My Daughter is Having a Baby!

The midwife stopped in for a visit recently. It would be the last visit before the baby arrived. There were questions I wanted to ask . . . Is baby in good position? What can we do in preparation for delivery? What is baby’s heart rate?

Daughter Prepares for Birth | Apron Strings other things

I’ve birthed eight babies, but this birth was different. This time it was my baby girl preparing to birth her first baby! This mothering gig is beautiful and wonderful and hard and rewarding. And when you stand on the sidelines watching as your own daughter joins the motherhood club it is nothing short of AMAZING!

My Joy-Filled Life

Won’t you join me today at My Joy Filled Life where I am guest posting, sharing about what I want my daughter to know as she prepares for birth. Sarah hosts Mom2Mom Mondays every week andΒ  Click HERE to read all of my article, I hope you will be blessed.

And Now! I announce to you . . .

Baby Reuben James  Apron Strings & other things

Our Newest Grand-Blessing! Our daughter and her husband blessed us last week with a new grandson. Reuben James was born at home, with 2 midwives and Grandma Linda attending. What a joy! Baby and Mama and Daddy are all doing well. Grandma an Grandpa are quite pleased to welcome grandbaby #6.

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  1. Congratulations! He’s beautiful. I always like to have my mom at my births too – very special.

    • Thank you Jennifer πŸ™‚ How special that your mom could be with you. Next to being able to watch my newborn grandson enter this world, the words “I’m glad you were here, Mom” were the greatest gift to me. Have a blessed week!

  2. I’m so very happy for you all!

  3. Awwww…Reuben is precious! Warm congratulations to all of you!

  4. Congrats! He is so beautiful! What a lucky boy to have someone as sweet a you for their grandma. Enjoy him.

    • thank you very much, dear friend πŸ™‚ I stopped to see him today to drop off a few extra kisses and soak up that newborn baby smell – love it! Have a wonderful day!

  5. Such a blessing indeed! Congratulations to you and your family.
    He is just adorable:-)

  6. Everyone is here using all these big words, and all that I have to say is: “Awwwwwww!”

  7. Oh he is precious! Congratulations! πŸ™‚

  8. I will never forget the look on my daughter’s face moments after she gave birth to my granddaughter — it will be with me forever! I was definitely more nervous for her than I was for myself. What a beautiful picture — Congrats! Just stopping by from the GRAND Social. Hope you get a chance to do the same!

    • Thank you Kc. It is such a joy and an amazing experience, isn’t it? So glad you stopped by, thank you taking time to celebrate with me! I’ll be stopping over to the GRAND Social to visit in just a bit!

  9. We deliberately didn’t tell our parents when my wife was in labour. Neither of them are quite on board with our “crunchy” life style. Midwives, home-births, cloth diapering…they just aren’t ready for that sort of stuff. We were worried that if we told them we planned to have our 4th at home that they would never leave us alone and just keep sending over horror stories of home births that went wrong.

    So, we called them the next morning and said “congratulations, your a grandma again”. When they asked what hospital we were in, we just told them to come to our house. Their first question (both of them) was “They let you go home already?!” That’s when we told them.


    • Thank you for the congratulations! We did the same thing with our first home birth, knowing that most of our family and friends would be quite nervous and not entirely supportive. And now 2 of our daughters have had home births and it is becoming an expected thing! I don’t consider myself entirely ‘crunchy’ but I do live with a taste of it. Have a great day!

  10. Hi Linda. Warm congratulations on another addition to your family and one more to come soon. What a blessing it must be to have 6 grandchildren! We became grandparents for the first time last November and the immediate rush of love we both had for this precious little soul quite overwhelmed us. Hearts enlarge to make room for more. Hope all goes well with the next delivery! Blessings πŸ™‚

    • Thank you for rejoicing with me, Joy πŸ™‚ and Congratulations on the newest blessing in your family! Welcome to the Grandmother Club! I’m happy you stopped by for a visit today and took time to peek at our precious little bundle. Have a wonderful weekend.

  11. Congratulations! I cannot wait to be a grandma!

    • Thanks, Barbie! Grandmahood is wonderful. I pray you are blessed richly one day πŸ™‚ Thank you for hosting the Weekend Brew everyweek. I know it’s a lot of work, but it encourages many.

  12. Aw, Reuben is so beautiful! Congratulations! Thanks so much for sharing your joy as a grandmother.
    Thanks for sharing at Essential Fridays.
    Mel from Essential Thing Devotions

  13. How exciting! Congratulations on your new grandbaby! Have fun snuggling with him πŸ™‚

  14. Congratulations to all, Reuben is absolutely beautiful. I was present when our daughter gave birth to her daughter, it was the most amazing experience. Thank you for sharing, and
    thank you you so much for visiting me and taking the time to leave me such a sweet comment.

    • It is such a wonderful gift to be present with our daughters, isn’t it Sue? Absolutely amazing. They came for a visit this evening, and I was reminded of how in awe I am of each new creature God knits together. Have a blessed week!

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