We travelled first to our son Daniel's and daughter in love Laura's home...they live along the route and it's always wonderful to visit in the beautiful home they have created. Each visit brings a new surprise of their hard work and talent in decorating and renovating. Our daughter Elise had headed up earlier in the evening and met us there. Eager sister, sister in love and aunt, ya know? Early the next morning, once the sun appeared a tad over the horizon...okay, okay I'll admit it was more than a tad, a morning person I'm not...we caravanned to visit the happy home of Grace.
Grace smiles. No, really she smiles...she is very alert when she is awake and looking all around. She loves to be held and rocked. I guess all newborn miss that rocking and snuggly feeling they had before being born. I love to talk with her. I try to talk low and softly so she has to really listen to hear me. It's quite fun and she really concentrates. I have a repertoire of lullabies learned at my Mother's knee and could rock and sing to Grace forever. As I did admit before....early riser I'm not but I do come in handy for the late night, wee hours of the morning shifts. Erin takes care of Grace's nutrition as only a mother can do. I love to give her a break and rock Grace back to sleep. I remember how tired a new mother is. It's a job no one can do but the mom and it starts with that hard job of giving birth. Then you go home low in sleep and a baby that needs your care. It is a good reason they give that job to the young.
But more on the loveliness of Grace, her hair is dark and plentiful. Erin is going to be french braiding that babies hair before we know it! Weighing in at 6 lbs. 15 ozs. at birth, a very petite package of love and beauty is our Grace. A sweet personality, I sometimes see a glimmer of her wonderful sense of fun. Grace responds to everything around her with those curious eyes and a sweet look of love. I know she is as lovely on the inside as she is on the outside. A very important personality trait in our family's estimation.
It was so very hard to say goodbye when it was time to go. I might have stayed longer but we had pressing matters to attend to at home so with tears and sadness headed down the road to home. It's my first experience with a grandchild not living close by, not fun. I find my hands and heart getting twitchy to hold that sweet baby several times each day. We have so much going on at the homefront for the next few months I don't know when I'll be heading back. Oh dear...I'm gonna be one twitchy mess for a while I guess! So indulge a very proud Mom and Grandmother while I share some photos of our dear and beautiful....
|Proud Pop...his smile speaks for him|
|Aunt Elise keeping Grace content|
|Smiling for Aunt Laura...|
|Brin protecting the newest family member, good girl!|
|Whatcha doin' there, Dad?|
|Why Grace likes her bath!|
|That's really hard work, all that loving!|
|I TOLD you Grace smiles!|
|And isn't that an alert and curious baby?|