Happiness is a Tiny Baby

It was an easy realization that the pleasure of a grandbaby comes without the details of the learning curve that John & Ashley are on! They're filled with joy as they get to know Ashton, but they're learning their way around nursing and sleepless nights! We've seen to all else for them and they did remark that they love having a personal chef! I'm so happy to be there for everyone when they need Grandmama to step in. Ken's just happy to sit alongside and enjoy the pleasure of looking at him. We're only on Day 4 here, but we love our new role already!

Your notes and comments have meant the world to me and I've enjoyed a little free time to look at pictures and leave a few comments. I hate being able to respond to only a few of you at a time when I want to say a personal thank you to you all! Know I'm thinking of you, and one day soon I'm looking forward to having a nice outdoor photo of the new family. There's another set of grandparents in Pennsylvania who are waiting to see that!
oh, congrats to you and your daughter...so cute and you look as proud as a peacock!
posted October 21st, 2010  
Congratulations!
posted October 21st, 2010  
What a cute baby. I like the blanket.
posted October 21st, 2010  
What a little kid...thanks for showing him off.
posted October 21st, 2010  
Aaw, congratulations! The baby looks sooooo cute and tiny! :-)
posted October 21st, 2010  
How cute!! Congratulations!
posted October 21st, 2010  
What a sweet photo! He looks like a "keeper," alright!
posted October 21st, 2010  
Congratulation Louise..to you and your daughter...The baby so cute..
posted October 21st, 2010  
congratulation, Louise! so cute baby.....
posted October 21st, 2010  
Michael gave me “God’s little Instruction Book for Grandparents” when he was born. There are so many quotes I love…this one is so true…”Loving a grandchild is circular: The more love you give, the more you get – and the more you want to give again.” It’s all about love – this little bundle can feel it all, I’m sure! Beautiful!
posted October 21st, 2010  
Awww he's adorable. Looks like you've got the grandma touch. I love seeing you with him. It's good you're there for your daughter, too. It's not easy being new parents!
posted October 21st, 2010  
Grandma and Grandson are super adorable. Congrats again to your whole family, Louise.
posted October 21st, 2010  
Wonderful pic, such joy in your expression!
posted October 21st, 2010  
Wow, love that photo! What a cute baby!
posted October 21st, 2010  
Your big smile tells it all! And what a cute little bundle he is.
posted October 21st, 2010  
ooo what a precious!!!! welcome to your beautiful world . =)
posted October 21st, 2010  
He's so tiny and cute. You look very happy:)
posted October 21st, 2010  
How wonderful! This makes me smile so much :)
posted October 21st, 2010  
HC
So beautiful! My mom saved my bacon when mine were born! Yay for Grandmas!!!!!
posted October 21st, 2010  
HC
And Grandpas...sorry Ken!! :)
posted October 21st, 2010  
Told 'ya this would be the best role of your life! You fit into it well....(and quickly)
....A D O R A B L E picture.
posted October 21st, 2010  
aww..what a sweet little boy... i remember when g was small enough to hold in one arm..makes me ache for another tiny one... so glad that you are able to experience such a sweet time with them.. cherish it... as you know, they grow sooo fast...
posted October 21st, 2010  
What a handsome little guy you have there! I'm so happy to hear that everyone is getting settled into their new roles! How exciting!!
posted October 21st, 2010  
What a happy and beautiful photo of you two! Thank you for it. It brought to my mind my own babies. I have no grandchild yet.
posted October 21st, 2010  
Aww, what a beautiful picture of you with your grandson! He looks pretty content in your arms. :)
posted October 21st, 2010  
Sweet! The role of grandparents I hear is pretty fun. :-)
posted October 21st, 2010  
awwww what a sweet picture!
posted October 21st, 2010  
Beautiful! Congratulations all around, and have fun nibbling on that delicious looking baby! I just want to sniff his tiny head.
posted October 21st, 2010  
This is just precious.
posted October 21st, 2010  
You're positively beaming with joy! I remember the feeling - it's the best!
posted October 21st, 2010  
Oh my goodness, what a cutie!!!
posted October 21st, 2010  
nice shot.......bonding moment.......
posted October 21st, 2010  
Ahhhh so precious!
posted October 21st, 2010  
a peaceful baby, a joyful grandma! perfect photo!
posted October 21st, 2010  
Awwww....such a sweet photo for you to cherish.....your grandson is beautiful.
posted October 21st, 2010  
What a great picture!! you look so happy and proud, he looks so blissful..
posted October 21st, 2010  
This is just precious! I love that big, proud smile of yours! Thanks for the well-wishes for Jones. I'm still waiting to hear from the vet to find out what's wrong, but at least I know he's in good hands.
posted October 21st, 2010  
Precious child!- forget the rest they need your focus now !
posted October 21st, 2010  
