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Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Baby joy

It was a surprise to have a grandson. Two granddaughters were such a joy and for some reason, I expected another. Hope for a boy was never part of the expectation. The day he was born was a wonderful surprise. My husband and I looked forward to the journey with him.


Owen is a happy, healthy baby. He is exploring the world now, reaching for items and people, doing high fives, raising his hands above his head to entertain his family, playing with toys. He loves repetition and makes a toy repeat the same sound numerous times. Crawling is a knee lift away. Owen rarely cries, smiles and laughs all the time. He is a natural wonder.





What changes that little bundle you carry home from the hospital into a dynamic little being after eight months?  The physical process can be described medically of course. However, the miracle and wonder of that new life as it unfolds and begins to explore the world are beyond all description. We who are lucky enough to experience this miracle in our lives are blessed indeed.

40 comments:

Anvilcloud said...

These are times to cherish.

Shammickite said...

I'm smiling at those 2 little teeth!
He's a handsome boy. We are so lucky to have time to enjoy our grandchildren and be part of their lives while they grow up and learn about the world around them.

Celia said...

Such a cutie, love his smile and those two little teeth.

Linda deV said...

My Boy Scout, who is childless, asked me why mothers are so annoying about age..."my son is 11 months" or "my daughter is 22 months". Why not just say 1 or 2? I answered that so many AMAZING and WONDROUS things happen in each and every month that is completely appropriate to use months for a good long time.

Jane said...

They are something to be cherished! We have 5 granddaughters and a great-granddaughter and another great-granddaughter on the way! :)

Tabor said...

I remember these days and now I am on the other side looking back and looking forward to them morphing into young adults.

DJan said...

Love his pretty little teeth. Adorable indeed, and I too love to watch the babies grow and discover. :-)

Jenn said...

Adorable! The grow so fast, my son is 8. My sister has a new baby so I am reliving those early moments through him now.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

He's a cutie!

William Kendall said...

Very cute!

Joanne Noragon said...

How we love all the hallmarks of healthy and happy. I remember loving that nifty high chair, too.

Down by the sea said...

Ahh, he looks so cute what a treasure! Sarah x

bill burke said...

He is a cutie! So many wonderful moments lie ahead for you.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

He looks a cheerful little fellow. Lots of changes still to come.

Marie Smith said...

They sure are, AC.

Marie Smith said...

The tiny teeth just add to the cuteness for sure, Shammi.

Marie Smith said...

Our children are such miracles, Celia.

Marie Smith said...

You are so right, Linda. The months are imporant when they are babies.

Marie Smith said...

All girls, Jane! Lovely!

Marie Smith said...

Ihope to experience that stage too, Tabor.

Marie Smith said...

Watching children grow is such a joy, Jan.

Marie Smith said...

i hope you can see the new baby often, Jenn. Your own little sweetie is growing so quickly!

Marie Smith said...

He is, Debra.

Marie Smith said...

I agree, William.

Marie Smith said...

The healthy and happy is such a blessing, Joanne.

Marie Smith said...

He is a treasure, Sarah.

Marie Smith said...

Our children bring such joy to our lives, Bill.

Marie Smith said...

That’s for sure, John.

Rhodesia said...

They grow up so quickly and what a joy to have a happy baby. Take care Diane

Barbara said...

Cutest little face. I want to pinch those cheeks.

Danielle L Zecher said...

He's so cute! He looks like a happy little guy.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Owen is adorable Marie! Just wait until he gets to eighteen months 😁 that's how old my grandson is, he's a little dynamo! I agree, how lucky we are to have them ✨

Marie Smith said...

They do indeed, Diane.

Marie Smith said...

I always do too, Barbara.

Marie Smith said...

He rarely cries, Danielle.

Marie Smith said...

We are blessed, PDP.

The Furry Gnome said...

Sure looks like a happy baby!

jenny_o said...

What a sweetie! Some children are so good-natured right from the time they are born.

Marie Smith said...

He really is, FG.

Marie Smith said...

I agree, Jenny.