What! Another Baby?!?!

That's right folks! When you have a large family it just keeps right on getting bigger and bigger!

There is once again another Sizemore in the world, thanks to Denny and Heather this time. They have an adorable little boy and now the family is complete - Hunter has a little sister.

The doctor was monitoring Heather and the unborn Taylor and determined that she was growing fast enough that they should hasten the birth a tad. Hunter was 9 pounds and we all figured he was a couple weeks late. They didn't want a repeat of that. So Heather was scheduled to go in a be induced on Tuesday the 3rd. I had taken a sub job at Olympic Middle school to fill in for office workers that were planning to attend a coworker's mate's memorial service on Friday so Tuesday worked just perfectly. Then Tuesday morning the doctor calls Heather and informs her that they're gonna reschedule the induction to Friday at 5AM, no doubt better timing for the doctor - not for Heather! She was ready to go on Tuesday!

So they headed to the hospital and I headed to work. But my brain was at the hospital. So when things got chaotic (as they always do at middle school especially) I had a harder than normal time staying on task.

I was working on little projects given me by the office staff and getting text messages from Denny, Rach and Shirley updating each other on the labor status. Finally it was nearly noon, time for the staff to leave for the memorial and it was just about go time for Taylor's entrance!

When the group got back at 2 I informed them that my granddaughter had been born at 12:30. They all told me to get out of there! "Go to the hospital and see your new baby!"  Yay!

Taylor had been born at 12:18PM on Friday January 6, weighed 8lbs 6oz and was 19.25" long. Good sized girl!

Hunter had been so intrigued when his cousin Elise was born back in August, we knew he'd enjoy his little sister. It's so amazing to see the relationship between siblings begin so soon. He couldn't stop looking at her and touching her. When he wanted to hold her we propped pillows behind his arm. Then when a family friend was holding her he brought the pillows to be sure she could hold the baby right too! He kept pulling her little stocking cap down and adjusting the blanket she was wrapped in so it wasn't in her face.

Rachyl has started a tradition - she takes the older siblings shopping while the baby's being born. She lets them pick a gift for the baby and mommy, then when the baby's born they get to go meet the new family member and share the presents! Nice tradition, you're a good auntie, Rachyl!

There is a strong resemblance between Denny's 2 kiddos, but so far Taylor doesn't share Hunter's dominant feature - his large lower lip.

I think they'll be very happy siblings - welcome Taylor Sue!


4 cats hacked up hairballs:

Flynn January 8, 2012 at 8:21 AM  

Congratulations Grandma!!

Melinda January 8, 2012 at 12:07 PM  

CONGRATULATIONS to the best Grandparents in the world and CONGRATULATIONS to Denny and Heather on their beautiful little baby girl Taylor

Kathy January 9, 2012 at 9:16 AM  

Cute baby!

Maggie January 9, 2012 at 6:15 PM  

What a beautiful baby, and they named her after you!

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After 2 unsuccessful marriages I spent 12 years as a divorcee, only to fall prey to another man's wiles. We had a fun 5 years together and then he decided he wanted more freedom so once again I'm single.

So I'm freshly divorced at 57 and have 5 great kids and now 7 grandkids. My kids are still a major part of my life but I'm busy helping my aging parents on Kauai.

I've lived in California, Hawaii and Oklahoma before finally settling here in Washington. I love Washington and come back to visit family, friends and take care of my garden often but will be temporarily a resident of Kauai.

I've moved 30 times in my life (no, my parents weren't in the service, at least not since I was about 2) and finally planted roots when I got my little house that I've owned since '91.

My family are Jehovah's Witnesses, I've been one since '72.