Thursday, May 21, 2009

Josephine Claire Gratteau

This is a picture of the beautiful baby girl today!
Bright eyed Josie yesterday!

We are so excited and pleased to announce arrival of the newest member of our family. . .

Josephine Claire Gratteau
Born Saturday May 16th at 8:04pm
7lbs. 12oz.
20 1/2 inches

     Her birth was a very exciting and fast experience. I started labor at Robert's Luau Fundraiser, and Steve had been at the hospital to relieve Ashley for the day. I knew it was the real thing around 6:55. My mom drove me home from the luau, and I called the midwife as soon as we left. Steve was told to go straight home when they got ahold of him. He arrived about a minute before my mom and I did. Josephine arrived so quickly that she beat the midwife by about seven minutes and my mom ended up 'catching' her! It went well all things considered. I think it was nothing short of an 'act of God' that we made it home and Steve was there for his daughter's birth!
     

8 comments:

Larae Taylor Merritt said...

Wow! Congratulations! She is beautiful. I'm glad everything went well, especially since the midwife missed out! I love the name!

Farnsworth Family said...

She is so precious and what a great birth story!!! Thanks for letting us invade Sunday night...it was great to chat and hold the little one!!!!

Kristin said...

I am so excited about seeing more pics of her, especially since her beautiful eyes are open! What a doll--she's perfect.

Brooke said...

Congrats. What a sweet baby. She shares her middle name with my Elise. I love it! Post more pictures soon. I'm glad things went well all things considered.

Ann said...

Congratualations!! She's darling!

Ann said...

One more thing. I bid on some jewelry that Karalee had as part of her last (I think) fundraiser auction, but I'm not sure if I won or not and I can't find it on her blog. Would she have notified me if I won?

Kara said...

cool story - congrats - she is a beauty!

i said...

AMAZING STORY! cute little baby!!!!!!!