Mother and Baby and Doing Fine

Photo courtesy of Morguefile.com.
Laguna Woods, California
November 22, 2015 3:38pm CST
Our newest grandson arrived last Thursday, and it has been a whirlwind of activity since then! He is our 7th grandchild. Another one of our daughters and her family also showed up, so all we have been doing the last few days has been spending time with three of our grandsons, fixing meals, holding the baby, taking pictures and generally having a good time. For the next week, I will still be helping with our two-year old grandson so our daughter can focus more on her new baby. After that, things will go back to normal for my husband and me ... although not, of course, for our daughter and her husband. Things will be hectic for them for the next few years! I'm using a photo of a baby from Morguefile, because my daughters do not like us to show photos of their children on the internet. Our newborn grandson seems to be healthy and content. He weighed 8 lbs. 2 oz and was 21 inches long.
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@Tampa_girl7 (20999)
• United States
23 Nov 15
Awe, I know you are happy that he has arrived.
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• Laguna Woods, California
24 Nov 15
We are so happy that he has arrived and he seems healthy!
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@softbabe44 (5963)
• Vancouver, Washington
22 Nov 15
That's okay I understand about the picture situation we all have things that we don't care to have online so its very understanding.
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• Laguna Woods, California
26 Nov 15
Yes, I would be horrified to see one of my grandchildren on a billboard. I have heard of that happening to people before.
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• Vancouver, Washington
26 Nov 15
@DeborahDiane Nothing right about that situation they should be careful of that type of situation.
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• Laguna Woods, California
28 Nov 15
@softbabe44 - Yes, we all have to be careful about where we have our photos.
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@jaboUK (48783)
• United Kingdom
22 Nov 15
Congratulations to all concerned Deborah, including you. It's always a relief when a baby arrives safely.
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• Laguna Woods, California
24 Nov 15
We are very relieved that everything turned out OK for both mother and baby. Thanks!
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@TheHorse (49953)
• Pleasant Hill, California
23 Nov 15
They baby in the photo is a darling-- and also a veteran in the art of babydom.
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• Laguna Woods, California
24 Nov 15
Yes, I love this photo of a baby. It is one of my favorite Morguefile pictures!
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@Auntylou (4410)
• Oxford, England
28 Nov 15
@DeborahDiane Is Morguefile a free to use photo source?
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@TheHorse (49953)
• Pleasant Hill, California
28 Nov 15
@DeborahDiane What is Morguefile?
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@Platespinner (17580)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
23 Nov 15
Congratulations on the newest family member's arrival!
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• Laguna Woods, California
26 Nov 15
Thank you! We are all so excited about him!
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@GardenGerty (88738)
• Marion, Kansas
23 Nov 15
I remember you were waiting for him to arrive. He was a good size baby. I am glad you are enjoying all the visits.
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• Laguna Woods, California
24 Nov 15
It has been a busy time, that's for sure! December will be relaxing, by comparison!
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@salonga (27967)
• Philippines
23 Nov 15
Congratulations on your new grandson. A new baby in the family always brings joy. I would like to share in your happiness.God bless that baby and your whole family.
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• Laguna Woods, California
26 Nov 15
Thank you for your blessing. A new baby does bring joy to a family.
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@salonga (27967)
• Philippines
26 Nov 15
@DeborahDiane Yes I agree and we are all speaking through experience of course.
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• Laguna Woods, California
28 Nov 15
@salonga - Yes, having a baby in the family is a wonderful experience!
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@Lucky15 (33769)
• Philippines
22 Nov 15
Congrats! Wow, kinda big baby boy
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@Auntylou (4410)
• Oxford, England
22 Nov 15
The family don't put actual photos of their children on the net!
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• Laguna Woods, California
26 Nov 15
Yes, he is a big boy, but seems to be healthy, so far!
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• Laguna Woods, California
28 Nov 15
@Auntylou You are smart not to put actual pictures of your family online!
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@simone10 (22271)
• Louisville, Kentucky
23 Nov 15
Congratulations! There is nothing like the birth of a new baby in the family! It sounds like your past few days have been busy and a little hectic.
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• Laguna Woods, California
26 Nov 15
You are so right! The past few days have been crazy. Today is one of the first times I have been able to sit down and relax a little bit.
