Monday, February 23, 2009

Welcome Baby Leah

She's here. Leah Kathryn was born yesterday morning at 5:50 a.m. She weighed 7 pounds 13 ozs and was 20 inches long. She looks just like her big sister Jenna. It's hard to believe her sister Jenna is 2 years old already. We are on our way back to the hospital to see the baby. It's hard to think of her yet as Leah. She's been "the baby" for so long. And it seems like Jenna has been Jenna forever. Watching my daughter-in-law in labor brought back so many memories. I'm thinking about the years ago when I was going through the same pains for Jenna and Leah's Daddy. The pain of childbirth is not foremost in my memory. What stands out were the times I held him in my arms. The little baby sounds he used to make. The way he smelled. The way his skin felt. Every Mother in the world can relate to those memories. This morning, watching Jenna play brought back memories too. We were sitting at her little table coloring. We had a tea party and she fed me a "snack". Those are the memories I have with my own children too. Sitting and coloring by the hour. Reading book after book. Trying to flip through a few pages to cut the story short, only to have them remind me, I had just skipped a page. Precious memories. Those are the ones I will always hold in my heart. I have two of the most beautiful granddaughters in the world. I'm not prejudiced----am I?


Joylene Nowell Butler said...

Big warm congratulations, Katt. That is the most wonderful news.

Kathryn Neff Perry said...

Thanks Joy. She's so cute I can't believe she's my granddaughter!