Thursday, February 3, 2011

He's Here!!!!

Little Sir has arrived!!!! He is the gorgeous little man in my arms. Little Sir is my First Grandchild and the Son of my Beautiful Girl. What a day we all had on Ireland’s first day of Spring and St. Brigid’s Day. February First now also has the auspicious honour of being Little Sir's birthday.

When I got home from the hospital and finally crawled into my bed, tears began to flow. Again! I lay there wondering where these tears were coming from. Little Sir was safely delivered and my Beautiful Girl was looking relaxed and content when I left her. I was surprised I still had tears left in me. I cried for two hours straight in the hospital as My Girl's labour intensified. Pacing the hallway, staring out the window watching the steam puffs from the frigid air rise from the footpaths below. Trying to repress the unrelenting urge to burst into the Labour and Delivery room to rescue her. I pulled one tissue after another from the box in a frenzy until it was empty. I chewed the inside of my lower lip raw with all the nervous biting.

I pondered on the reason for these tears, streaming down my cheeks. Were they tears of excitement, delight and happiness. Or maybe tears of relief tinged with tiredness. I wondered if they were the uncried tears from the potpourri of emotions I experienced throughout the day. I had gotten very little sleep the night before, constantly checking my mobile and listening for the telephone. I fell asleep before I fixed on the cause. I still don’t know the reason for these particular tears but on waking up yesterday morning I was filled with a sense that all was right with the world. I couldn’t wait to get in the car and motor off down the road to see my Beautiful Girl and Little Sir.

This morning when I got up, I started to write a poem about the newest addition to my heart. Now, I am no Katharine Tynan, Ahem! so I have no idea what possessed me. The poem is at the, oh no don't like that, need to find another word and cross that out, phase....but I am sure it will get there. Finished I mean.

So anything exciting happening in your world this week?

P.S. If this post seems slightly incoherent it might have something to do with my giddiness...
Please except my apologies.

29 comments:

Theresa Milstein said...

I didn't notice any incoherence but only heart. Congratulations to all of you. I'm sure your tears were from the overwhelming from all of it. Your daughter made it through, and you did too. Enjoy your Little Sir!

Colene Murphy said...

Congratulations to everyone!!!

Brigid said...

Giddiness is excused!!
Congratulations to all of you and what a gorgeous boy. Have fun with Little Sir.

mise said...

You have a right to be giddy in the circumstances. Many many blessing to the new little baba and his mother, and to you.

Ann said...

Hi Theresa, yes we all survived and a new chapter begins. I was like a virtual waterfall! HeyHo!

Hi Colene, thank you!

Ann said...

Timing is everything my friends!

Hi Brigid, I am looking forward to having wonderful times with Little Sir! As the Nana, I have shed my Wicked Witch of the West hat! LOL!

Hi Mise, Thank you for your well wishes. But I will have to pull myself together soon.

Niamh said...

Congratulations...such a beautiful baby! And a wonderful post...I agree with Theresa...there's no incoherence, it's a heartfelt post...I can only imagine how moving it must have been. You'll be all cried out for a while now!

Ann Best said...

How very very exciting. Congratulations to all of you!
Ann Best, Author

Ann said...

Hi Niamh, thank you...I think he is beautiful too. I hope I am all cried out. The red rimmed eye look is not a very becoming one!

Hi Ann, We are all chuffed with excitement. Thank you for your congratulations. I will pass them along too!

Old Kitty said...

Oh Ann!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! AWwwwww Little Sir is HERE!!! YAY!!!!! Awwww how wonderful!!! Oh wow!!! I'm so glad your daughter and FIRST GRANDCHILD!! are ok!!! Wonderful!

You know, you are the most glamorous creative and fabulous grandma ever!!!! Look at you!!!!! Awwwwww!!!!

I can't wait to read your poem (I hope you do share it here!!!!!). This is truly amazing news!! Of course your cried tears as only a Mother would in such circumstances!!

Hello there Little Sir!!!

CONGRATULATIONS to all of you!!!! Yay!! Take care
xx

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Congratulations! I'm sure the tears had to do with all the emotions of being a mother and your child becoming a mother.

Enjoy every moment of being a Gran!

Tracy said...

Oh Ann, Congratulations Grandma...he is beautiful and I love how you are calling him Little Sir. We always called our son, Sir Nicholas :)
I'm sure you were shedding tears of joy and great appreiciation for the miracle of life.

Catherine said...

Ann Congrats to you all - you on becoming a grandmother - welcome to the club! - and your hubby on becoming a granddad and of course to your lovely daughter and her hubby on being new parents - it is terrific that all went well, and that mother and baby are recovering from the hard work! I love the name, and he looks so adorable. Your emotions are very understandable and I can identify with them. Enjoy the moment, and the coming years will be full of joy!
Congratulations again! Catherine xxxx

walk2write said...

It's a Nana's prerogative to cry. Your heart is just overflowing right now. Blessings, indeed. Congratulations to you and your family. That pic of you holding him is just wonderful. Beautiful memories you'll make together.

Ellen Brickley said...

Ann, that's wonderful news and your new grandchild is just gorgeous!

I think tears like that can very often be just the breaking of all the tension - I know when I've been tense about something, even something wonderful, for a while, when it stops I can find myself bawling for no reason I can pin down.

This is such a lovely, giddy, genuine, from-the-heart post :) I wish you many wonderful times with your new grandchild!

Val B said...

Hi Ann, tears are a natural release that contain chemicals to release all the pent up stress.Let them flow - oh and a pair of shades for the red eyes!What a wonderful day to be born,first day of Spring.I hope his life is full of new beginnings year after year,and long life to you to enjoy share each one.

Hart Johnson said...

Congratulations on grandmahood and welcome Little Sir! Oh what a wonderful event! I bet all those emotions were stirring around in there, and they just can't, so you overflowed. Enjoy him!

Susannah said...

Heartfelt congratulations and a big hug to you all! :-)

Mary said...

Congratulations Ann ... to you ...your daughter and the Star himself, Little Sir. Would love to read your poem ..unedited please ..tears and all!

The Golden Eagle said...

Congratulations to you all! :)

Nicole Zoltack said...

AW! Congratulations to everyone!

Lynda Young said...

Congratulations!! I can understand the giddiness :)

Lisa Potts said...

Beautiful little guy you have there.

Heartfelt congrats!

Madeleine said...

Congratulatoins. It's definitely something to get all emotional about. It's a momentous event and all that pent up emotion just had to come out evnetually. It's great it flowed into a poem too :O)

KarenG said...

What a lovely picture that is! Congratulations to you and your family!

Rachael Harrie said...

Hi Ann, congratulations on your first grandchild!!! Lovely to meet you :)

Rach

Shay said...

Oh Ann that's wonderful news ! Congratulations and prepare to fall in love all over again. There's nothing like it.

Boonie S said...

I send my congratulations to you all. Great news! Great post!

Best wishes, Boonie

Hold my hand: a social worker's blog said...

Oh wow...how exciting! Congratulations, Ann. The little one is precious!

Doris