Tiny. That’s what Marlies was. Tiny. None of my own babies or grandbabies were that small and while many of you have had smaller babies, this little sweetie looked pretty darn little to me. She weighed 6.9 pounds at birth so nothing out of the ordinary, but the mind forgets that babies are really that small because they sure don’t stay that way for long! That’s the thing I love about newborn pics — having that physical memory that they were really once this tiny — at 9 days old in Marlies’s case. And skinny. And wrinkley. And precious as all get out. Jenny is the daughter of my friend Kathy and this is her first grandchild! What can top that (except maybe the second grandchild). I know this from experience, and I’ll let the cat out of the bag here that we are going to have another grandbaby come April!!! Thank you Matt and Danielle for the wonderful surprise!!! More on that later but these two new parents who were so relaxed with this new baby of theirs. I was pretty impressed with their calmness and I think Marlies is going to have one fantastic life! Congratulations Roman and Jenny! Now for this beauty of theirs. Oh, so sweet.
And from her nursery meet “Owl”.
“Owl always love you!”
I love that Jenny and Roman brought some homemade blankets over for the photo session that were made by special friends and special family. The one below was made by Marsha Said, a lifetime quilter extraordinaire! Look at those ruby red lips that match the blanket … kiss … kiss … kissable.
And this next blanket was made by Jenny’s Aunt Bev. Such pretty colors, both of them. Marlies came to my house hungry, so she fed, pooped, then wasn’t sure what she wanted to do so her folks just carried her around a bit. Once we thought she was good and asleep, we tried to move her around, or move her hands, but she would make little faces and furrow her eyebrows as if to say “would you leave me alone!”
I had some stations set up outside but wouldn’t you know the day was a bit overcast and not as warm as I was expecting so we kept Marlies bundled under the covers much of the time. Makes you want to lie down a take a nap doesn’t it?
And this last pose was a funny one. Just seconds after I sat her in basket she pooped so no way was I able to adjust the blanket as poop was rising up her back. I think she is just starting to realize what is happening in this next picture.
“Sniff, sniff — something smells familiar.”
“Oh, no bother, someone will tend to me eventually.”
You both are going to make wonderful parents and Marlies is going to be smothered in love, just like every baby deserves. Enjoy these moments — they don’t last long! Love, Mary