declan has arrived

On Sunday, they looked like this:

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Barely a bump, right?

But today, Tuesday, they look like this:


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This was my first look at our new grandson, Declan Montgomery Carlson, born about 5:30 this afternoon weighing 6lb 7oz. Declan is an Irish name (the Ambrose clan is Irish) and Montgomery is Taylor’s middle name.

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Beth’s mom, Trish, was part of the welcoming party and the Anderson family arrived shortly after. I’m actually making up this part because I don’t really know the timing. I just know that I have pictures of each Anderson holding and admiring their new nephew/cousin as they steadily filled my e-mail with baby pictures—because that’s how much they love me.

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Who wants to guess how long I’ve stared at these two pictures?

I’m sure I’ll have plenty of mommy pictures to share in the days to come. You can see how good she looked in the Facebook-approved family photo above.

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4 Responses to declan has arrived

  1. Craig MacDonald says:

    Congratulations, Gus. As I looked at the last two pics I imagined the emotions that must rise within you looking at T as a dad.

  2. Gene Steiner says:

    Kathy and I want to wish you all God’s choicest blessings at this time. May Declan grow up to be a godly man as generations before him have been and are. This certainly is a happy day for your family, and we congratulate you.

  3. leanechaffee says:

    Congratulations to all of you. Declan arrived on Tuesday and our newest granddaughter Emmaline srrived Monday at 7 lbs 6 oz,. What a blessing they all are!

  4. Carol Bullis says:

    Congratulations Sherry. What a beautiful baby boy, and how blessed he is to be born into such a wonderful family. I love reading all that you write about your family’s joys and have appreciated being included in your writings about the journey and sorrow of losing Rachel. You are such a beautiful woman.

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