Sunday, March 16, 2008

Allo! I'm Back and I'm a Mama.

Our little rosebud was born last Friday (March 7th) at 9:56 p.m. Willa May weighed 8 lbs. and 2.5 ounces; and was 21" long. Spring will be especially magical for the rest of our lives . . . we have already spent some time walking around Sugar Hollow - peeking at sprouting bulbs, listening to the spring peepers, taking in the warmer days and the sun. In between naps and hearty meals.

I keep thinking about a tree that I can plant this spring - in honor of our little girl. In one of my horticulture classes, our teacher told the story of a star magnolia that clients of his planted for their new daughter. It would bloom around the time of her birthday, every year. They then had a 21st birthday celebration for her under the magnolia. *Sigh*. So clever.

I'll have to dig out my copy of Michael Dirr's Manual of Woody Landscape Plants and start scheming and dreaming.

27 comments:

thepowerguides said...

congrats a new baby is one of the wonders of the world we live in and provides our hearts with an overflowing love for the world and all around us

steve

Crafty Gardener said...

Congratulations on the birth of Willa.

Aunt Debbi/kurts mom said...

Congratulations on the new baby. Glad you are back.

GardenJoy4Me said...

Congratulations !
My son was born the 27th of March 9we were hoping for St. Patty's Day but he was just too stubborn ! .. What a great idea to plant a wonderful tree like that !
Joy

Les said...

Congratulations! You now have a new garden helper. How about a Prunus mume or an Okame Cherry?

Nancy J. Bond said...

Congratulations on Willa's safe arrival. :)

Jean said...

A hearty welcome to Willa! I hope she grows to share your love of the earth and its treasures. Have a rockin' maternity leave!

Gina said...

congrats! i think planting a tree is a great idea!

Robin's Nesting Place said...

I've been watching for an announcement! I'm so glad to hear that all is well and that you have your precious little one now.

A tree is a wonderful idea!

Anonymous said...

Oh, congratulations!!! How wonderful and exciting and blessed you all are!

Betsy

Anonymous said...

I knew it! I'm so happy for you!

Jennifer said...

Congratulations to the Sugar Hollow clan, what a wonderful place to raise your new baby girl.

garden girl said...

Congratulations on your new baby girl!

Marc said...

Congratulations! Both of my daughters were born in March. Heading in to Spring is a great time to have a baby!

missficklemedia.com said...

Welcome Willa!
You are a gift to us here on earth and you are blessed with a wonderful Mama and Papa!
I am so excited to see what you will do with your time here.
Love,
The LeVart Family

Tracey, I hope you are well and you be very gentle with yourself at this time as your body and hormones return to their normal state.
Congratulations on your new person!

Marc said...

Congratulations! Both of my daughters were born in March. Heading in to Spring is a great time to have a baby!

Susan said...

Congradulations....what can be more heavenly than a new baby!

I was out yesterday and noticed that Pear Trees are blooming and I even saw the start of a Redbud. (Just some ideas since I am in your area.)

lotta said...

Congartulations and welcome Willa! How wonderful. Enjoy every moment!

Melinda said...

Wahoo! Glad it went well, and have fun enjoying the garden together. I'm guessing she was born with a green thumb?

Carolyn Hietala said...

Love the planting of the tree and am sure you will choose a wonderful one... congratulations!!!!!

zoe krylova said...

congratulations and blessings to you all. willa is a lovely name, one that sings of gardens. can't wait to see a photo of the little sprite (hint, hint)!

Tami said...

Congratulations on the new baby girl.

Star magnolia trees are wonderful or even a saucer magnolia. Both good choices.

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Libby said...

Congratulations! This is wonderful news, so pleased to know everyone is doing well. (I voted for the apricot tree, apricots, yummy! :0)

Pam/Digging said...

Congratulations, and what a lovely name for your daughter! A tree planted in her honor is a great idea. We've done that for our kids too.

Tracey said...

Oh, my! Each and all of your thoughts and congratulations are so friggin' wonderful. Thank you so much . . . Tracey, Corey and Little Willa May

Steph said...

Congratulations!
Willa May is a wonderful name!
Glad everyone is healthy and happy.