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Sunday, September 12, 2010


Kylie was expected to come Aug. 24, but although the doc said the baby was small, I knew this one had a mind of its own, for it kept  all of us waiting for 10 days! She was an "it" for her parents did not want to know the gender of the baby till "it" was born. 

I saw "her" in a dream a week before she was due. I knew it was this baby because she looked very much like her older brother, who is three years old right now. I saw her as a 2 -3 year old toddler, walking in her yammies (pyamas) outside by the chickens, with a looong necklace. I kept this little secret for myself:)

. I wonder who needed the nap more...daddy or Kylie?

Jazzed  that her mom did not have to be induced, which would have happened if she would still be pregnant on Labor Day. Well, the labor was done 
before Labor Day 
and Kylie came Sept. 3!

And she had a steady stream of visitors, since then. All the cousins, and aunties, uncles wanted to share their shoulder with her.

Thanks guys for the nice welcome! I came 8 days later, just because 
I wasn't ready yet:)   I'm 6 pounds 
and I've been gaining weight since. No need to worry!


Lorenzo said...

Beautiful photos, Jeannette. Congrats to all ..., espeically to Kylie!

Stephanie V said...

Oh, isn't she GORGEOUS! Brand-new people are so incredibly special. Love them all. Glad everyone is getting on well.

Twain12 said...

she just adorable...congratulation

Floss said...

Congratulations to you all - what a little sweetie she is! Just one word of warning - my eldest was late too (very late) and it seems to have been his character shining through. He's not been on time for anything since, either!

Nora said...

Congratulations with the new and cute addition to the family. She sure was worth waiting for. Maybe they had gotten their dates wrong. Poor little mite. She knew when she was ready to be born. She was little as it was. No need to induce labor. My son was 10 days late too. He came when he was ready to be born. Hurray for Kiley.

California Girl said...

She's adorable and very bright eyed. Congrats Gramma!

Zuzana said...

Congratulations! What a very, very cute addition to the family.;))

jeannette said...

Thank you! hope to "see" you more:)

her parents adore her, as well as her big brother!

Thank you, she'a little cutie:)

I knew she had a mind of her own! She's in the right family then, because all other members are fast-paced:)

Now I come to think of it, we totally forgot about the "beschuit met muisjes" tradition while we were visiting LOL

Thank you friend! Me thinks in a few years she will be the one to tell her older brother what to do!

Rudee said...

She is lovely! Congratulations to all and welcome, little Kylie!

Gaston Studio said...

She's just gorgeous Jeannette, what a proud grandmother you must be.

Rosie said...

What a sweet little girl. Congratulations to you all and welcome to the world to Kylie

DawnTreader said...

What a cutie. I love that sleeping picture... looks so relaxed... ;)

Pam said...

How precious she is, Jeannette. Life just doesn't get better than this, my friend.. congratulations to your whole beautiful family.. Plus one is a miracle made in heaven :)

crochet lady said...

Oh, she looks like such a sweetie! That's wonderful that even though she was early she is doing well.

jeannette said...

Thank you friend! Cute she is:)

Thank you, friend -I will pass it on:)

With grandchildren it's like with kids - love 'em not matter what:) (nice thing is that I don't have to discipline them!)

Thank you dear friend. we all thank you, and Kylie too!

Yeah, she's probably the only one who gets to relax:)

what you said is so true! I have a lot to be thankful for!

They are all sweet when they only eat and sleep:) Maybe you misunderstood: she was 10 days late.

Vicky said...

Jeanette, thanks for coming over and commenting on my blog. Yes, the Westra clan hails from Friesland. My understanding is that Friesland is not very big so its not common to find someone who knows of it or better yet, also comes from the area. So glad you shared that with me.

Congrats on the newest member of your family. What a sweetie :)

Marguerite said...

Congratulations to all! She is just adorable!

Linda Higgins said...

absolutely PRECIOUS, ADORABLE, totally princess! Congrats! so happy you have your little girl! hugs and smiles...

jeannette said...

Thank you!I know Frisians are extremely loyal to their own folk:) glad to have met you and hope you'll visit more often. Are you Frisian too, only your hubby?

Thank you, friend! Yes, (up till now:) ) she's a cutie pie!

She's the 4th girl (in total), but every one has a very different personality! I can tell you do the grandma thing!!:)

susanna said...

Congratulations on your new little daughter! That's happy news! Look at the expression on her face in the bottom photo. She already looks quite aware of what is happening around her. And how mysterious it is that you dreamed of her before she was though she was introducing herself to you. What a happy dream. :)

jeannette said...

I know, the dream was a nice introduction! I like all my dreams to be that way!! Maybe you misunderstood, the young woman in the last pic is the mommy, and I'm the Nana. It's okay though, I didn't make it clear in my post.