Saturday, May 12, 2007

Sunday Dinner, May 6, 2007

Surprise!! I'm home! Just in time for Sunday Dinner, too.

I'm open to eating out for this Mother's Day Sunday
Dinner, but if I end up at home cooking, we'll be having spaghetti and meat sauce for our Sunday Dinner.

Before anybody gets all excited thinking that I'm making homemade spaghetti sauce, don't. I bought a big jar of Ragu original sauce and I'm browning some ground beef, then adding the spaghetti sauce. It won't take long to prepare, so I'll make the sauce after I get home from church and boil the pasta. I hate leftover pasta, so I always make it fresh.

That's it. Unless someone brings something else to add to the menu, of course.

So what are your plans? I figure a lot of my readers will be treated to lunch this Mother's Day, but if by chance you're cooking please share your meal plan.
Now you know I didn't come home from Jessica and Jason's without new pictures, so here they are.

Most of them are pretty self-explanatory, I think.

Jessica is breast-feeding Emmy, and she latches onto almost anything if she's getting
hungry. While Jessica was taking a bath today, Emmy woke up hungry. She latched onto my finger as I was comforting her and was content until Jessica could nurse her. Jessica snapped a few pictures for me before she took Emmy to nurse her.

Dad watches his baby girl as Mama nurses Emmy. Are they adorable, or what?!

The next several are of Emmy. She's a big 'un, now ain't she?

Since she sleeps so much right now, it's harder than you might think to catch her with her eyes wide open.

If you ask Jessica, she'll tell you a different story, though. Emmy is eating every 2-4 hours and Jessica isn't getting much sleep. At least not much at a stretch. She's getting 2 or 3 hours here and there. While I was there I managed to get Emmy to sleep about 4 hours straight a few times, but most of the time she's ready to nurse every 3 hours on average.

Since Jessica is nursing, I couldn't help much with feeding Emmy right now, but Jessica will be pumping her breast milk for bottle feeding after she goes back to work. No word on when that might be, but it will be several weeks yet, I'm sure, especially since Jessica had to have a C-section.

Most of Emmy's newborn outfits just swallow her, even the 0-3 months stuff. She has a few outfits that almost fit her and plenty of things to grow into yet.

Would you believe Emmy is already smiling? It's very fleeting and hard to catch, but she is smiling.

Jessica has been taking it pretty easy and keeping her feet up a lot of the time, but she's feeling much better. In fact, she's feeling better every day. She's still really swollen and retaining a lot of fluid, but that should improve daily. She and Emmy have their first checkups on Monday.

You might not be able to guess, but that bundle that Jason is holding is little Emmy. A more doting, loving, involved Daddy you'll never find, I don't think.
All through Jessica's pregnancy Jason has went to high school every morning to get one last credit in English so he can graduate, then worked all afternoon into the evening to support them. I am so proud of him, and I told him so. He has shown such maturity and responsibility. A lot more than even some older men, I have to say. He is a good Daddy already, and has been there for Jessica all through her difficult pregnancy and through her delivery.

Mama loves you, Jason-Bob. :-)

Grandpa likes Emmy a little bit, too. He's
pickled tink over her. Can you tell by his expression in that picture? I'm thinking besotted might be the word I'm looking for here.

Lamar likes babies, but he can't wait until Emmy's
big enough to push in her stroller. He took Jessica for walks all over town in her stroller when she was tiny, and friends still talk about it when we see them around town.

It won't be long before Emmy is that big! I
told Jessica and Jason they'd better enjoy her now, because they'll turn around and Emmy will be starting school, then she'll be graduating, then married before they know it!

I remember my Mama and the older folks talking about how much faster time flies as you get older, but I never understood it when I was younger. Now I really do understand it, and it is so true.

This last picture is one of my favorites so far.

I had big plans for a Mother's Day post, but Emmy's arrival kind of threw a monkey wrench in the works. A very welcome monkey wrench, I must say.

Next to my first Mother's Day after Jessica arrived, I have to say that this will be the best Mother's Day I've ever had. Thank you, Jessica and Jason, for being loving and responsible parents, and choosing life for my Emmy.

Thank you from the bottom of this Grandma's heart for my Emmy.

