I have not updated recently because I have been preoccupied with the birth of our first grandchild. Charlotte Hope Perkins, was born around 9:30 PM on Friday, December 7. Roughly 21 inches long and just under 9 pounds.
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She came home with her parents on Sunday, but was back in the hospital on Monday afternoon with Jaundice. She came home again on Wednesday and is settling in with her parents. We will see her again in a week or so, but it was hard for both of us to leave her on Wednesday.
For some reason I never thought much about being a grandparent, but when I held her on Sunday morning, we became fast friends. In the hospital Gerri, worked with Jen on feeding the baby and I was able relieves mom and grandma to hold her when she got fussy. At just under 9 pounds, when you think about it, she was a big baby, but when you hold her 9 pounds in your arms she is very small.