Thursday, March 13, 2008

Thursday Love - Shutter Sisters





To watch your baby give birth is a surreal experience. I watched Jessica show a strength and courage during childbirth like I had never seen in her before because she had always been my baby. Watching TK being brought into this world was an out of body moment that took me back to Jessica's birth. I will admit I missed the best parts of childbirth as I writhed in pain, praying for it to be over. In watching TK struggle into life at the other end of things I was mesmerized and immediately fell in love. I had pushed with Jess and her husband while cheering TK on. My oldest was horrified and excited as she said "if this isn't an advertisement for birth control I don't know what is." I'm thinking she will wait a while longer before she gets pregnant.

I never thought I'd live to see my daughter's marry much less give birth. TK is my special gift that I hold dear. This weekend I had a sleepover at TK's house. My daughter put him in bed next to me after he was asleep. I tried to pull his foot out of my rib with a tickle in the morning but he awoke to find gramy beside him. He did a double take that turned into a smile of pure happiness. The bed head and his sweet sleep scent made my day as he climbed all over me like a jungle gym.

We went on walker rides, read, ate and had a fun time. My daughter made Greek kabobs with a pine nut orzo that was to die for. TK was such a charmer as he took my hand and patiently walked me into our next adventure of the day. His eye's are his mother's, blue with long lashes. It's like getting to love on your 22yr old daughter as child all over again but the cherry on top is the addition of TK. You can see the love in his eye's as he plays for the camera.

22 comments:

Ursula said...

He has those great bright "puppy dog" eyes that make you just want to cuddle!

Sounds like a great grandma/grandson sleep over.

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Green Eyed Girl said...

Beautiful!!!

Eileen said...

TK is such a beautiful child! Your 100% right about those eyes, pure and total love. Such a sweet and kind little boy. I am so glad you got to spend the weekend with him, what a very special time for both of you. It sounds like it was pure magic. I am so happy for you. Post more pictures soon!
XOXOXOX

natala said...

I love it ! He is so cute!

emmapeelDallas said...

It's wonderful to be a grandmother, isn't it? And sleepovers are the best...

:)

melody is slurping life said...

Thanks for giving me a warm fuzzy moment. How precious. TK is adorable and handsome wrapped into one. He played it up super for these shots. :)

TJ said...

He is growing so fast. They are such markers in time aren't they?
I was so happy to read you would be getting away for TK time...all the kids look great. Thanks for sharing.
My vision ..."I move forward in life seeking purpose" I loved that.
Love you!
TJ

tinker said...

TK is such a cutie pie! I'm so glad you got to have that granny time with him, Tammy - I can just imagine that thrill of surprise he had, waking up to find his beloved granny next to him!
Being a grandma, really is great, isn't it?
I can definitely see his love for you in those big baby blue eyes of his, looking into your camera so adoringly~XOXO

Inland Empire Girl said...

I agree... what a cutie pie! You must just love being a grandmother.

Tabor said...

It is so wonderful falling in love again...with grandchildren. I am so happy that you get this event!

kate said...

TK has such a wonderful twinkle in those beautiful blue eyes! Waking up with him there must have been wonderful. I was just enjoying your slide shows of your new home as well as your family photos.

Chris said...

Great pictures of TK, as always! I don't know what I'll be thinking when I become a grandpa for the first time.....yikes!

bella said...

I swear, he is such a cutie! Sounds like the most perfect sleepover. xo

Jessie said...

i just love that face of his. he makes me smile every time you post photos of him. :)

Brian said...

You are amazing Tammy.

((((((hugs)))))

J. said...

Too cute! What a ham!
And I'm still laughing at the birth control bit. :D

daisies said...

so incredibly beautiful! xo

giggles said...

Such an endearing post, how you speak of your daughter, and grandson. I hope I can experience that one day! Not for a bit though. My friends have said being a grandma is spectacular because you don't have all the work with it and you can live more in the moment. TK is at a wonderful fun age. I can just see is twinkling eyes when he saw his nana right next to him!

Hugs Giggles

paris parfait said...

He is the most precious child - simply adorable and bursting with love. So glad you've had this wonderful time together - you write about him so beautifully. xoxox

natala said...

this is so beautiful!

AscenderRisesAbove said...

adorable. just plain adorable. i need to say again.

adorable


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Just Jen said...

I don't think I'll ever leave this blog, I haven't been visiting blogs for quite some time. I guess I have some catching up to do. Your grandson is just adorable and thats so neat that you got to see the birth! Your family seems to have so much love for each other!