Yesterday, September 1, 2011 at 12:13pm, my daughter Meghann gave birth to her beautiful daughter Gabriella Grace. Dad Brian is over the moon; mom's tired as all get out after a 32-hour labor that ended in the cesarean birth of a 9 pound 10 ounce angel... story another day.
I was overwhelmed with joy at meeting my first grandchild.
One advantage of having a former La Leche League leader, midwife, doula for a mama is being able to get a baby nursing even when mom's napping/groggy after the birth.
Look at this child! Is she not the most beautiful new baby you've EVER seen?!? (Your own children notwithstanding, of course. laughing)
No grandma could be prouder of her child. Meghann and Brian were so amazing, so beautiful during labor. It was an enormous honor to be invited into their sacred space. An experience that zoomed to the top of one of my best days on this earth.