Tuesday, August 3, 2010

I Must Be Successful!

My definition of success is happiness, so therefore, I must be the most successful granmomma in the world.  I certainly am a happy one!  With grands who are 10, 7, 4, almost 3, 2, newborn, and one not even born yet, I am about as happy as a person can be!  Our new little one is the calmest little one I've ever seen.  I remember when our 2nd one was born, I told her doctor that I'd never seen a calmer baby when we took her for her 1 week checkup.  The doctor was concerned!  But there was no need for him to be worried, she was just a good little baby, who was happy, happy, happy.  So, when this one came along, and she is even  more calm than number 2, I wondered what the dr. would say.  He, of course, said she is just a happy, well fed, good natured little one. 
She got me good this morning.  I had been holding her, and heard and felt through her diaper, a few little "toots", so I went to change her and found out that she wasn't finished.  She just looked very pleased and proud of herself when she let go while granmomma was in the middle of the process of changing her. 
Now, doesn't just prove that she is the smartest little one ever?! 
I've gotten a little sewing going on here.  First of all, I made a new cover for the changing table.  I have a feeling this is going to be needed.  I made a new cover for Lil' E's big girl chair.  I am making an ice pack holder for the little one's car seat.  When you live in the desert, that is a definite need!  I've made one little day shirt and I'm getting ready to make a bubble suit for little one.  I don't have my camera, though, so I haven't taken any pictures.  My daughter is sending pictures to my computer so I can post some when I get home.
Back at home, my mom has had a terrible time while I've been gone.  I don't think it would make a difference if I was there or not.  My husband, cousins, and sister have all been going often to visit and to try to feed her.  She's been very fretful, crying, screaming, and sleeping so soundly that she can't be awakened to be fed.  I just pray for her to find some peace.
My brother seems to be doing better.
Thanks for all your words of congratulations and for your prayers and well wishes.
I am trying to keep up with your blogs, but there's little time for that when there are little ones with whom to cuddle.


Gail said...

Julia, lovely post. You should now that while I don't always succeed you do inspire me to be a more giving person. I would like to meet you one day.

Gail said...

I know that you hate poor spelling and grammar...I meant you should KNOW!

Trudy Callan said...

I am so happy for you with all of your grandbabies. Such a blessing.

I am so sorry that your mother is struggling so much. I pray that she finds peace.


Jackie said...

Julia, you deserve all the happiness and success that comes your way. You're so giving and generous and use your MANY talents to make others happy.

Flamingo K said...

Love the new look. So fresh and bright. So glad your spending some well-deserved time with a sweet child. God Bless.

Jan said...

Sounds perfect with baby cuddles, time with her big sister and their mother, and a little sewing, too! Continue to enjoy and treasure your visit!

Cindy said...

The best gift you can give yourself is to enjoy each and every moment on your journey. And my friend, you sure are creating a wonderful path for you to walk down. A heart filled with love, giving and sharing. God sure did make you special! And I feel blessed that our paths crossed. Hold that baby tight because before long we all become your mother. Life is a precious gift. There's nothing like holding a newborn! She sounds like she has a lot of you in her... all peaceful and such. HAVE FUN HONEY!!! You make me smile!

ittybittyandpretty said...

they are the luckiest grandchildren on earth to have you! i remember changing one of my girls mid poo...not a pleasant sight :)

BeeBee said...

Congradulation on your newest grandbaby. I hope you have a wonderful visit. Try not to worry about your mother, as you said, your presence isn't much help but is of tremendous help for your daughter.
Mid poop ain't nothin' compared to the bathtub poop.

Kim said...

Julia- your Mom is still in my prayers- I wish and hope that she can find peace also. I'm so happy, happy, happy for you that you are spending time with your new grandbaby- I can feel how happy your grandchildren make you feel when I read your words. Big hugs to you my friend!

m&em said...

Congraduations on your new grand baby and your happiness. My prayers are with your mom. Enjoy your time with your daughter and grands.

Claudia said...

Congratulations, Julia! You are indeed a lucky grandmom, but I have to say those grandchildren are lucky to have you, too!


Goosegirl said...

Oh Julia, your grandbaby sounds perfect in every way!! You are a blessed and successful woman with your precious children and grandchildren. I know you said you do not have your camera there but it is sheer torture not to see that baby! You must find a camera and post a pic or two of you holding your precious new little baby grand girl. Have a wonderful time!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Congratulations Julia! Enjoy your new blessing. We actually had my hubbys parents stay with us over the weekend. All was going well until my mother in law fell. She is very weak and was in the bathroom when she lost her balance and fell over. Thankfully she was not hurt, but it really shook us all up. Hope you see you back online soon.

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