I can't tell you how proud I am of my daughter. She gave birth at home which was the plan. James had some issues breathing after birth and the ambulance was called for transport to the hospital. When the EMT's arrived, he was breathing, actually crying. Poor Abby. She said he was blue before he started breathing and this was so traumatic for her. I wrapped her in my arms when she was telling the story. I can't begin to imagine what she had to go through. After 48 hours in the hospital, he was given a green light and they brought him home.
All is well now and this sweet little boy is healthy and so, so gorgeous. I might be a little bit prejudiced (heck, I'm a lot prejudiced) but he is such a wonderful little man and a wonderful addition to our family. His mommy and daddy are over the moon with him. Abby loves holding him and feeding him and he already knows his mommy's voice and touch. Grammy adores him!
Grampa and James
Sweet Baby James
Grammy and James
Great -Gran and James
We had a wonderful visit and lots of snuggles and cuddles with this new baby. The trip was very tiring for me. The weather was sooooo cold and this didn't sit well with my RA. BUT I would do it again and again and again just to be able to hold James and cuddle with him. He is well worth all the aches I have to put up with.
Yesterday I spend most of the day in bed recovering from the trip. This is standard procedure for after trips. No matter where we go, I need a day to recover and get over the aches of the trip. I relaxed and slept most of the day and today I am much better and even able to do some work around the house. The bad thing about having RA is the necessity to learn to pace yourself. I have never been good at that. I've always been one to start on something and keep going until I had it finished or well on the way. While I'm very good at procrastinating on starting a project, I do work hard to get them done once I start. Pacing myself (working for a while and then taking a break before starting again) is annoying and breaks my rhythm, then it takes me a while to get going again. Oh how wonderful getting older is! :)
Today is not quite so cold but very, very windy. I looked out earlier and the sky was such a pretty blue. But there was a level of dark clouds right above the strip of blue I was looking at.
I want to say thank you to everyone who commented on my post about my birthday. Thank you so very much for the birthday wishes and thank you for the comments on the storyline. I enjoyed that post very much and I look forward to doing more posts on my history and that of my family. I think blogging is a wonderful way to remember those times and to have a place to revisit those memories.
Thank you for stopping by and visiting with me today. I hope you have a wonderful day wherever you might be.