Food = Love

July30

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Hello Readers.  I have some lovely news: our first grandbaby was born this past weekend and life seems to have an entirely different meaning as a result.  The Wee One burst into our lives with an urgency which had me thinking all about food: “What will we serve the family members that are coming over for a impromptu celebration?” and “Do I have enough groceries to get cooking for the freezer?”  But most importantly, I was praying that the Wee One would learn to latch and would be a good nurser.

While pregnant, J2’s tummy went straight out in front and many of us concluded that she was carrying a sturdy little boy.  The opposite turned out to be true.  Wee One has the littlest face and a long, strong neck. I have yet to see her legs totally unfurled and they seem impossibly long.  It is no wonder that J2’s tummy entered a room ahead of her, as those legs and knees have been pointing the way.

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Whenever I think of her feet, I have to suppress a little giggle because they seem almost as long as mine are now.  I have ridiculously short feet.  D often refers to them as my “Yubba Dubba Do” feet because they look like I used them to stop Fred Flintstone’s car!  Wee One has the graceful feet of a dancer, just like her amazingly beautiful Mom.

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I have yet to hear about what her second night on this earth was like.  Her first night though was a long one for her and her Mommy and Daddy.  J1 was so exhausted that he managed to sleep in spite of the ruckus that Wee One was making to exercise her singing voice and make her presence known.  I understand she and J2 finally slept at 6 am and that all she wanted was skin to skin contact with her Mom and to nurse all night long.  In spite of J2’s own exhaustion she lovingly accommodated.

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Here she is telling me a thing or two!

Last evening when we went back to the hospital and got to hold the little miracle again, we heard her piercing cry in full force.  J2 has trying to get a little bit of rest behind a drawn curtain, but giggled every time Wee One squawked, sounding like an exotic bird.  I would not be surprised if J2 spent another long night, giving literally of herself to Wee One.  If there was ever a more natural Mommy and Daddy and this earth, I have yet to meet them.  J1 and J2 are approaching their exhaustion with good humour and tenderness for each other.

I could sit here and enjoy my first thoughts on this, but there is so much to do: stock the fridge of the new parents, keep on cooking for their freezer and ensure that all that they have to be concerned about is giving the Wee One as much nutrition and love as she can absorb!

Kath’s quote: …a little child, born yesterday, A thing on mother’s milk and kisses fed… –Homer

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Love-that is all.


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9 Comments to

“Food = Love”

  1. Avatar July 30th, 2013 at 9:41 am Erin Doty Says:

    I am hoping to bring them a meal or two as well, are they home from the hospital yet? So looking forward to meeting her!


  2. Avatar July 30th, 2013 at 9:43 am Kathryne Says:

    Not quite yet Erin.


  3. Avatar July 30th, 2013 at 3:15 pm Jenn Says:

    Congratulations!! What an exciting time for everyone. Wishing you all the best.


  4. Avatar July 30th, 2013 at 7:59 pm Ellen Pruden Says:

    congrats on the new baby in your life! Babies bring joy, happiness and youthfulness to the family all with a sense of energy, pure love and awe! Hugs to you, D and J2 + family.


  5. Avatar July 31st, 2013 at 12:20 am Emma Says:

    How wonderful! I’ve been waiting for the news ;) glad to see everyone is happy and healthy … I can relate to the fatigue — our little one arrived earlier this month as well, and I write this from a midnight nursing session. Sending congrats and good postpartum vibes to the lovely baby lady of the prairies! And of course, congrats too to the proud firsttime grandparents!


  6. Avatar July 31st, 2013 at 7:00 am Kathryne Says:

    Emma. Thanks for checking in. Love and blessings to you and yours as well.


  7. Avatar July 31st, 2013 at 7:01 am Kathryne Says:

    Home now.


  8. Avatar July 31st, 2013 at 11:20 pm Jacqueline Says:

    Congratulations all!!

    She is truly a beautiful baby and I just know she will be showered with all the love and attention your wonderful family can give.

    So happy for you all!


  9. Avatar August 1st, 2013 at 7:24 am Kathryne Says:

    And she’s coming to Isla with us!


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