Friday, June 27, 2014


The family came home yesterday.  I never did make it back over to the hospital on Wednesday.  Honestly, I didn't trust myself to drive or be able to walk that far.  I have what I call Noodle Days in the first place with the fibro where you feel so weak, tired and limp you're like a noodle.  Well, I was dropping things and limping about--definitely weak with relief--LOL!  Good Lord!  You'd think I had had the baby--ROFL!  Anyways, I stayed home for some R&R time and got some decent sleep finally Wednesday night since the worry and euphoric adrenaline rush had subsided.  :)
So last night I went over for a couple of hours for a quiet visit.  Ian was sitting with Mama.
He does have dark hair with a little curl in it. 
He likes being loosely swaddled and sleeps a lot.  (Must remind him of his old familiar cramped quarters, eh?)
I got to hold him for over an hour!  He may be sleeping with those eyes closed, but he makes little noises the whole time...and faces...and he jerks and wiggles about.  I told him that maybe he's going to grow up to be a talker like his Gramma Rita.  ;)
Then Dagan took Ian so he could wake up the sleepy guy so that Leah could feed him so they could try and get some sleep.  You just never get much sleep in the hospital, so Dagan and Leah were very tired.  (Dagan had stayed the whole time and slept on this fold out chair in the room.) 
Big babies are apparently more content to just sleep, I guess. 
Dagan rubbed Ian's arms...
... and ticked his cheeks.
Doesn't he look like he's laughing here? 
He finally made his sucking mouth but he never opened his eyes--LOL!  I bet he'll sleep through the night pretty soon.  Hope so, anyways.  Gramma took off for home.  I'm planning to go back again tonight for a short visit.  Dagan had the week off from work, so Leah's not alone.  Such a great team they are.
 Karma's been exhausted, too...
...from me being gone so much--LOL!  
(She sits by the door--no lie!)
We're all adjusting to this huge shift in our lives.  ;)
Well, Caroline is coming this afternoon because I had to reschedule from Tuesday.  The short cooler spell has passed and it's gotten hotter (85 today) and sticky humid.  Had to close up yesterday and put the AC on again.  I'm sure over the next few weeks things will fall into some kind of a routine.  Bye bye for now from one delighted grandma!  :) :)
"Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year."
Ralph Waldo Emerson


TexWisGirl said...

he is a cute big boy! bless them all.

Beth said...

Your grandson is adorable Rita!!

Janie Junebug said...

Ian is absolutely perfectly beautiful.


Zue said...

He is so beautiful, what a little cherub!
Xxx Sue

Shady Del Knight said...

This is a super set of pictures of newborn Ian, dear friend Rita! He's already a handsome boy and I know how proud and happy you all must be now that there's a new kid on the block.

I never get tired of seeing pictures of Karma. I wish I could be there and spend hours petting her.

Have a wonderful weekend, dear Rita!

Anonymous said...

He doesn't even have a cone head. Mine did at 8 pounds.

Ian AND Karma are beautiful.

DJan said...

He sure doesn't look newborn, so big and strapping. You deserve to be a proud grandma! Wow, Rita, this is just wonderful. Thanks for letting me see this beautiful child. :-)

Feral Turtle said...

What a beautiful baby he is! Sleep is so important for new parents and I sure hope they get lots of it! Karma is doing her part to help by snoozing for all of

AliceKay said...

Great pics of the baby. He sure is a big boy. I hope mom and dad can get some sleep, and I hope Gramma Rita doesn't overdo. lol

Enjoy your new little addition. :)

GrandmaG said...

So cute! I bet you're loving every minute. I recommend everyone take advantage of the times Ian sleeps. Momma sleeps when baby sleeps :)

Keep sharing pictures, although there's no doubt you will!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I missed the post below, so quickly had to read it before I could catch up on Ian McBaby. BIG McBaby. I can tell how over the moon you are. It's wonderful and I'm excited for you. You did GOOD trying to stay stress free. I have no idea how long it should take for a baby to be born, but that sounds like a really long time.

Again, congrats to Leah, Dagan, and YOU!! Karma just has to sit by the door and wait (grin).

Eliza said...

Such a handsome little man and i love those puffy cheeks. Enjoy every moment you can they really grow fast. Congratulations to you all.

Hugs Eliza

Victoria Zigler said...

I hope you all get some sleep soon - Karma included! It will be great if he is one of those babies who are quick to sleep through the night. Enjoy all the baby cuteness, and get in plenty of cuddles for me!

Dana said...

What a handsome little baby! Congratulations! He has a great name too. (He shares it with my son, although they use different spellings.) :)

Have a happy Sunday.

ChicagoLady said...

He's so beautiful, what an amazing thing us humans can do! Hope you're feeling better and that Dagan and Leah can get a little rest.

Hilary said...

He sure is a cutie.

Intense Guy said...

He's gonna be one cute little boy!!

Right now, he's a cute little baby!

Nancy said...

Wow :) one beautiful baby!!

Furry Bottoms said...

you sound like a giddy proud grandma! :) That is a big baby. No wonder Leah had a long labor! :) But well worth the work!

Harvest Moon by Hand said...

Love how little Ian is all swaddled up. Must be reassuring for him.