A Few Updates

We had a very nice Christmas with so much family here. I felt everything went very well and the kids were all very excited, but actually pretty well behaved. By Christmas evening all the younger ones were playing in their rooms with their new toys. 
Then right after Christmas, on the 28th, Sarah had surgery. She had her IVC filter removed. The surgeon went down through her jugular vein, through her heart and into the inferior vena cava and latched onto the filter. Then he pulled it out — leaving a small incision on her neck.  The surgery was a success and she is doing well. I am so hoping that she has no more problems with blood clots. This whole thing was very stressful for me. 
Then on Monday, December 31, my oldest daughter had her baby. A beautiful baby girl weighing 7 lbs. 14 oz. Her name is Reagan and she is doing great. My daughter, Emily, and I got to be there for the entire labor and delivery. It was a very special time for us and I felt so honored to be able to be there. I had planned to be there for the labor, but didn’t know I would be able to stay for the delivery. When baby Reagan was only a few minutes old, she was surrounded by so many people that love her and had waited for her to be born. When one of the nurses came into the room to check on things she stopped short  — she looked shocked at the number of people there. I think I counted 18 people in the room, not counting my daughter and baby Reagan. I couldn’t believe that they let us all be there, but they didn’t say a word. One nurse actually said how wonderful it was that Meredith had so much family there. Our whole family is so happy for Meredith and her husband Ben. 
Reagan – One Day Old




  1. Oh my goodness…your new granddaughter is beautiful! Congratulations!

  2. Sharon, you and Bill are so blessed. Congratulations and welcome to Grandparenthood. I am so thankful to hear about Sarah's progress.

  3. Thanks so much. I am so glad Sarah's surgery is over and Reagan is finally here.

  4. Yes, beautiful!! Congratulations!! Glad to hear Sarah is doing well!

  5. Congratulations on the birth of Beautiful Reagan! And, how wonderful that she was surrounded by so many loved ones at her birth. It will be fun to watch her grow and play with her 2 new Aunties! Next Christmas will be so much fun with the addition of three tiny girls! I will continue to pray for Sarah and her recovery from the blood clot. Hugs ~ Jo

  6. Funny for me to think that Bella and Sophia are aunts. Thanks so much for the prayers — her DVT really did stress me.

  7. I'm glad things went well for Sarah. Reagan is so adorable. The pictures are so clear and beautiful. How wonderful to have a nice head of hair (my four were all nearly bald!). I can't wait to see pictures of her with the two little girls and all her older aunts! There will surely be many girls wanting to hold her when she comes to visit!!!

    Sue – WI

  8. So many blessings! I'm glad to hear that Sarah is doing well and to see your beautiful grand baby! So lovely! Congratulations!!

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