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Valonda's New Baby!

Posted November 20, 2007

Thanksgiving came early last night for Valonda Calloway and her husband Randal. At 9:14P.M. Valonda gave birth to a beautiful seven pound eight ounce girl. Her name is Lilyn Charity named for Valonda's grandmothers. Lilyn Charity came into this world at 22 inches in length.

Valonda says her little one is "just perfect!" I am sure she is. Lilyn Charity joins a warm, supportive and growing family here at WRAL TV. We can't wait to see our newest niece. If Lilyn Charity is anything like her parents she will be smart, talented, determined, kind, generous and humorous. She will also be a diehard fan of Winston-Salem State and the Washington Redskins.

I would like to open up this blog to Valonda's viewers, fans and friends.

What greeting would you like to leave for Valonda, Randal and their precious little one?

Thank you for participating in the Valonda Baby Game. We have two winners who came close to predicting the date, time and weight at birth. Here are the winners of a Holly Raleigh Christmas CD featuring my newest song "Wintercolors:" Cindy at 11/19, 11:19A.M. and seven pounds, 5.6 ounces and ecumuse at 11/19, 8:15P.M. and eight pounds and six ounces. Please email me with you address at Congratulations to you and Valonda!

We now have a photo!


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  • tpboyette Nov 27, 2007

    Congratulations Calloway's!!!! I know you all are sooo excited! Have a very Merry Christmas!!!!

  • sheerenergy Nov 26, 2007

    Congratulations Valonda and Randal. I've never added comments on WRAL before but felt I needed to send my wishes to your family. My mom (from Autryville) and I have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of your bundle of joy. The morning you were out, my mom called me as I was calling her to say you were missing from the show. We waited for Bill and Linda to give us an update and when it finally came, we both started screaming. LOL! And when they finally announced that they had pictures, my mom called her mother in Benson, my sister-in-law and woke me and my husband up to tell us they were going to show the baby. We're definitely Valonda fans! Your daughter is just precious. May God continue to bless your family.

    Hurry with more pictures!

  • UpwardlyMobile Nov 26, 2007

    Congratulations! She is beautiful. Look at that face!

  • renesbmw Nov 26, 2007

    I would like to add to the many with congratulations for Volanda and her husband on the beautiful addition to their family! She is a bright spot in my mornings while I am getting ready for work! (you, too-Bill and Elizabeth-LOL) Good luck and God Bless!

  • Lakeisha Nov 26, 2007

    Congradulations to the Calloway family!!! This is one reason to be thankful and we have so many more as well!! She is so beautiful!! Enjoy every single moment like it was the first. Children are priceless!!

  • 2alegal Nov 25, 2007

    Heck, I didn't even know you were expecting. You hid it well. We have missed you on TV and wondered where you were. Congrats on the new baby. She is really beautiful. God Bless and Take Care.

  • wufpax1 Nov 24, 2007

    Congrats to Valonda and her family...another wonderful reason to be thankful this holiday season!

  • pwilliamson53 Nov 24, 2007

    Congratulations & Happy Holidays. What a joyous and thankful time of the year to bring home your bundle of joy. We can't wait til you start blogging about your new baby. We miss you at the desk each morning, but enjoy your time with your baby, family and friends.

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  • trauma Nov 24, 2007

    congradulations on the new baby.




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