Friday, November 06, 2009

First Visit with Grandma and Grandpa!!

Mom, Dad and Norma have been really understanding and supportive of my choice to do 100% of the caring for Hannah when it comes to holding her, changing her and feeding her. They have been a HUGE help keeping mommy going and supporting me in more ways than can be counted....helping to get food from the buffet, schlepping our TON of stuff, running here and there, even cutting my food in a pinch when my hands were full of baby. I could not be more thankful for their help!!

Today is Saturday, day 5 since Hannah has been with me and today my very patient parents and Norma were able to hold Hannah for the first time while I sat nearby. You can tell by the smiles on all 4 faces that they all enjoyed this visit immensely! I will still be doing the lion's share of Hannah's care for attachment reasons but I was happy to share her with them!

Enjoy the pics!!

















49 comments:

  1. Oh man, the smiles all around. You're making me tear up a little over here!!!

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  2. Those are wonderful pictures. The interested eye contact,her curiosity and the easy smiles makes you know that Hannah was well loved and learned to trust people and to view her world as a good place. I think she is mighty pleased with her new forever family. Ya'll look pretty "smitten" with Hannah,too!

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  3. The smiles she is giving her granparents make me melt.

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  4. Oh Catherine...I think you just made their day!

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  5. Hannah is doing wonderful, so happy, full of energy! Love the pictures!
    We are happy to refresh and see a new post!!

    Alyzabeth's Mommy

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  6. Those are some GREAT pictures!!!

    Hannah has some wonderful eye contact.

    I can just imagine how happy your parents are. i am so glad that they have been understanding with the way you chose to parent and work on attachment.

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  7. Those are amazing! Love all the beautiful smiles.

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  8. OH Catherine i'm sitting here with tears flowing....."SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL"!

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  9. So beautiful! I love all the eye contact in the pictures.

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  10. Oh so cute! I love the one of her looking up at both Grandma and Grandpa. They must've been on cloud nine!

    k

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  11. That is one beautiful child. You can see that she is learning to trust you by not being upset when others hold her.
    I love the fuzzy little hair do.

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  12. Oh Catherine these pictures are just so beautiful, I am so completely envious of you , I cant wait to get my Franceska. Again these pictures are priceless especially the one where she is in between your mom and dad looking up, just priceless!

    Love, Kristy

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  13. OMGOSH I love the picture of Hannah between the two of them.

    I am so glad everyone is so supportive of your attachment plan. Right now it is the biggest gift they can give you. It will make Hananh more enjoyable for everyone in the future.

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  14. She adores her grandparents! Wow...she's such happy little dolly. What a gorgeous baby and wow...that's all I can say. It's easy to fall in love with a face like that!

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  15. Oh just love the smiles Hannah has for her grandparents! What a cutie she is. You can tell she's feeling a bit more settled, as she's got a few more smiles to go around. :-)

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  16. I love that picture where she is looking at her grandad, that is gorgeous!

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  17. OH the love on everyone's faces is so glorious.....

    Enjoy!!!!

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  18. I love the way she is studying them. Very intense. She is slowly coming to realize just how many people love her and that is going to be a wonderful thing.

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  19. Warms my heart! What amazing and beautiful pictures. So precious!

    (I'm heading to Disney World tomorrow, so I will make sure to catch up on the rest of your adventure when I get back!!! )

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  20. Beautiful! She knows who loves her and who is going to spoil her rotten I bet!! LOL
    So Beautiful!
    Krista

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  21. Priceless!! Love the ones of her looking into your parent's eyes!
    Blessings, Sandy

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  22. Oh these pics make me cry! What a wonderful family!!!!

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  23. Ah these pictures are ADORABLE! Look how in love she is when them with those HUGE smiles! It's impossible to keep my eyes dry reading your blog :)

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  24. Love all the beautiful smiles, you can just see the love.

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  25. Oh....I've been waiting for these pics!!!!! Tears of joy for your mom and dad. They love you so much Cath...their arms must have been aching the past five days, yet because of their deep love for you they have waited and supported.

    I can't help but think of Prov.13:12, "Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when the desire is fulfilled, it is a tree of life." I see deep roots of love growing in these pics with Grandma and Grandpa. Sooooo precious.

    Love ya Cathy. What a treasured gift you gave your mom and dad today. And look at all the smiles!!!! All your hearts are growing in love.

    Hugs,
    Joy

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  26. Does she look pleased as punch or what! Looks like love all round to me :)

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  27. Congratulations! We have really enjoyed reading about your adoption journey.

    We are going through an adoption right now too. We are waiting for the call letting us know we have been matched.

    Ali
    My God Given Mission Field

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  28. Ahh, nothing like the love of a Grandparent...Hannah is truly blessed...you can see it in Grandma & Grandpa's eyes...I love that...so so sweet!
    Norah

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  29. I love the picture of your mom and dad with Hannah between them:) It brought tears to my eyes!!!
    She is just beautiful and I am so happy for you!!!

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  30. Ooooh look at her getting to know her Grandparents!! That's precious.
    (They look like such lovely, lovely people your folks Catherine. Hannah has such a wonderful new family!)

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  31. Ahhhh!! So wonderful!! Grandparents are the best!!

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  32. OMG!!! You both are blessed! She is just the cutest!!!! I'm so happy for your family!!

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  33. This is so sweet! I did actually have to wipe a tear away. What a special time for Hannah and her Grandma and Grandpa! Makes me even more anxious to be a Grandma (hey, remember I have a 21 year old!)

    :)

    Donna
    Our Blog: Double Happiness!

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  34. Darling pictures with gramma and grampapa, keepsakes. She already knows how to win their hearts..I love it....Gyll ( gramma to Ryleigh)

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  35. Such beuatiful photos, you can feel the love :)

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  36. Oh, love those smiles! I think she likes her grandparents!!!!

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  37. Oh Goodness! Look at her!!

    I think her attachment is going along just fine!

    You are doing a GREAT job!

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  38. Tears of happiness, tears of happiness!! What beautiful photos of the proud grandparents and their granddaughter!

    Jill xo

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  39. Can I join the crowd who are crying and smiling at the same time!!! Oh how precious. It brings back memories of Grandma and Pa holding Daniel ... and knowing what a gap would be in his life without them. I think God placed a "Hannah Heart" in a lot of places to help nurture and love and join with her mommy!! Looks like joy all around!!!! Much love, Japhia

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