Thursday, May 13, 2010

Amelia Jane

At 8:01 in the morning on Monday, May 3rd, we were thrilled to welcome our first grandchild, little Amelia Jane, into the world. I was there to hear her first cries.

Laura and Chris' new daughter weighed in at 7 lbs, 10 oz, was 21-1/8" long, and has more dark hair on her head than her grandpa has had since the 1980's. She's cuter than a bug's ear!

I start reminiscing about the day Laura was born, and now find myself longing for those early days of parenthood. Then I remember the dirty diapers, green pea baby food and the 2:00 am feedings. On second thought, I think I'll be satisfied as a new grandpa. Friends tell me it's the best thing in the world, and I am already inclined to agree.

I also begin to wonder what she will look like as she moves from the infant stage to early childhood. Will she develop red hair like her mom and grandma? Will she have a perpetual smile like they do? Or a sense of humor and dimples like her dad? Will she be blessed with musical talent? And will she start copying from the Sunday funny paper like I used to do? Perhaps all of the above.


It will be exciting to follow her as she develops into a little lady. In no time at all, I will need to offer to my son-in-law a copy of the "Application to Date My Daughter."


Time will not stand still, so for now, we'll enjoy every second we have with her.


3 comments:

Rosie Do said...

We sure are a blessed family! Amelia could not be any cuter and you and Pat will be the best grandparents the world has ever seen. She's a lucky little girl already! Nice blog, FFIL!

Auntie Fluffy said...

I always knew it, but had a real "ah-ha" moment when I was shopping for a little welcome gift for Amelia Jane...
A painting wouldn't do, because one from grandpa would mean more. A hand made or knit item wouldn't do, because grandma's creativity surpasses imagination. A wooden toy wouldn't do, because of her uncle's talents. And a cd of lullabies would never do because of her daddy's awesome voice and the entire Urtel choir!! So...something simple was purchased that only Auntie Fluffy would think of...
I've been waiting for this blog and it surpassed my expectations...
Congratulations with big kisses and hugs to both grandpa and grandma!!!

Dana Leigh said...

Congrats Grandpa!