Wednesday, April 23, 2014

announcing..

... Miss Macie Blair Rice ...



Josiah and Monique are the proud parents of this beautiful little angel. She weighed 6 pounds 4 ounces and was 20 inches long. She made her debut this past Friday at 9:19 a.m., ten days earlier than her due date.

before delivery



and after






Needless to say, we are all in love !! Watching my granddaughter arrive was one of the most beautiful and moving events I have ever witnessed. I am so proud of Monique- she was a labor and delivery champ. Macie was born face up, and Monique handled it as if she had given birth a hundred times before. Josiah was his calm, collected self, whereas I sobbed louder than anyone in the room. What can I say, I am an emotional basket case when it comes to these kinds of things.




Lily ADORES her little "May Mays"





She's the best little Easter present we ever did receive...




.... Mommy and Daddy are beyond blessed with their first little girl !!!



16 comments:

cindie nunez said...

gorgeous, Gorgeous, GORGEOUS!!!!!! Gorgeous mommy.... gorgeous baby..... gorgeous daddy..... gorgeous lilly..... just gorgeous!

Mary said...

Babies wonderful babies! The Rice family is so richly blessed! Congratulations to the beautiful mommy and the whole family!

Jenny said...

She's a beauty...Love her sweet little name too! And I feel for Monique, two of my five were face up and man did it make for horribly painful drawn out deliveries. Good for her for doing so well.
Love how your family just keeps on growing, congratulations to all of you :)

Cindy said...

Congratulations! She's beautiful.

Raelyn said...

Patti....
Macie Blair!! I love that name!! Congrats, congrats, congrats, Nana!! And born on Good Friday, as well!! Sweet!! ;-D
I love, love, love the picture of Lily holding "May-Mays"!! Awww.... As a "published" writer, I spend tons of time describing things. I have one word and one word alone. "Precious"!! ;)
Love you later, Raelyn

Jennifer said...

So adorable. Congratulations to all!

Kiara Buechler said...

Congratulations Grandma! Birth is such a wonderful event, I sob like a baby just watching it on TV and videos.

linda said...

What a beautiful baby!!! Congratulations to all!!!

Crystal Kupper said...

What a cutie! LOVE the photo of Lily and Macie together.

MamaV said...

Awwww congratulations, Rice family!

Raelyn said...

Patti....
Did you see the story about this mean "troll" who called a Beautifully Unique little boy with Down syndrome "ugly"? Then Mama Megan shot his comment down? ;)
Love you later, Raelyn

Skyline Spirit said...

pretty nice blog, following :)

Janey G said...

ooo congratulations! so much beauty and love here xxx

cara said...

Oh, I cannot believe I am just now seeing this!!! Congratulations!!!!! How exciting!! I can only imagine what this experience must have been like for you! She looks just like a Rice girl!!! She is precious!!!! I am SO happy for you all!! What a blessing :) :)

Much love! xoxoxo

Annabell said...

Congratualation Monique and Josiah!! Your baby is BEAUTIFUL!! You are such a blessed family!

Faith Kopp said...

Ever so happy to have been there 3 days after May Mays arrived and got to hold her so many times. I am so blessed to have 3 weeks with my entire Rice family. So many hugs, kisses and fun times. xxxxxxxxxx