Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Mara Jade

Thank you all for your well wishes!
What a roller coaster ride of highs this past week has been.
We were getting daily updates from our daughter last week and all of the sudden it was pack a bag and hit the road.
It is a 5 hour trip and Mark figured he could do it in three.
The word was they would have the baby Friday if she did not come on Thursday, I was feeling it was time to be there and plus when your daughter says come you drop everything and you come.
We had just stopped for some lunch when my cell rang.
It did not take long for me to realize Anna was in labor, at work and with no car.
It was time to call in her backup and put a plan in place.
The second call said they were on their way to the hospital.
We were about 45 minutes out.
Well to make a long story short.
She still came on Friday, not Thursday, at 3:27 am.
It has been a long time since I have pulled an all nighter, but there was no way I was going anywhere and miss this birthday party.
I hung in there and the rewards were great.
To say we are smitten, amazed, awed and totally in love barely touches how we feel.
After a few days of baby holding and helping out we came home today.
It was hard to leave, but it was also easy to see that these two people, my daughter and her husband, will be great parents.
There is a whole lot of love going down in the household.

So we are pulling ourselves back to planet earth and loading the kiln tomorrow.
Life as usual, unless, duty calls and then we will be back on the road to do a bit more baby holding.
Mara Jade Green looking mighty fine in green- I think it is her color.
Don't you just want to kiss those cheeks?!
Okay, I'll stop!
 Meredith (Oma)


DirtKicker Pottery said...

She's just a precious little Doll :) I love how she has her little hands so delicately up by her shoulders.
Enjoy :)

Kim Hines said...

Beautiful!! Congratulations!

cookingwithgas said...

thanks Cindy her Opa and our daughter sleep the same way!

cookingwithgas said...

Thanks Kim!

Tracey Broome said...

How could you not be in love with that sweet thing! Boy, sure brings back memories of when Wes was born, seems like yesterday. It must feel amazing seeing your baby having a baby :) don't know how you are going to get your feet back on the ground :)

cookingwithgas said...

Hi Tracey- it was soooooooo hard to leave and it really gives you a different respect for the women your daughter becomes with being a mother- I know people told me it would-and it does.

Judy Shreve said...

Meredith - Mara Jade is so beautiful. How wonderful that you shared her birth with your daughter -- adds to that amazing respect! I'll bet you'll be going back to hold her as often as you can . . . . how can you resist a grand daughter cuddle!

cookingwithgas said...

Thanks Judy- I did a whole bunch of that!

Laurie said...

She's a gorgeous little thing. That's wonderful that you & Mark were able to get there in time, and share her arrival.

Linda Starr said...

A sleeping princess, the last photos show you are both the proud grandparents.

Alex Solla said...

This is exactly what I needed to read this morning. Just knowing there are couples out there who want to be great parents to their kid, means the world to me. She is one seriously lucky girl.

Hollis Engley said...

Pretty little girl, Grandma.

cookingwithgas said...

For some reason the grandma does not bother me one bit!
It has a nice ring to it!

Annapants! said...

I was so glad you and Dad were there for her birth! She waited until just the right time!