Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Josie's Here!

Pic by Christine Hellman
  
Josephine Claire Skemp arrived yesterday shortly after noon.

 Claui went into labor Sunday night and was admitted to the hospital around 6 Monday morning. By noon it was determined that a C-Section was imperative.  

Josie is in Newborn Intensive Care due to some complications but she and Claui are doing well. Justin tells me that some of the tubes have been removed since I took this picture. (UPDATE-- all but the IV are gone now and J and C got to hold Josie for an hour last night!)


When we were let in to see our granddaughter, they had a blanket over her eyes as she was sleeping but these pictures by Christine show a pretty face.

CH pic

CH pic

She's a little over eight pounds and measures 21 inches.  Delicate hands and some rather amazing toes.

I am impatient to get to hold her in my arms. For now I'll hold her and Claui and Justin in my heart.  


19 comments:

Anvilcloud said...

This is wonderful. May she have a wonderful life.

Thérèse said...

Such beautiful moments! I do love the heart on Josie's tummy. Congratulations to all!

Mary Anne Rudolph said...

OH OH, what a wonderful birthday present for ME to enjoy! Welcome to the world Little Wonderbaby. I know lots more photos will follow after she comes home to her mountain farm. Oh the pleasures that await.

KarenB said...

Oh congratulations, Vicki! How wonderful! All my very best wishes to Justin and Claui and little Josie! May you be blessed with all the joys of grandmotherhood!

Susan said...

My congratulations to Mom and Dad, and to the people Josie will call by the names that emerge from her mouth and that will melt your hearts!!!

NCmountainwoman said...

A great big hardy CONGRATULATIONS all around. In the words of Fannie Flagg, "Welcome to the world, baby girl."

Carol Crump Bryner said...

Whoopee!!! Congratulations to you all. New life is so thrilling.

Frances said...

Lots of congratulations and lots of love to you all. Josie is a beauty! xo

Bernie said...

Oh Vicki, she is such a beautiful baby. So happy for Josie, her parents and her grandparents! Congratulations. Nice to wake up to happy news this morning. xx

Misty Barnes said...

Great news. Thankful all is well with everyone.

Barbara Rogers said...

I'll repeat what everyone is saying. You all are such a great family, she is so lucky to have come into the world to be embraced by you!

Stella Jones said...

Congratulations Vicki and family. Josie is a very bonny baby! I can feel your excitement.

Mom C. said...

Little ones change us magically just by being here! Enjoy the wonder.

Darla said...

Sending (((HEALING))) and congratulations and prayers that she's home soon with the family...and with you. :)

Cory Barlow said...

Justin actually managed to inform me about this *prior* to me reading about it in your blog. Important, i guess... :)

Much love!

katy gilmore said...

Congratulations to all - that smile on your son's face says it all! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Miss_Yves said...

Congratulations!
Welcome to Josie!

Jim Egerton said...

Come aboard dear Josie, may your life ride be smooth and loving. With all those hands holding and touching her she knows she is loved.

Mary Maupin said...

Look at her cute little chubby legs! I can't wait for you to get to hold her! xoxoxo