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Welcome to the world, Jaycie Rose ...

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MY GODCHILD, STACIE LYNN, HAD A LITTLE GIRL THIS MORNING!


In Louisiana, that makes me a Grand Parrain! The little sweetheart weighed in at 8 lbs. and 4 oz. and measured 20 1/2 inches long. She slept all the while I was there except for what sounded like occasional giggles, singing, and a sneeze or two. She must have been worn out from the trip because she hasn't had much of an appetite yet. Of course, she's only been here a handful of hours.

Here are a couple of pics after she got cleaned up a little:

AN AMAZING JOURNEY!

Stacie'sBaby02


GETTING A GRIP

Stacie'sBaby02


Stacie was just great through all this, although she is pretty worn out, hasn't really slept since Thursday night, is a little groggy from the morphine (of which they are weaning her off), and still uncomfortable from the c-section she had to have. She's going to have a great little girl because she was one herself and has a really good head on her shoulders. I had to laugh when her husband brought her framed picture of her dog Eddie into the room for company and almost dropped it before putting it on the table. Her eyes bugged out daggers, even in her post-morphine stupor. That is so Stacie! **LOL**

So congratulations to Stacie and Jason, my sister Cyndi, Stacie's Mom, and everyone else who had a hand in making this possible, not least of which is Jaycie Rose (not sure of the spelling yet) who did pretty good for such a tiny little thing, I think.

AND THEN THERE'S MY LOVE OF BASEBALL

Some of you may know of my love of baseball. I've been a Cleveland Indians fan since I was about 7 years old, which means I've been suffering for a long time. This has been another one of those disappointing seasons, although I won't go into why that happened.

However, one of the reasons I so love the game is the irony inherent in it. For example, last night, the Tribe DH, Travis Hafner, had a chance to break the major league record for Grand Slams in a season. He has hit six this year with about 30 games to go. However, the Texas pitcher managed to hit him on the hand with an inside fastball, sending him to the sidelines for, hopefully, just a few games.

With Hafner out, the Indians called up one of their best minor league prospects, Kevin Kouzmanoff. He was in the lineup tonight and guess what happened in his first at bat. Here's a hint. He came up with the bases loaded! You guessed it. In his first major league at bat, he hit a Grand Slam homer!!! This, to my knowledge, has been done only twice before - first in 1898 by a guy named Bill Duggleby, who was actually a pitcher. The second was last year when a Florida Marlin named Jeremy Hermida did it as a pinch hitter. However, I think Kouzmanoff did it on the first PITCH thrown to him. It's funny, isn't it? He'll always be remembered for what he did tonight, and it would never have happened had not Travis Hafner been hit by a pitch in the same situation Friday night. You've gotta love it!

I wanna tell you how it's gonna be
You're gonna give your love to me
Love that lasts more than one day
Well love is love and not fade away
Well love is love and not fade away
Well love is love and not fade away
Well love is love and not fade away
Not fade away
Not fade away


:D

Comments

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sharefantasy
Sep. 3rd, 2006 12:47 am (UTC)
Awwwwww baby!
She is so cute!!! LOL!
Congrates!
metaphorsbwithu
Sep. 3rd, 2006 05:06 am (UTC)
Thanks Sherry! Babies are amazing little things to behold.
miss_kat_1968
Sep. 3rd, 2006 01:37 am (UTC)
Congratulations to you and the family! What a little sweetie! There's nothing like seeing pictures of a newborn to help restore my faith in humanity. *big hugs* to all.
metaphorsbwithu
Sep. 3rd, 2006 05:07 am (UTC)
Thanks Kat. I'll send your regards to Stacie and Jason.
el_jefe59
Sep. 3rd, 2006 01:42 am (UTC)
Congratulations and Happy Grand Parrainhood!
metaphorsbwithu
Sep. 3rd, 2006 05:08 am (UTC)
I'm working on cheeseburger baby food right now.
el_jefe59
Sep. 3rd, 2006 06:20 pm (UTC)
Mmmmmmmm.....
xinexine72
Sep. 3rd, 2006 02:40 am (UTC)
Welcome to the world, Jaycie Rose!

