Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Or is it now plus 8?

Last Wednesday, my daughter Jackie gave birth to a healthy baby girl!
Hope Leticia Jimenez ~ 6lbs 10 oz ~ 19 1/2 inches ~ born at 9:43 a.m. on September 7th

I was talking with her off and on all day on Tuesday via chat, and I had a feeling the little pains and contractions she was feeling were the real thing.  However, since I had a 2 hour drive, I didn't want to make the trip unless I knew it was the real deal.  That evening, her contractions kept on coming...and finally around 8:30 or 9:00 she called and asked me if I thought she should go in and be checked...I told her it couldn't hurt.  At 10:30 she called me and said it was the real thing and she was being admitted.  I went next door and woke up T to tell him he was on kid duty with my girls until my mom got there, and off I went.

It took me 2 hours to get to the hospital in San Luis Obispo.  I arrived at 1:00 a.m. to find her in active labor.  Her husband JP was putting pressure on  her back and pretty much did that for the entire labor. I got to stay with them through the entire labor and watch my beautiful granddaughter come into this world.  She did the entire labor and delivery medication free...all natural!  I was so proud of her!  What an amazing experience! Words simply can't explain it.  

Here she Hope!  

Monday, September 5, 2011

A year ago today....

T walked into my life...
We were just talking last night about how quickly the time has flown by!  I'm so glad I went to the pool that day in September...

Here are several pictures of T and me from this first year...
Vegas Trip in September, kind of our first date...
Storyteller Event in October
Halloween Party at T's
First Thanksgiving together in November
The Pilmer Holiday Party in December
Hanging at the Palms in January
Hanging at the pool hall with Risa and her T in February
Wine tasting in March
Shooting pool in April 
1940's Fundraiser in April
Wine tasting again in April
Lotus Land in May
Eating out in June
St Thomas, Virgin Islands in June
A little wine tasting in July
Outdoor concert in August

Well, in case you can't tell, we enjoy each others company so very much, and we do find the time to escape and get away from the craziness of being around the kids!

I love you T, and again, I'm so glad I went to the pool that day!