Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Audrey's First Few Days

As all new grandmothers are, I suppose, I am drowning in photographs of my new grandbaby. For every picture you see, there are at least a hundred others.
In an effort to reign myself in and focus, I am creating collages which I will use to ultimately select the photos I print out. It's a total win/win, since you get to share in my collages, too. Aren't you excited? Of course, you are. Scroll and enjoy.

The mom-to-be threatened my life if I got too close with the camera, so I kept my distance.
An amazing, miraculous moment, watching as Audrey entered the world, and cutting the cord.
There were tears all around. My heart was so full.
Nonni was mesmerized the minute Audrey was born.
As someone once said, the tiniest things can take up the most space in our hearts.
Kayla is a friend of Leslie's who supported her throughout her journey to motherhood. She was in the delivery room to experience the joy, and she was also a big help in taking pictures for us.
The cake was Audrey's birthday cake from St. Luke's, and it was delicious!
Family came to visit that evening. Audrey is blessed with a lot of love.
Mommy tries to sleep, but the adrenalin is high. This is one of my favorite collages.
It was hard keeping Audrey Pie awake to eat, but we managed, ounce by ounce.
After Mommy freshened up a bit, she posed with her newborn angel.
After Audrey got cleaned up, we dressed her in a little onesie and tiny shoes her cousin bought her.
We figured she could only fit in them for a few hours. :-)
Nonni kept watch at night while Mommy attempted sleep. It was a special time for me.
Going to Nonni's for a few days. She slept the entire trip.
My next blog will pick up from there. In the meantime, I'm trying to capture every moment of these special days. ♦


  1. Audrey is perfect and such a precious baby girl. Seeing the pictures of Nonni so happy is priceless. Enjoy being Nonni, Gayle. I know you will!

    1. Thank you, friend. It's been an amazing ride thus far. Too much love to describe, as you well know.

  2. You got just some priceless photos...She is perfect! Enjoy!

  3. This was so fun! I love the idea of doing collages. I need to remember that the next time I get picture happy. I've told you before, and I'll tell you again that she is really beautiful. I love those little sandals, and one of my favorite pictures is the one where she is sticking out her little tongue.

  4. Great job! It's a perfect play by play. You'll look back and be so happy you did this.
    Now, get some sleep.

  5. Aunt Dayle's sweet little pie. Loved the collages and captions.