It's a Girl!

By Barb
@abbey19 (3129)
Gold Coast, Australia
May 12, 2007 6:09am CST
My daughter-in-law finally gave birth to a bouncing baby girl this morning (Saturday May 12)! She had a few complications and finally had to have a c-section, but mother and baby are both fine. The baby weighed 8lb.5ozs, so she is a big one; she is beautiful, but of course I am biased! They are calling her Mackenzie Grace. My son is over the moon, and a very proud father; this is his first child. I want to thank all of you for your well wishes and prayers, they were gratefully received; it meant a lot to me, thankyou again.
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@rx4life (1932)
• United States
18 May 07
Belated congratulations, Abbey....what a beautiful baby..you must be so proud..I am very happy for your entire family...and over the moon is a good place to be!!! I've been restricted from the keyboard..only allowed 10 minutes a day again..so sorry I haven't been responding much!! God Bless Mackenzie Grace!!!
@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
19 May 07
Thanks for the congrats, and yes, we are very proud = typical grandparents! I'm glad you like the name Mackenzie Grace - so many people on MyLot have commented on it. I have missed you here, but glad that you are heeding your doctor's orders - it will be better for you in the long run. Thanks for taking the time to respond to my discussion, I appreciate it.
• United States
18 May 07
Congratulations on the new baby. I had my middle child by Cesarean, it is very painful when you leave the hospital. I had a lot of aches and the pulling of the stiches was almost unbearable but I guess that everyone is different when it comes to this. I read in your other post that she had to have a Cesarean so wish her luck for me. My youngest daughter's name is Montana Grace. I always wanted to live in Montana and we call her Gracie. She is a hand full but a lovely child.
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@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
19 May 07
Thanks rosa! This is my third grandchild, but my other two live in Florida so we don't get to see them very often. This one will be spoilt, as you can imagine! Montana Grace is such a lovely name, I love it. My daughter-in-law seems to be coping quite well with having a cesearean, and we are around if she needs extra help.
@desiret (2124)
• Italy
12 May 07
congratulation!!!! i wish you and yr grand son all the best!!
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@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
12 May 07
Thankyou desiret. I am thrilled with my granddaughter, she is so pretty.
@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
25 May 07
Hi Abby I know I am a bit late here but congratulations and I am so happy that both are fine I hope they are still both fine and doing well
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@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
26 May 07
Thanks gabs. Yes, they are both doing fine, and I am actually looking after her tonight - her first sleep-over with us! It's 11.45pm here now and I just gave her a feed, changed her and put her down and she is asleep again! She is so good. We'll see what kind of night we have - I'll let you know. We are keeping her all day Sunday as well, just to give my son and his wife a break.
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
26 May 07
Awwwwwwwwwww I bet you are in your Element there lol I know I would be and please do let me know how she was
• United States
13 May 07
YAY! such fantastic news, and right before mother's day how wonderful! thank you so much for keeping us posted!! i really like that name, mackenzie grace, my dear friend just had a daughter named madelyn rayne. people are coming up with some amazing names!! how beautiful! yes and she is a big girl, but oh so healthy? so lovely, congrats 'grandma'! and please wish your son and daughter-in-law congrats. it's such exciting news!!
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@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
13 May 07
The baby's timing was perfect, arriving the day before Mother's Day! You couldn't wish for a better present could you? I'm glad you like the name, it seems everyone here does! She is a very beautiful and healthy baby and I am smitten already by her! Thank you for your good wishes.
• United States
14 May 07
just such wonderful news! and she's beautiful! give her lots of loving squeezes always!!
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@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
12 May 07
Hi Abbey, Congratulations that is wonderful that everything is ok with your daughter-in-law and the baby. That is a good sized baby. I love the name it is very unique. I bet that your son is over the moon. Your wecome my dear friend xx
@dbsxdbsx (115)
• China
13 May 07
congratulations!
@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
13 May 07
Thanks Kathy, mother and baby are both doing fine. 8lb 5oz is a good sized baby, and she is just perfect. So many people including yourself have commented that they love the name Mackenzie, and I must agree, it's quite different - I love it too. We are all thrilled with this precious little bundle of love.
@wolves69 (756)
• United States
12 May 07
congrats! Cute kid....be proud and best of luck.
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@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
12 May 07
Thanks for your congrats wolves. Yes, she is one very cute and cuddly baby. We are very proud of her and her parents for giving us this precious little bundle of love.
@wolves69 (756)
• United States
18 May 07
My Mom used to say that it was the job of the Grand Parents to spoil the kids...have fun!
@xcjune (162)
• China
21 May 07
Congratulate you to be gradma!Happy your grantdaughter growning health.
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@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
26 May 07
Thank you for your congratulations on the birth of my new grand-daughter.
@cmickieuk (109)
19 May 07
Congratulations .... its lovely news :) http://www.forumsdot.com/babytalk/index.php
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@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
19 May 07
Thankyou for your congratulations. We are thrilled with the birth of our beautiful grand-daughter, she is a treasure.
