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Title: It's in the water!
Post by: Holly on April 02, 2017, 11:16:50 AM
I am going to be a Grandma again!!
2- boys already and hopefully a girl this time!
Michael and Samantha are expecting!
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Post by: Chanda on April 02, 2017, 11:46:12 AM
Congrats! grandma.
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Post by: dcwolcott on April 02, 2017, 02:05:50 PM
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!  I just love having grandchildren....all 10 of them !!
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Post by: Chanda on April 02, 2017, 03:18:58 PM
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!  I just love having grandchildren....all 10 of them !!

Who haven't I made quilts for, I think I've only made 6?   ;) :D ;D
[I think it was 2 girls, then a girl and a boy, and then two boys.]
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Post by: dcwolcott on April 02, 2017, 03:55:12 PM
First for Rachel and Juliette, then Kelan and Kaylee, then Chase and Ryan.  So, we're missing:  Tommy, Joshua, Jack and Jase (4 more boys -- not many girls in this group!)
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Post by: Chanda on April 02, 2017, 05:10:53 PM
First for Rachel and Juliette, then Kelan and Kaylee, then Chase and Ryan.  So, we're missing:  Tommy, Joshua, Jack and Jase (4 more boys -- not many girls in this group!)

That's a lot of boys.  Sounds like hubby's family.  There are only two or three girls in his generation (his dad had 7 siblings); almost all the cousins are boys.
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Post by: Holly on April 02, 2017, 09:00:53 PM
My mom made Afghans for my boys, I need to learn how to knit!
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Post by: paintponylvr on April 03, 2017, 05:46:10 AM
CONGRATS Holly!!
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Post by: Ryan on April 03, 2017, 07:03:44 PM
Congratulations Holly :)
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Post by: Holly on April 03, 2017, 09:11:16 PM
Thanks y'all!
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Post by: Holly on May 04, 2017, 07:31:48 PM
First picture of our grand baby!
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Post by: dcwolcott on May 05, 2017, 05:57:32 AM
YEAH!  I'm always amazed at these ultrasounds!
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Post by: Holly on November 05, 2017, 04:46:10 PM
I wanted to update everyone about our grand baby...
If I haven't yet... Its a GIRL!...yay!
Her name is River. Middle name Leigh...we are so excited!
We are at 36 weeks now and she could be here anytime!
Last week we had a final ultra sound and learned our sweet girl has a cleft lip possible cleft pallet. She is also very small so there are concerns of a possible genetic disorder so specialist advises genetic testing after she is born. Normally they would do an amino but because were so close to delivery Dr feels its best to wait. We are learning all we can do we can provide the best care possible and also get doctors lined up for future surgery.
Its all going to be ok in the long run as we know God will provide and guide us all the way.
Please pray for her as well as her parents. Finding out so close to delivery has us scrambling.
Here's a 4 d ultrasound picture!!
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Post by: dcwolcott on November 05, 2017, 06:44:43 PM
Please keep us posted on this upcoming delivery!!  Can't wait to hear of her birth!  Aren't these ultrasounds amazing?  They still amaze me, since I had never seen one like this until my last grandson, Ryan.

Praying for the testing, the work that will progress in the future, and I KNOW that the Lord will take care of this, as He has it all in His hands!  Thank goodness we have Him to lean on, and know He is always in control.

Praying for little River, her parents and you all!!!    ;pray ;pray ;pray ;pray ;pray
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Post by: Ryan on November 07, 2017, 04:57:37 PM
Hope everything goes well Holly  ;pray
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Post by: Holly on November 22, 2017, 09:08:31 AM
Baby is up to 5 &1/2 lbs. 38 weeks so specialist says we're going to have a tiny baby. We shopped after appointment yesterday for some preemie clothes and diapers just in case. Today we see OB to see if DIL has any more cervical changes. Last week she was 70% effaced and dilated 2 cm. All bags  are packed and ready to go!!
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Post by: dcwolcott on November 22, 2017, 12:15:12 PM
Well don't forget, babies usually gain a pound a week the final weeks, so baby might be a little bigger than you think.  I'm so excited for you, and can't wait for the announcement

Praying for a safe and uneventful delivery of a gorgeous little one.

Don't forget pictures when you make your announcement.  You know we LOVE pictures!! 

 ;pray ;pray ;pray
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Post by: Anna on November 22, 2017, 03:55:41 PM
Hope all goes well Holly - cant wait for an announcement. x
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Post by: Ryan on November 22, 2017, 04:35:00 PM
Hope all goes well Holly :)
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Post by: Holly on November 22, 2017, 06:04:43 PM
Thanks so much y'all!
The weight isn't the issue as much as her body measurements. Her version is 38, 39 on friday. But baby measures 35 weeks. She is growing correctly just a shorter than normal length per* norm.
We're very happy she looks healthy as can be!
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Post by: Silver City Heritage Farm on November 23, 2017, 08:24:17 AM
All else being normal, let's hope Samantha carries her baby a little bit longer than the norm, to put those extra special finishing touches on. You know, kinda like those mares that keep us waiting..... waiting.....WAITING. 😍😍😍😄😄😄

We've kept them in the prayer book. It's good to hear that all is well. Keep growing, beautiful baby!
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Post by: Holly on November 23, 2017, 11:17:30 AM
Still waiting... ;D
So going to include pictures of the beautiful mom to be and family.
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Post by: Ryan on November 23, 2017, 05:14:01 PM
Hopefully I return here after the weekend (crappy internet connection at home) too baby news. I always seem to return and theres been foal news, so got my fingers crossed for you Holly :)