Mama loves you, Jessica and Jason. And Grandma loves you, Miss Emmy.

I love you, Lamar. I don't tell you that enough, I know, babe.

Once again, I want to wish everyone a very happy and blessed Mother's Day.

May God richly bless you by meeting all your needs, and may you have enough to share.

I am blessed beyond anything I deserve this Mother's Day.


zzop357 said...

Happy Mothers day Joe!!!
And many more I hope.Emmy's a little doll.I think Jessica and Jason did good.
Love you Sister

Myrna said...

Happy Mother's Day Diane and Jessica! Emmy m ust be smiling because she is so loved!
Sunday Dinner--My son and dil are brining lunch to our house. I don't know what it will be! But having E Girl and her brother here (and of course their parents) is always a treat for us.

Big Mama said...

Emmy is just beautiful. Her skin is gorgeous. I know you're so proud of her.

Happy Mother's Day, Diane. Y'all are blessed.

Granny said...

She's just beautiful. Happy Mother's Day to you and Jessica.

momteacherfriend said...

Happy Mother's Day Diane!
What a beautiful family!
I know you are proud of them. As you should be.

Tell Jessica Happy Mother's Day as well.

Susie said...

What an absolutely perfect Mother's Day gift! She will be the one that keeps on giving :)
I know you wish your Mom could see her. You and I both know she does see her and is smiling down with joy and pride!!
I got very misty eyed when I saw the love on your face, because I know (as does every Grammy) just how you feel.
It's hard to put into words into one experiences it.
Sunday dinner for us: Our daughter is preparing the meal, so I'm not sure what it will be. We'll be together, and for me, that's all that matters.
Love and ((hugs))

Lynne said...

What great pictures, especially the last one of you and Emmy.

Happy Mother's Day to you and Jessica.

Rachel said...

What a precious baby!! You can see the love in the pictures of the two of you!! Yes, she is a wonderful Mother's Day gift!!

Happy Mother's Day to you and Jessica!

Dick said...

Your family is enjoying a perfect Mother's Day. Emmy is a beautiful baby.

Our dinner today will be at a local steak house for an early dinner at 4:30, then we are off to one of the casinos for a live show with the singer, Glen Campbell.

Morning Glory said...

Every one of these pictures is a treasure. I especially like the one of Emmy's eyes wide open (she looks like she's trying to smile in it), and the last one of you and Emmy. What a wonderful Mother's Day celebration!

Greeneyes said...

Happy GRANDmothers day Diane !LOL
what a wonderful one indeed , you are truly blessed and easy to see you are thankful ,you deserve it all ! Wonderful pic , I love them all esp the last one of you and Emmy , touching ....

I am so happy for you all and look forward to see this sweet child grow before our eyes ,if you feel like sharing ,somehow I believe you will,hope you will .
Please give emmy a snuggle for me , mmmmmm I can almost smell that baby smell , (sniffing deeply ) baby powder and lotions ,OH MY !makes me want to have one myself !!almost !!
Get well wishes for Jessica , hang in there , you'll be up and running soon , Congrats and Happy 1st Mothers day Dear .


Barb said...

You deserve all this and more, Diane. The love you feel for your family shines through in this post. I can't begin to say which photo is my favorite but I'm thinking it might be that last one, the one where you look like you can't stand that baby. LOL

Happy Mother's Day to you and Jessica. Monkey wrenches happen, don't they? That's OK...monkey wrenches actually come in mighty handy sometimes.

I love that you're a grandma!

Barb said...

Oops. Forgot. Amazingly, I'm making spaghetti, too. It's simmering away on my stove.

Jen said...

Happy Mothers Day Diane and Jessica
pleased to Emmy is breastfeeding well
Emmy is beautiful
good on Jessica for taking it easy

Lyndy said...

Emmy is just beautiful and what a special Mother's Day for you and Jessica. Great pictures...babies are such a blessing.

Love and Hugs, Lyndy

Dawn said...

I'm so glad you got to post today! What a nice surprise. I love love love the pictures. Those grandpas can sure come in handy!!

