Ricky Junior has arrived

Announcing the birth of my first Grandson, Richard A. Gibson Jr. who arrived on August 18, 2012 at 12:30 in the afternoon.

As I sat by Ashley's bedside, across the room, I captured the daddy, our Ricky admiring his new little son, Ricky Junior.

Once Ashley was into her recovery room, these two lovebirds couldn't get enough of their new bundle of joy.

Ashley and Ricky are so thrilled.  It was a very long labor.  My little baby was brave and Ricky and I were able to stay in the room when they decided to do a C-section.

Ashley's labor began early Friday morning, she arrived at the hospital and they sent her home to be comfortable before hard labor began.  At 10 PM Friday evening we all rushed to the hospital. Ricky and I were able to be there for it all, and throughout the night we looked on as the wonderful hospital staff swaddled my daughter in loving care.  Finally after being in hard labor for twelve hours she was rushed into the operating room for a C-secion.  The baby arrived at 12:30 in the afternoon on Saturday.

My daughters, Sarah and Ashley holding Ricky.  I have a baby picture of Sarah holding her new little sister, Ashley somewhere in my photo album.  I have to find that one and share these side by side.  Here we all are, the first to embrace our new little one.

From left to right: Me, Sarah, Ricky's father, Ashley, Ricky Jr., Ricky and his sister, Katie who introduced Ashley and Ricky. Mike, Sarah's boyfriend is behind the camera. Mike helped out so much during this time, he is another sweetheart. Katie's  boyfriend was there too, but not in the photo.

Here is the cutie nurse, who took care of Ashley throughout her hard labor and was in the delivery room to greet him.  Geri was amazing, I cannot believe everything that she was able to do to help Ashley be as comfortable as possible during a difficult birth.  The staff at the hospital and Ashley's doctor were amazing and I am so thankful that they kept baby and mom safe.

I feel a bit jet lagged, but I had to share some photos with you.  Ashley will be in the hospital until Wednesday, so  I'll try to get some more nice photos to share.

Thank you for all of your prayers.  God heard them and blessed our family with your answered prayer.

August 20th update.  I am writing this from the hospital.  Ashley and little Ricky are wonderful.  As soon as I return home, I'll update some new photos on a new post.  Thank you again for your lovely comments and prayers. 

August 21, on my way to the hospital, but here's a few more photos of this little guy.  He gets cuter by the day.

Have a beautiful day.
FlowerLady said...

Congratulations on your little grandson Ricky. Am so glad everyone is doing fine.


Snap said...

Oh,Karen!How wonderful! I know all of you are excited and tired! Blessings and hugs to all. (Wonderful post, Granny!!!!!!! :D :D :D )

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

KAREN!!!!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS MY DEAR! You are officially a GRAND MÈRE! I know, I just KNOW you are going to be inspired....I want to see some BABY BOY inspired art now!! Oh everyone looks so happy!!! LOVE Anita

Vee said...

Praise God, praise God! So glad for a report. Everyone looks fantastic despite a rough go of it. Little Ricky is adorable as can be and it looks as if he is very content in the bosom of a large and loving family. Take care now...all of you!

Vee said...

Oh, by the way, the 18th is all that much better. =D

Marilyn said...

May God continue to bless you all and the new addition to your family. Congratulations.♥♫

Sarah said...

Congratulation, Grandmother! Get some rest before they both go home on Wednesday. I think you are going to be busy! ;-)
~ Sarah

NanaDiana said...

Congratulations on that sweet new baby boy. Looks like Mom did good- even with a C-section. Blessings and I can't wait to watch him grow-xo Diana

One Knit One Purl said...

Hi Karen!

I am so excited! Baby Ricky is so cute and looks just like Ashley and Ricky. Yeah - thank God for His Blessings!

I'm a great aunt!
Love, Susan

Sheila said...

Congratulations to you and your family - the photos capture the joy of your grandson's arrival!

T Opdycke said...

Congratulations Karen! Wishing the little one sweet blessings. Describing the feeling of a being a grandparent for the first time is so difficult...it's a world unto its own. There are so many joys and tender times ahead of you.

Joyce said...

Oh Karen I am so happy for you. So sorry that I missed your call. Can't wait to meet your new little man! He's beautiful!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Congratulations Karen! How wonderful!

Beverly said...

He is perfect. God has blessed you all with this sweet new life to cherish, and Ricky Jr is blessed to be born into so much love.♥

Dolores said...

Karen..... your life will never be the same again..... a precious grandchild adds so much beauty and joy to your life..

I'm so happy for you ...that you could be there and be a a part of the whole experience.

The pictures are beautiful and priceless!!!
Big hugs from Texas!

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh what a sweet little pink, round cuddly bundle of joy! He is gorgeous Karen! Congratulations to you and the happy family:>)

The Shop Around the Corner said...

Congratulations to all of you, Karen!!! The love is so evident even through a computer screen.

Welcome, welcome, baby Ricky!!! Here's my gift to you:

"The Lord bless you and keep you;
The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace."
Numbers 6:24-26

Many blessings to all of you, Karen.

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Such joy and love! there is nothing like a new baby to celebrate life!
Congratulations to you all!
Sending big hugs your way, Elizabeth

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm so very happy for your sweet family! What a precious adorable baby and a blessing for you all. What happy times! Big hugs!