Friday, September 17, 2010

What I've Been Up To

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, 
Isabelle Mckayla.

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!


  1. Congratulations to everyone!.... I have been waiting to see these pictures. Isabelle is the prettiest little girl I have seen this year!

  2. Congratulations to the whole family!

    I have been waiting for the pictures ever since YeOldFurt posted that little Isabelle had arrived. :)

    She is adorable, I love the picture of her in her car seat, she looks like a little doll. :)

    Congratulations once again,

  3. Congrats on the new arrival. I should have about 5 to 6 years before my first one, I hope.
    Are yall going to make it to Fredericksburg on the 25th?

  4. Thank you, thank you, we're all pretty happy with the newest member of the family!

    @Mamma Bear
    That's reassuring to this Grandma's ears, I thought maybe I was just biased! LOL

    She is definitely doll-size, Thumbelina doll!

    Why thank you, sir!

    We're a bit further along the trail than you are. This is actually our third grandchild. We acquired our first grandson by default when my son married his mama. Then they blessed us with a second grandson a year later. This is our first granddaughter though. Think she'll be spoiled? Nahhh!!! lol

  5. Congratulations on someone to spoil the heck out of. She's a cutie.