Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Meet little baby Kerington Elizabeth

She is here~~~~
Shhh~~ be really, really quiet. We just got her to sleep! Tiptoe ever so quietly and I will show you pictures of her very first day.

Here she is just all brand new. Born at 3:17 this afternoon. We will call her Keri Beth.

She is holding on tight to her gb's finger. (She is still a little bit scared!)

Getting weighed in - (you know how we ladies hate getting weighed!) She screamed and screamed! She weighs 7 pounds and 6 ounces and is 20 inches long.

Her Daddy is calming her down. She remembers his voice and is soothed and quiet.

But not for long~~~! (She is all about the screaming!)

What do you think she is thinking? She likes being swaddled.

Daddy is telling her a little story about how happy he is to see her~~~.

Can you tell that I am just so proud and happy and blessed!

My first time to hold Keri Beth. I have been waiting so very long to do this!

She is looking at her beautiful Mommy!

Papaw and gb are so proud of our new little grand daughter. There is nothing like a little baby girl to make a Papaw smile so big!

The first "official" family portrait!

Bath time! Don't you just know that she HATED that! More screaming!!!

And then came the foot prints. And then the security band. Her Daddy said she wasn't even 1 hour old and she was already in jail. He said that he could tell - she was "going to be trouble!"

Finally - she is calm again!

Her gb swaddles her and makes her feel safe and warm.

Finally - she goes to sleep for a little bit.

Papaw takes a turn at holding her and loving her~~~

She is just not sure about this "birthday thing!" It has been a really rough day for this little girl!

This gb has lost her heart to this little wad of blanket and tiny, little fingers and toes.

To all of you who sent me blessings and prayers throughout this day - from the bottom of my heart I thank you. We are so thankful and humbled by the birth of this little miracle of God. Your prayers have meant the world to me. There is no way that I can ever tell you how much that I really do love you all~~~


Kitten With a Whiplash said...

Welcome to the world Sweet Karington Elizabeth! You have already made it a better place by your presence, may it always treat you kindly.

Bella said...

Congratulations to all of you!! How precious to have such a perfect little granddaughter.

Anonymous said...

Totally Blessed are we all by this precious gift of our Lord. Thank you for taking the time to share. You are surely tired but happy.

Zlata said...

Vicki, sincerely congratulate you on the birth of a little granddaughter, a beautiful little princess! She is so beautiful! I loved her at first sight!
Let the lovely Keri Beth grows Zdorovenki and clever baby, glad you their successes and smiles. And her mother strength and health!
Congratulations! You are such a wonderful family! My hugs and kisses to all!

canngil said...

How wonderful! congratulations to you all! May I ask what "gb" stands for? or does it stand alone? My grandson is trying to say "baba" which is grandmother in Serbian.

Феникс said...

Congratulations on the birth of his grandson! It is very important and enjoyable moment! I even shed a few tears of happiness! There is nothing more important than procreation! Let your baby grow strong and Zdorovenki and happy parents and grandparents! I wish your family happiness!

Феникс said...

Oh, Viki, could not make it girl! What a beauty! It's great! The name aptly chosen! Again, congratulations!

Dorthe said...

My dear,dear Vicki,
Thank God for a safe arrival,
how wonderfull , and what a beautifull little girl she is, welcome to her, I wish her a happy and safe life.
Thanks for all the sweet photoes of your new little jewel, I can tell from your face,of all the happiness and love you are feeling.Congratulations grandmother.I know the feeling, and am happy together with you, dear.
Sending love and hugs to you.

Sabine said...

Congratulations to you and your family! A new life is so precious and wonderful...

Lisa said...

Congrats! What a beautiful family...little Karington is adorable and so tiny!

Lululiz said...

What a beautiful little bundle of joy! Congratulations to the parents and grandparents. The photographs are just wonderful, thank you for sharing such precious moments with us.

Lorrie said...

How wonderful Vicki. Thanks for sharing these sweet, special first moments of life with us. It's a true miracle every single time, isn't it. Enjoy this sweet time of falling in love with Kari Beth.

mary said...

Welcome beautiful Keri Beth! We have waited so long to love you in person! What a lucky little lady you are! Such wonderful parents and don't even get me started on Gb and Papaw! Little lady, you've got it made!! Gb, we are going to have a blast!

The French Bear said...

How darling she is.....yeah!!! Congratulations and welcome little Kari Beth. She is a little doll, gosh so sweet and pink!! Vicki you are right to be so proud and happy, she is perfect!
Thank you for taking time to show her to everyone!!!
Margaret B

rurumom said...

