This afternoon, at 2:25pm, our third grandchild, AubreyLynn Rae Guiler, was born at Ft. Riley, KS. She weighed in at 7 pounds, 5.5 ounces and was 19 inches long. She even has hair!! That's a mean feat in our family – we usually have bald babies. :)
Of course, she is one of the most beautiful babies ever born, but you knew that, didn't you???
Samantha was a real trouper – she endured some form of labor since Saturday afternoon. We went to the hospital twice yesterday, just sure they would admit her as she was experiencing regular, fairly strong contractions. But, it wasn't until midnight last night that everything came together for the doctor to finally say she should be admitted.
Randy & I stayed, along with Sam's folks, Steve & Donna, at the hospital until almost 3am when Sam and Kevin were settled in for the night. Randy & I were back up at 6:30 to get ourselves ready and out the door a little before 9:00. Steve & Donna went on ahead of us as we had to take care of the dogs before we could leave for the day.
We all decided that AubreyLynn (or AL as I call her) has inherited a double dose of stubborn from both her parents. :) She sure took her good time deciding she was ready to make her appearance. But, when she did, she did it quickly! The midwife had turned away for a minute; then Sam laughed and out came AL!!
Needless to say Samantha & Kevin are overjoyed with their baby. As are her grandparents. Sam's brother, Jake, and sister, Casey, made the more-than-two hour trip from their home southeast of Ft. Riley so they could meet their niece. AubreyLynn is Steve & Donna's first grandbaby. And they are ecstatic.
Here are a couple of pictures. Not the best angles sometimes, but you get the idea. I'm sure I'll get more tomorrow. Just run the cursor over the picture for the caption.
Thank you all for your prayers, encouragement and support of Kevin and his family. We continue to covet your prayers for this young family as they begin this next phase of life.
Until the next time . . .