The Waiting…

We arrived to the hospital at 12:45 after leaving home at 4 a.m. and picking Josh and Laura at the Spokane Airport at 10:50 a.m. and driving the last miles to Northeastern Washington. Now we could relax and wait knowing we would not miss hearing the news fresh from the delivery room that Addy had arrived.

Jamie’s granny was in the waiting room already and had been there for a few hours very kindly texting us any progress while we were on the road.

We settled in and got excited everytime we heard that things were progressing.

This is what the day looked like from the hospital waiting room on the day Addy was born.

As the waiting went long we decided if we started a jigsaw puzzle her arrival would speed up.

It worked because Jamie’s mom came into the waiting room crying and said, “we have a baby girl”. We then heard the lullaby over the loud speakers that announced a baby, our Addy, was born. When we heard the lullaby we all cried again. Soon enough we got to see her daddy’s elation as he came into the waiting room to announce her arrival and that all was well! PTL!

We found out after Addy was born that her daddy had worked on a jigsaw puzzle during the times mommy could sleep while in labor. I need to share this with our pop who works on jigsaw puzzles everyday.

Everything is ready for Addy’s arrival home. Since the last time we saw Addy’s room the elephant and bubbles have been added.

We are thankful and have had some great times holding our new granddaughter and listening to her sweet sounds. Later when we get the okay to post photos of her and her parents holding her I’ll share more.

Thank you all for you prayers and kind thoughts and comments for us during this exciting and blessed event in the life of our family.

29 thoughts on “The Waiting…

  1. Isn’t that the most wonderful news! How blessed you are to have her and how blessed she is to have family like you! Thank you, Lord for your gifts!!!

  2. Welcome to the world, Addy. You brought the sun and you have such a wonderful, loving family to be a part of. Many blessings to all! πŸŒ·πŸ¦‹πŸ’πŸ‘’πŸŒΏπŸΆπŸ₯πŸ£πŸŒΈπŸŽ€πŸ›πŸ’•

  3. Oh! I was right. When I stopped by earlier today and there wasn’t a post up from you I thought perhaps you were on your way to greet Addy’s arrival. Then I came here and found this! Congratulations to everyone there. What a journey you are about to begin, Ellen! xx

  4. Wonderful wonderful news Ellen!!! You are officially a Grandma/Babushka … it’s the icing on life. So thankful that all is well. Enjoy these first days. Your daughter in law will be so thankful for all the help you will provide.

  5. Congratulations, Ellen and family. Welcome to the world, Addy. You bring much joy! Enjoy your first days as a grandmother, Ellen – there’s really nothing like it.

  6. Soooooo exciting!! The waiting is over!!
    Congratulations to all of you on this new little blessing! And welcome to the Grandma Club. You’re going to love it!

  7. Oh congratulations! I’m so happy for everyone. All of us who are grandmothers know just how excited you are (and this great-grandmother at least is unable to put that special feeling into adequate words).. I love the way you brought Addy’s great-grandfather into the circle by showing him how both the younger generations shared his love for jigsaw puzzles as you waited. Won’t be too many months before Addy is ready to continue the tradition! (maybe a first puzzle for her as a gift for the future?)…..

  8. I am so glad that I chose this evening to read a blog or two, and that I came to yours. Congratulations to your entire family! The advent of a new generation enriches everyone’s life – what a blessing your Addy is!!

  9. Oh how exciting! So thankful to hear that little Miss Addy arrived just fine! Putting puzzles together is a great way to pass the time, how awesome that both your son and you were putting a puzzle together during the waiting! Love the picture of Addy’s room, so precious! I know you are enjoying this time with them so much! We are getting lots of flood and water here too, but it doesn’t look quite as bad as the pictures you shared. It is a very bad year for flooding! Take care my friend, enjoy all those sweet baby cuddles πŸ™‚

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