Friday, August 30, 2019


Well, if you know me well or have been reading my blog for a while, then you know that I am a very scheduled and structured gal.  I thrive on it but, as we all know, life can't always be scheduled or structured.  And, such was the case August 19th at 6:30PM.  My cell phone rang and it was our daughter telling us that her water had broken and she was being admitted to the hospital to likely have their 3rd little boy.  Now, you must know, that just 30 minutes earlier she had called me after she left the Dr. for her regular visit and all was well.  He told her he would see her the following week.  So, that helps you to understand the extreme shock when she called back in 30 minutes to say she was in the hospital.

And, the doctors had told her over a month ago that, given her history and high risk, that they would plan to put her in on Sept. 10th (her due date was Sept. 28th) and induce her labor.  So, our plans were to go to Oklahoma on the 8th.  Well, those plans just went flying right out the window.

Hubby and I were kicked back in our recliners to enjoy the evening and we jumped up and collected our thoughts and began preparing to leave early the following morning.  We just do not drive overnight anymore so we knew that we would not make it for the birth, but we did manage to get there just a few hours afterwards.

And, this my friends was our "first view" of little Case Harrison.

Just a very minutes after his birth he had to be moved to the NICU due to breathing issues.

  Since he was about 6 weeks early this wasn't too big of a surprise.  But, it doesn't make it any easier to see your precious baby with all those tubes attached to him.  

Bridget stayed with little Case every day and we would take the big brothers by to see him after we picked them up from school.  We all even managed to hold him with the tubes attached.  We had to be very careful but at least we could hold him.

Every day he improved and soon was able to nurse a little and had a feeding tube to supplement.

These two guys kept us on our toes and we were so glad that we could be there to help out.  We picked them up from school, made sure they had dinner, kept the laundry caught up (and they have lots of it).  I did some cooking and put it in the freezer for "one of those days."  Poppa managed to mow and weed eat the yard and when we left they were in good shape.  Of course, baby brother had not come home at that time.

But, yesterday morning around 10:00 AM this little guy was allowed to go home after being in the hospital for 9 days.  He looks like a little peanut in that big car seat.

Shortly after arriving home he got to try out his new swing.  Bless him, he's swaddled so tightly he couldn't move if he wanted to.  Things have sure changed from when his Momma was a baby.  All we mothers did at that time was put a blanket over them and somehow they all survived .  Guess someone figured out that swaddling was the "new way."  ~laugh~

And, when big brothers got home from school, they could not love on him enough.  They were so excited to all be home together and began this new journey with baby Case.

Meanwhile, back at home, our little Andi Kate was starting school for the very first time in Pre-K4.  She was beside herself with excitement!

And, her big sister was starting 4th grade.  Seems it was just yesterday that she was 4 years old.

And, this is what they look like each morning as big sister walks little sister into school.  So, so sweet!

Yes, it's been "whee" but thankfully the Lord always gives us what we need, when we need it and He definitely came through for us.  He granted us safety in travel and then supplied the energy we needed to go and be of help in this time of need for our daughter and her family. And, as the old saying goes, "man's best made plans mean nothing."  And, that's definitely true when it comes to a baby's birth.  But, we survived!

Have a great weekend!

Lea @ CiCis Corner
Lea @ CiCis Corner

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!


  1. What a precious baby boy...congratulations! I know your help must have been much appreciated. When mine were babies, we swaddled them, but now they have blankets that velcro in place. Times are changing!

  2. Congratulations! What a joy and I know your daughter was glad to have you all there so soon.

  3. Two BIG boys with an itty bitty baby brother! Such sweet pictures!

    And your granddaughters are so precious as well. I can hardly believe how fast all of them are growing up.

  4. Congratulations! So much excitement for your family!

  5. WOW, that is some exciting news! SO thankful for a healthy little one to join your happy family! Have a blessed weekend, HUGS!

  6. Look how proud his big brothers look! I absolutely love his name! He does look like such a little peanut in that car seat, he is so incredibly precious! You know I’m here to tell you that three little boys, now big boys for me is such a blessing! And those girlies, so darling, hope I get me some girl and boy grands someday! Congrats and Love to you all. xo

  7. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!:) What a cute little peanut! I guess "swaddling" has been approved by this generation but they always look like they are in a straight-jacket to me! So many things with babies these days are VERY DIFFERENT from when we had our babies. It's amazing any of ours even survived, isn't it???? You have certainly been blessed with all these cute grands and I know you adore and enjoy each and every one. Hope little Case continues to do well.

  8. Congratulations to everyone, Lea, your little peanut looks so healthy and adorable, as all the other grandchildren. Such sweet photos you have shared.
    You are so right about the best of plans being changed, but like you I recognize Who is in charge.. Once again congratulations, thank you for sharing.

  9. Congratulations Lea on the birth of that precious baby. So glad everything is okay and all is doing well. God is so good to us. What sweet pictures of the family. Happy Labor Day. Hug and blessings, Cindy

  10. Awwww...

    Big brothers look sooo very pleased with their little brother. How good that you and your husband are so flexible and able to help out. I’m sure that it made things easier for your daughter and her precious family.

  11. I can't believe I didn't get back to your post! My life has been CRAZY! Congratulations on your new baby. I know how wonderful it is! Your pictures are adorable. So happy for you even if I am very late in commenting.


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