Sunday, July 29, 2012

Stacking MY Shelves 7/29/12

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.  Make sure to checkout her post with links to all the other participates.

So I don't usually get very personal here on my blog but this week I really need to.  While I did get some fabulous books delivered and I will show them at the end, the most IMPORTANT delivery this week was not a book.

I've told you before that I'm a math teacher and you've met my daughter through her incredible banners and the StuckInBooks logo and design.  But I need to tell you that I have two adult children.  My beautiful daughter got married a year ago last October.  My son still lives at home and is my computer genius. 

This last Friday, my daughter gave birth to my first grandchild and I would like you to meet him.  It was a difficult labor that ended in a c-section.  Turns out the cord was wrapped around his neck twice and around his arm.  But my daughter was a rock star!  She spent 2 1/2 hours on her hands and knees during labor trying to keep the babies heart rate up.  I couldn't be prouder.

So here he is.  

Meet Sebastian Christopher.
He was born at 2:24 PM on 
Friday July 27th
weighing 7 lbs 4 ozs,  
19 1/2 inches long.  




His very dark hair and coloring come from my husbands side of the family but he has huge blue eyes.  Sure hoping he keeps those!

Mom and son are doing wonderfully.  Everyone is tired but very happy.  Here are some more pics for ya.






This one is right after he was born and brought in the nursery from the OR.













Under the warmer waiting for his first bath















Check out those eyes!!!






Meet the whole family!

Dad, baby and mom


Yes I am wearing my Madly shirt!





That's me with my boy Bastian!!!













My husband couldn't be happier!








Don't you agree that HE was the BEST delivery of the week!

So I've decided to make my boy, Bastian, an honorary reviewer here at StuckInBooks until he's old enough to tell me his opinion on books.  You know he's gonna love books with me as his Grandma.  Taught his mother to love books too.  She was listening to the Pandemonium audiobook while she was in labor - so yeah we are a reading kind of family!

Did get some books too.  Here's the list:

For review:



Purchased:
(After Daemon round with Augustus in the #YACrushTourney I felt the need to read this book.)

So what was delivered to you this week?

48 comments:

  1. Oh, Val! Baby Bastian is perfect. The whole family is adorable. Congratulations!

    So yeah, you got a lot of great books. The Wild Ones and While It Lasts were great. And I really enjoy the Assassins series. Hot stuff! Hope you enjoy the books. Snuggle with your boy!

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  2. Congratulations!!! :D He looks adorable! Also, with Pandemonium's audiobook playing during his delivery, how could he not turn out to be a booklover? :) Enjoy this special time with your family!

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  3. Congratulations on a grandchild! You must be so ecstatic!!! He looks so peaceful in the nursery! I had a co-worker's wife give birth this past Monday, and I get to meet the little girl tomorrow. I'm really excited!

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  4. This is SO awesome! Congrats to your daughter & your growing family! He's so precious!!!! Love that your family is so bookish! :)

    And wow, didn't know your daughter did all that. I've always loved your logo & design. You've got an awesome family!!!!

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  5. OMG he is adorable!! Congrats!!! Love that Pandemonium was playing during his delivery. Awesome books too!!

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  6. Awwww, he is adorable! I am happy to hear everyoe is happy and healthy. :)

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  7. Congratulations Va! I'm so happy for you and your whole family! Thanks for sharing your pictures. Nothing's more wonderful than a baby!*hugs*

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  8. Awwwwwww Valerie what a cutie!!!!!! Huge congrats to you and your whole family. You look good as a grandma my lovely friend <3 As for the books on yours and Bastian's review list, I loved The Wild Ones and can't wait to read Super Sweet Sixteenth Century!!

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  9. Bastian!! So cute! Congratulations on your first grandchild!

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  10. Congrats! he is soo adorable!! Cant wait to read Super Sweet Sixteenth Century

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  11. Congratulations! Definitely the cutest delivery of your week! Enjoy him! :D

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  12. He's adorable! Congrats on your first grandchild! And While it Lasts looks SO good, I can't wait to read your review. (:

    Tabitha @ Tabitha's Book Blog

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  13. Congrats! Bastian is adorable. Love all of the pics. So cute!

