Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Welcome Gracie...The Birthday Gift


Gracie and Daddy will just have to a share a birthday! What a rare gift to welcome a baby on your birthday. She was born at 11:12PM on August 9th, 2010. We were told to expect here to be a little "blue" upon arrival and she may have been for the first minute or so, but she was really looking good when her mommy got to hold her a few minutes later. Right now she's being tested and we are waiting to here the results of the tests being done on her heart. Annie is healthy and of course tired, but most of all we are thankful to God for our little Gracie.

17 comments:

Ryan and Dorothy said...

yea! congrats! praying for her and all of you!

3h said...

Til hamingju með Gracie! Vona að allt gangi vel! Drottinn blessi ykkur!

Lilja said...

Innilega til hamingju! En yndislegt :D Jeij! Vonandi eru niðurstöðurnar góðar.

Catie said...

CONGRATS!!!!

Pip said...

Praise God, Welcome Gracie!

Heather said...

Congrats! Praying for you all during these tests!

Finnur said...

Til hamingju.

Fagnið og verið glöð því Guð er góður!

:-) Bestu kveðjur,
Finnur

Kimberly said...

Beautiful, Garmans! I've been thinking about you and Gracie a lot these past few weeks and was so happy to read about her safe arrival into the world. Welcome, Gracie! <3

Josh and Jadey said...

Wow, what a birthday present. So glad she is here, can't wait to meet her.

JoshandLaurenWelch said...

Congratulations you too! So happy for you and prayers are still coming your way. Your family is so special in everyones eyes and to the family of God! What a blessing!

Carrie Fairy Thoughts said...

Congrats you guys. I am crying. YAY!!!!!! Remember whatever happens with Gracie and her heart. We have Emma - So we know what you are going through...Call Liz...Seriously...Emma is 2 and strong!!!! Make up a caringbridge page! It will really help you guys. Seriously. Let everyone know about the tests. Annie and Colby I am so happy for you guys. Tell the girls Congrats on their new baby sister Gracie!!! Tell Annie I am praying for her and Gracie. - Carrie

Amber said...

so happy for you all! what a wonderful gift, Colby. :) praying for you guys and new little bundle.

Kristin Jonsson said...

Congratulations! Katherine was born on Steini's birthday as well! Wonder what's in that Icelandic water!

Anonymous said...

Til hamingju með Gracie! We´ll keep on praying.
Linda og Sveinbjörn
Iceland

matt burns said...

Congratulations Garmans! Celebrating with you today.

B.A. said...

Congratulations! We're praying for you and especially for Gracie's heart. Also, I know the NICU nurses are probably great, but if they're not, don't be afraid to assert yourselves. Sometimes they get busy and forget to tell parents about changes in the baby's feeding schedule or tell you when the dr. comes to check on the patient, etc. but be assertive and make sure they know you want to know EVERYTHING! Also, if you don't like a nurse, ask for a new one. It's totally within your rights as the parent to get the best nurses, and they can shift assignments to meet YOUR needs. One more thing, NICU nurses like to "cluster" their care so that the baby gets a lot of rest time in between being disturbed. They may not want you to touch and hold Gracie when she's sleeping peacefully, and there are some good reasons for that, but again, you're the parents, so do what feels best to you!! If you have any other questions about dealing with nurses, let me know.

holly said...

8/9/10--what a great birthdate to remember! Congratulations! Praying for you and little Gracie. I think God has great things in store for her.