Well, I am away from home at the moment, visiting my daughter and my first grandchild, Lila Madison. To say it was love at first sight would be an extremely lame description of my first moments with my new granddauther.
Lila was born early in November to my daughter, who lives in New York. Since we live in southern California, it took a bit for us to get to New York. We arrived there (we drove it straight through) on November 19th and found mom and baby doing well. Here is a picture of the 10 day old beauty and myself.
Here’s another picture of grandma and the new addition to the family. Maybe I’m a little prejudiced, but she is truly a gorgeous newborn. She was a little small at birth, even though she was born full term. She has gorgeous black hair — dark eyes — although these things often change. And I think she already has me wrapped around her tiniest little finger.
I think it was again love at first sight. My husband wasn’t able to stay long, but I remain here in New York, hoping to help in any way that I can — I do remember very well what it’s like to come home from the hospital, not really fully recovered — hardly able to walk — and to walk into taking care of two young children all at once. I could’ve used a helping hand (my own mother died before I had my children), and when my daughter delivered Lila, I was determined to be that helping hand for her. Hopefully I really live up to being a helping hand and not a problem.
Here’s a picture of the proud papa. And another picture of proud mom and Lila. Am also thrilled that both my daughter and her husband welcomed me into their home. Not always easy to have a mother-in-law come to stay with you.
Hopefully I will be of service and not a hindrance.
Well, that’s all for today. As I said I’m out of town. Of course, I realize that this isn’t my usual kind of post, but I thought I would share a little bit of heaven with you.
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