Since, Annie is still all snuggled in at the hospital, recovering, resting, eating bran muffins and the like. I just thought I would take the opportunity to introduce you to this very cool little lady- (yeah, I peeked at those blog stats you all are chomping at the bit eh?)
So, without further adieu,
Elianna Joy Groves finally came out (ok, she was coaxed just a little) to meet the world last night, June 30th at 10:05 pm.
In true Groves Fashion, she weighed 8lbs 6oz and measured 20 1/2 inches long.
Groves locks? Burdette cheekcakes?
Oh, Momma! You’re looking good! Elianna, apologies we will take lots of these pictures of you, all squinty and red, we promise not to hold them against you– we just can’t contain ourselves with how dang excited we are to see you!
My dear dear Elianna Joy,
We haven’t met yet, well at least not formerly. I do however, happen to know much more, than maybe you will EVER want to know about the details of your past nine months of existence. In addition, I may or may not have contributed to that lingerie, or that big pink “natural” fertility book I gave your Mom last year, that is now responsible for that little life of yours. So while, for the next 20 years you would probably prefer to be sparred of those details, I am just letting you know that we are stuck together sister and I couldn’t be happier that you are here.
I also just thought I would let you know how much you scored with this family of yours.
Scored, big time.
Your parents fell in love with you many months ago. Your life little one, lays on the foundation of joy, crazy love, and hours of prayers. Your beautiful Mother has been one of my longest and dearest friends. A kindred spirit. Much like you will be. And girl, you will be hard pressed to find a more patient and compassionate woman. Your Father, both stud and maker of the best beans I have ever eaten, will take great care of you. You’ll have his heart around your finger , but watch him carefully my dear, he will have much to teach you about integrity and strength of character. As for the rest of us, the village that you have inherited- many aunties, uncles, tia’s and the like, we just can’t wait to watch you grow dear girl. Oh yeah, and we are only a little bitter that you are across an ocean. Bitterness only remedied by looking at those sweet cheeks of yours!
May God Bless you all the Days of your life!
Peace be the journey Elianna.
Auntie Cait (And ALL the rest of your mommas faithful blog readers)