Monday, November 06, 2017

Baby worship




Actor Son-in-Law 2 was away for a couple of days so I went down again to London to help with Granddaughter the Youngest. I had SUCH a lovely time with Daughter 2, talking endlessly and nibbling the baby. I do love tiny babies. They're such a lot of work - but - their soft skin! their silky hair! their dark blue, unfathomable eyes! their completely new hands and feet! We went for some nice walks, had tea in some teashops, cuddled the baby in the stilly watches of the night and decided that she was the finest baby we'd seen for some while. And Daughter 2 did a lot of feeding.




Granddaughter the Youngest looks very familiar - I think she's like her mother at that age but no early photos exist of her father, so who knows? Already she's lost that newborn look and is intermittently very alert. What's she thinking?



Her other grandparents - both of them - are skilled knitters, so she's not without cardigans, hats and shawls.



How amazing it is when a bump becomes a person - it's so utterly normal and everyday and yet endlessly astonishing.


I got back yesterday and am missing them tremendously.






12 comments:

  1. She's beautiful!

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  2. Lucky you! have been watching Call the Midwife and yes, babies, the whole process, is/are amazing! And you got a beautiful one there.

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  3. Lucky you! have been watching Call the Midwife and yes, babies, the whole process, is/are amazing! And you got a beautiful one there.

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  4. She is a lovely baby! Such beautiful features, and very alert indeed. :)

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  5. What can I say? You have beautiful grandchildren.

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  6. Awww, I'm so happy you were able to visit with the baby again -- they grow so quickly. She's a little doll -- and DD2 looks so happy -- I'll bet she's a wonderful mother! XO

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  7. Such a happy time for you; she is rather lovely isn't she?

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  8. Such a joy! Such a blessing! I love babies and I think Stephen in first grade is probably my last grandchild....But I am very lucky to have four grandchildren who live quite near me! I will not complain! So glad you got to spend this special time with your daughter the second.

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  9. Best Wishes to You all. She is very cute.

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  10. Lots of baby goodness to enjoy. And she has such lovely cousins to meet.

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  11. Yes you are lucky, and long may you enjoy all that doting and cuddling. I expect you are producing lots of baby clothes.

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  12. What a blessing to be able to travel to visit! And such a lovely baby. Lucky little one to have such beautiful hand knit things.... and grannies who love her! Enjoy!

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