And now for the obligatory "she has so much hair!"
metaphorsbwithu
Sep. 3rd, 2006 05:14 am (UTC)
RE: ... she has so much hair!

Now, how big an opening are you trying to give me, Ms. Eternally Seventeen? I'll assume you've had a bit of the grape tonight, be gracious this one time, and not respond to that straight-line with the obvious reply. Awww heck! You know I don't have a mean bone in my body.

And thanks. :)
xinexine72
Sep. 4th, 2006 08:43 pm (UTC)
What was so immature/inebriated about my comment?
metaphorsbwithu
Sep. 4th, 2006 09:40 pm (UTC)
Oh my goodness! Absolutely, positively nothing. You were being very nice and sweet and funny and I appreciated it. That was just my way of saying I wouldn't grab the opportunity to poke you in the ribs, even though you gave me a great opening (joking that you must have been delirious). I still managed to do so, I guess, but you should know that I forget almost nothing and sometimes can't resist the irresistible:

http://el-jefe59.livejournal.com/319435.html?thread=2642123#t2642123

I still think it's a cute picture, will always think of you as forever young, and do so enjoy being your friend ... ya big meanie!
draculagirl007
Sep. 3rd, 2006 03:14 am (UTC)
Congrads!!! Cute baby...lots of hair!!!
metaphorsbwithu
Sep. 3rd, 2006 05:15 am (UTC)
Thanks Kelly! Yep, she's a sweetheart ... so far.
japanesedream
Sep. 3rd, 2006 04:13 am (UTC)
Congratulations!! She's a cutie. ^_^

And way to go Kouzmanoff!
metaphorsbwithu
Sep. 3rd, 2006 05:16 am (UTC)
Thanks Marlene. I'll send everyone's good wishes to Stacie and Jason.
countessgregula
Sep. 3rd, 2006 06:34 am (UTC)
Congrats on your goddaughter's new baby...she is ADORABLE!!!!
tniassaint
Sep. 3rd, 2006 12:59 pm (UTC)
Congrads to you and yours... new Grand Parrain!!!

Lovely little one...

I use to be an Orioles Fan. I still have my signed basebal which was probably not actually signed by the team starting line up. I have kept it anyway.

It was from Brooks Robinson's last year.

metaphorsbwithu
Sep. 3rd, 2006 08:14 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Mike. It should be interesting.

Brooksie was indeed a joy to watch at the hot corner and a pretty good hitter too.

I only have one autograph by a baseball player, a Mickey Mantle signature on his hardcover book The Mick. I saw a copy of one auctioned on ebay recently for a little over $200. Of course I'd never part with it. I also have a picture of him autographing my book. Maybe I'll put it up some day if I can locate the photograph.
macabredelight
Sep. 3rd, 2006 08:58 pm (UTC)
aweee she's a cutie ed. :)
metaphorsbwithu
Sep. 4th, 2006 01:35 am (UTC)
Thanks E. We just can't have enough cute brunettes in the world, can we? :)
punkin_bread
Sep. 5th, 2006 10:46 pm (UTC)
Ed she is so cute!! Tell stacie that I said congrats.and that the baby is beautiful. Thanks for my birthday wish and poem I loved it!! I needed to cry thanks. They where tears of joy though. By the way I see you cut the lot when I come by I will bring the new truck!! Love Ya,
Pip
metaphorsbwithu
Sep. 6th, 2006 10:14 pm (UTC)
Thanks Nicole. I'll tell Stacie and Jason what you said.
aspoor
Sep. 6th, 2006 06:31 am (UTC)
Oh, YAAAY! CONGRATS ALL AROUND!!!
metaphorsbwithu
Sep. 6th, 2006 10:12 pm (UTC)
Thanks April. She's a very welcome addition, to be sure.
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