Friday, May 17, 2013

Hap-Hap-Happiest Mother's Day EVER!!!!!

I hope that all of you had a wonderful Mother's Day weekend and that you were able to celebrate by spending it with your loved ones!! My Mother's Day was one that I will never forget and it will certainly go down in history as one of the most memorable days of my life!!
I am so happy to post this morning because I have some really wonderful news to tell you all!!!
Last Thursday my husband and I decided to take a four day weekend up at our cottage. He had been working 12 to 16 hour days for weeks and I have been pretty busy myself, so it was mutually agreed upon that we both needed a little time off. Since Hannah wasn't able to travel because of her approaching due date, and our son having to work, we thought we would go up early Thursday morning and then stop by the kids on our way home so that I could at least see both of them on my special day.
BUT...that all changed on Friday after Hannah's DR appointment and our weekend away was cut a little short!!
She called me to tell me how things went and I could tell by the tone in her voice that it wasn't going to be long before we got "THE CALL". Nothing was happening just yet, but my motherly intuition kicked in and I told her that I had a feeling she would be calling us back that night. I immediately started packing because I just knew that we would have to leave in the middle of the night to go to the hospital. To make a long story a short one, we did get the call later that evening, and at 11:23 p.m. my phone rang and it was Hannah telling me that they were at the hospital and she was definitely in labor!!!!!
It took us 2 1/2 hours to get to the hospital (2 1/2 of the looooongest hours of my life I might add) and I don't think that I have ever had so much adrenalin running through my veins! I was so pumped up that I probably could have jumped out of the vehicle and gotten there faster by running!  ;)  Just teasing...but seriously, I am sure that all of you first-time Grandmothers know exactly what I am talking about...we simply couldn't get there fast enough!
After a 12 1/2 hour and very hard labor, not to mention a delivery with some unforeseen complications, our little Nugget finally came into the world!!!
Any guesses????
An absolutely beautiful and perfect bouncing baby boy!!!!
"Harper John" (named after his daddy and grandpa) was born at 12:31 p.m. on Saturday afternoon and you are NEVER going to believe this after all of the troubles Hannah had throughout her entire pregnancy, but he weighed 8 lbs. 7 oz. and was 21" long!!!
Can you believe it? After all of the stress and worries of our Nugget being born early Hannah almost carried him to her due date! Our prayers were definitely answered, weren't they? Hannah was released from the hospital on Monday but little Harper isn't getting released until later today and they are both doing very well!
What a PERFECT Mother's Day...I got to hold Harper for the first time Sunday morning...AND...I got to spend time with both of my kids as well!! Life surly is good!! :)
I know that you are all going to want to see pictures, but Hannah has asked that I not post any just yet, so you'll all have to wait a little longer before I can officially introduce him to all of you. He is so incredibly beautiful!!!
OK...what if that isn't enough... ;)
Oh...I know that many of you are waiting for me to release my new Sampler and Pin-keep patterns, but obviously I have had a lot going on. I wanted to open the new album of patterns on my PT today, but that will have to wait until Monday afternoon. I have two more designs that I have to put into pattern form yet and hopefully will be able to get those done over the weekend and have everything printed up by then as well. Most of the designs are "everyday" but there are also a couple Americana designs as well.
I also wanted to let you all know that I have posted some "Sneak Peek" photos of my new Christmas book on my PT. AND...because I am already getting so many emails from folks asking to prepay for this book, I will be sending out a mass email to everyone on my contact list very soon with the ordering information, prices, etc. ***Please note that I won't be taking any orders until the first part of JUNE, again, all information will be in the email that I send out in the near future.
If you are a shop owner and wish to carry my book, or if you are not already on my contact list, please email me so that I can add you to that list...thanks!
Well, I have to run is pouring down rain today so a good day to work inside...always so much to do.
As always, I thank you all for stopping by!!
Tina - A.K.A. Grams!!! :) :) :)


  1. WOW!!!! WOW!!!! WOW!!!!
    Congratulations!! I am so very happy for you and your family. Your prayers have been answered. As always my thoughts are with you and glad everything has worked out!!!

  2. Congratulations, Grams!!! So happy for you and the proud parents!! I, too, will become a first time grandmother in August... can't wait!! (and it's a boy, too!)
    Looking forward to seeing your new pattern releases, and for the time to sign up for a copy of your new book.... So much exciting news!

  3. Tina, so good to hear your grandbaby arrived and that mom and baby boy are doing well. CONGRATS TO ALL OF YOU!!!


  4. So happy about your healthy grandson - what a wonderful Mother's Day gift!! I want to "get on the list" for your new book but can't find an email address for you. How do I do that?
    Thank you,
    Jean in Brown Deer, WI

  5. Happy Days are here - a grandson! Definitely a perfect mother's day for you.

    I too am trying to find your email address so I can get on your contact list for your book and updates.


  6. Oh what wonderful news! Congrats grandma! So glad Hannah and Harper are doing well.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  7. Congratulations on the new arrival! Love his name! Hope you will be able to spend lots of time with him, as you know, babies grow up too fast!

  8. Wonderful news and just in time for Mother's Day!

  9. Congratulations! For my Mother's Day gift I received the news of a 'baby in the oven' that's due in November. That was just as exciting for me. Being a grandma is the BEST thing ever!

  10. CONGRATULATIONS TINA AND HANNA! Oh my goodness a fun. I so love his name.
    What a wonderful Mother's day for sure.

  11. Congratulations...what a blessing you have been given. Please keep me informed when to will accept shop orders for your new book!!

  12. I found your email address on your Picture Trail! Just sent you a message.

  13. Tina ~
    Congratulations!!! What a perfect Mother's Day gift.
    Hugs :)

  14. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR YOUR HEARTFELT COMMENTS!!! I am so grateful to you all!!!

    Penny and Gayle...Congrats to you both on your soon-to-be new arrivals...very soon we can all share baby stories!!! ;)

    Jean and Jan, I just added my email address under my BLOG BANNER...sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for bringing it to my attention! I'll be sure to get you both added to my email list if you email me! :)

    Thanks again ladies...always so nice to hear from all of you!!! Enjoy your weekend! Tina

  15. Congrats!!! What a wonderful Mother's Day!

  16. Tina !!! This is the best news ever ! Congrats !! What a wonderful Mother's Day gift. Can't wait to see pictures of this little guy. So happy everyone is doing so well. You have a lot on your plate right now....enjoy that baby!!

  17. You know how happy I am for your family Tina! So very glad your little guy is here to love and cherish and now Hannah can bask in the contentment of her little one.
    So can't wait to order my book! I'll be one of the first in line!! Big hugs, Lori

  18. Wonderful news! Congratulations to all of you...let the spoiling begin!
    Can't wait for the new book!

  19. Congratulations "Grams". What a blessing ~ I was able to be present for my grand daughter's birth in November and it is a day I will always treasure.

  20. CONGRATULATIONS! You must be over the moon! We are expecting our third grandbaby on Saturday, but they don't usually come when expected, so anyday really. I imagine you will be busy for a while. Have fun and ENJOY!