Tuesday, October 4, 2011

he's here

The grandson entered the world last Friday night and here are the promised pictures.

Baby G....8lbs 13oz

Sprout #2 did an outstanding job under nail-biting circumstances. She's a total champ. I probably annoyed her, but she was understanding of my concern. I think describing her labor as loooooooooooong wouldn't be an overstatement. Thanks to all who prayed us through this process. We are beyond grateful. Thank you, thank you.....mmmmmm-wah (big kiss)...can't thank you enough!!
baby G and KK
Thought I was gonna have to break a few arms to get my chance to hold the baby. Such a big, sturdy boy! Do you see gratitude oozing from my every pore? Oh, and I NEED a haircut!
Holding a newborn just makes one happy, doesn't it? Is there any better feeling?
Sprout #1....now he's Uncle W. Looks like he swallowed a canary!
Took the opportunity yesterday to bombard the recovering Sprout and Son-in-law's house with much of my photo paraphernalia. I was hankering for some nifty newborn photos. Never mind I know NADA about taking photos of infants....just jump right in...do it...get the feet wet.

After some unfortunate attempts to take baby's picture in a stupid basket (with a handle that obscured his face), and trying to balance Grandson in the seat of my western saddle (he's not fond of tooled leather and an abundance of silver)....I took his photo with a huge, scary-looking bear!
Cute feet
Doesn't matter that said bear looks ready to devour him...Grandson looks peaceful enough. It's an honest and solid first attempt. Photographed with love.
Scary bear really looks ravenous in the above photo, but baby G is so brave, he's smiling. Take that, scary bear!

Oh lands!....There's lots to learn, isn't there?

The little smile captivated me...so I had to do a close up...even though it shows my limits as a newborn photog.
The Sprout wanted to keep Baby G awake some during the day yesterday hoping he might sleep a little better during the night. I think we accomplished that, Sprout.

He was jostled, bounced, maneuvered, balanced, and we might have bumped his head into the handle of the stupid wicker basket. Hopefully, he'll hold no memories of the trauma.

Promise me.......you won't ask the Sprout about the Boy Scout axe photo prop. It's better left alone for now.

Smiling love to all.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for pics. These ARE what I've been waiting to see! Beautiful.
What is your is your grandmother moniker again?

Shrinky said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwww, I've just melted into a puddle of happiness here - what a GORGEOUS little darling! I think the bear photo's are simply precious, well done gran. And many, many congratulations to you and yours.

T.J. said...

YAYAYAYAYAY!!! Congratulations to all of you!! I have my own bit of newborn bliss going on over here, but before turning electronics off for a while, I just had to come see the new grandson- he's a charmer already and the photos gracefully help prove it.

Celebrate every moment Kate and congrats again to your family :)!!!!! Catch you on the flip side,

Kate said...

Hearing the news later, but:

Congratulations to all of you! He is absolutely, splendiferously gorgeous. Enjoy every moment of grandmotherhood--you're going to be marvelous at it, I just know.