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Friday, January 9, 2009

A new baby changes things

As I'm about to reminded when I become a grandmom for the first time at the end of this month (hard to believe still), friends of mine found out this week that a new baby changes things...for the better.

Instantaneously, you realize there are things in life you never thought you'd love so much--spit up, a good solid belch, sleep. And then the baby comes, and suddenly, those are the things you dream about.

That, and a face you know you couldn't live without! Just look below at this one of six-day-old baby Traver (spit up not included in all shots):
Did you see the size of those hands?! Those are Daddy's. And here he is below, bottle feeding. Doesn't he look comfortable in his new role?
But Traver's had enough, it seems. Again, you can compare sizes. Traver's arm below nearly matches the size of Daddy's thumb. Who's the big guy here, huh?

And don't forget Mommy. She gets a break from caretaking for now. But her time will soon come. Yes, a baby certainly does change things. You can just tell. Look at those faces!

Thanks to Eric and Linda Formichelli for sharing their special joy with me yesterday when they came to Phoenix to pick up their new family member. Newly adopted, Traver makes a handsome addition to the Formichelli family, don't you think? We had a wonderful evening getting to know each other better. And it was pretty amazing. Even the waiters at our restaurant wanted to meet Traver. Three of them--all men--came over to take a peek and stayed to chat for a while. You can see why. Traver's something to be admired. He's handsome, he's got great hair, and, well, you get the picture.
Welcome to the world, Traver.
You made my day!


Kara Williams said...

Oh, those pictures and this post warm my heart. You forget how little they are when they are days old!

The BIKE Lady said...

Forget how little they are. So true. And so precious.

Thanks for visiting with Traver, Kara.


Monica said...

What a cutie pie!!!

Debbie said...

I love to see the change in faces as people look at babies! How precious these pictures are Jackie. And congrats will soon be in order for you ...keep us posted.

Linda said...

Jackie, it was so wonderful to meet you yesterday! Thanks for taking these photos, and that's a beautiful post.

Guess who got up at 3 am and just stayed up? :)


The BIKE Lady said...

Babies truly are amazing, aren't they.

Thanks Monica and Debbie for visiting with all of us. It's a full house today.

And, Linda, it was my pleasure meeting you and your family. It was my honor. I'm pretty sure you didn't mind getting up at 3 a.m., for this guy. He's going to charm you guys like nothing else could. Watch out!

Vera Marie Badertscher said...

Congratulations Linda, and Jackie, how lucky you were to get to share the joy. As a 3-time mom and 6-time grandmom, though, I will admit that I prefer them when they are about 10 months old.