A beautiful picture of you with that precious grandson.........he is so tiny. I've forgotten just what a little peanut Hannah was at birth. I'm so happy for you all :o)))))))))
posted October 21st, 2010  
what a cutie ~ grandmama not so bad either ;)
posted October 21st, 2010  
He looks perfectly content in Grandmama's arms already! And that is the cutest swaddle blanket I've ever seen. He has style already!!
posted October 21st, 2010  
Great pic. You both loo cute.
posted October 21st, 2010  
Very cute picture! Again, congrats on the new addition! :-)
posted October 21st, 2010  
I love your title, Louise - it's so true! I was holding baby Paxton yesterday and it just felt so good! Still not ready to have one of my own, but so nice to hold somebody else's ;-) You and Ashton look absolutely adorable! He is so lucky to have a cute granny like you! Enjoy every moment and take a lot of pictures of this sweet little boy! ;-)
posted October 21st, 2010  
Aww this is the picture I have been waiting to see Louise, what a joy to see you holding your beautiful little grandson. You said a while back I had made you smile when I made the comment I was looking forward to seeing you holding the baby, you have a lovely smile in this picture Louise
posted October 21st, 2010  
Wonderful shot x
posted October 21st, 2010  
Love it so much !
posted October 21st, 2010  
Such a sweet picture! Ashton is absolutely adorable, and you look so proud and happy! :)
posted October 21st, 2010  
Very dear Louise it's so great that your waitings are all gone by such holy coming of this very little and sweet bless. He is so beautiful and he looks, though soon to assess, like you I believe. Tell this to Ken as he opposed you claiming that as a proof. Hi Ken! ;-) Happy New Birth. I wish you all the best.
posted October 21st, 2010  
Congrats, so sweet!
posted October 21st, 2010  
Awww, Being a Grandma agrees with you. Baby Ashton is so tiny and precious.
posted October 21st, 2010  
I'm sure you have lots of wisdom to share with Ashley from your own learning curve. Sit back and enjoy the little one - you deserve it.
posted October 21st, 2010  
This is such a sweet photo! Ashton is so adorable! I think I said it the other day but again...I absolutely love his name!
posted October 21st, 2010  
Oh my, so sweet!
posted October 21st, 2010  
Precious baby and proud Grandmama !!
posted October 21st, 2010  
Louise, your joy just radiates. It is a wonderful photo, and he looks so content in your arms. I'm sure he can sense your love and he feels secure. Definitely looking forward to seeing more photos. Enjoy your time with little Ashton and your family. It is too precious to allow it to slip by.
posted October 21st, 2010  
Awww, what a great shot!!! You look so happy and Ashton looks so very content in grandma's arms :).
posted October 21st, 2010  
Louise this is so beautiful... you must be thrilled. Enjoy every moment with your little bundle.. He is such a handsome little fella!
posted October 21st, 2010  
What a darling! Such a lovely photo to cherish.
Hmmmmmmm! I can see Ken in that face :D
He will be pleased.
These times are so wonderful - drink them in Louise.
It feels like we've all got a new bay in the 365 family now :D
posted October 22nd, 2010  
Oh Louise look at that little teeny tiny bundle of joy! I just bet that John and Ashley are loving all you are doing for them. Being new parents is so overwhelming and then to have to cook dinner and do laundry, that would tip anyone over the edge, thank goodness you are there. They may never want you to leave. :)
posted October 22nd, 2010  
Oh my gosh, how adorable! I love the swaddling cloth!
posted October 22nd, 2010  
So cute! That's a very beautiful picture.
posted October 22nd, 2010  
Your grandchild is so beautiful. I see a whole new genre of pictures, no cats but grandchild. Congratulations.
posted October 22nd, 2010  
looks like you have this granma thing figured out!
posted October 22nd, 2010  
Congratulation. You looked very happy.
posted October 22nd, 2010  
Being a grandmother rocks! Congratulations! You look so happy!
posted October 22nd, 2010  
OMGosh, Louise! What a precious shot of you with little Ashton! I think you're *glowing*!
posted October 22nd, 2010  
Ira
So wonderful! =)
posted October 22nd, 2010  
He looks so peaceful in your arms. You are both the picture of happiness. Continued blessings to all of the family. Have fun on your stay in Chicago.
posted October 22nd, 2010  
what a touching portrait of the two of you! so sweet.
posted October 22nd, 2010  
And grandma is so full of joy also. So special.
posted October 22nd, 2010  
omg!!! this is waaaaaay 2 cute!!!!!!!!!!!! :D!! amaaazing!!!!(:
posted October 22nd, 2010  
Sweet, sweet baby and gramma looks totally tickled. If you had buttons, you'd be busting them!
posted October 22nd, 2010  
This is just beautiful, Louise! You are beaming! What wonderful grandparents you must be! I got to hold a one-week-old today, and I could have watched her (and listened) for hours...enjoy!
posted October 22nd, 2010  
Aly
What a great-looking couple! ;) This is a lovely granny-and-grandbaby picture. All the joy in the world for this new stage!
posted October 22nd, 2010  
Oh, what a couple of cuties!! :-)

