Monday, April 11, 2016

The Baby Granddaughter!

Well, I got up Saturday morning and it was snowing fit to beat the band. (I don't know what that means, exactly, but my grandfather used to say it and it sounded really impressive.) We had planned to go visit our son and his new baby girl the previous weekend, but my dearly beloved was still recovering from a cold, and we didn't want to pollute a new baby.  So this weekend I was going regardless of the snow, a decision which was bolstered by the fact that the snow didn't accumulate at all in 3 hours, so travel we did.  It's only 177 miles, after all, and what's a little snow in the northeast?

And the baby is a beauty.  She was born weighing 9-1/2 pounds (a weight her daddy didn't reach until he was nearly 3 months old), so she has a beautiful chubby face, all the requisite fingers and toes, and so forth.  She was awake and alert a number of times, chirping at her Grandpa (study the picture!) and so forth.

She is only sleeping about 3 hours at a clip, but I think that's because she gets cold.  The newest advice is babies should not have blankets because of the risk of SIDS; I think that these ever changing guidelines just scare the sweet bejesus out of parents.  Still, we mitigate risk where we can.  Her mommy is clearly quite pleased with her beautiful daughter.
 She has a lot of red hair, relative to a fair-haired baby.  And I think her little elephant suit was just precious!
 So, we had a wonderful visit, and they will be coming here fairly soon to visit.  Since I am a dunderhead, and realized when I was 20 miles from home that I'd forgotten my camera, I don't have many pictures.  But there will be many when she is here, where my camera lives!
Happy Monday, everyone!

10 comments:

Mae Travels said...

Congratulations! Enjoy! She looks marvelous.
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Big Dude said...

She's a cutie - not hard to figure where the red hair came from.

~~louise~~ said...

You forgot your camera?!?! Well you're forgiven, after all, you're a Grammy now:)

She is absolutely gorgeous Marjie...There's so much happiness in these few pictures, only the glee a new baby grand-daughter can bring:)

Thanks for sharing, Marjie...glad you made it there safely. I was wondering how you would do:)

Terri Berry said...

Congratulations!!!! Our first grandchild/granddaughter was born April 7th. 9.6lbs also bigger than her dad (our son).Your granddaughter is just adorable and the red hair?...too cute!!! P

gMarie said...

I'm glad the snow didn't stop you and that you made it safely to meet Little Maddeline. She's adorable! Here's a reason to get your sew-jo back. You need make that little darling some sleep sacks so she'll be warm. g

Pam said...

What a beauty! I am so glad you were finally able to meet her in person. Your daughter in law glows while holding her baby! So precious.

Nichole Burke said...

She's gorgeous!

Sue said...

A redhead, who would have guessed!!! She's adorable and looks like the Grandparents think so, too. My brother was a big baby, over nine pounds, and was very placid. Congrats to all and I'm looking to lots more pictures.

Pam Greer said...

Oh she is beautiful!!

grace said...

ADORABLE! i officially have baby fever. love that red hair!