Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Finally! Grandbaby!

Until my last post, Blogger would not allow me (for some mysterious reason!) to add photos! So I had to depend on  Designergal, thefooze and Facebook to share pictures of my first grandchild. But now that "insert image" is working, here we go!

Ashlyn, being a modest, private girl, didn't want a roomful of people when delivered so we waited for "the phone call". I had just ended my school day when Steve called and told us to get down to American Fork, "she's about to have the baby!" Baby Alexa was born right after that call.
As soon as we entered the heavy, security doors, I heard her angry scream from behind the door of the birthing room, where Ashlyn and Alexa struggled with the Lactation Expert. Steve walked out of  and toward us and at that moment, with baby Alexa angrily announcing herself to the world, I just wanted to burst into tears myself.
It seemed there was a great convergence of the future meeting the past. I thought of all my progenitors. I thought of her little body, already complete with everything that would "make her Lexie". I thought of myself as a grandma. Steve was suddenly a whole new "man" person to me. More so than ever, I felt his independence from me. I know it sounds crazy, but all these thoughts, and more, flashed in my mind, in the time it took Steve to walk across the waiting area and hug me. I didn't let myself cry.
When the lactation expert finally exited the room, we were allowed in.
We greeted Ashlyn's parents and began our grinning marathon. I just could not stop marveling at her!
She was so little and perfect and I thought to myself that, surely, my babies were never that small! Were they? Of course they were, within a couple of pounds! I had forgotten how tiny a newborn is!


 Later that night, when I got to hold her, with Steve making sure I "watched her head", I was in love!

                                            I don't think it ever stops! Right, Grandmas out there?


11 comments:

Connie said...

It NEVER stops! Congratulations, Grandma! She's beautiful! Makes me smile that your son told you to "watch her head"! Enjoy that sweet bundle!

just call me jo said...

You know it! Grandbabies are the best. Yours is beautiful. What's her name?

just call me jo said...

Oops! Alexa--I don't read well. ;o}

design gal said...

love baby lexi! i hope i have a few of my own that are just as cute as her! it's so exciting being a new aunt!

lifeinredshoes said...

Just reading this brings tears to my eyes. What a blessing it to welcome these precious babes into your loving arms:)

Breezy said...

Ahhh Cath~ she is beautiful! Congrats....:)
The best part of being a grandparent is seeing the change in your own children.

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Oh, Cath, I'm all tearful...

You will be in love forever, it is such an amazing feeling being a Grandma, or in my case Nana.

I love, love, love it...
P.S. is just adorable, makes me want to go and buy pink things.

Dee said...

Cathy
I logged on here to thank you for the kind words regarding the death of my dad. You can imagine my surprise when I saw that you had such exciting news to share. It made me smile and reminded me that life surely goes on and there is so much to be happy about. Congratualtions to you and your beautiful new grandbaby.
xo

sharon said...

Being a grandma is the BEST!! I keep saying grandkids are our reward for not killing our children - I know it sounds bad or mean but the next generation is just so much easier! You can spoil, discipline, love and cuddle and get it all right back. Congrats!
We had a great time @ Iggy's last week - let's do it again soon...

Simply Debbie said...

There is nothing better than a new baby!! So excited for you and this new addition to the Cann family. Can't wait to meet her.

xoxo
Debbie

Kim said...

Congratulations, Cathy! She is beautiful. I can only imagine what you must be feeling. Enjoy every minute!