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Sunday, September 29, 2019

Proud to be a GREAT Grandma!

Hello my friends!
For those of you who don't follow me on FB or on any of my design teams 
I just wanted to make a short post to let you know (and brag a bit) about the fact
that I became a GREAT grandma on September 7, 2019.

Meet Charles Frank Delawder (aka  Charlie)

He was a month early and weighed in at 5lbs. 6 oz & 18 inches long.
He was in the NICU unit of Magee Woman's Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA for a couple of weeks but we are thrilled to now have him home and doing well.  Of course there's always that 'adjustment' period for him as well as the new parents but I'm sure they will have it all figured out soon.

We were all able to get together at my mother's house this past Thursday and get some FIVE-GENERATION photos even though mom wasn't up to par!  Not by a professional photographer but they still turned out great and was more comfortable for my mother (age 89) and baby Charlie (age 2 weeks).  How blessed are we to be able to share this moment together.  My Mom is SO PROUD!!  And, even though she was having a bad day and ended up at the hospital after these photos were taken, she LITE UP upon seeing Charlie for the first time this day.

My mother (GREAT Grandma Great) ... she likes being referred to as Grandma Great by her grandkids and great grandkids.

Me ... known to my grandkids as Nana and I guess that's what Charlie will call me too!

My daughter (aka  GiGi) will be such a fabulous grandma to Charlie!

He is such a Gift from God!
Morgan had a very difficult pregnancy and unfortunately this will be the only child she will bare but that's okay because he will be loved beyond belief.  Welcome to the family little Charlie!

Morgan & her husband Mark are so thrilled to be able to place Charlie into his GREAT GREAT Grandma's arms!!

Thanks for taking a peek and letting me BRAG about Charlie!  It's been 22 years since there was a baby in the family and we just feel SO BLESSED!  GOD is GOOD!!


P.S.  Mom (Great Grandma Great) was released from the hospital today
and is doing much better.  She'll be back to singing and dancing in no time!  LOL


  1. WOW!!! BIGGEST CONGRATS Darlene!!! Such adorable baby and you have to be so proud! :D Welcome to the world, little Charlie! :)
    Fabulous that five generations could enjoy together for the new one! Beautiful photos!
    So glad your Mum feel good now!

  2. Congrats, Dar! I, too, am "Nana" to grands and great Grands and there is no prouder name. :-D

  3. Such a sweet little soul. I'm so happy for you, and so glad that you got to get those wonderful record shots that will mean so much for years to come. Congrats to everyone.

  4. Great pictures,Dar. Hpw wonderful for all of you to be able to get together. I know how my Mom loved her great grandchildren. She too would lite up when they were around. Glad Charlie is doing well.

  5. Congratulations and so happy for you and your family.

  6. Congratulations Darlene. Lovely photo's espesially the five generations one and you look far too young to be a great grandma :). Glad your mom was realeased from hospital and is doing fine again. hugs, Marlies

  7. Many many congrats!!! OMG what an adorable baby and fancy that, 5 generations!!! You all look fabulous!!

  8. Congratulations to the family. What a lovely blessing. In my family I had a great uncle name Charlie. Except he was always called "Chawlie". I always loved that.

    The generational picture is such a treasure and will be forever. Most people don't get that shot of 5 women from different generations. I'm glad your mom is feeling better. [Bunny]

  9. Oh happy day, I'm so thrilled to see these photos and know you all had this time together! Really wonderful pics! I can see the joy in all of you. 22 years! Well, I guess that's how it goes. Your daughter must be doing handsprings! Charlie is sooooo perfect and adorable!

  10. how wonderful your mom was able to meet charlie, and you were able to get these special pictures, glad to hear she is back out of the hospital. Congrats to you all!!

  11. Oh, Darlene, how WONDERFUL!~!~! So happy your mom and the baby's mom are both okay and doing well. My hubby and I have a grown up only after trying for more and not able to. Their son will be plenty - all in the attitude. We came to view our daughter as a true miracle blessing and I know they will view their son the same. So so happy for you all. Your new status is not reached by many. Very rare, so I wanted to congratulate you!!! xoxo


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