Thursday, March 17, 2011

Labor Day

It's midnight on labor labor day that is! I'm anxiously glancing at my phone waiting for the first picture of my newest grand baby.  

Today...I spent the day watching my first baby prepare to have a baby while I played with her beautiful first baby. It was an experience I'll never forget. Cass's gorgeous blonde hair falling on her face as she grimaces through each contraction. The familiar pains of my own constricting tummy from her birth still imprinted on my mind. My daughter is strong and brave...I marvel at her grace!

We laughed and cried and recalled stories of Cassandra's own birth day many years ago. Remembering how Unni and Gramps brought Dean doughnuts into the delivery room while I ate ice chips. I advised Bob to leave his food at home. Olivia was simply adorable today...I've never seen her quite so happy. She entertained and giggled at us...lightening her Mommy's spirit.

 I watch and marvel as joyous miracles are unfolding for a deserving Mommy and Daddy.

 Olivia, sound asleep in her crib has no idea she is about to become a big sister.

Nor does she probably care...because today she learned a new trick. "Watch me Nana...I can turn my head sideways and laugh at you!"


  1. I have been wondering....I am excited to see the little man.

    Is it just me or is Olivia just getting cuter and cuter?

  2. Can't wait to hear the news! Let us know. What a special and sweet little family.

  3. Oh, how exciting! Olivia will be a wonderful big sister.