An unexpected Christmas gift!

Monday, December 24, 2018

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 We got an unexpected, but very welcome, early Christmas gift!

Matthew James, our first grandchild, arrived 5 1/2 weeks early on December 19. Mom and baby are doing well, although Matthew needed to spend some time in NICU getting his blood sugars regulated. My husband just left to take the car seat to the hospital -- we got a call that mom and dad are getting ready to bring him home!!

It was heaven to finally get to hold him today. Such a sweet little guy. I love him to bits already!

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Wishing you all a very happy Christmas. I'm thankful for you all in my life. Join with me in thanking our Father for the gift of His Son, and for the blessings of this tiny grandson.

xo, Deborah 


22 comments :

  1. Congratulations on your first grandbaby! Aren't babies sweet? Have a Merry Christmas!

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  2. Oh Deborah! What a precious early Christmas gift, indeed! This photo is absolutely priceless and the joy he brings to your family is written all over your beautiful face. Congratulations and Merry Christmas, sweet friend!♥

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  3. Congrats! A miracle! I have five grands and last was born Dec 19!!!!4 years ago-the oldest is 19!!!

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  4. That's so precious - congratulations!!! Merry Christmas!

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  5. Congratulations on the birth of your brand new grandson! Wow, he has a full head of beautiful hair. Nothing like holding a grandbaby for the first time. Welcome to the select group of grandmas of early, tiny babies. Zoe Anne was born five weeks early and weighed 4 pounds 5.5 ounces at birth, four pounds when she went home a couple of days later. Wishing the family well as they navigate the early days with a preemie. Happy Christmas, Deborah! Many blessings for the New Year!

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  6. Oh Deborah, what a sweet Christmas blessing! Congrats to the family. So glad he's doing well. Merry Christmas!

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  7. Dearest Deborah,
    Merry Christmas and congratulations to all of you!
    This photo makes one melt... such a loving moment.
    Enjoy this precious new life and a proud family member.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  8. Awe, how special to receive the gift of a new life for Christmas! Blessings abundant!

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  9. Congratulations on this very, very special Christmas gift. You look so happy to be cuddling your new grandson.

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  10. Warm congratulations on a wonderful Christmas gift. What a sweet photo. I am very pleased to hear that all is well and the new family is home together.

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  11. Merry Christmas, Deborah! Your adorable godson is the best Christmas gift ever!

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  12. Oh Deborah! You received the best Christmas gift with your little grandson. Congratulations to the new parents and to you and your hubby. I'm so happy and thrilled for you!

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  13. Wow! Such an incredibly amazing Christmas gift Deborah! I'm just so thrilled for the safe arrival, even if a bit early! Nothing like a baby to speak mightily to our hearts of the miracle of Christmas! So very happy for you, congratulations sweet friend, enjoy all the snuggles :)

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  14. Congratulations on your first grandbaby!
    Your hearts and homes will be filled with such love and joy.
    Happy to hear that mom and baby are doing well, God's abundant love and grace has once again shown through for others to see and experience.
    Such a wonderful Christmas gift you are holding in that precious photo.

    God's favor be upon you all~

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  15. Awe, what a wonderful Christmas gift, and don't you look content! A tiny bundle of joy at Christmastime! What could be more perfect? So happy for you Deborah and all the family! Congratulations and Merry Christmas! Big hugs.

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  16. Huge congratulations to you and a very Happy New Year!

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  17. Oh, Deborah, what a beautiful photo, and what a beautiful baby boy!! Many congratulations to all of you. I'm sorry he came a bit early, but he will soon catch up. I delivered my first on Christmas Eve. Very special.

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  18. He's so cute! Can't wait to see a "close up"! :)

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  19. How wonderful to have your first grandchild. I so enjoyed seeing your post about your daughters shower...Janey

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  20. Congratulations on becoming a grandmother! What a special gift for you all this Christmas. I hope his home coming went well and all is settling in. Enjoy every moment with him, and wishing you a wonderfull 2019!

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  21. Oh, how sweet this photograph is of you and Matthew, Deborah! Congratulations and I hope he is doing well now. We just had our second great-grandchild in December. I read your current post and wondered how you have liked journaling in it the past month? My art-teacher cousin journals in a special Bible. My old journals are all in plain old notebooks. Yours is very tempting and I remember the early days of planners when I carried around a fat notebook that Alexandra Stoddard wrote about. Now mine tend to be in spiral notebooks for that too. You'll have to update us on how you like your new way.

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  22. Hello Deborah, oh how exciting and congrats on the birth of your new grandson. I wish you all a lot of love and happiness with him.
    Thanks so much for your lovely visit to my blog. I hope you have a wonderful week.
    Julie xo

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