We took so many pictures of her getting her first bath in the hospital, every outfit she had on, each of us holding her, asleep, awake, yawning, crying, etc etc etc. You know the routine when a new baby comes to a family! She is just a soft, warm, cuddly, smell good, feel good little baby and I so enjoyed my week with her.
It was very hard to leave last night. Nicky is such a good little mother already. I think our children know we love them but have no idea how all inclusive, never ending, overwhelming that love is until they have a little baby of their own. It was just so much fun to watch them love her.
Having a baby now is so much different than when I was having babies. We got to be in the room when the nurse gave Ellie her first bath.....right on the bed with Nicky watching so she'll know exactly what to do. Patrick got to wash her hair. She stayed in their room with them so they felt comfortable with her when they came home. ( I can remember my first baby wasn't even with me except to feed her until I came home from the hospital and wondered "What am I supposed to do with this???") They could ask questions and understand all the little changes taking place in the baby and in them. What a great experience!
Now I'm home, heading back to work, ready to get back down to the sewing room and wait each day for my daily picture of Ellie. Oh I love being a Grandma!!!
Happy Quilting.....Happy Life Lynda