Wednesday, June 12, 2013

I'm a Grandma!

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, 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 fiancĂ©, 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 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. 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. 

Welcome to the family Gavin
(it's a cra-zee one)!