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Welcome to the world!

It's a boy!

I'm so tired I can't even see straight.

I know now that I will never want to work professionally as a doula, but I will gladly and wholeheartedly help to guide any of my daughters through the process again... and again and again and again.

So, yes! Ali gave birth at home to a 7 lb. 14 oz. baby boy on Sunday, June January 12th at 8:31 p.m.

I am so proud of her!

Maddy was there to help and witness the birth -- amazing!! Katie helped along the way with labor but, unfortunately, missed the birth by about 10 hours. I was able to get the word to her, though, before she left the country and I'm very happy about that.

More details to follow, and probably a photo or two or maybe I really will blow up Instagram with photos of my grandson.

Grandson. Grand. Son. GRAND!

It is now 1 a.m. on Monday, June January 13th and I've had approx. 5 hours of sleep since Friday and it might be showing, so I think I'll go to bed now.


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What can I say about writing June instead of January... I WAS TIRED! While Alison certainly did more physical work than I in delivering her baby, I can report that assisting through almost an entire (long) labor and delivery is mentally exhausting if not as physically demanding (but, damn, my legs ache today).

Also adding to my befuddlement is the bairn's name...



It's January my love not June! ;-) Get some sleep Grandma! You're going to need it!! LOVE YOU ALL!


Congratulations! Wonderful news!


Mazal tov! Sounds like an amazing experience to everyone involved. Enjoy the littlest new member of the family. Hugs.

Catherine Roberts

Congradulations Nana!!


Congratulations!!! there is no such thing as too many pictures of a grandson - I cannot wait to see!




Many congratulations to Ali and the whole family.
Welcome to the world new person!




Such wonderful news! Congratulations to all of you! XOXO
(PS - Is he wearing a sweater yet???)


"The happiest days are when babies come." :)

Wonderful, wonderful news. Congratulations to you all!!!


Such wonderful news to wake up to on the Monday!!! That is just awesome! Sleep well and we look forward to the first peeks of baby Z!


Congratulations! That Instagram photo with the tag about labor had me wondering. Lots of love to the new addition and the rest of the family!


You'll have to tell us why you wrote June and not January!! LOL
I can hear the joy and exhaustion in your "voice". Congratulations! Zim is going to enjoy all the warm hand knits g-ma made!! Looking forward to seeing the new boy!!


Wonderful news, thanks for posting here so we can all share in your joy! (I do sort of wish it was June already.)


Congratulations!!! Little grandson's are wonderful gifts...you are going to have so much fun!


Congrats on the new man in your life...and I also wish it was June, but only for the weather... ;)


Congratulations and such wonderful news on a Monday morning!


GRAND, indeed! Wishing you all much love, health, happiness, and some sleep!


Congratulations ! I'll look for photos on IG!

Laura from beautiful West Michigan

Congratulations, Grandma! I remember people telling me, before I was a grandma, how wonderful it was, and I'd say, "Oh, I know, it's going to be great." But AFTER I was a grandma, I knew exactly what they meant. A feeling of continuity, an unconditional bond, just love, love, love!!


Oh boy! Congrats to Ali.
Go get some sleep and then swaddle that winter baby in love and woollies!


Congratulations to you all! My boy has been the biggest joy of my life. I'm sure Ali's will be too. I am so happy for you......the best news to hear for the start of a new day.


Congratulations! What a nice-sized baby! I can't wait for the pictures you *might* share. :-D


Congratulations to everyone concerned! Welcome to the world, baby boy!

I just read Katie's blog, so I knew what to expect here. Also, if you are tired because you only had 5 hours sleep since Friday, how does Ali feel? After all, she was the one laboring ;-)




Congratulations to the entire family! Can't wait to see pictures.


Congratulations! Welcome to little Zim! Wonderful news.

Cheryl S.



Congratulations! That's wonderful news and so great that you were there to witness it.


Congratulations all around, and a big 'Welcome' to the new family member.


Congratulations and good wishes to everyone. Welcome to the world little one. You make it a better place. Rest well, all of you!

Kathode Ray Tube

Congratulations! Welcome to the world!



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