Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Tiny Footprint

You have to be a grandparent to know the feeling you get at the first sight of a new grandchild. It takes your breath away. You would think after five earlier experiences, you would become complacent, but that's far from the case.

Our much loved daughter-in-law gave birth yesterday to our sixth grandchild, Anastasia Marie, measuring 59cm (23 1/4 inches) and weighing 10 pounds 13 ounces! And yet she is not the heaviest baby born into the family - her two year-old sister was just on 11 pounds, but is now a dainty little thing and nothing like the Sumo wrestler she was at birth.

We restrained ourselves from rushing to the hospital last night, as poor Cathryn was pretty tired. However, we were there first thing this morning and, of course, my eyes filled with tears at the sight of our little granddaughter. Brides and babies - I can't help myself.

Tony, rather unreasonably I thought, wanted his turn at holding Anastasia.

But she had other ideas:

I want Grandma!!

Ah ... that's better.

So now I have a new House Model for my Etsy shop. I will ease her in gradually, perhaps the odd shoe shot, then her siblings can show her the ropes. She already has her first pair of designer shoes.

Ooo - so many cuddles ahead.


Trish Goodfield said...

She's just gorgeous Robyn. Enjoy

EmBelISH said...

WOW! What a beautiful little girl and all that hair. Love the name too :)
Bel x

shells said...

Oooohhhhhhhhhh, she is precious! 10lbs though?! She still looks tiny :) So beautiful. The family I work for recently had a new little boy - he's already 2 months old! I can't even explain how much I love babies! She's got so much hair! How exciting, congratulations!

Hey Harriet said...

Anastasia Maria is gorgeous! So are her happy & proud grandparents :D Ooooh & those bubba shoes are the cutest little things! What a sweet post. I'm all clucky now ;)

Joanne said...

Congratulations Robyn. Anastasia is beautiful. You are right - there is nothing more wonderful than a newborn baby. Your post brought tears to my eyes - what joy!

Ali said...

Congratulations Robyn! You look so happy in the photos! What a beautiful, precious little bundle. Your post brought tears to my eyes too ... oh no, I'm feeling clucky!!

Bec said...

Oh Robyn, I know I am so behind the times, but she is just the PRETTIEST little baby!!! And what a proud grandma you look - rightly so too!!! Congratulations again - I hope your son and daughter-in-law are getting enough sleep :P

jade said...

congratulations! wow, what a good healthy size she is! most people i talk to think mine were big but my biggest was "only" 8lb 10 :)