Monday, August 8, 2011

A Star Danced and My Granddaughter Julia Anna Was Born!!!

A star danced,
And under that
was I born.
~ William Shakespeare

My heart danced, too, at 1:22 am on Saturday, August 6th. That’s when my beautiful granddaughter Julia Anna was born! It was such an amazing experience for me to be there when my daughter Sara gave birth to her first child—my first grandchild—to help Sara…to give her words of encouragement…to share in this truly memorable event with my only child. I’m floating on cloud nine at the moment.

There had been some concern near the end of my daughter’s pregnancy that her baby was quite small—but my little granddaughter fooled us all. She weighed in at 7lbs. 11 oz and measured 21 inches.

I rarely miss a Poetry Friday—but last Friday morning, my husband and I headed off to the hospital to be with my daughter from the beginning of her labor until the birth of Julia Anna. I’m so happy that Sara insisted that she wanted me to be there with her.

Julia will come home today. I’ll be helping out a lot in the coming weeks—so if I’m not posting much, you’ll know why. It’s not because I’m sick…or on vacation. It’s because I’m a happy victim of New Grandma Syndrome.

As with all new proud grandmothers--I have lots of baby pictures to share with you!

And later the same day...

I'll be reading lots of picture books and oodles and oodles of poetry to my little granddaughter.

For my Julia:


Hush, little baby, don't say a word.
Poppa's gonna buy you a mocking bird.

If that mocking bird don't sing,
Poppa's gonna buy you a diamond ring.

If that diamond ring turns brass,
Poppa's gonna buy you a looking-glass.

If that looking-glass gets broke,
Poppa's gonna buy you a billy goat.

If that billy goat runs away,
Poppa's gonna buy you a bale of hay.

If you grow up and get real tall
You'll be the prettiest baby of all.

Julia already IS the prettiest baby of all!

To Sara & Jerry,

Thanks for giving me
the most beautiful granddaughter
in the world!


jama said...

OH, how beautiful she is! Congratulations to all. So happy for you Elaine.

Julia has a nice head of hair :).

Linda B said...

Congratulations new grandmother! My daughter, Sarah, just gave birth on July 29th to their 2nd daughter. Girls abound! Your new granddaughter is wonderful & I'm happy for this gift of life for you. Grandchildren are the best thing!

Sal's Fiction Addiction said...

What excitement for everyone! Your days with be filled with happy delight and great pride. Enjoy every minute....

Elaine Magliaro said...

Thanks to all! I'm am so excited. Can't wait to see my little Julia Anna again today.



July 29th was my daughter Sara's due date. Congratulations on the birth of your granddaughter! Girls abound in my family. My mother and her two brothers all had two girls--as did my only sister. My daughter is carrying on the family tradition.

Tricia said...

She's just beautiful. Congratulations grandma! You're going to be a grandchild's dream.

Jules at 7-Imp said...

She's beautiful! Congratulations!

Catherine said...

Congratulations! She's adorable!

Mark J. L. VanDerwater said...

What great joy for all of you! Many congratulations to your whole family on this beautiful new miracle named Julia Anna! She's one lucky little girl. xo, a.

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laurasalas said...

Oh, she's beautiful! Congratulations, Elaine!

Julie said...

Elaine, how absolutely wonderful!! Thanks for sharing your photos. Happy baby, happy mom, happy grandmother!

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