Thursday, July 22, 2010

My Texas Rose

I'm reminded this afternoon, of the scene in Cheaper By the Dozen in which the children line up and answer roll call. I, myself, am getting closer and closer to having a dozen grandchildren to call my own. All I'll need to reenact this scene is a whistle and a good dose of the orderly discipline used by the father in this classic movie as well as a few more kiddos.

As of today, I'm at 9 and counting. Baby girl cinco (she has no official name yet) weighed in this morning at 7 lb. 15 oz. I'm told that she is a beautiful baby and looks very much like her five year old sister. Her four sisters are thrilled. They had been hoping for another girl. Mother and Daddy and baby cinco are at home and resting well.

Number 10 is due in November. I have been given no indication that I should expect this to be the end and my youngest son may yet marry and have some babies himself. I could wind up being grand to a baker's dozen ++++++.

One thing I know for quiver is full of blessings galore.

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord,
the fruit of the womb a reward.
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior
are the children of one's youth.
Blessed is the man
who fills his quiver with them!
He shall not be put to shame
when he speaks with his enemies in the gate. -Psalm 127:3-5


  1. Congrats. How exciting to have another arrow for your quiver.

  2. Congratulations on the birth of your granddaughter! I hope she gets a name soon!

  3. Five girls! So wonderful! Congratulations, Stevie! Best wishes from the manor. xx

  4. How sweet! Sending a hug of congratulations your way tonite.

    (Hope you get that dozen!)

  5. congratulations!!! how exciting - can't wait to hear how very beautiful she is...

  6. How very wonderful! Taylor weighed 7.15 :) Can't wait to see pictures!

  7. Congratulations!!!! That is great news. Glad to hear all went well! I can not imagine how much fun it is to be a grandmother and too so many, you are blessed! I have seen that movie, if I remember correctly I think they start in Providence, RI.

  8. Congratulations stevie! How fortunate to have so many little girls:)

    The book Cheaper by the Dozen is a memoir written by two of the children...the mother, Lillian Moller Gilbreth, is an amazing woman. There was an excellent story about her on NPR a while ago...

  9. Congratulations dear Stevie; I saw your post on FB, but was was close to falling asleep, already in bed.;))
    Wow, 10 grand-kids (almost). I have always dreamed of a large family, so far I only have Batcat.) Enjoy your new grand daughter and my best regards to mom and baby.;))

  10. Mazel tov! Cant wait to hear what they chose to call her..

  11. Rejoicing with you and all of those that you dearly love!

  12. You truly are blessed, stevie, and to be young enough to enjoy them. My oldest son, Shawn, at 39 is still single...says he doesn't really want to marry and, if he does, he doesn't want children...he raised his two brothers ( he's 11 years older than Alex, 13 years older than Jeremy and I couldn't have done it without him ). Alex just married in May so there's hope on the grandchild front. Jeremy, 25, says he might be ready for marriage at 30. Since I'm 65 already, I'm wondering if I'll even know what grandchildren are when I finally get one!

  13. Oh how lovely. Congrats to you, Stevie. So wonderful to be such a young, beautiful grandmother to so many.


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