From my experience as a Mom and the immediacy of maternal love that is like no other, I'm used to the overwhelming love that comes with Motherhood. I am also quite familiar to the joys of being a Grandmother. Friends who claimed that title before me used to always say, "Oh, you just wait, there is nothing quite like it!" And right they were. But take those feelings of love and joy and happiness when you see your children with their child and when you first hold those wee little grand babies in your arms, then DOUBLE that. It just might begin to describe how wonderful this experience has been.
The proud parents took this adorable picture of Abby and George soon before they were to leave the NICU and bring them home. I just love how bundled they are...they call them 'Burrito Babies' when they have them all swaddled up! I'd say that is an apt description!
It's like they are looking at each other and saying, "Hey, where have you been"?
These two beautiful babies are just one lovely surprise after another. And they each already have their very own personalities and characteristics...
Abigail born two minutes before her brother George is large and in charge. Actually she does weigh a tad more than George, now up to six pounds even, but I have a feeling even if she weighed less she'd have no problem ruling this new family. She is a very content wee one, but don't leave her with a wet or dirty diaper for any time because she will let you know in spades she IS NOT HAVING IT! She also knows when she's had enough to eat. No persuading is going to make a difference. For all that she knows what she wants she is also a cuddle bug and smiler and well if you pardon a Gramma's unabashed pride, perfectly darling bebe.
Once I found out what names had been given to my newest grandchildren, I ran right out and purchased a 'Beanie Baby' size Abbycadaby for our Abby. She's not much bigger than the Beanie Baby Abbycadaby...
Now for George...darling, precious, sweet as could be. He waited patiently for Abby to enter the world first, and then two minutes later we were blessed with this melt your heart the first time you lay eyes on him bebe! George is a heavy weight at almost four and a half pounds. He is mighty in his tinyness! Patient and calm he rarely raises a ruckus. I think he gets most frustrated at how long it takes us to get his little person in his diaper and clothes. I think the smaller they are the harder it is...truly! But once we have him dressed and bundled he is a very contented fellow. Sometimes as I struggle getting him into his little sleeper I can hear my Mom saying, "You were the one that always took the dolls arm out of the socket to get them dressed"! I promise you George, Sush will never do that with you!
Not wanting to leave him out of the plush toy namesake collection, I found his partner in crime...his first 'Curious George'. It might be a while before he is dragging him around...but George, do you like your new friend? Oh yes...SCORE and TOUCHDOWN!
We are learning how to double team it with twin bebes...it's quite amusing sometimes...
I am indeed a very happy Sush, All Over Again. Each grandbebe brings a joy and fulfillment to my heart that is uniquely their own. Snuggles with Abby or with
I am having the time of my life. I am indeed one happy, blessed woman. What do you think George...worthy of a 'High Five'?
Oh don't you KNOW it?