We Did It!

November 12, 2009 | Karin's Blog | 30 comments

Gianna Isabella was born at 9:04 tonight weighing in at 7 lbs 13 ounces.  She is freaking adorable.  AND! I’m not just saying that because she’s my granddaughter.  She is all pink sweetness. 

My daughter and son-in-law did an amazing job and I could not be more proud of my kid.

Here’s a pic of mommy and daughter

Yet to be named Grandmother and Gianna.

I’ll have better pics tomorrow.  We were all pretty exhasuted when this one was taken.

Goodnight for now, and thank you everyone for your prayers and good wishes.




  1. Rhian Cahill

    Congrats to all.
    I’m glad everything went well. She’s adorable and I’m sure going to be very spoiled with a wonderful Grandma to dote on her.
    A special congrats to the new mum. She deserves lots of pampering.

  2. Sasha

    YAY!! Congratulations, Karin. I’m glad all are healthy and happy.

  3. Kendra

    Hooray!! Congrats! I’ve been checking back every day waiting for news! Beautiful little girl!

  4. Terry Odell

    So happy for you. Our son was born Nov. 14th, so this brings back lots of memories. Now you get to start spoiling the granddaughter. Your daughter and sil are blessed to have you around.

  5. Booklover1335

    I love that…pink sweetness. She is beautiful and I am so glad that you both your daughter and granddaughter are doing well.

  6. B.E. Sanderson

    Congratulations! You’re so right – she is freaking adorable. She looks like she’s already smiling. Hopefully that means she’ll be a happy baby, and happy babies are the easiest. =o)

  7. J. Carson Black

    Congratulations!!!! What a beautiful little girl. Grandma looks pretty darn good, too.

    So happy for you all. Big smiles all around!

  8. Jaci Burton

    Oh look at that adorable face! Congratulations Grandma-without-a-grandma-name-yet and new parents!

  9. Edie

    Congratulations! What a sweetie! Baby and grandma look gorgeous. 🙂

  10. cathryn fox

    What a beautiful bundle of pink sweetness!

  11. Bonnie H

    Look at her!! What a doll – congrats and enjoy!! *hugs*

  12. LaDonna

    Karin, that’s the cutest newborn pic ever, girl! So happy everyone is doing well too. Can’t wait to see more pics. A big hug for all! Welcome to the grandma club.

  13. HollyD

    Huge Congrats! She’s beautiful and so is her name. I’m so happy everyone is doing well. You look awesome holding that new granddaughter.

  14. Margaret

    Congrats all around, Karin! I love her expression! I have a feeling orneriness runs in the family!

  15. Jen Lyon

    She’s beautiful!!! Congrats!

  16. Marcia

    Awwwwwwww! Just…awwwwwww! Good to know everything went well.

    And I’m sorry, hon, but you’re just too young to be a grandma. 😉

  17. Karin Tabke

    I’m smiling between my tears this morning. I got all emotional writing my murder she writes blog, which just went up, albeit a wee bit late. I think I’m too old for this stuff. At the moment I feel very overwhelmed emotionally.

    I wanted to say thank you to all of you. You’ve not only been supportive with my books, but have gone beyond that to become my friends here. It means the world to me. I feel like we’ve all taken this journey together. Thank you for indulging me. Now? Wait to be inundated with Gianna pictures and the “Oh, my god, guess what Gianna did today!” blogs. 🙂

  18. Jill James

    Gianna is beautiful. Glad everything went so well. You look exhausted. Hope you get some sleep before she comes home and it is all snuggle time.

  19. Mary Marvella

    Awesome, just AWESOME!

  20. Debbie H

    Beautiful sweet baby girl! And a beautiful name to boot. Congrats to you and your whole family.

  21. Laurie K

    Congrats to you all 🙂
    She IS very beautiful, enjoy!!!

  22. Jane

    Congrats on the birth of your granddaughter. She’s beautiful.

  23. Liz Kreger

    Congratulations, Karin and family. Gianna is absolutely adoreable.

  24. Melanie Atkins

    Congrats, Karin, to your whole family!! She’s beautiful!

  25. Rachael Herron

    SO AWESOME! Congrats! What a stunner!

  26. Pamela Fryer

    Awwww, she even appears to be smiling in the picture. Congratulations!!

  27. Karin Tabke

    thank you, thank you, Thank You!

  28. Buffie

    Awww, Karin, she *IS* adorable. Love the little grin in the first picture! Nothing at all like the wonderfulness of a new baby. You have to take a picture of her little feet. I love seeing those little toes!!

  29. Tiffany Lyn Emerson

    Congratulations!!!! Glad everything went well and both mom and baby are doing good. She is a adorable little thing, enjoy.


  30. Cele

    Karin, I am so late on this. But congrats and welcome to grandparenthood, it’s the best reward on earth.

    To Gianna, welcome to the world.

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