Sunday, August 10, 2008

More Joey!

Now that the big event is over and little Joey has made his grand entrance, how about a re-cap of some of the weekend events? When we arrived Wednesday evening, J & J unwrapped little J's quilt. I am so pleased with how this turned out. I hope they like it too. The lady who quilted it for me lives in Louisville and did a beautiful job. Thanks Sandi! Isn't it amazing how much difference it makes in a quilt when it is all quilted and bound!

Thursday was to have been the day of the birth. But instead it was a day of preparation and waiting. Poor Daddy was hungry so we brought him (and little J) a cookie that said "let's go Joey!"
Years ago, the Dads were the ones filling the waiting rooms. Now it is the rest of the family. Here B was able to get a few minutes to stretch out to pass the time. We brought books and stitching projects, but neither one of us was able to concentrate. We were actually one of the smallest family groups waiting for word on the arrival of new babies. Some seemed to bring all the in-laws and the littlest cousins. The date of 08-08-08 is supposed to be lucky so it was a popular date for those moms who had an option to pick their baby's birth date!

The big moment finally arrived and little J (or maybe I should say "not so little" J) made his appearance. Mama J was super tired after a long, exhausting morning but the joy of motherhood is obvious! She's going to make a terrific mommy! What a lucky baby you are little Joey!
It's been several years since this proud Grandpa held one this small!
Joey's other Grandma was lucky to be there for the birth of her second grandson! Our little one has two Grandma Janet's! What is he going to come up with to call each of us?!All it took was one cuddle and Auntie B now has the baby fever ! Auntie E was on vacation in Colorado and can't wait to get her hands on the little guy too.

Well, here's my little boy with his little boy. It doesn't seem like it was twenty-seven years ago, but he turned out pretty good! I have a feeling he'll make a good Daddy too.
Isn't he adorable? Of course I'm not prejudice at all. He's definitely got our family resemblence, but I can see a little of his mommy there too. J had the same hair, but a little darker. His chin, lips and nose remind me of his Daddy and his Grandpa. It will be so much fun to watch him grow. I wish we were a little closer, but I'm sure we'll get to see him often. Grandmahood will be good!

P.S. For those of you looking for the give-a-way drawing winner, I will draw the name tomorrow and post it then!


sarah said...

that quilt is BEAUTIFUL aunt j. just for future reference - if you get bored and having nothing to do - my name is spelled S A R A H. :)

the kiddo ain't too bad, either. when do they get to come home?

Anonymous said...



E, J, G, M, AND A

Cheryl said...

Love all the photos. Thanks for sharing all your happiness. What a sweetie your little (I mean big)
guy is. Mommy and daddy look so proud as do the rest of you. We had quite a crowd in the waiting much fun and excitement. The quilt turned out so wonderful.
Much happiness to all of your family ((hugs)). Cheryl

Jessica said...

How sweet - everyone looks great!

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

I love Joey's quilt. The colors are lovely.

Thimbleanna said...

WooHoo! Congratulations!!! What a beautiful baby. I've always loved that baby quilt -- I have it filed away in hopes that I might be able to make it someday too!

Lucy said...

Oh -- he's beautiful. I agree he does look like his daddy.

How exciting. Just think of all the extra things you can make for him. (I know you are). The quilt is beautiful -- I know how you feel, after they are quilted they take on a completely new look.

Congratulations to mom, dad and the grandmas and grandpas.