The above left-hand photo of my son, daughter-in-law, and first grandchild, Little Twinkle Eyes, was taken in the delivery room just over three years ago. I was there to experience the miracle of new life.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013, the happy parents welcomed their second child, another girl, 6 pounds, 4 ounces. What a beautiful little doll, George’s and my third grandchild.
We arrived at the hospital just in time to see the nurse give the baby her first bath. Her favorite part was getting her hair shampooed. Here’s a short clip:
We missed seeing Twinkle Eyes, though. She was tired and needed to go home with her other grandparents. I had talked to her on the phone earlier that afternoon. She was all wound up and said, “I have a sister!”
Here’s Twinkle Eyes when I visited a week before her sissy was born.
The baby looks like her big sister.
It was a long night at the hospital for the new parents, so we didn’t stay long. They needed to catch some zzzz’s before heading home the following day to begin the next episode in their parenting-plights-and-delights journey.
Our daughters ‘Tulip’ and ‘Lily’ also went to the hospital to meet their new niece and congratulate their brother. ‘Tulip’ fit right in at the maternity ward. Her baby girl will arrive the beginning of June, so we have more awesome adventures in grandparenting heading our way. I’ll keep you posted!
“Grandkids bring you into a sweeter, slower present. They show you the future at a time when a lot of your friends are thinking about the past. And they take you back to childhood–theirs, the Parent’s, your own: a three-time admittance to wonderland.” ~Adair Lara, author of The Granny Diaries
I love that quote!
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