Your life will never be the same!

LISA said...

Congratulations!! I am so excited for you and your family! You have been Aunt Vicki to all of those wonderful babies, now you get to be a wonderful grandmother!! God Bless!!! Welcome to the world Kari Beth! I look forward to watching you grow through GB eyes and photos.

Subbota said...

Congratulations and God bless this little girl and her parents and grandparents!

michelle said...

oh how beautiful she is congratulations!what a blessing she is god bless you and your family michelle

SuZeQ said...

Tears. Yep - REAL tears. She is absolutely beautiful. And, I can see why her parents kept that name a secret. They wanted to WOW all of us ... and they succeeded. I love "Karington" ... family name? Love on that little munchkins for me, too!

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Vicki....SHE'S ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!!! And I know you are already in love with her!!!! Congratulations sweet friend to you and your entire family....such blessings from Heaven these little ones are ~ hugs and love, Dawn

Eli said...

It 's really a pleasure to meet you through this wonderful post.
I marked among your followers.
I wish the little Kari Beth "good life forever"
Congratulations to all of you!
Eli from Italy.

Shelly said...

Oh Vicki, what a beautiful little "Bundle." She is perfect!

I thought about you yesterday! What a glorious day it was!

Now, I'm off to blow my nose and dry my eyes. And I haven't even finished my first cup of coffee!!

Oh, such big hugs to you and yours!

Chris said...

She is beautiful.

Jenn said...

Kari Beth is beautiful. Congrats to everyone!

Lindsay-ann said...

Congratulations. She is adorable and so beautiful. I love her name.
Best Wishes

Klik said...

I just have no words to express all my emotions! Sweet baby, wellcome to the planet Earth! Be lucky and healthy!!!!!!!!!!!!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Congratulations Vicki!

What a sweet little blessing she is! It looks like she has an amazing set of lungs on her too-SOOOO Cute!

God Bless you all!


Sandi said...

CONGRATULATIONS Vicki!! Kari Beth is just beautiful!! Seeing all these photos made me tear up as I remembered my very first grandchild...a little girl as well. I was in the room when she was born snapping away on the camera!:) Hard to believe she is now almost 11 years old!!

You have been so blessed with this precious bundle and she is very blessed as well to be born into such a loving and caring family!! You will love her to death, do anything for her, and let her wrap you around her finger...tightly I might add!

Sharon said...

Welcome to this world sweet little one. May this world be filled with peace, flowers and beautiful music just for you. You are so precious.

myriamkreativ said...

she is so wonderful. What a little beauty. I dearly understand that you lost your heart. I think it is alway a miracle when a baby is born. Congratulations to the whole family. Im sure your daughter is very happy that little Kari Beth is there now (sssh a very nice name by the way - much better than baby no name lol). It`s a pleasure to see that all of you are well off and everything is just perfect. Enjoy every single minute you can spent with her - time is flying. All the best to your family and to you double granny. Hugs and lots ov love Myriam

dat Bea said...

Oh there she is!!!

Welcome Kari Beth!! So cute and beautiful you are!!!
Congrats to all of the family and have a great time all together!!!

Hugs and kisses to the little lady from
Bea from Germany

Caprice said...

She is BEAUTIFUL! So very perfect! I love her name and I can't wait to see her.

Deb said...

Well, sweet baby no-name now has a beautiful name to match a beautiful baby girl! I love it! You all look very happy! Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

I just discovered your blog and at a wonderful time too. Karington is a beautiful child and I know you and your husband are smitten. Our granddaughter just turned three and she has brought so much joy to our lives. I truly love your nests and I would like to add my name to your never ending list of customers.
Congratulations to you and yours,
Jill - jillybee12@bellsouth.net

Bumpkin Bears said...

oh what a little darling and such a precious name, huge congratulations to all the family. Wonderful news. Hugs to the little one, Catherine xx

Snugglebug Blessings said...

Hi Vicki, this congratulations comes late as I was in the hospital. Keri is so dear, sweet and beautiful. What a blessing to see so much love wrapped around her. She will have a blessed life with all of you by her side. New life brings new hope doesn't it. May all of you find joy each day with this precious gift sent from God. Blessings, Cathy

Whimsey Creations said...

What a cutie she is! Congratulations!

Jody Hammer said...

She is beautiful!!!! It is hard to imagine anything being more beautiful than the things you make, but she did it!! :-) Congratulations, I am so happy for all of you!!

Debby said...

