandma.
    Welcome Stella, it's wonderful to have you in the world :o)

    (I was so annoyed yesterday, I could post, every time I hit publish my post disappeared. But I got to look at Stella' photos again today!)

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  51. She's lovely, Diane! Congratulations.

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  52. Congratulations, she is adorable, and very very precious. I hope that we see more of her here!

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  53. Love her name!! She is such a doll! Congrats to everyone!

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  54. Oh Diane, Stella is so beautiful! I for one won't mind seeing or hearing about her all the time! Congrats to all!

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  55. Rave away … she is gorgeous!!! I'm sure you're over the moon!! Congrats to everyone … and I just adore the name: STELLA!

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  56. Oh my, she looks so so adorable! That photo of her sleeping is so sweet! Congratulations to the parents!

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  57. You have a lot to be proud of! Stella is adorable!

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  58. Stella is gorgeous. LOVE the photo of you two. Gush away, grandma!

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  59. Oh Diane!! I'm so sorry that I missed this post. I've been thinking about you a lot so I'm glad to hear that Stella arrived safe and sound (and almost on Elle's birthday!). She's absolutely beautiful.

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  60. Oh Diane!! I'm so sorry that I missed this post. I've been thinking about you a lot so I'm glad to hear that Stella arrived safe and sound (and almost on Elle's birthday!). She's absolutely beautiful.

    (sorry if this duplicates)

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    1. Trish, no problem, I know you are just a little busy these days LOL

      Funny, the last six months when you did you monthly posts of E, I thought That's Stella next year at this time....fun times.

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  61. Congrats to you and your daughter!! Stella is beautiful. :)

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  62. Stella is a beauty and I LOVE her name too! Congratulations Grandma!

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