mothers day

Saturday, December 1, 2007

A day with Emma

Friday morning I got up and colored my hair and chased the dog down the street (first time he has disappeared on me!!) and then headed to Provo via my dad's house (to borrow his camera), then to Farmington to pay our taxes, and then to Centerville to get some gas, and finally I headed South to Provo. I waved through the window as I went past Benji's house feeling guilty for not stopping but I was already late.

When I got to Kecia's she came to the door in her robe, barely awake - I guess with the week of flu that Kecia has suffered from Emma had gotten her days mixed up with her nights and she wanted to lay awake and smile and play with mommy all night long. I came in loaded down with a clothes basket full of baby clothes - NO! I had not gotten carried away again but Aunt Teresa had been going through all of her girls's clothes and offered to give them to Kecia. They were so cute and all of them in almost perfect condition. Kecia was so excited. We even went through all of the clothes and oohed and ahhed for 25 minutes BEFORE I went in to say hi to Emma!! Amazing. She slowly woke up and I got to hold her without sharing for a good 30 minutes before she got hungry! Fun!! We talked about how much she had grown in just two weeks!! After she finished nursing Kecia handed her back to me and I held her and loved her and enjoyed her. Then I decided it was time to get her dressed - So I headed into the bedroom and found the cute outfit that Adrie Anna and I had picked out for her when Adrie and I went birthday shopping for her 13th birthday in September. We found some cute sockies to match the outfit and then I asked Kecia where the head bands (or brain squeezers as I have heard them called before :-) were. I found one to match and proceeded to make Emma look even more adorable. For the next half hour while mommy was showering Emma smiled and cried and slept and laughed. I had a wonderful day with Kecia and Emma - Kecia was perfectly happy to let me hold Ems all I wanted. I came home fulfilled. I had headed South figuring that I would be cleaning house all day but that wonderful husband of Kecia's had already cleaned it for us!! He was at work so I didn't even have to share Emma with him. After Glenn got home we all ate and I scooted for home because I had told Ed I would be home by 8 and I was just leaving Provo at 7:45!! But that 's okay - it was a wonderful marvelous day and I got to play with the sweetest softest little girl around. She is going to be a very mellow personality with a stubborn streak in her (according to Kecia) but the pictures do not do her justice.


She simply glows. What more can a proud grandma say?

This is the baby announcement we created in 1980 for Kelly and Kecia - we were tax counselors and that was the first year they made the 1040's in pink and blue. It worked perfectly. I got this out though to compare Kecia and Emma - Kecia weighed 4 lbs 13 oz and was 17 inches long. Emma was 8 lbs 1 oz and was 19 1/2 inches long. Emma at two weeks was 9 lbs 4 ounces and 21 1/2 inches long. I think Kecia was probably 3 months old before she was that big!! WOW!

10 comments:

Dirk said...

No wonder Benji was sad yesterday, Grandma drove right by without stopping to say hi.

hmmm is that enough guilt? or do I need to lay it on thicker

Susan said...

That's enuff - I felt guilty BOTH directions!! baaaaaaad granma!

Dirk said...

Now for the let down. It's just as well as he has been fighting a cold for a week now, and you don't want to take those germs down to Provo.

Susan said...

Just as long as he is all better on Saturday so we can see him at the birthday party

Kecia said...

Mom, you're right. The pictures don't do her justice. She looks blotchy and odd shaped in the pictures...but her skin is as soft and as smooth as can be and a beautiful color. At first we thought she'd be "darker" like Glenn, but the older she gets the paler she becomes. A little doll.

Kecia said...

So does this mean I'm EZ?

Susan said...

I don't know - ask Glenn!

Jamie said...

Can Granma Susan come over to my house and dress me in a cute outfit and hold and rock me for a while? :)

Susan said...

I don't think you will fit on my lap

Jamie said...

So? ;)