Congratulations! Karington is so precious and beautiful, you must be so proud. I just found your blog by way of Dorthe's blog and so happy to have found you. Your blog is absolutely gorgeous.

Shirley said...

Keri Beth is adorable and definitely a heart stealer. They are so adorable and will grow up so very fast. You always love them and I would spend many a hour rocking my little ones. We would set in the rocking chair and read as they got older. Grandma and mommy both have rocking chairs even grandpa and daddy can rock that special little girl. Have a wonderful weekend and thank you for sharing the pictures. Your Missouri Friend.

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Kerington is perfect. And so lively! Lucky to be born into such a loving family

Shelly said...


Your post on my blog truly means a lot!

And, it's kind of weird to say, but since I "found" you in blogland, I just feel this affinity to you and yours as well. Sometimes we are blessed to just feel a certain "Something" for new folks in our lives!

You have such heart!

I know were just getting to know each other, but I truly am enjoying getting to know you and learning about your life.

I have good/local girlfriends and I have been blessed to live in a small town/community that has allowed me to make many friends, but I always feel that there is room for MORE in this life!

And Vicki? That grandbaby is gorgeous!!!
Do they live closeby? I hope so for your sake!

Oh,,,,,give her a big kiss and a little squeeze for me! I'm SO happy for you all!

Big hugs and talk soon!

Eloise Slone said...

Absolutely beautiful, a bundle of JOY. So thankful for this tender blessing. I'm looking forward to watching her grow and see what God's plan is for this "Darling"

Love Eloise

Eloise Slone said...

Beautiful, tender blessing form Our Heavenly Father above. Looking forward to watching her grow and the joy she brings to her long awaiting family.

Love Eloise

Jo said...


How wonderful to hear the news of your band new granddaughter. I just love the way you have shortened her name to Keri Beth.

Things they do to babies in the first few hours - no one this little bub made some very loud noises - one moment she is somewhere warm and safe then the next moment she is lying all alone on a metal tray!!

What wonderful blessings from God

May mum recover as quickly as possible :)

Karen said...

Congratulations, such a beautiful family. Joy is bubbling around all of you. Your grand daughter is precious..

Lena said...

Hi Vicki - Congratulations on your beautiful grand-daughter. She is precious!
Thank you for visiting my guest blog post from Lisa at Molto di Moda. I hope you get to try sourdough again! It tastes so good. Guess I better get that recipe up for you!
You have a beautiful blog and I love all your knitting projects!


Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

What a beautiful baby - and a beautiful family! Congratulations and Blessings to all!

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

Congratulations Vicki! This little one will keep you busy.... Thank you for my incredibly beautiful nest....

Lee @ The Way I See It said...

congrats! She is beautiful. I'll be an old lady by the time my kids have kids... so I'll enjoy yours!!

Silke said...

Dear Vicki, thank you so much for visiting my blog and following! I found you through wonderful Dorthe's blog, where I saw one of your magical knitted bird nests!

I will be back often to visit! Your blog is wonderful!!

In the meantime, congratulations on your sweet little granddaughter!!

Hugs, Silke

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Good morning Vicky, lovely sweet cute post! Oh, I', touched, the most wonderful minutes in a {grand}mothers life.
Hope your weekend is great so far. Sending a big hug your way for a wonderful new week! xo

paru's_circle said...

congrats on the birth of your darling granddaughter

Kathy said...

Kerington Elizabeth is a most beautiful child!
Just like her mommy and Grandmother!
Such a wonderful, happy time.
Love her precious cheeks...
enjoy every moment!

I have flipped off the cliff over your bird nests!!!!!
They are masterpieces..
each and every one.
Such lucky people to be recieving them...
Happy sunday...
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Tolentreasures said...

Congratulations on your new addition. How wonderful to welcome a little baby girl!


sjmcdowell said...

Dear Vicki,
Dear Vicki and Family,

YIPPEE!! Welcome Keri Beth!!

Oh what a beautiful little girl.
Congratulations to you all!
May God Bless Karington Elizabeth and keep her safe and happy always.

Love and Hugs,


Fearless Nester said...

Oh Vicki what a precious baby granddaughter you have been blessed with. Your images and words describe all the emotions so perfectly. (Just getting caught up with my reading and I was so happy to see her in your most recent post about your visit to Biltmore too!) Congratulations to all of you. ~Lili

Lisa said...

Already sucking her thumb!! She is beautiful! I am so glad it all went well!! She is beautiful! Congratulations!
Hugs, Lisa