Sunday, September 8, 2013

Welcome Baby Waller!!!

I shall now interrupt the drawn-out Knox Wedding Anniversary series to bring you a very important announcement.

I am delighted to announce the arrival of my 3rd niece,

Abigail Renee Waller!

(Profile shot)

Born at 5:58 P.M. on Friday, September 6, Abigail weighed in at 7 lbs. 12 oz. and was 21" long.
Valerie and Abigail are both doing well (Adam is too! :-) ). 

When Valerie and Adam informed us on Friday morning that Val was in active labor and they were heading to the hospital, we all guessed what time we thought the baby would arrive.  (We did not tell Valerie & Adam as that could have been very discouraging to them.)  I'll not be giving names or times for the other guesses, so don't even ask, but the closest guesses were, somewhat ironically, our youngest members.  Lisa was the very closest guessing 17 minutes later and Zach was closest without going over guessing 28 minutes earlier.

We got to go see them Friday night and meet and hold our new little niece/granddaughter!

In Nana's experienced arms

Undergoing Papa's inspection

I was (and still am) considerably happier than this picture would lead you to believe. :-D
She was pretty relaxed as I gently rubbed her back.

In contrast to my staring adoration of the little one, Aunt Kimberly made a much more thorough examination of the child, checking her out as she held her.....

...and revealing her nice head of hair!!!

Cute little girly things!  :-)

 Uncle Dave's turn

HollyBeth with Abigail

While HB was holding her, I decided to get a few more pictures as she was starting to make some different faces at us.


When Uncle Zach got her, Abigail decided she was ready to give us a short demonstration of her vocal range and abilities.  I thought to catch just a few seconds of that on video.  :-)

 Vocal demonstrations for Uncle Zach

Aunt Lisa and her newest niece, Abigail

 First Family Photo (taken just about 5 hours after Abigail was born)

So now the members of this household have been crowned aunts/uncles/grandparents 7 times and are all absolutely loving our status as such!  For those trying to keep the tallies straight, the arrival of Abigail brings the numbers up to 3 girls and 4 boys.  :-)

The Wallers have now returned home and Nana is taking good care of them!  :-)

Check out Adam's post about Baby Abigail!


Abbie Sikma said...

Congratulations to the Mueller and Waller families!

Sarah said...

Congratulations, y'all! She has a beautiful name!