New Life, shadorma

I have some news to share… yesterday; I became a great-grandmother! It’s hard to believe, but not really. I had my children early, and my daughter had her children early. My granddaughter Alexandria has now followed suit.

a new life
born—our baby girl
finally 
makes the scene
our little pumpkin
born before Samhain

Oakley Mae was born on October 26, 2022 at 11:56 am in Fort Worth, Texas. She was 8lbs, 5 oz. I mention this because she will need heart surgery as her heart runs backwards. She’s a good weight, so I think she will do well with what is before her.

Last night, the doctors put a catheter in her heart so she can get the blood where it needs to go. Her oxygen levels were too low as she didn’t have enough oxygenated blood circulating. She’s also intubated.

She’s doing better now with the catheter in. The doctors want her lungs to function well, so they will wait for the surgery until next week.

My heart is full. 🧡

58 thoughts on “New Life, shadorma

  1. Oh my. Colleen! All the feelings with this post! Congratulations to you, your granddaughter, and family! I didn’t even know you had a granddaughter. Poor little thing–I’m glad she’s a good weight for her upcoming surgery. I’m can’t imagine. I hope all goes smoothly. Hugs! ❤️

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        1. I have two daughters and a son who disowned us years ago. I have three grandchildren, too, all from my youngest daughter. It’s a long story. I have two step-daughters I raised too… that’s another long story.

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  2. Congratulations to the proud parents and to you dear Colleen.. I send prayers that all procedures go well for Little Oakley Mae, Sending love and Healing energies for her well-being..
    Much love and Hugs dear Colleen. ❤

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  3. You a great-grandmother? This is a surprise! I hope little Oakley Mae will be well on her way to robust health with her upcoming surgery. All the best to you and your family!

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  4. Congratulations on your new Great Granddaughter.
    Bless her heart. I love her name, Oakly Mae, it’s enchanting. It’s a blessing that she was born with a good healthy weight. My healing thoughts and prayers are with her.
    Love your poem, you painted a wonderful welcome to your little pumpkin. ❤

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      1. Bless your heart. I can imagine. ❤
        A health problem like this for such a tiny wee one is frightening and heartbreaking.
        Thank God modern medicine has progressed in the care of infants, hopefully the new technologies will help Oakley to heal quickly and smoothly.

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        1. I think she is in good hands. They detected the heart defect in-utero, so we knew this was going to be a worry. I haven’t heard how she is today since this morning. My daughter will fill me in later. ❤️

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  5. She’s a wonderful weight, Colleen. A nice big baby, and I think you’re right that it will help with the surgery ahead of her. The little dear. I’m glad the docs are figuring it out and know just what to do. My heart goes out to her and her mom and dad and your whole loving family. May healing light and love shower down on you all. Huge hugs, great-grandmother. ❤ ❤

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  6. Dear Colleen I don’t know how I missed this but I am sending love and good health to you all especially mother and baby.
    I have been there with a baby in special care …my eldest is now 49yrs was unable to breath unaided for a fortnight.
    Send you all healing vibes.💜💜

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