Wednesday, November 12, 2008

So, yesterday morning I sat down to write a column for the paper. I got a call from my Bride. She said she just got a text message (from Dan our son) that said they didn't 'induce' the delivery as planned because she had just started labor on her own right then.
Twenty minutes later Marilyn called back to say "It's a Girl!" She had a twenty minute labor attended to by nurses. The Dr had gone across town to his clinic for a while. He missed it. When the baby arrived the nurses said, "we said don't push." The reply was "I didn't push."
Well, off to lincoln we went.

This is a pic of my lovely daughter in-law a couple of weeks ago.

This is what we found in the hospital. The little one is Georgia Kay.
Grandpa reported that he was pulling for Cliffetta or Ralph-ina for a name. The look on Marilyns face means, "you're not serious?"
Great Grandma went along to hold the baby.
Cousin Hudson brought Dad along to see the babe also.
Congrats to Julie and Dan and a big welcome to Georgia Kay!!
Okay, now I'm past deadline on the column. It was going to be about Thanksgiving and having a grateful heart. It will be easier to write now.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!--We can hardly wait to see the little one---bet she is as beautiful as the others!!--Uncle Fran and Aunt Robbie

WOR said...

Grandpa you look pretty proud there! Congratulations and welcome Georgia Kay!!!!

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

Hi Cliff! Congratulations to everyone. Georgia Kay is a beautiful baby. Your daughter-in-law is one lucky lady to have such a short labor.

I can't believe that they didn't find Cliffetta and Ralph-ina appealing. :o) Lisa

bobbie said...

Welcome to the world, Georgia Kay!
Congratulations to all of you! Every one of you looks just so happy! Julie is beautiful too.

Flip Flop Momma said...

what great pics...she is a beauty..

Granny Annie said...

And sometimes people actually wonder what life is all about. There it is, all summed up in Georgia Kay! Hooray!!!! (And, of course Hudson too.) Welcome precious, new, healthy baby girl and thank goodness grandpa didn't carry enough clout to convince anyone to use his name suggestions:)

Gette said...

Congrats to all!!

Marla said...

Congrats on your new granddaughter. What a cutie she is! You sure look like a proud grandpa. I really didn't like your choice of names, Georgia is so much better.

Ralph said...

Georgia Kay has a much better ring to it than Cliffetta or Ralph-ina.
Mom and Dad look pretty happy. So does Grandma and Grandpa.

Jerry said...

Georgia is beautiful this time of year...and will be the rest of the year too. Congratulations, Morrows!!!!

Dan said...

Thanks for everything Mom and Dad.

EV said...

WOO-HOO! ^5, grandpa. Your grin says it all.

Live Well, Laugh Often & Love Much said...

That Georgia she is a precious little angel.

Congrats to you all !

LZ Blogger said...

WOW! Congratulations to EVERYONE! No one looks happier here that you and Marilyn! Well... and I guess Dan and Julie (and) GREAT Grandma! And if someone is reading grandpa's blog comments to you... "Welcome to a GREAT and loving family Georgia Kay!!!" ~ jb///

Adi said...

Jim, Mrs. Jim, and I say "Welcome Georgia Kay!"
Welcome Georgia Kay! I am glad Great Gandma got to come too, please tell her hi for us down here.

Cliff, I am sorry that you don't know these dogs. I am the beagle (Adi) and Katrin is my newly adopted by inheritance little sister, a toy poodle.
Jim introduced Katrin pretty good on the blog, I just checked.
You can read about her here,
BTW, there were twelve comments that day but none from you?

Rachel said...

Congratulations to all!! Georgia Kay is a doll!! I'm so glad that they didn't like the hitonious names you picked out! Wonderful pictures of everyone and I can see the sparkle in your eyes holding your new granddaughter. So nice seeing your MIL too!! She is such a sweet lady. Please tell her I said Hi too!

Paul Nichols said...

Congratulations to the proud Mom and Dad. And to all the grandparents. Why, the whole family. Ain't nuthin' like a new little baby, is there?

I always say, "There's no such thing as too much money, too much chocolate or too many grandkids."

You are a blessed family. Thank you for sharing this special moment.

Jim said...

Congratulations Cliff! Ditto Marylin! Congratulations to Julie and Dan!
Mrs. Jim, and I say "Welcome Georgia Kay!"
Welcome Georgia Kay! I am glad Great Gandma got to come too, please tell her hi from us down here.
(You can--please--delete Adi's comment above, she was worried you weren't keeping up w/her and Katrin.)

Shannon said...

Very cute!!! Congrats!

JunieRose2005 said...

So wonderful, Cliff!!
Aren't families just the greatest thing!! :)

I'm so happy for all of you!


Kendra Lynn said...

Congratulations! Aren't babies wonderful? (When they don't live at your house, I mean....)


Kendra Lynn said...

Thanks for the encouraging words...we will (hopefully) be getting a new music director in January! Yay! I can say goodbye to MY choir then!


p.s. you are right...Christmas morning is worth all the craziness of the season.

Peter said...

Obviously a good gene pool there Cliff, congratulations to all and welcome to Georgia Kay.

nora said...

It's hard to type with tears in my eyes. Looking at the photo of you and Marilyn with the little Georgia peach made me misty!
Enjoy- you deserve it.

possum said...

Great pictures!
You had the names reversed - it was Cliffina - that would have worked - I bet!!!!

Lucy Stern said...

Yes, your column should be much easier to write now.....If you didn't have a grateful heart after the birth of that beautiful baby, I would be very disappointed in you...We all have much to be grateful for......Congradulations Cliff and Marilyn, Julie, Dan and of course Georgia Kay. How truly blessed you are.

Jamie Dawn said...

Congrats to all on welcoming this little darlin' to the fold!!!!
Georgia Kay is a terrific name.
Julie looks so pretty, even after just giving birth.
I know Dan is happy his wife and new baby are healthy and doing well.
All the grandparents look thrilled, and so does cutie pie Hudson.
Your family is very blessed!

John Goerzen said...

Congrats on the new birth! And thanks for posting all the great photos.

gel said...

Cliffers, that is a great photo of you, beaming with your newest granddaughter. Georgia Kay is not only a beautiful name,(so melodic), she is a sweetie. Love seeing great-grandma there, too!
Such love abounds.
Glad your column is going well.

Janell said...

Hearty Congratulations x 100!!

Georgia; you sure picked a nice family to get borned into.

Blessings to all!

(And she didn't even have to push!? What's up with that?!)