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@simone10 (22271)
• Louisville, Kentucky
28 Nov 15
@DeborahDiane Hopefully everything will get back to normal soon.
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• United States
24 Nov 15
congrats to all, my friend! what a blessin' those wee one's're, eh? so glad yer gonna get to spend some time there 'n help 'em all out, 'specially that lil toddler. noperz, they're gonna be runnin' in circles'n zero sleep, lol. big hugs to all!
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• Laguna Woods, California
26 Nov 15
The baby is now a week old, as I answer this. Things are starting to smooth out for my daughter and her husband.
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@moondebi (1232)
• Bangalore, India
24 Nov 15
Congrats for the newer addition to your family.
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• Laguna Woods, California
26 Nov 15
Thank you! We are really enjoying the baby!
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• United States
23 Nov 15
You will have plenty of photos on your phone when we have lunch early next month? I am looking forward to seeing them, and you (and C., of course).
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• Laguna Woods, California
26 Nov 15
I've already posted several pictures on Facebook ... as you have probably seen by now. The last five days have been crazy!
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@bluesa (10561)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
23 Nov 15
Wonderful that all went well! Congratulations to your daughter and her husband, and to you, the proud grandparents. :-)
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• Laguna Woods, California
26 Nov 15
Thank you! We are really enjoying the new grandchild!
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@celticeagle (112880)
• Boise, Idaho
23 Nov 15
This is such a happy time isn't it? And to have it so near the holidays is a nice plus. Like I said in another discussion my grand daughter gave birth to my second great grandson last Thursday too. At 4:21p. He was over 8 pounds with extra 11.4 ounces. We have a lot to be thankful for don't we? Healthy babies. Nice.
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• Laguna Woods, California
26 Nov 15
I agree! We have so many reasons to be thankful this Thanksgiving!
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@JudyEv (91813)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 Nov 15
That's great that everyone is doing so well. I'm sure your daughter really appreciates your help. As you say, she will be busy for a few years now.
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• Laguna Woods, California
26 Nov 15
I am proud of how well she is handling all this responsibility!
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@Juliaacv (20438)
• Canada
23 Nov 15
Congratulations Grandma, sounds like a healthy baby boy. I hope that you continue to enjoy your time with your family.
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• Laguna Woods, California
26 Nov 15
We have really been enjoying this time with our family!
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@Susan2015 (17957)
• United States
23 Nov 15
Very glad that her and the baby are doing well.
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• Laguna Woods, California
24 Nov 15
Thank you! We are always relieved when our daughters come through their pregnancies OK.
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@wetnosedogs (1576)
• United States
22 Nov 15
Your grandson came into this world at the good size all round.
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• Laguna Woods, California
24 Nov 15
Yes, I think he is a nice, healthy size. He still has his days and nights mixed up, but I am sure things will start to smooth out, soon.
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@birjudanak (7166)
• India
23 Nov 15
big congo to become grandmother again and its nice time, because now your time going very fast with him and lot of fun and enjoy happen, so you are now going busy with your grandson and every one like this busyness because its full of joy and happiness, which keep you always smiling.
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• Laguna Woods, California
26 Nov 15
Yes, we are really enjoying having another baby in our family.
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• India
26 Nov 15
@DeborahDiane wish you all the best for baby.
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• Laguna Woods, California
28 Nov 15
@birjudanak - Thank you for your good wishes. Things are working out well.
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@LadyDuck (112713)
• Switzerland
23 Nov 15
He is a big baby, I am glad that he is healthy and also the mother is doing fine. Congratulations.
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• Laguna Woods, California
26 Nov 15
Yes, he is a nice, healthy size. Of course, our daughter (the baby's mother) weighed 12 pounds 6 ounces when she was born, so an 8 pound baby seems like nothing!
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@LadyDuck (112713)
• Switzerland
26 Nov 15
@DeborahDiane 12 pounds for a baby girl is incredible, my brother was around 12 pounds when he was born, I was a tiny baby, around 6 pounds.
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• Laguna Woods, California
28 Nov 15
@LadyDuck - My 12 pound baby girl was almost a month overdue. She just didn't want to come out! Yes, she was incredibly large. My doctor teasingly told me to tell my friends that she was born walking and talking!
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