Saturday, December 20, 2008

Welcome Chloe!


I have something VERY very special to share with you...pictures of Chloe Kate Thurman, my very first grandchild! She arrived via c-section, at OHSU, on December 17th, 18 1/2" inches long, 6 pounds 2 ounces. She's soooo beautiful!!! Mommy, Chloe & Daddy are all doing well.


As we anticipated, Chloe has two problems that will require surgical correction. Her first surgery will be to repair Coarctation of the Aorta and that will take place on Monday. When she is recovered from her heart surgery, she will have surgery to repair her Opmphalocele. Other than that, she is perfect and gorgeous :) ! Here's another look at her with her eyes open (the photos are a little marginal but they're completely unedited...I'm just excited to have the laptop here at the hospital and have the ability to take photos and email them to friends & family!)
It's snowing and beautiful in Portland! Sounds like we're going to be here for a month or longer, so we're getting settled into our routines and I've located all the good coffee shops here at the hospital :) ! If you haven't signed up for the Valentine Blog Candy yet, there's still time. I planned on selecting a winner on Monday, but it could be later, since Monday is surgery day. You can get yourself signed up by clicking HERE!

Here's a great photo of mom & dad having one of their first visits with Chloe in the nicu earlier this week. Thanks for stopping by. I have several projects uploaded and waiting to show you over the next few weeks, along with more updates and photos of Chloe :) !!!


hugs...from "grandma" nancy :)

33 comments:

Jodi said...

Congrats Grandma! She is gorgeous!

Kathi said...

Congrats! There's nothing more awesome than your first grandchild!! Especially when it's your daughter having her first daughter. What a Christmas gift! I have 4 grandchildren now but that first girl is just over the top! We "lived" in NICU for 2 months & that first girl still has a special place in my heart.

Pauline said...

Many congratulations! She is gorgeous!
Hugs.

Sue said...

Conratulations GWAMMA! I know you think you can't love your own children anymore than you do, and then along comes a grandbaby. I am in awe of the love I feel for my first grandbaby born last year. Life just stopped as I knew it and is now focused on him.
I live in The Dalles and we got a foot of snow yesterday and waiting for more! Hang in there GWAMMA and keep us posted!

mudmaven said...

Congratulations to all of you! She is just beautiful. NICU folks are really wonderful. Our twin grandchildren were in for 2 months and they took such good care of them. Thoughts and prayers are headed your way! Stay warm. ~chris

pescbrico said...

Congratulations!!! I'll pray that the surgery goes well.

Michelle said...

Congratulations Grandma!

Pam Speidel said...

How exciting to have your first grandchild! I'm so happy for you Nancy! What a beautiful Christmas blessing!

Flossie's Follies said...

She is beautiful, congratulations to all, will keep everyone in my thoughts and prayers, all will be well.

Sue Ring said...

Congratulations!! There is nothing better than being a grandma. I have 9 grandkids and one on the way in April and they are all precious. I will be praying for the baby and her surgeries.
Sue

Tonya said...

Congratulations Nancy to you and all your family! You guys are in our thoughts and prayers as you head into Monday and beyond.

Chloe is just precious.

Stampinwizard said...

Congratulations! I know you will be blessed with is beautiful new granddaughter in your life. I am a stamping friend of Sue (suesstampingstuff) who has also left a comment on here and I also live in The Dalles...she is right your love keeps growing as you get grandchildren...the rewards of having children - grandchildren. I have two beautiful granddaughters who bless my life daily. Enjoy! I will be keeping Chloe and everyone in my thoughts and prayers.

susanne sorensen said...

congrats on the new grandchild. what a beauty. babies are such a wonderful miracle from God. prayers are lifte in Chloe's name for a successful surgery and complete healing.

i also live in the portland area (Tualatin) and am enjoying the beauty of the snow falling but not enjoying traveling around town in all this white stuff with the icy stuff underneath.

again, congrats and enjoy your precious granddaughter.

reflections:0) said...

Congrats!
They do have some good coffee shops up there...


Stay safe with all this crazy weather that we are getting...


reflections:0)

ronitib said...

congratulations Grandma !
She is beautiful !

Pamela said...

Congratualtions! Speaking from experience, she will "steal" your heart. What a precious gift.

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Congratulations on becoming a Grandma!! My prayers are with Chloe and the rest of the family!!
hugs, Jami

Charlene H. said...

Congratulations Grandma! Aren't you going to just love that word. I'll be keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Jenn D said...

Congrats on the birth of your first grandaughter. I hope everything goes well tomorrow. You will all be in my thoughts.

nancy littrell said...

Baby Chloe is every bit as beautiful as her mommy and daddy. Congratulations and TFS your little miracle. I am praying, praying, praying :-) Love to all....

Jane Wetzel said...

Congrats to you and yours Nancy! God bless that little one! Jane :)

Jen said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful way to celebrate the holidays...a Christmas-time baby!!

ENjoy!

TN Granny said...

Chloe is absolutely precious so pretty and petite. My thoughts and prayers will be with you especially on Monday.
God Bless

Anonymous said...

Congratulations. She is beautiful. Sending prayers your way. God Bless.
JoAnn B. scrappingnana4@yahoo.com

Dawn Easton said...

Oh Nancy, Chloe is beautiful! I'm happy to hear everyone is doing well. I'll be thinking of you all while she has her surgeries. Congratulations to everyone!

Nancy Riley said...

Congratulations, Nancy! Chloe is just so precious and beautiful! My prayers have been and will continue to be for Chloe, the entire family, and all the healthcare professionals involved in Chloe's care.

Huge cyber hugs to you, my friend ...

Nancy Riley

Dealbaida said...

Oh Nancy, what a perfect little angel. All babies are lovely but Chloe is truly beautiful. You must be so proud of yourself; what a very clever Grandma you are.

Congratulations and Hugs to you all.

Marion
UK

Mercy said...

congratulations, nancy...she is beautiful!

hugs and prayers for the upcoming surgery days!

mercy

silkeledlow said...

AWWW - Nancy - she is gorgeous for sure!!! Welcome to this world little Chloe!!!

My thoughts and prayers are with you all!!! God is watching over her!!!

Hugs ~Silke~

Jackie Pedro said...

Congrats to you Grammy!! What a beautiful girl! Prayers that she has a successful surgery!!

joyk said...

Congratulations! Chloe is just beautiful.....lots of prayers for the best possible outcome from surgery!

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sissabrinam said...

Congratulations Nana!
May our Heavenly Father continue to bless you and your family! May God Bless your first grandbaby, with peace, comfort, good health, love and joy! Peace and Blessing A Fellow Craft SaBrina aka Auntie Beanie.