Friday, May 25, 2007

Emmy Pictures & More Gifts

Can you believe it's Friday already? I can hardly believe it, but my calender assures me that it's so.

On Thursday Lamar and I rode the Sr. Citizen's van to Jonesboro to visit with Jessica and Emmy for a few hours. I took several pics to share with y'all.

Most of them are self-explanatory, I think.

Jessica and Emmy are doing very well, although due to a medication that Jessica was taking she had to stop breast feeding Emmy. The medication made Jessica's milk start drying up so Emmy is taking formula all the time now and she seems to be well satisfied with it.

I gave Emmy a bottle while I was there and she took about 2 ½ ounces at that feeding. Jessica says that at times she takes a full 4 ounces in one feeding which is a healthy amount for a 2 week old infant. Jessica started out feeding Emmy then I finished feeding her so Jessica could do a few things.

Jessica is hoping to go back to work in a few weeks if her doctor agrees. It's looking like I will be taking care of Emmy for a few hours, several days a week if Jessica works part-time. If she goes full-time another lady may be keeping Emmy most of the time. It's still a little early yet and things may change. We'll just have to wait and see.

Jason graduates from high school Friday night and Lamar and I plan to go if everything works out so we can. We plan to ride with Lamar's Mom but she's been sick so there's a possibility she may cancel out on us. I really want to be there to support Jason and be there for him.

I am so proud of him for finishing school along with working to support his family. He
has shown a lot of maturity in the last year, more than many men older than him.

I want to get pictures of his graduation if I can get a good place to sit with a good view
for pictures. If we get to go we're planning on getting there early so we can get seats. Jason says that it's a small gym and it's usually standing room only so I suppose we'll do the best we can.

One of the reasons Lamar and I made the
trip to see Jessica and Emmy is that Lamar is leaving on Monday for Texas to see his Dad and brother and friends in Dallas/Fort Worth. Grandpa needed an Emmy fix before he left for a week or so.

Grandma was beginning to have withdrawals herself. I hadn't seen Emmy and Jessica for almost a week. I can tell that Emmy has gained weight and grown in that short time. Babies grow and change so fast when they're so young! Blink and you
miss something, and I'm not exaggerating very much.

As of this moment we have no particular plans for this weekend or Memorial Day. For one thing Lamar is leaving Monday morning so he won't be here anyway.

Just on the offchance that you haven't figured it out yet, my bunch tends to do things on impulse at the last minute. Occasionally we'll plan something a little ahead, but generally we're laid back and take things as they come.

The mailman brought another surprise on Thursday, but I'll save that for another post later on Friday or Saturday. I think I've rambled enough for one post.

I hope everyone has a great Friday and a wonderful holiday weekend.
Blessings to all my dear friends and family.


zzop357 said...

Emmy looks like you Diane,She is darker than you were.I remember you had blond hair that stuck up.
I bet you have missed all of them.
I 'd like to hold her and talk to her. She's a cutey.
Talk to you later,
Love you Sister.

Barb said...

What a pretty baby. I love the photo of her looking up at Lamar.

Sounds like everyone's doing really well. Jessica looks great.

I think being laid back and just taking things as they come is the way to go. Heck of a lot better than living in the midst of constant chaos because all your careful plans go haywire. LOL

Not that I know anything about THAT!

You all look great - it's nice to know everyone is doing so well. The hard part is over so now the fun begins. I hope you get to take care of her some - this is just the sweetest time and it goes by so quickly.

Have a great weekend, my friend. And safe trip to Lamar.

"Early Bird" said...

She'll fill out quick on daughter let people stress her out about the formula but sometimes BF can't be done!
Have a happy and safe weekend ya'll!!

Clemntine said...

LOVE the photos! I'm so glad everyone is doing so well, and congratulations to Jason for completing high school. That can't have been easy, with all the other concerns in his life, but it is so important for his family and their future. Way to go, Jason!

Susie said...

Emmy looks like she's thriving! Can't get over her cuteness!
I know what you mean about needing that baby fix when you're a Grammy.
You just can't help yourself!!
Congrats to Jason. Well done!
love and ((hugs))

Morning Glory said...

Emmy has such beautiful eyes!!

Kristen said...

She is such a beautiful baby Diane!! Absolutely precious! And four ounces is FANTASTIC for a wee one like her! You look like a proud, doting Grandma! Thanks for the pictures!

Mountain Mama said...

Oh Diane I know how wonderful it feels to hold your little grandbaby tight in your arms. Your lovely smile certainly reveals what you are feeling. Emmy is a darling little one. Her eyes look very dark, is she going to be brown eyed?

I hope you can get a good seat at the graduation.
My granddauughter is graduating college next month, I hope to get some pictures too.
Have a wonderful weekend dear, and just keep on enjoying that sweet baby.

kansasrose said...

Oh Diane...Emmy is just gorgeous and is flourishing with all this love being poured on her. Beautiful photos hon! Hats off to Jason! What a good and FINE young man he is! Congrats to him. Have a wonderful and peace filled holiday weekend my friend! Love to you and all your precious family, Jenxxxooo

Greeneyes said...

Oh what lovely photos Diane , I love them , Emmy seems to have gotten a litlle bigger , yep blink and boom they change on you !!
Jessica looks so wonderful too , hope she is coming along as well .

I must tell you Diane GrandMother Hood agrees with you , you are simply glowing in the pics where you are holding Emmy esp the first one , absolutley beautiful the two of you , wonderful and thanks for sharing.I really enjoy it .
And congrats to Jason , well done on all accounts !
Squishy Hugs Clubs
Miss G.

Dawn said...

She has really grown! She is doing really well. Formula is good stuff these days, though expensive! Kristen did one each way.

Have a good week-end! Lots of randomness out there in blogland today.

Linda said...

What precious pictures Diane. They do grow so fast, don't they? I'm so glad she is and Jessica are doing so well. I can tell how proud you are of Jason. He really is doing a good job.
We're rather last-minute too. We have a forecast of nothing but rain for the weekend - so if we do anything it won't be outdoors!!
Have a blessed weekend Diane.

PEA said...

Look at how bright eyed she already is...she's adorable!! Just in the two weeks since her birth I can see a huge difference in her! Congrats to Jason...I do hope you can make it to his graduation, he certainly is a young man to be proud of. Safe trip to Lamar...the way Emmy is looking at him in that one picture is precious!! xoxo

Jen said...

this week certanity does seem to have gone fast
congratulations to Jason
safe travels for Lamar
Emmy is beautiful

RennyBA said...

There is so much happiness in this post Diane - I really red it with joy and the pictures was a great documentation too!
Wishing you a lovely weekend and a great Memorial Day too:-)

Lyndy said...

Diane, She is just beautiful. I love picture where Jessica is feeding Emme and Larmar is looking at them with so much love. He is one proud he should be.

Love and Hugs, Lyndy