Thursday, April 30, 2020

Sharing Our Stories #52Stories 19/52: Come Wait with Me!

I'm attempting to write 52 stories from my life during the year 2020. At least one story a week, in no particular order, to remember and document some of the memories and moments of my life.  

It's unusual for me to write about an event in real time, but that's just what I decided to do this morning. Stefi's C-section is scheduled for 7:30 Mountain Time. That means we're just a quarter hour away from game time and very close to greeting grandchild #4 and granddaughter #1. 

Our roofing job started yesterday, but the highlight of the day was looking at Lance throughout the day and commenting about how soon baby girl would be here! Teddy's arrival took a long time, so it's exciting to think that in about an hour or so we'll have pics of sweet baby girl. 

And so we wait. First pic and words came from son at 6:05: Stefi stands, masked, gowned, and modeling that beautiful baby belly with these words from Blake: "We are at hospital getting ready to rock and roll." (6:24 am PT)

Second pic arrives. Blake in dark blue scrubs, light blue booties, light blue shower cap, white mask, hands scrubbed and ready for sweet baby girl. (6:28)

Thinking of two grandmas (my mom and Grandma Siddoway) and baby girl's send-off from the realms of glory! (6:35)

And now I know it will be awhile before we hear anything more, so sending prayers and love and joy to an OR in Utah. (6:38)

Just got a text from Blake, "Thanks, guys." Does that mean they haven't made it into surgery yet? (6:40) 

She's here! First pic has Mama, Daddy, and sweet baby girl. Someone in that OR knows how to take a pic (actually, son informs me that it was a selfie). (7:18)

Second pic is a short video - Swaddled and snuggled into Daddy's arms, baby girl's eyes are squeezed tight against the bright lights, but she squirms and wiggles her beautiful lips while mama's hand reaches out in sweet caresses. (7:22)

Welcome, sweet baby girl! 

To savor the magic of story, join the fun by linking your story at Sharing Our Stories.


  1. Congratulations Grandma! I predict lots of cute girl clothes in your future! So happy for you!

  2. Congratulations! This is such sunshiny news.

  3. Congratulations! What a beautiful day!

  4. This makes me so happy! With 4 weeks to go for our little grand baby, I’m just loving these moments of yours! Congratulations!!

  5. Oh Ramona! Thank you for letting us into this moment and to wait & celebrate with you. I read this right away when you posted, and then when I saw the pics on IG, I felt the elation of the arrival! Congrats, Ruth

  6. You captured this special, historical moment so sweetly, inviting us in to celebrate your little one. Congrats!

  7. Stay safe and sane during these crazy times. Good luck with the childcare! It's exhausting but a once in a lifetime chance to remember the joys and challenges of kids. I want to write down all the cute things they are saying, but I just can't find the time!!!!

  8. A long time ago a friend sent me a birth announcement (remember those). It said, "Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy, It's a girl!" I thought of this as you grandbaby group expanded in just that way. Thankful for a safe arrival and I just feel your heart expanding.