Monday, January 29, 2007

Home From Chicago


What a wonderful 5 days I had in Chicago...I arrived on Tuesday, Josh pickied me up at the airport and took me home. We walked 3 blocks to dinner that night, with Hampton in the stroller all bundled up and back home and then I never left the condo until yesterday morning to go back to the airport. That is the first time in YEARS that I have spent that many days inside and I never got antsy. It was a wonderful time. I spent many, many hours holding and talking to "my little man". He's gotten so big in 9 weeks I can hardly believe it. Leaving yesterday morning was so hard...It was snowing pretty hard and I told Hampton I thought I might just have to stay for the winter, he smiled the biggest smile, dimples and all and made the sweetest sound and I was done...everybody told me that there is nothing like and grandbaby, a feeling that is just beyond words...I thought they were nuts...WRONG! Nothing else in the world matters when you have that baby in your arms. I can't wait to get back and hold him for hours again. Back to reality :( I have a long list of To Do's so I better get moving.

13 comments:

Screen Door said...

Beautiful baby...

joyce said...

He's a very cute baby and I can relate to having a grandbaby far away. My youngest two are in Australia and I only get to see them every couple of years. I hate that. But there are 7 more here so I can't just upa and move to Australia.

Tracey said...

oh!! what a gorgeous little guy he is!! i can see why it was so hard to leave him.

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

He's really getting big and more and more adorable. There really is nothing like grandchildren - I didn't believe it either till my first grandson came along!

Libby said...

Time well spent *s* I wouldn't have left the house either.

Patti said...

What a sweetie pie! I thought of you up there cuddling him several times in the past few days. Leaving has got to have been one of the hardest things you've ever done. I'm so glad that both our kids are as close as they are - though right now and hour's drive seems like a long way away! Counting the days until I can cuddle little Sophie Marie.

Jane Ann said...

As we say here in the south, "You're preachin' to the choir!" Nothing like it on earth. He is darling!

Mine are only 25 minutes away, but I just bawled yesterday afternoon for no other reason than that they've all been so sick for so long, I haven't seen them in nearly a month. My world just isn't right unless I have frequent squeezing and hugs and kisses.

Veronica said...

Sweet baby! I am a long distance grama, too. Glad you had that time with your "little man".

Linda_J said...

Carol, he looks older than 9 weeks! I bet you hated to head home once you got your hands on your little man.

Samantha said...

he's adorable- I can see why you'd want to stay!

JudyL said...

He's such a cutie! Any idea when you get to see him again?

Judy L.

Marcie said...

I feel your joy! A new baby takes priority over all! I miss that feeling of holding the newest grandchild. Nothing can really prepare you for it.

cher said...

that is exactly how it is-my one and only grandbaby is seven months and the absolute delight of my life!