• United States
19 May 07
I love the picture of your grandgirl. She is precious. Congragulations! If you are a first time grandmother you are in for some special times ahead. If you are not a first time grandmother you already know this. I have three grandkids and they are the apple of my eye. They spend the night one night a month and I absolutely love it. We have a lot of fun. So congragulations grandma and grandkids are so very special.
@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
19 May 07
Thankyou sunshinelady. I have to admit that she is a gorgeous baby, and she is so placid! This is our third grandchild, but our other two live in Florida (we live in Australia), so it's like having our first again. You are right - grandchildren are so special. We feel so blessed and fortunate.
@noyida (795)
• Singapore
18 May 07
Sorry to get into this discussion late but I think it is still not to late to extend my most hearties congratulations to the Proud Grandma, Grandma, the new appointed DAD and MUM. Welcome to the world to little adorable Mackenzie Grace. May she will be showered with lot of loves and kisses. Once again..Congratulation to the whole family.
@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
18 May 07
No worries Aidah, I am very happy to accept your congratulations as I know they are from the heart. We are over the moon as you can imagine, she is just perfect in every way. There is no doubt that her life will be full of love from the whole family. Thanks again.
@howard96h (11658)
• New York, New York
13 May 07
Congratulations with the arrival of your new granddaughter. She is so beautiful. Best of luck to your family!
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@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
17 May 07
Thanks Howard, she is beautiful, but I am biased! She is a very calm baby, so my son and his wife are very lucky.
• Ireland
13 May 07
Congrats Abbey19! And of course to your son and daughter inlaw :) I love the name Mackenzie, but it's not very common over here(Ireland).
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@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
13 May 07
Thank you Irishangel. I'm glad you like the name Mackenzie, it's quite unusual here too (Australia), but we love it, and she suits her name already.
• United States
13 May 07
Congratulations for the new joinee in your family and she is very cute.
@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
17 May 07
Thanks ruhina, our family seems to be expanding quickly these days - our youngest son just announced that he is going to be a father too!
@OURDEW (4812)
• United States
13 May 07
Hi grandma, Congratulations on your new granddaughter. She is a beautiful baby. A perfect Mother's Day gift for your daughter-in-law.
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@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
17 May 07
Thank you ourdew! Yes, she really is a beautiful baby; she is a treasure, and a perfect Mother's Day gift for my daughter-in-law.
@meljessxena (2317)
• Australia
13 May 07
oh she is so beautiful. and such a lovely name. shes a big baby. wish all your family all the best. congrats to the family. im glad the complications were resolved. keep us posted with more photos she is so adorable (sorry im in a clucky mood at the moment lol)
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@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
13 May 07
She is beautiful, isn't she? Mackenzie is a lovely name, everyone seems to like it, and it's quite unusual. Yes, she is quite a big baby, and is the same weight as her father was at birth, but my youngest son was bigger 9lb 2oz, so it must run in the family! I myself was 9lb 7oz! I will be happy to keep you posted with photos of her.
• United States
12 May 07
Congratulations to you and your family. What a wonderful way to celebrate Mothers Day!
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@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
13 May 07
Yes, it was good timing - she arrived the day before Mother's Day - what a lovely present! Thankyou.
@mizrae (587)
• United States
12 May 07
Congratulations Grandma. So close to Mother's Day too. What a lovely present. All newborns are beautiful, anyway, but you are entitled to be biased. I am glad to hear all is as it should be. Welcome to the world, Mackenzie Grace.
@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
12 May 07
Thanks mizrae for your welcome to my sweet little granddaughter. She is a very appropriate present for my daughter-in-law the day before Mother's Day! We are all still on cloud 9, and I can't wait to see her again today! Guess I'm going to be one doting Nana.
@RobinJ (2501)
• Canada
12 May 07
Hi Abbey. This is what its all about my granddaughter when she was born became the joy of my life. It is so amazing how they can be so perfect wee babies, who will in no time develop a personality , and having us do handsprings just to make them smile. Every day I see her I notice something different, She is my treasure and my joy and soon if not already you will understand that context. My grandson lives in Edmonton and I do not get to see him all that often and It is a sorrow for me as he is a year younger than my granddaughter Aubrey will be 7 on June 17, and Duncan Was 6 on Feb 9. They are the only 2 grand kid I have and probably that will be it for me. I can so understand why grandparents want to See several little ones. But I do feel blessed with what I have , and speaking of which its time got me to go and pick up Aubrey as I am looking after her today. No daycare on Saturdays
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@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
12 May 07
Thanks Robin, and I am certainly looking forward to forming a close relationship with this precious little one like you have with Aubrey. I understand how you feel about not seeing your grandson often, because we have two grandchildren in Florida who we don't see very often, so it's wonderful for us that we will get to see this one practically every day.
@DeenaD (2688)
• United States
12 May 07
Congratulations on the birth of your granddaughter. She is beautiful! Best wishes to you and your family.
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@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
12 May 07
Thankyou Deena for your congratulations on the birth of my granddaughter; she is so cute and cuddly!