Hope all goes well , Ryan :)
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Post by: dcwolcott on November 23, 2017, 06:42:00 PM
Ditto that!!  Keep us posted!
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Post by: Holly on November 30, 2017, 10:10:58 PM
If we don't have a baby by Monday she's set up to be induced. We will be headed to hospital at 5 am Monday. ( hopefully sooner on her own!)
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Post by: dcwolcott on December 01, 2017, 09:18:56 AM
Praying for a safe delivery!!   ;pray ;pray
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Post by: Anna on December 01, 2017, 04:39:13 PM
Any news???
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Post by: Holly on December 01, 2017, 10:38:28 PM
No baby yet.... I am on pins and needles!
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Post by: dcwolcott on December 03, 2017, 02:17:35 PM
 ;pray ;pray ;pray
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Post by: Ryan on December 03, 2017, 05:25:54 PM
Hope everything goes well Holly  :)
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Post by: Holly on December 03, 2017, 08:46:51 PM
Tomorrow  morning is going to come early. We will be at hospital at 430. I will post pictures after she arrives!!
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Post by: dcwolcott on December 04, 2017, 08:15:16 AM
Praying for a safe and uneventful delivery of that little beauty!   ;pray ;pray
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Post by: Anna on December 04, 2017, 04:23:04 PM
Praying that everything is progressing well and that we will soon have a happy announcement.  ;pray
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Post by: dcwolcott on December 04, 2017, 04:37:08 PM
Ditto that!!!    ;pray ;pray
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Post by: Holly on December 05, 2017, 12:42:53 AM
Our sweet granddaughter... she is precious!
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Post by: Anna on December 05, 2017, 05:26:31 AM
Oh many many congratulations!! Hope all is well with her and her proud Mum, any names yet?
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Post by: dcwolcott on December 05, 2017, 07:48:37 AM
Fabulous news and what a beautiful little girl!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Yes, please share her name!! 
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Post by: Chanda on December 05, 2017, 09:58:48 AM
Congratulations, grandma.
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Post by: Holly on December 05, 2017, 10:37:25 AM
Her name is River Leigh. 6 lbs 3 oz 19 in long!
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Post by: Silver City Heritage Farm on December 05, 2017, 12:55:54 PM
CONGRATULATIONS!!! What a beautiful, sweet baby! How's Samantha feeling (other than the obvious tired?)
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Post by: dcwolcott on December 05, 2017, 04:41:03 PM
What a pretty name for a very pretty little girl!!
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Post by: Holly on December 05, 2017, 04:59:20 PM
Mommy and daddy doing great. Mommy is a champ & great mommy.
Ok so very good news. Lip & soft pallet involved only. Very minimal soft pallet and lip cleft. Repair will be uncomplicated and should have minimal scaring.
We are feeling very blessed. With a special feeder bottle she has been able to nurse without complication, pumped breast milk.
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Post by: Ryan on December 05, 2017, 04:59:29 PM
Congratulations to you all :)
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Post by: dcwolcott on December 05, 2017, 08:41:25 PM
Mommy and daddy doing great. Mommy is a champ & great mommy.
Ok so very good news. Lip & soft pallet involved only. Very minimal soft pallet and lip cleft. Repair will be uncomplicated and should have minimal scaring.
We are feeling very blessed. With a special feeder bottle she has been able to nurse without complication, pumped breast milk.

This is GREAT NEWS!!!!!  Prayers being answered, and continued!!   ;pray ;pray ;pray
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Post by: Silver City Heritage Farm on December 09, 2017, 06:27:47 PM
Oh, that is very good news Holly!! I'm with Diane, with thanks for answered prayers. 😍😍😍

She is such a pretty baby, and I'm glad everyone is doing well.  Will she have to wait for the surgery before she can be breastfed? Has she gone home yet?

Are you VERY excited to have your first Christmas as a grandmamma??
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Post by: Holly on December 10, 2017, 02:56:41 PM
Little girl is home with mom and dad and brothers. She's doing fantastic! She's able to breast feed but can't get a good suction because of the cleft in the soft pallet. So she does nurse from mom but it's difficult and wears her out. The Dr browns speciality feeder bottle is amazing. It helps with the suction. A lot less air swallowed , less burping, less gas.
We're hoping the soft pallet And lip can be repaired at the same time but won't know til we see the Dr.  Not really sure how feeding will be done after the repair... we still have so much to learn. The cleft mom support group on FB has been a wealth of info as well as supportive.
I just can't stop looking at her.... sweetest feeling ever!
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Post by: Ryan on December 11, 2017, 05:12:05 PM
So happy to return to the news that she is home with you all Holly :)
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Post by: Holly on December 24, 2017, 10:49:11 AM
Oh my gosh yall!!
Little River has painted toenails! Just the cutest thing ever!!
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Post by: Anna on December 24, 2017, 03:40:22 PM
That is just so cute!
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Post by: dcwolcott on December 25, 2017, 08:39:31 PM
What a little sweetheart!!!!  Merry 1st Christmas, little River!!
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Post by: dcwolcott on January 14, 2018, 10:14:38 AM
Isn't it time for some new pictures of this precious little one?  I'm SURE it is!
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Post by: Silver City Heritage Farm on January 14, 2018, 12:37:14 PM
I agree with Diane! Since she's already had one pedicure, will she be sporting an updated look for Valentine's Day? Have they scheduled her for surgery?

Keep us posted, so that I can update our prayer book!!