Saturday, June 13, 2015

Baby of Mine

I never would have thought that being a grandparent is as wonderful as all of my friends claim it to be.

Nope. 

Never would have thought that at all. But then... I found myself in the elevator at the hospital, heading up to the Maternity floor, where I would soon hold my first grand baby. Oh, my! Emotional overload!

Dreaming with Alexis @ 1 day of age

My sweet Alexis, daughter of my son, was born on June 9 at 7:13 PM. She chose to arrive a bit late, being due on May 29. She also resisted coming into this world, deciding to let mom labor for a looonnngggg time! Sweet Alexis complicated matters by turning the wrong way, and with reluctance, turned around so she could slip through the birth canal. One wonders if Alexis will always be the sort to be a bit late to events, and stubborn about going where others want her to go!

We are so happy she is here. She is healthy. She's practicing all those things that babies must figure out. She sucks her fist. She kicks her feet. She works on building her lung capacity. We are all smitten!


Mother & Daughter
Proud Papa - looking a bit scruffy after three days without a razor.
The other Grandmother... "How hard can it be?!"
Grand-pop
A Daddy-Daughter moment
Sleep my child and peace attend thee...






16 comments:

  1. Congratulations! What a precious bundle of joy.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you. I do believe you are right about her being precious.

      Delete
  2. She is a beauty!! I wish she lived closer to you so you could really spoil her! I see lots of trips to visit her in your future! Enjoy being a Granny...it is wonderful:) Congratulations to all!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We Dreamers do wish we lived closer. We have even thought about buying a small condo...but prices in San Francisco make that an impossible feat.

      Delete
  3. Congratulations. I so heartily agree Grammahood is the absolute best.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks. I'm realizing how nice it is. Just wish that we lived around the corner.

      Delete
  4. ADORABLE!!!! You and your husband are in for a real treat! Congratulations to all!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, she is! Of course, I am a bit biased :))
      I just wish they lived closer and it was easier to visit. They have a very small condo in San Francisco, so we have to find accommodations (at SF prices, yikes!!) We do plan an RV trip there in the fall to test out how easy/difficult it may be to get into the city from an RV park.

      Delete
  5. Oh congratulations to you and yours Dreaming! What a beautiful little girl :o)

    ReplyDelete
  6. Congratulations Grandma! And to the parents too. Love the feets photo!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We enjoyed that photo. There are a number of renditions from different cameras. You'd think the child was some movie star the way we all zeroed in with our cameras!

      Delete
  7. Congratulations! She's so tiny! And beautiful :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. She seemed so, at first, but then I got used to her and my mother muscle memory took over. But, even the kids are very comfortable handling her.

      Delete

What thoughts do you have?

Almost Home

When we left California it seemed that our trek across country would never end. Now, as we approach our final destination in southern Florid...