Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Introducing Ava, my granddaughter




I went to the hospital to visit Ava last night. She really is the cutest little doll and her Mommy says she hardly ever cries and sleeps well. She was just about 18 hours hold when these photos were taken.

I just can't hide my joy, can I? Mother and baby are expected to be home sometime this morning. How different it is now compared to when my own children were born. I can't imagine having the baby stay in the room 24/7, much less leaving the hospital after just over 24 hours. My goodness, one of the best parts of having a baby was the delightful 5-day stay when I didn't have to cook, clean or think of anybody except me and baby, when they brought the babies in from the Nursery. Except for feeding times, I could loll around and read magazines or chat with the other moms, or snooze. It was a little mini-holiday before the tough stuff started. I suppose, now that I'm thinking about it, having the time to bond with baby is way more important than sleeping and eating and being selfish, but there you go. Times change and so must we.

7 comments:

mudmaven said...

Oh Barb - she's beautiful! Congratulations again to you and to your whole family. ~chris

Jennifer said...

Awwwww, Barb! What a little sweetheart! She's as precious as can be and you are certainly one very happy Grandma. I'm looking forward to sharing the Grandma hat with you one day.

Congratulations on the newest addition!

Lesa said...

What a precious little angel. And Ava is such a sweet name. Enjoy!

Pam Speidel said...

She's so precious...and Gramma looks so proud and pretty too! :)

Chris said...

Congratulations Barb - what a beautiful baby Ava is - and you look so proud! :)

Renu said...

Contratulations Barb. Beautiful baby and a beautiful name.

JessicaLynn said...

Just adorable barb. Thank you for sharing!!!

jessica lynn