I agree with Lois. I can sure see a Muenstermann in that adorable little face!
posted October 22nd, 2010  
Look how tiny he is! I love newborns so much! Congratulations, again!
posted October 22nd, 2010  
Too cute for words. Congratulations to your family... must be soooo nice knowing you can give him back ... lol
posted October 22nd, 2010  
mazel tov!!! Beautiful capture of love + life!
posted October 22nd, 2010  
You must be loving it.
posted October 22nd, 2010  
What a thrill to be able to hold that cute little guy! Thanks for sharing... congrats.
posted October 22nd, 2010  
Its a great picture of you. And the baby - boy.
posted October 22nd, 2010  
grand ma & Ashton Oliver on the PP :) lovely picture Louise
posted October 22nd, 2010  
Lovely shot. Gorgeous baby. So happy for you.
posted October 22nd, 2010  
Congratulations to you - it is a great thing to be a grandmother and a great honor :)
When I got my first grandchild, I phoned even my daughter favorite school teacher and told a big new, she was amused about my enthusiasm but understood my happiness :) This granddaughter is now 15 but youngest of our six grandchildren is 11 months, so I am very needed all the time, which is such a lovely thing.
All the best to you and a sweet little one and all yours!
posted October 22nd, 2010  
oh my gosh, he's adorable! Congratulations! :)
posted October 22nd, 2010  
Awesome cute .... both of you :-)
posted October 22nd, 2010  
Ashton is absolutely beautiful! As a new grandmother myself, I share your joy and pride. An amazing love affair has begun ~ Enjoy!
posted October 22nd, 2010  
What a beautiful radiant grandma and sleeping baby portrait! We are looking forward to lots of Ashton pictures :-) Thanks for you comment on my purple post for yesterday!
posted October 22nd, 2010  
He is the cutest wee dot and I'm loving your proud grandma face :) Grandparents are such important people in a grandchilds life after all 'A grandmother is a little bit parent, a little bit teacher, and a little bit best friend.'
posted October 22nd, 2010  
Wu
aw sucha cutie :)

congrats!
posted October 22nd, 2010  
Oh my, he is absolutely gorgeous!! New babies are so precious to begin with but when it's your own grandbaby, it's just the best feeling in the world! You nailed it on the being able to enjoy the new baby and not be so stressed out from that learning curve. Boy is it stressful being the parent of a newborn for the first time! Every little thing freaks you out because you just cannot be prepared for that real live baby!

When my daughter had her first baby there was an exploding diaper incident at the hospital and both she and her hubby were so freaked out by it that she decided to come home with me for a few days instead of going home and tackling it by herself. Before then the two of them thought they were totally prepared for this new little being. She ended up staying with me for about 5 days and was really in awe of how talented I was with being able to hold the baby and do other things at the same time LOL. I think that is the moment when she had a newfound appreciation of me, her mom. What a wonderful time when we all of a sudden become so brilliant and everything we have told them their whole lives, and all of the rules we had for them make sense.

Didn't mean to ramble but it seems I always do when I come to your page LOL. I think most of us totally understand that we are just not able to comment on every single picture of every single person on our friend list every day. I did try that once upon a time but I would literally never be able to leave my computer if I did that. I do my best but it just doesn't happen anymore. I treasure every visit from everyone but I will always feel bad that I can't visit back as often.

