I've been absent for a few days
but with a very good reason.
I had to rush over to San Antonio last Saturday
for the birth of my new granddaughter,
The drive is a little over two hours from where we live
to my daughter's house, but it took me
three hours on Saturday because I had to find
the hospital and then find a parking space.
I made it in plenty of time though.
My daughter was in early labor when I got there.
Her sweet husband was by her side and his parents
and I were close by in an adjacent waiting area.
The nurses checked my daughter
about 10:30pm and said she still
had a ways to go but they would start
preparations to make her more comfortable.
Five minutes later, us parents were rushed out
of the room and the doctor and nurses took over.
Isabelle McKayla was born
less than ten minutes later.
Great things come in small packages.
She weighed only 5 lbs 1 oz when she was born.
She had came into this world almost before
the delivery team was ready.
There was no time for any of the usual steps
taken for the comfort of the mother.
But my daughter and my little granddaughter
are both fine and that's all that matters.
I was able to spend five wonderful days
with them before coming back home.
A grandma's delight!
Yeoldfurt had only been at his new job
for a few weeks, so he wasn't
able to go with me when Isabelle was born.
But we'll be going back in two weeks
so Isabelle can meet her Grampa.
He is already on the prowl for a pink cricket for her
and she's not even out of preemie clothes yet!
This is my daughter and son-in-law's
first child but you would never know it
by the way they are handling everything.
They are wonderful with the baby
and with each other.
They're a beautiful little family!
I'll have little Isabelle to myself for a whole week
in October when my daughter goes back to work.
Until then, I'll have to make do with photographs
and phone conversations with my daughter.
Now I know we all think our babies
and grandbabies are the cutest!
A friend of mine tactfully pointed out to me that
"Grandmothers are never biased,
and any sane person knows to agree with them
for at least the first week or so."
But agree with me or not, this is the
cutest thing I've seen in a very long time!