Thursday, April 30, 2009

Baby Softness and Bleary-Eyed Jet-Lag.....

Greetings from Bristol, my lovelies! Having a wonderful time....Wish you were here!


If you do come, do bring your woolly coat. Standing in my Florida kitchen, I laughed at GB when he warned me........He couldn't be serious? After all it's almost Summer, Spring at any rate, and therefore warm....ish? Guess who'll be having the last laugh!

I really am having a lovely time. The chattering teeth are a minor distraction. The natives here are absolutely lovely. If I'd been assigned the job of finding a partner for DMS [dear middle son] I couldn't have picked someone nicer than N, whom he found all by himself! And seeing him after four years of not.....well, I don't know what kept me! Maybe the fact that he hadn't yet settled down in something more civilised than batchelor quarters?

And the LB? [Little Bundle-thusly dubbed by his Aunt Lily.] What can I say that

won't make you all jealous of the cuddles and coos,

the little waving arms,

the tiny kicking legs,

the sweet little half smile,

the wise and wondering examination of my eyes and face as I murmur absolute doting nonsense to him,

and, most of all, the new baby softness of him?

Best to say nothing at all.....I wouldn't want to gloat. It wouldn't be very kind.

Back to the weather. I grew up in this kind of weather. How wimpy we become when cossetted by warmth and sunshine!

I was fairly wrecked at the end of the day and eager to curl up in the very cozy looking nest that had been prepared for me. But first, a shamefaced enquiry as to whether there might be a hot water bottle available. There was! And they were even polite enough not to laugh!

I slept like a baby, snug and warm and jet-lagged. I didn't even wake for a four o'clock feeding.... And today, despite the soft drizzle, there were plenty more hugs and snuggles, and walks outside. Everyone walks here, which is one of the things I miss most. And everyone was so friendly and civilized and Britishly polite [of course having a sweet baby with you makes you feel like a rock star anyway! Passing houses with gardens bursting into Spring bloom ,along village-y streets lined with small shops, and more people walking, and talking and riding their bicycles....all so normal....we forget what is normal when we no longer live in such a place.

The result is that I'm once again wrecked and heading nestwards. Forgive me if I sound like a doting grandma......But, as Popeye would say, "I yam what I yam...."

18 comments:

fifi said...

How absolutely lovely!!!
have a wonderful time, and congratulations!

persiflage said...

You sound as though you are just bursting with joy. How lovely to see the baby while he is so young. There's nothing wrong with a hot water bottle, either.

jkhenson said...

Happy congrats on your little bundle. :) Know your cup overflows for that little one. :) Enjoy!! Hugs to you, and safe walks while you're there! :)

peppermintpatcher said...

Get as many warm snuggles as you can. Good for keeping you warm of heart.

Stomper Girl said...

I'm so happy for you that I'm not even going to nag about the fact you forgot to post a photo of you and the LB.

Thimbleanna said...

Oh Molly -- I loved your beautiful words about little LB -- they completely make up for the lack of photo. I'm so excited for you -- and thrilled that you have an internet connection!!!

Julie's journey said...

It all sounds so blissful. Lucky you. Enjoy yourself and feel free to post photos.

Warty Mammal said...

Thank you for the smile. Have a lovely visit with your family, and be sure to relish that "new baby smell"!

meggie said...

Wonderful to read this cosy happy post.

Micki said...

Have a wonderful time, keep warm and congrats on the baby!
What fun!
Micki

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rhubarbwhine said...

It does sound like you are indeed having a glorious time. Enjoy every special minute.

Isabelle said...

Ooooooh. How perfectly wonderful. Sorry, but I am jealous. But happy for you too!

Pauline said...

wonderful! Isn't grandmotherhood - well - grand? enjoy every moment!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Have a simply wonderful time! And post pictures. :) blessings, marlene

heartinsanfrancisco said...

I'm so glad everything is wonderful with you, except for the cold, of course. I can relate. I grew up in a place with serious winter weather and lived in many others, but since moving to California 10-plus years ago I now consider 50 degrees Very Cold.

I so envy you your delightful new grandchild. Imagine how I would feel if you had actually boasted. Please bestow a couple of secret kisses on his smooth and perfect cheek for me, too, while you're at it.

silfert said...

Feel free to brag, I do plenty of my own "Hail Baby" stuff! :D

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

And I am so glad that you Yam.

Congratulations!!!
That's absolutely wonderful news!

Aren't babies the sweetest gift straight from heaven? Really, truly... sigh.

Enjoy every moment, as I know you will, and soak in the land, the people, the alien culture, the perfect loveliness of the baby, your family and friends... and keep it all tucked carefully in your heart, for all too soon you will be back, and all of this will feel like some sweet dream.

XOXOXO

Scarlett & Viaggiatore