Enjoy that new grandbaby! Newborns are so very special and that stage only lasts for a microsecond.
posted October 22nd, 2010  
i love this!! i had a baby almost 2 months ago (wow, time seriously flies!!), and i know exactly how important and how appreciated your role is!! i honestly don't think i would have survived the first couple weeks without grandma around =) CONGRATS!!!!!!!!
posted October 22nd, 2010  
You do look very happy so I guess you're right...happiness is a tiny baby! New life is very special and reminds us of all our joys! Congratulations again on your grandchild!
posted October 22nd, 2010  
You look so happy and he looks quite content!
posted October 22nd, 2010  
Beautiful - both of you!
posted October 22nd, 2010  
love your expression of total contentment - easy to see why though - very perfect baby!
posted October 22nd, 2010  
Congrats again :) I never had grandparents growing up and that is something I saw all my friends get to experience and that I was sad that I did not get to enjoy. Your husband and you are going to impact your grandson's life more than you know. Congrats and adorable photo! :)
posted October 22nd, 2010  
....and this is wonderful :)
posted October 22nd, 2010  
That little one is adorable
posted October 22nd, 2010  
Yay! There is that sweetface in his Grandma's arms that I have been waiting for! This is SUCH a fantastic shot of you both Louise! It's funny, because I am looking at being an Aunt the same way that you are viewing being a grandmother...in terms of all of the pleasures of loving a baby...but being able to get your sleep and things of that nature. I am loving every minute that I get to spend with Jonah and am really appreciating learning from Brian & Lena with each step that they take to help us learn a little bit more so that we may be as loving and wonderful when we become parents. Congratulations again to you & your beautiful family!
posted October 22nd, 2010  
So nice to once again see your smiling face and this time with your precious grandson Ashton in your arms. this brings back so many wonderful memories and believe me Grandma Louise ( I will only call you that today) you will treasure yours forever.
posted October 22nd, 2010  
I'm SO behind in the times! I am SO friggin' happy for you and yours! Congratulations to the 9 millionth degree! I can't wait to have a baby of my own, though the sleepless nights are not something I look forward to...alllllllthough it will be oh so worth it, as I'm sure it is to your precious little one's mom and dad. BUT Grammy shall be available for mom and dad's nap time, no doubt! :D
posted October 22nd, 2010  
Oh my gosh--I forget how small they are, and mine were both 5 pounds each, so they were small!! What a beautiful photo, Louise. I'm so happy for you.
posted October 22nd, 2010  
congratulations to you and your family, you look very very happy
posted October 22nd, 2010  
i will definitely rake the leaves and jump into it with the kiddos....well, maybe me first 'cause they tend to run away with the leaves and just scatter them all over the place all over again. i just don't know if i'd be brave enough to have someone take a photo of me and post it up =) i'm terribly shy, you know. but come winter, when more than half of my face is covered by my scarf and hat, i'll surely post pics of me making snow angels and snowmen =)
posted October 22nd, 2010  
Absolutly a wonderful photo, although you might look a teeensy bit proud ,
and that you should, even more than a teeensy bit. May the Lord just bless you richly .
posted October 22nd, 2010  
He is precious! Congratulations!
posted October 22nd, 2010  
Louise..thank you for your lovely comment. yes I agree with you...you haven't seen any pictures of this canal.The bay of Lake Simcoe at the south end of the lake has 3 canals and one river is flowing into the lake right here in mddle of town..I will upload a picture of this canal for you as I do have some taken at different times. I'm so pleased that you like to be called Grandma Louise and I'm sure Ashton will come up a name for you that will stick with you..whatever it might be and I'm also sure that you will let us know when the time comes.
posted October 22nd, 2010  
Congratulations on your new little one. I would think that being a grandparent would have a learning curve of its own. Gorgeous picture of both of you.
posted October 23rd, 2010  
Aw!!! Congrats! I love babies!! :)
posted October 23rd, 2010  
Just read about your night out on the town with Sue --- lucky you! :-)
posted October 23rd, 2010  
Beautiful new Grandson! How exciting that he waited to arrive until Grandma made it to town!! I can't wait for that day!
posted October 23rd, 2010  
oh how beautiful , u would be the best grandma ever with all that love u have to give. Congrats to everyone !!! great shot
posted October 24th, 2010  
i love, love, LOVE this photo of you and precious ashton!! just think of all the wonderful memories the two of you will make. grandmothers are so special--both my boys truly enjoy their time with their grandmothers. he is so blessed to have you!
posted October 24th, 2010  
don't worry about commenting, and enjoy showering all your attention on little ashton, before you know it he will be all grown up! :)
posted October 24th, 2010  
He is so tiny! I love this picture of you two. It's so adorable! There is a picture of me and my grandmother when I was just a few days old and yours reminds me so much of it! Enjoy!
posted October 24th, 2010  
awesome
posted October 24th, 2010  
what a lovely photo
posted October 24th, 2010  
ali
ohhhhhh my gosh! perfection.
posted October 24th, 2010  
omggggggg cutie pie that baby is so percious!!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted October 24th, 2010  
Beautifully perfect Louise!
posted October 25th, 2010  
Heartbreakingly touching and joyful and perfect and blessed ...I could go on, but you get the idea: That's the best photo of the best event in the universe.
posted October 25th, 2010  
what a beautiful picture! CONGRATULATIONS Louise! *hugs*
posted October 25th, 2010  
Congratulations Lousie! He's just beautiful.
posted October 26th, 2010  
Congratulations on being Grandparents (again or first time ???) I am so far behind but very excited for you all, and know that when I see a photo like this - I smell the new baby smell, oh I am so green with envy Louise. God Bless him and his Parents and both sets of grandparents. Wonderful Photo.
posted October 29th, 2010  
Sooooo cute :-)
posted November 6th, 2010  
Beautiful & tiny!
posted April 26th, 2011  
Leave a Comment
Sign up for a free account or Sign in to post a comment.