We had a big meal today. Everything was simple, except cutting the ribs apart. I'd never done that before and don't think I'll do it again. My mom and dad were here, as well as both kids, spouses, and grandkids. So it was a good day. But I did end up doing the dishes and most of the cooking. It was all good, though!

Congratulations, Grandma Diane!

Kev and I finally both finished Part 8.

Andrea said...

Nothing like a new, precious baby to remind us of all our blessings, right? Thank you for sharing your pictures. She's a cutie!

Happy Mother's Day to you, Grandma! :)

Merle said...

Hi Diane ~~ A lovely post for Mother's Day and wonderful photos.
Emmy is so beautiful and looks so
cute with her eyes wide open, but my favorite is the last one of you and the baby. Pure love, that will grow and grow. Your Spaghetti sounded nice. One of my sons and his wife were here and I served them roast chicken dinners, which we all enjoyed. Thanks for the wishes for Mother's Day and I think you had the very best of all.
And so did Jessica, glad she is doing so well. Take care, Love, Merle.

Eleanor said...

Aww, what a beautiful post. Thanks so much for sharing all of the pictures and your thoughts. Emmy is so beautiful, and seeing the new family together really brings a tear ... or ten ... to the eye! This was all meant to be, obviously. :) And Jason, if you're reading this, I just want to tell you that you're an amazing young man. The world needs many, many more like you!

As for Sunday dinner, it was lasagna, Italian olive bread, salad, and apple pie. All lovingly prepared by my daughter and husband as a Mother's Day treat. How lucky am I? :)

Sister said...

Happy Belated Mother's Day, Diane! Emmy is just beautiful...
Aunt Sister

Linda said...

You've had a very special Mothers' Day Diane. I love the pictures. What a sweet little bundle.

Maxine said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful Mother's Day present! The best there can be!

PEA said...

That sweet little baby is so very lucky to have been born into such a loving family...that picture of you and Emmy (the one you said was your favourite so far) brought a lump to my throat...what a cherished moment that was!! You and Jess couldn't have asked for a better Mother's Day:-)Love ya girl! xoxo

Meow said...

Oh, Diane, what a wonderful, wonderful post. Emmy is such a cutie, and you all look quite besotted.
Hope your Mothers Day was wonderful.
Take care, hugs, Meow

Jeanette said...

What a perfect Mothers day for you Dianne and Jessica, And Emmy is absolutely gorgeous, I love the Photo with you hold Emmy near your face.

Lisa said...

She was a great Mother's Day gift, that's for sure! I miss those newborn days...she's so sweet and tiny. Love the pictures, Diane!

cassie-b said...

Congratulations! And I thought my flowers were a great gift. Thanks so much for sharing the pictures. I just love new babies.


"Early Bird" said...

My Mamaw always told me I was the best Mother's Day present a Mamaw could have...looks like you are enjoying the same!!

Anonymous said...

Well you have quite the family...All looks so happy. That baby is beautiful my friend.
Happy Belated Mother's Day.

Congratulations once again.


Sandy said...

Diane...You got the best Mother's Day gift anyone could wish for. Emmy is adorable!!!

Dawn said...

Thanks for stopping by in the midst of your joy and busy time! I hope the week is going well and that Jessica is healing well and feeling good.

kittyhox said...

Oh my stars in heaven, what a precious baby. You are so blessed!


thordora said...

Just popping by from Granny's to say congrats! She looks lovely, and you obviously have a lot to be proud of. :)

The Joy Of Being A Gran said...

Hi Diane,
I stppped in fron Susie's Space to Congratulate you on your most wonderful Mother's Day gift ever. What a beauty she is! The last photo is my favorite. It reveals a very BLESSED Grandmother. I think that being a Grandmother is the most wonderful thing that happens to mothers. : )

kansasrose said...

That is the prettiest baby girl ( besides my own but I am biased) I have beheld in a long long time...she is just beautiful and so wide/bright eyed and the loveliest skin tone. She even has that sweet little smile that a baby has when they KNOW they are adored and loved beyond measure and this child most certainly is....Happy Happy Mother's day to all and what a precious gift from God. xxx000all my love, Jen

Autumn said...

I read over at Rock Rebel Granny that your daughter had her baby and I wanted to come by and say Congrats. She is really a pretty baby! Best wishes to al of you