Saturday, July 22, 2006

Welcome to the family, Iris!



Iris Kathryn made her debut on the west coast this past week. It was a home birth and my darling daughter-in-law brought forth my fifth grandchild surrounded by proud hubby (my son the doc) and baby's big brother and sister, Ben and Olivia. There were a midwife and a doula and Katie's mom and sister also present to add even more love and laughter and energy to the mix.

Ben is still safely ensconced as the Crown Prince of the family, now having to deal with two little sisters and two female cousins. I'm still remembering his "too many girls" comment last summer and laughing. The boy will need some serious male bonding.

I can't wait to see the newest addition. Word has it that she may actually look like our side of the family. After the move to the Berkshires, I'll have to track down some frequent-flyer air miles and cash in. Being so far way at times like this is difficult but knowing that the clan is growing is a reward in itself.

It's been a very good week.

11 comments:

velocibadgergirl said...

She's beautiful!

Congratulations, Babci!

Margaret said...

Congrats! She's a cutie.

sogalitno said...

How proud you must be! She is gorgeous and how BRAVE those parents were!

Glad it turned out so beautifully!

kelly said...

Congratulations! And Welcome sweet Iris!

kirsty said...

How WONDERFUL! I was with my sister at her daughter's home birth. What an amazing experience! And the perfect way in which to enter the world. Welcome to Iris and congratulations, Mater!

Barb said...

Couldn't you convince them to move to the Berkshires too? I know a great daycare! It would solve all the traveling.
Congrats to all!

The Mater said...

Thanks everybody for your sweet wishes!

Barb, Joe would have such a thriving family practice here in the Berkshires but he's fallen in love with his quaint little town. However, Jenn and I keep hoping ...

karina said...

I'm so happy to hear the great news! Congratulations to Joe & Katie and the whole extended family!

s@bd said...

OH -

I LOVE that name.

and felicitations - may the tickets come quickly and cheaply!

moxiemomma said...

gorgeous!! (all of them!) i wish i'd been courageous enough to do a home birth. kudos to your daughter-in-law!

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