Last weekend I missed my Random Moments of Delight post because I was in Portland, Oregon meeting my first grandchild, Emma!
Emma was born on August 5 so was about six weeks old when I met her. As you can imagine, I fell in love.
At six weeks old, Emma did the required baby activities: eat, sleep, squirm, fuss, poop, pee and cry… and I was able to witness them all!
Not only that… she had just started smiling, what a treat to be there for that.
It was such a pleasure to visit my son and daughter-in-law’s new home (they just relocated to Portland), as well as watch them as new parents (and fantastic ones at that!).
What fun it was to see my son nurture his daughter, just as his dad and I nurtured him (he was our first).
Emma has an added bonus… her other grandmother is staying with them while she buys a house in Portland. The family calls her the “baby whisperer”, and watching her with Emma I wholeheartedly agree!
She told me that I needed to choose my grandmother “name” now and make sure I get called it… often! She is called Nana, and that was the one name she did NOT want to be called. I’ll have to ask her the story of how that came about next time I see her. I decided on Mimi. Now I just have to wait for Emma to learn to talk!
While I was visiting I got to watch a photo shoot of the new family. Although my son and daughter-in-law are professional filmmakers and photographers, their specialty is weddings, not babies, so they engaged Roots Photography to do the honors. If you click on the image below, you can see Emma’s portfolio from that shoot, it’s awesome.
Emma was a trooper during the shoot and dozed and smiled (and fussed) for the camera. But in the end it wore her out.
I am now inspired to start a “visit Emma” savings account so I can see (in person) this little lady grow and develop, and to make sure she calls me Mimi. 😉
Any new babies in your life? I don’t know about anyone else, but that new baby smell when I nuzzled her soft head melted my heart.
As always I am so pleased that you visited. Your comments warm my heart and put a smile in my day.
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