Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Visiting Sweet Baby James

This weekend we went to visit our newest grandson, James. He is officially one week and 3 days old and oh my, what a wonderfully, sweet bundle of love. He is so tiny. I think I expected him to be bigger because his birth weight was 9 lbs 11 oz. I forget that babies are tiny no matter their weight. He loves to be held and cuddled. His Mom and Dad are happy to oblige and Grammy, Grampa and Great-Gran enjoyed the holding also.

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.



  1. So glad you got to cuddle your new bundle. Just think Spring is just around the corner.

    Shirley x

  2. Oh Sharon..he IS gorgeous! Not all babies are you know but he is so cute! Look at the hair and those beautiful eyes! I envy you as I love babies and I swear it's healthy to be around them as they're "fresh from heaven" and bring blessings from above...literally! LOL!
    I know what you mean about "recovery time"...I get so impatient with myself with the RA. It's the same way when I go shopping...it takes me a day to recover practically and I wonder why I can't seem to "catch up". Oh well, it is what it is and it could be worse! Hope you're feeling better now and give that sweet baby a kiss and a snuggle from me when you see him again. How wonderful for all of you! Congratulations!

  3. Super cute! You must be so happy you finally got to hold him.

  4. He's gorgeous Sharon and you all look so proud and pleased with your new bundle of joy!

  5. Hello Sharon, I found you!!! Isn't James just gorgeous!! Congratulations to you all!! And well done to Abby ... sending her a hug too!!

    I hope you are feeling better too!!


  6. Hi, Sharon!!! I needed to hop over here to tell you that you won my little giveaway! Yay! For some reason, my pc can't seem to open your email addy... So you can email me through my profile or fromthehearthroom@gmail.com

    Congratulations on that beautiful baby boy! I know you are absolutely thrilled! How sweet of you to comfort your daughter like you did, too. All the best to all of you! Now get in touch so we can play with this yarn...! xoxo

  7. Sooooo glad you and yours are enjoying James :-) He is a treasure for sure. Folks around our household are fighting off colds, thus resting as well to get better faster. Cheering you on to feeling better, too, Sharon!
    xx, Gracie

  8. He is absolutely adorable and beautiful to boot! Glad you were able to recover from your trip, and I hope you have many more wonderful visits to come with that little bundle of joy.

    I like that contrast between the dark grey clouds and the blue sky. :)

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  10. Ah, thanks for sharing such lovely pics with us. The newest member of your family is positively adorable - lots of bragging rights for you and the family I'm sure! Happy birthday, little one! :)

  11. A very belated Happy Birthday and huge congratulations on the arrival of your newest grandchild - sorry I'm so late! x