Wednesday, September 2, 2009

London Arrives & I'm Sick with Flu

Wow, its been awhile since I posted. August was so hectic for me, that after the baby shower was over, as well as our bedroom and hall remodel and summer camp at Wheeler Farm...... well, my body just went on strike. I've been down with the cold or flu or whatever it is for almost a week. But it's nice to sleep in my lovely new bedroom. Will post photos of that, plus my studio re-do in the near future.

BIG NEWS in our family - My first grandchild, Miss London Elizabeth Flox, was born on Monday, August 31 at 12:03 p.m. at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City. London weighed 7 lb 11 oz, was 20" long, and had an Apgar score of 9.9.

Momma Heather (my DIL) did great and my son Shane got to cut the cord. And yes, she has very healthy lungs!

First Cuddle

Aren't baby feet cute??

Heather is tired after a job well done!

Father and Daughter

I laughed when I saw this picture. London looks like she's fingering the fretboard of a guitar. Maybe she'll be a musician!

The nurses taught Shane to dress London.

Family Picture

Everyone in the whole fam-damily has visited her and held her except me (because I'm sick - the hospital said NO, which is totally understandable). So, I've got whining rights until I get well.

The new parents will learn to take their rest whenever they can get it! Here is Shane "practicing" his sleep with London.

Until next time,


  1. Cathy,
    What a perfectly beautiful family! Congratulations and you WILL get there soon...I am certain. But it does seem a tad bit unfair, doesn't it?
    I love these photos...they are great!

  2. Congratulations Cathy! A grandchild is a whole new and lovely experience :)
    I hope you are recovering quick so that you can visit the baby!

  3. Wow congratulations first Grandbaby is such a unique and special opportunity since of course it never happens again in the way that very first one does. That is fantastic. She is so cute. As both of mine were born bald and stayed that way through toddler age, She has a good head of hair on her.

    I am so sorry your ill. Is it a normal flu? Nothing better to make one feel better then to be laying in a lovely room. Congrats on that too.

    Rest and have a wonderful day.

    Your DIL seems to of done a great job too.

    Cute photo of daddy and his new girl. touching:):):):)

    p.s. thanks for the post on my blog!

  4. Hi Cathy,
    Congratulations, Grandma! London is a true beauty. My congratulations to all of you. Speaking as a relatively new Grandma myself (my one and only is about to turn 3), I can tell you the best is yet to come.
    All the best,

  5. Congratulations, Grandma Cathy! London (love that name) is a little beauty. You'll get to snuggle her soon!

  6. Congratulations, Gramma! London is just beautiful! Hope you're feeling better!

  7. Hi Kathy

    Sorry to hear you have been sick. You sound as if you just wore yourself out and that is when the bug gets you.

    Your new grandbaby is beautiful and your son looks so proud. Our youngest grandchild is 6 and I sure miss having a baby around.

    Once you get better you can cuddle her all you want. In fact they might just want you to babysit if they live near you.
    Think of all the beautiful little girl dresses you can make. Enjoy.

    Take care of yourself.



  8. Awww, how beautiful!! Congrats to all of you! It's cute seeing Shane's beard, he looks as exhausted as Heather does :)

  9. Congratulations !! She's a little beauty for sure. Hope you get to feeling better. Also glad everyone is doing good after the delivery. What a beautiful family!

  10. She's just beautiful, Cathy. You get busy pushing those cold or flu germs out of your system so you get your chance to cuddle her soon! But also, remember you have lots of cuddles in your future!

  11. Hi, Cathy,
    Congratulation first time grand'ma on your beautiful grand'daughter London.Unusual name and I love it.

  12. Way precious! Congratulations Grandma!


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