Thursday, August 17, 2017

And baby makes four.

 This was how my precious granddaughter Ashley and her husband Justin looked one month ago.  

Ashley was in labor all day Tuesday at WORK! Contractions 3-5 minutes apart. (KIDS!) She left work an hour early, drove home 50 miles, (KIDS!) met her husband when he walked through the door, and off they drove  back 50 miles to the hospital. Baby Alex arrived at almost 38 weeks. If she had carried him to due date, Alex would have been almost 10 lbs, like his big brother, Liam.

This photo of our latest little blessing, Alexander Scott, and Mommy was taken on August 16, 2017 when he was one day old. He's a sleeper and a keeper! Ashley said, "I couldn't imagine loving another baby as much as I do Liam, but Nana, I do. I love him SO much." Bless those hormones!

Alex weighed 8.3 pounds and was 21 inches long, alert and calm, turned his head toward mommy's voice, and latched on like a pro. He is a smart one, like his big brother, Liam. And did I say CUTE?!

 Liam observed him from afar. I sat Liam on the bed with his mom and placed baby in his arms, but Liam cried. He was afraid of him. Last evening, during visiting hours, Liam brought Baby Alex a blue stuffed animal fish (tossed it to him!) and wanted to hold his brother. 

He told his Nana Tracey earlier in the day, "Baby Alex is so cute, and he's so little. And he's MINE!" 

I think Liam likes him!

My daughter, Tracey, has an in-home day care center. She is ecstatic. When Ashley goes back to work, Tracey will be able to snuggle, cuddle and kiss Alex, to her heart's content, just as she does Liam. The kids in her care call her Miss Tracey. Liam addresses her as MY Nana.

 I am absolutely in love again. This photo was taken minutes after his birth. Someone observed, "I think he looks like Paw-Paw Bill. How can that be?!" Paw-paw isn't blood related, but he sure has been a positive influence and will be a wonderful great-grandpa, again. 

He and Liam are best buddies. Paw-paw Bill sneaks him Oreo cookie thins. At the hospital, as we waited  for the birth, Bill did a little magic and pulled an Oreo cookie from behind Liam's ear.

Last evening Bill stayed home when I went to the hospital. Liam asked, "Nana, would you look behind my ear and see if Paw-paw left another cookie?" I said, "He did! He sent it to you in my purse."

Liam told all the visitors about Paw-paw Bill's magic. LOL God bless these little boys.


Pat Wahler said...

What a blessing for your family. I'm so happy for all of you.


Connie said...

Wonderful pictures. They clearly show the joy felt by all of you. You are indeed blessed.

Sandi said...


He is beautiful.

Ok, and totally love that she put on her eyeliner before posing for pictures. :) You go, girl!

Kathy's Klothesline said...

So happy for you and your family, he is just perfect!

Chatty Crone said...

He is beautiful and so is Liam.

Sioux Roslawski said...

Okay, your newest great grandchild is a doll, and Liam doesn't have an unphotogenic bone in his body, but I want to comment on Ashley.

That picture where she's holding the newborn--she looks so glamorous. How did she do that?

DUTA said...

The picture of Liam holding his new born baby brother is priceless. Let's hope he'll act like a real big brother and take good care of the little one. Blessings to the whole family!

Val said...

That look on Liam's face is priceless! Such a beautiful baby, and Ashley looks great! Congrats to all, even to Paw-Paw Bill and his magic tricks.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

How blessed you are! Thanks so much for sharing your joy with us, Linda. :)

Susan said...

Your hubs sounds like a sweetheart, Linda. Little Alex looked straight into the camera when he was so doggone little. How amazing. What a sweet, lovely baby boy. Susan