Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Footprints...

This adorable little foot has its imprint all over my heart.





Levi Jack
One day old



The little fists, those beautiful blue eyes...the precious little wrinkled forehead and all that velvety hair are imprinted on my heart and the love I feel? Indescribable!

Mom is doing well, and baby is nursing wonderfully! It's so neat to watch your child become a parent: rewarding when you watch them do so well. Pride, too, is there because they learned their responsibilities and choose their priorities.

So...back to regular programming, soon, but for right now, I just have to bask in the glow of grandmother-hood for a bit, do you mind?

I have to share: my favorite little moment from the whole birthing experience with my daughter and son-in-law: when they were admiring Levi in a quiet moment later in the afternoon following his birth Thursday morning, I heard Thad say to Jamie: "Well, honey, looks like we have ourselves a family: we're a family!"
Oh, my heart just MELTED.


How are all of YOU doing?
Please, let me know!

16 comments:

Shirley Chicken Legs said...

Too cute. No one would ever mind a charmer like this.

Vicki's Bit-o-earth said...

He's so darling Joni~ Congratulations! He's got a great name too. I have two of my own too. I've been amazed at how the grandbabies just take over our hearts just like their parents did. xxxVicki

Faith said...

love those little piggies....so sweet.

Dawn Dutton said...

Congrats on your new baby! I am thankful all is well with both the Mom and baby..... sweet!
God is so Good now isn't he?

Rose said...

He's adorable. :-)

Laura said...

Oh my...so sweet! You are so very blessed! I'm happy that things are going so well.

mary your sis said...

He sure looks like his Mama in the second photo on this post. He has her eyes, that's for sure. I cannot wait until August to hold him. So glad to have internet again so I can see these photo's! Is he a good sleeper? Has Nana read him a Little Golden Book yet? My love to all!

Sherrie said...

Congratulations Joni! Everytime a baby is born so is a Gramma! I'm spending the summer with my 2 1/2 yr old and 11 month old grandbabies. We get to enjoy it all through a Grammas eyes this time around!

Farmhouse Country said...

Oh...if that is not just sweetness all packaged up! Baby feet...my favorite! You must have a perma-glow dear Joni, lol....bask away, we understand! Congrats again to all.
Dee

Kathie Truitt said...

You know we don't mind one teensy, weensy little bit. Take your time and enjoy him.

Sunny said...

I love it when new grandparents are "born"! Bask away, Joni, enjoy every little minute of it!

Susie Q said...

He is absolutely beautiful. A family...no words are sweeter! Congratulations to you all!
Love,
Sue

basketsbyrose said...

You are a lucky grandma, with a great new family member! Enjoy each minute with him!

inadvertent farmer said...

As a mama to boys that are entering their mid-20's I must say that I think I just can't wait!

Then again I also have the other end with little ones too...so maybe I'll wait a few more years!

congrats...I'm lovin' your blog and yes Reagan rocks! Kim

Mary Jane Plemons said...

What a beautiful child! I am a retired RN, who was a nursery nurse for a long time. I am the mama of four and have always loved babies. However, when our first grandchild was born, when I took him to hold him the first time, my knees almost buckled, and my heart surged...such a special feeling...and now, although he will be twenty next month, he is still so special, as are our other five beautiful grandchildren, from him down to the little surprise three-year-old! God is so good.

Mary Jane Plemons said...

What a beautiful child! I am a retired RN, and I am also the mother of four. I was a nursery nurse for a long time and have always loved babies, but when our first grandchild was born, I was unprepared for the explosion of emotion when he was handed to me. My knees almost buckled, and my heart surged. He will be twenty next month, and he is still special, as are our other five, from him down to the youngest, a surprise three-year-old girl. God is good.