Sunday, October 12, 2008

A new fellow is rocking my world!

Welcome to the world Gavin Liam!!!! This morning, October 12, @ 2:24 a.m., Missy delivered Gavin Liam. He weighed in at 8 lbs, 3 oz and from the tip of his long toes to the top of that beautiful head he is 18-1/2". It was a long day for Missy and I am sure that when she looks back on this day, as I'm sure she already is, she will know that the love she brought into this world is soooooooooooo worth it.

I continue to look at his pictures over and over, mesmerized by his cheeks and overall innocence. And of course I am telling myself that my grandson is just the cutest little guy ever. Well, Jake was first but I know Big Jake will understand me calling Gavin Liam the cutest little thing. I sure cannot wait to hold him, love on him, smell the 'babyness' of him and to kiss, kiss, kiss him! Waiting a few months sucks, but he will be so worth it.

Last evening while waiting for 'that' phone call I attempted to organize my scrap room, have a glass (or two) of wine and listen to the songs I would listen to when I was pregnant with Missy. Soft rock ... Lynard Skynard (Tuesday's Gone), Jackson Brown, Bruce Hornsby, Boz Scaggs and more. Oh yes there were tears, especially with "Sweet Melissa" by the Allman Brothers ... many speical memories with that one. Being a long distance Grandma sucks (for lack of a better term) yet at the same time the world we have to offer our grandkids is a good one. My Mom or Honey as my children affectionately called her was a role model to me on grandparenting from afar.

Today I've learned a few things ... and this I know for sure:
Our children do grow up and become parents
We will continue to always look at our grandkids photos (and them) and be in awe that the child we gave birth to did the same thing ... and presented us with this angel of a grandchild
Life continues regardless of pit stops, holes or 'stuff' we step in and forks in the road

This I know for sure ............ it is all good.


Audrey Pettit said...

Wow!! Your post has left me in tears! I LOVE everything that you have said, and it is so true! We are all so incredibly blessed.
Congratulations on the birth of your gorgeous grandson, Gavin!

Amy W. said...

oh he is beautiful!!! Congrats Grandma!!! ;) can't wait to see your layouts!

Danielle said... sweet! Congratulations on this exciting time! I can't imagine my own girls with their babies in the future, but I'm sure it's very emotional!!

Leigh said...

What a sweetheart!!
I love the smell of a newborn baby's head-- I think that's what heaven smells like!

LoRi said...

He is precious!! Congratulations!

Chrys said...

Congrats!!!!!!!! Have fun spoiling him!!!!

Sharon said...

Suzy! Congrats Grandma!
I can just feel your happiness.
Blessings, and isn't it wonderful to see Gods hand in the miracle of birth.
Hugs to you

Nancy said...


Sharon said...


Blessings to you and your family!

Heather C said...

Congrats Suzy! What a cutie he is!

Vicki said...

He's absolutely beautiful!! What a gorgeous little angel...please congratulate Gavin's mommy and daddy!! Congratulations Grandma!

Big hugs!

Rita said...

Oh Suzy -- I am sorry to be so late, but CONGRATULATIONS and many, many warm wishes headed your way and to your beautiful grandson and daughter. I am so happy for you!!! Enjoy your time with him when you finally get to hold him in your arms. God bless you all!

Dria said...

precious baby! Congratulations to the new additions to your family!