Monday, July 22, 2013

Meet Lucy!

There is so much excitement around here it is hard to know what to blog about next! Today's post was going to include pictures of our new home, but that will have to wait. I have something much more important and exciting to share. Yesterday a new Hammond entered the world. Introducing Lucy, my absolutely adorable granddaughter.


7 pounds 9 ounces

Lucy was born around 8:00 yesterday morning. You can already tell how bright she is by the fact she managed to beat Will and Kate's baby.




Both Diana and baby Lucy are doing fine. Unfortunately the same can't be said about Karsten. Two days before Lucy's arrival he managed to slice his thumb open while cutting back some grape vines and had to get eight stitches. That huge bandage should make changing diapers a challenge!


Karsten, Diana, Lucy and Diana's mom Jin Ping

45 comments:

  1. Kristie!! CONGRATULATIONS!! I am so happy that she's here and healthy, and so beautiful! I'm glad Diana is god, and Karsten's thumb will heal. Ah, I can't even imagine the joy you must be feeling. It's a wonderful moment, your new beautiful home, Lucy, everyone well and healthy. I'm so very happy for you my cheeks are hurting from the grinning. I look forward to seeing more pictures!

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  2. Oh oh oh!!!! Here we are all waiting for Wills & Kate and hello LUCY - welcome to the world! I didn't realise it was so imminent. Hugest Congratulations Kristie to you and your family! So wonderful. She is just glorious. Enjoy! Mel xxx

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  3. Congratulations to you all. Its all go around you at the moment. I look forward to "meeting" this young lady over the coming months and seeing all the lovely girly things you will knit her. Enjoy, I know you will, being a grandparent is the BEST!!

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  4. Congratulations, Kristie!! She is beautiful (and all that gorgeous hair)! So sweet! Let the baby knitting commence! :)

    P.S. - I'm just a tad jealous. I'm still waiting on grandbabies. I'm trying not to be pushy with my son and DIL, but I wonder if I shouldn't begin sending random baby knits up to them. Hmmm...

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  6. Congratulations!!! Welcome baby Lucy. She is beautiful. Your family must be over the moon with happiness. I'm very happy for you.

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  7. Congratulations! How exciting! She is beautiful. I know you will enjoy her. Grandchildren are extra special.

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  8. Congratulations to everyone!! Wonderful news and such a pretty little thing. x

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  9. Congrats to you and your family. Beautiful!

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  10. Oh, how lovely, Kristie! How wonderful for you all! And you made the move just in time.

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  11. Congratulations!! I'm really excited for you and your family. Babies are such a blessing!

    Erin B

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  12. Congratulations, Gramma! She is gorgeous!

    On a side note, Cam sliced his thumb open, requiring stitches a day before my first baby was born. I kept having to wake him up for my contractions because the pain meds made him sleepy.

    Enjoy the new baby. And how great that she waited for you to get moved!

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  13. She is a very lovely and seems to be a long baby. My daughter was long and has grown up tall. Wills and Kate are on their way to parenthood. The world's media is camped outside the hospital....which is a bit extreme in my opinion. Kate has chosen a very hot day for it. Rather her than me!!

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  14. Congratulations how exciting she looks beautiful. Hope that Lucy, Mum and Dad are all doing well. Karsten must have wanted to share some pain! How close are you now to them?
    Sarah x

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  15. This is much more exciting than anything royal related. Congratulations!!! In addition to being smart and adorable, she's the perfect size.

    Sliced thumb? Have you looked under the bandage??? I mean...why didn't I think of that during the diaper years??? Genius! Lucy has two very smart parents (and did pretty well in the grandparent departmen too)!

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  16. Congratulations Kristie, she is beautiful. Enjoy your granddaughter!

    Dawn

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  17. Congratulations, enjoy being a grandmother, it is fun.

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  18. Oh wow! The hugest, hugest congratulations to all. And welcome to the world sweet, beautiful Lucy :D

    She looks to be a good weight Kristie ... what a poppet :)

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  20. How wonderful! Warmest congratulations to you all and a big welcome to beautiful baby Lucy. What a month you're having, Kristie. Being a grandmother is the best. :-)

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  21. Many many congratulations to you all Kristie and a big welcome to baby Lucy. Enjoy your new grandchild.
    Patricia x

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  22. Congratulations! This is an perfectly acceptable reason not to post new house pictures. (Though I'm looking forward to the new house pictures too.) Seems like your family's having quite the summer!

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  23. Oh how wonderful - she's a beauty!! Looking forward to seeing many more pictures of her!

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  24. Oh congratulations! And welcome little Lucy! What a great head of hair she's got...love that.

    I'm behind a couple of posts on reading, but I quickly skimmed your previous one and I'm happy to see that you're in the new house and already identifying flowers. Looking forward to seeing more as you get settled. Congrats!

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  25. Wonderful! She's a beaut! Congratulations to the whole family.

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  26. She's beautiful, Kristie. Congratulations! Babies are wonderful -- and so are grandmothers! :)

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  27. Yay - congratulations!
    Looking forward to seeing more lovely baby girl knitting spooling off your needles in the coming months.
    LisaRR

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  28. Congratulations, so pleased to see she has arrived safely, Enjoy!!!!

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  29. So exciting! Congratulations to Karsten and Diana!

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  30. Two weeks before our first daughter was born, I had a phone call from the home where my husband was helping to prepare lunch that started with the words 'Don't worry, he's alright but...' Turned out a particularly vicious parsnip had turned a knife on him - or that's what he claimed.

    Huge congratulations - nothing beats a new baby!

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  31. Congratulations to you and your growing family! You will have SO much fun being a grandmother! Enjoy every moment!

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  32. What a beautiful baby - congratulations! (Love her name too.)

    Erin in PA

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  33. What an exciting news! Congratulations!

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  34. Congratulations to you all. She's a sweetie!
    Oh yeah, convenient timing for Dad to slice his thumb eh? LOL

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  35. Congratulations Grandma!
    Linda McG.

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  36. Oh good, a little girl to knit for. A warm welcome to the new arrival, and congratulations to you all!

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  37. Congrats! Lucy is very gorgeous.

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  38. thats great news, i always LOVE a new baby! many congratulations

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  39. Oh, Lucy is beautiful. Congratulations! My youngest granddaughter is also a, "Lucy". The reason I came over to visit your blog was the insightful comment you left on Patricia's blog A Place For Everything. I was very inspired, thanks you :)
    Connie

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  40. Kristie,

    Congratulation! Baby Lucy looks so cute.

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  41. Congratulations! Such exciting news! As for the thumb... I hope it heals quickly!

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  42. Congratulations! Lots of baby knitting, now. Fun.

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  43. Congratulations on the arrival of baby Lucy, Kristie. I'm late, I know, I've been out of town and out of touch, but I am thrilled for you. What a beautiful baby. Being a grandparent is the best thing ever!

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  44. Boy, I go away for a week and babies are being born all over! Congratulations, what a cutie!

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