For those of you who don't already know, just five days ago at exactly 2:01 a.m., my amazing daughter, April, gave birth to our precious grandson, Gavin Thomas.
Currently, all is right with the world, and I am catching up on a missing night of sleep, but...oh...my...gosh...are we happy!
Last week was a blur. I've got lots of stories to go with the birth of the most perfect little boy in the whole world; but for now, I just want to revel in the miracle of tiny baby feet and hands, the sweet nape of his neck, long eyelashes, and the deliciousness of his new baby smell. Intoxicating! Can't get enough! Oh...and hair! He HAS hair!
I am so proud of April and her fiancé, Beau. As a first time mother, things did not go smooth for her but she kept working like a trooper (and thank goodness for a "vacuum assist". Is that too much information?). Beau was so great with April, very accommodating and a strong coach when she was struggling. Watching your daughter give birth, is definitely not for everybody, but what a blessing to bear witness to your grandson's first breath; and because Beau is a tad bit on the squeamish side, I got to cut the cord!
The first "official" photo.
Notice the blanket? Yep, it's the one I made!
I'll admit, I do think he is on the tiny side measuring in at just 6 lbs. 3 oz., but rather long @ 19.75". Being nine days early, his arrival had us all in a bit of a twitter, lots of last minute things to do, and I wasn't quite ready...as I could just kick myself for waiting so long to shoot the final pregnancy pictures. I'm trying to get over the lost photo op. But...now I've got a real, live subject!
I take this Grandma thing very seriously. It's my job to cuddle, rock, spoil, love and adore this little guy.
By day, I am a part-time Administrative Assistant and by night I am an avid scrapbooker, photographer, card maker; in general, a paper crafts aficionado.
My most favorite thing to do is travel, Travel, TRAVEL! I don't care if it is a long, overseas vacation or a 90-minute drive from home.
I am fortunate to be celebrating the 22nd year of a great love affair. Bill gives me a great deal of my material and is always a willing subject. I have two grown children and two quasi-stepchildren. In June, 2013...I...became...a GRANDMA! Oh boy, did life change.
I was bitten by the scrapbook bug about 15 years ago when I finally succumbed to the notion that we could indeed cut our photos. Since then I have managed to start a small scrapbook business, host crop nights in my home, and when we became empty-nesters, took over an entire bedroom all for me and my hobby (er, obsession). It's like having my own play room all over again.
It's a good life, indeed.