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  14. Bastian is adorable!!! Congrats to the whole family!! I love his name! Makes me think of What A Boy Wants! He is certainly adorable & thank you for sharing... definately agree... that would be the best delivery! Again congrats!

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  15. Aww!!! Congrats!! He's adorable!!

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  16. Congratulations! He's just gorgeous! Another reader enters the world!!! :)

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  17. He is so adorable! Congrats!!!! And I love the name!

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  18. What's up, Val? Sebastian Hawkins here. Dude, that little guy is seriously awesome. How could he not be with such a cool name? I'm stoked to share a name with him. Can't wait till he's old enough to hang out. Us Bastians have to stick together ;)

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    1. Hey Bastian! Thanks for stopping by man! This Bastian is totally laid back and sweet. Might be something in the name but mostly he's like his daddy. =)

      V

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  19. *Nyrae wrestles laptop from Sebastian*

    OMG! He is perfect!!! I just want to cuddle him. Huge congrats!

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    1. LOL! That Bastian - what you gonna do with him?

      Thanks.

      Valerie

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  20. Aw, he's precious! and I love his name, Sebastian! Congratulations to you and your family! Enjoy your new bundle of joy and new reads :)

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  21. Adorable!! Congratulations! I love his eyes. Such a cute muffin.

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    1. Aww so cute! He looks so warm and cuddly. Congrats!

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  22. He is precious! I'm glad to hear everything went well and everyone is fine and healthy. Congrats to you and the happy family! <33

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  23. What a gorgeous family and a perfect new addition to it!!! I'm so happy for youuuuuuuu!!! Congratulations, my wonderful friend!!!! <3

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  24. Congratulations!!! He is perfect. Love his name too. Your daughter has a beautiful family.

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  25. Congratulations!!! He's adorable and I love his name! :)

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  26. Congrats on your first grandson! I'm the first grandchild in my family =) I hope you enjoy all of your books too! Here's my IMM =)

    http://paigebradish1996.blogspot.com/2012/07/in-my-mailbox-e-book-edition-3-weekly.html

    ~Paige @ Comfort Books

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  27. Congratulations. So glad Mom and baby are doing great. Enjoy your week....

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

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  28. Congratulations to the whole family! :) Little Bastian is absolutely adorable. Enjoy cuddling that baby. Thank goodness for Kindle and one-handed reading. LOL ;)

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  29. Congratulations, he´s gorgeos, glad everything went well at the end.

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  30. What a beautiful baby boy!!! Congratulations to all of you! What a bundle of joy! :)

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  31. Congrats! He's adorable. Enjoy your new grand baby and new books!!

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  32. Problems with the umbilical cord like that are so scary! In May my cousin had a delivery with that problem. The c-section revealed a healthy, 8 lb 4 oz girl named Maggie. She looks like a porcelain doll, but its her well-jowled cousin who came a week earlier who never cries. Not that anyone outside my family cares. Congratulations, Grammie!

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  33. This brought such a HUGE smile to my face and I'm very tickled for you and your family with being blessed with this precious bundle of joy! Congrats!

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  34. AWWW, how ADORABLE is Bastian?! Cuddle him lots, Val!

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  35. Congratulations to this beautiful Baby Boy, I love the name, he is so adorable.Many Blessings to you and the family.

    ingrids62448(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  36. AWWWW CONGRATS on the beautiful baby!!!! So cute!!!

    http://wordsareinnermusic.blogspot.com

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  37. He is just precious! Congrats #MyPalVal!!!!! Great haul too!

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  38. aww Congrats!!! And listening to Pandemonium during labor?! LOL I don't know if I could concentrate on it but maybe that ending gave her some extra anger to push hehe

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  39. Congrats!! The baby is sooo freaking cute. :)

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  40. Awww what a super cute bundle of joy!!! Congrats gma!!! by the way Nanas rule the world!!
    and great books!! i cant wait to see what you think of Tonis books!!! cuz empty net is FAB!!!

    Tara

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