Friday, May 9, 2014

A new generation!

Yesterday we added another level to our family tree - Liliana Nellottie Gates - She came into the world at 3:13 on May 8, 2014. She weighed in at 8lbs and is 18 1/2 inches long.  She is our first grandchild!

She put her mom through 16 or 17 hours of labor and nearly an emergency C-section but her mom looks like she's forgiven her already doesn't she? 

Her middle name is a combo of Nellie and Lottie, her great, great grandmothers names put together, (Nellie Quint Medlin and Charlotte "Lottie" Kiehn) it is a little big for such a small girl but how fun for a genealogist to have family names!  I don't know if she will ever get to meet her but she comes into the world having parents, grandparents, a great grandmother and a 2x great grandmother still living!  Our current age group is from one day to 101 years.  Kind of cool I think!

So for today my research is going to consist of getting as many pictures of this new 'leaf' on our tree as I can get her parents to send me, and planning the trip to see her and get to know her.  I'll let the cemeteries slide for a few hours and look at the baby department in the store for now.   And then, someday soon she will come and visit grandma and we will talk about the old people and the stories of our family, and we will talk about the history of our country and how our families were a part of it, and she may even like cemeteries and museums like grandma does and we will make great grandma's cookies, and the other great grandma's cheesecake, and we will visit as we pick things in the garden and find bugs and butterflies.......but for now she will just sleep and grow and I will finish that baby blanket so I can deliver it to her in person!  Welcome to the family Lily!

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