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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Dissecting A Baby

Women.  I don't get them.  Even though I've been married to a lovely one for almost 35 years.

You see, women get all gushy over babies.  Marti couldn't wait to see Corey and Amanda's baby, Anabelle after she was born yesterday.  Causing our marathon run from South Carolina to New Jersey the past two days.

We arrived at Corey's house in NJ and parked in the driveway (moochdocking) for a couple of days until the nearby FamCamp opens this Sunday.  We met up with Amanda's mom and dad (Mike and Vickie) and drove over to the hospital to see our new arrival.

The oohing and ahhing began.  After a few minutes of passing Anabelle from grandparent to grandparent, the baby dissection began.  Marti and Vickie started comparing notes.

"Her nose looks like a Dahl nose" or "She has her uncle Chris'  (Amanda's brother) shaped face".  Then began a litany of each body part being dissected off the baby and listing which relative that part resembled.

To me, she looks just like a baby, a cute one. 7 lbs, 15 ounces, 20 inches of cuteness.

Grandma Vickie and Anabelle.

Even I was trusted enough to hold her.

Corey, Amanda and Anabelle, the "after" picture.

"Pa, when are you taking me to Disney World?"

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  1. I can certainly understand the ohhh and ahhh too!! She's not just a baby. She's your grandbaby and she's such a beautiful baby!! Her coloring is perfect for being a newborn. CONGRATULATIONS to all of you. You've all done a great job on putting those body parts where they should be. She'll be a beauty!

  2. Awwww! Definitely 7 lbs, 15 oz. of cuteness. Sweet little Anabelle is just as precious as can be!

  3. What a cutie! Definitely worth all that hectic driving:)

  4. Wow, she's just adorable. Paul, you look just a little nervous holding that gorgeous bundle of joy!

  5. Now that is one really cute baby. Love that last picture of her.

  6. All the parts are PERFECT!! What a precious little girl. No doubt she will have Grandpa wrapped around her little finger;o)))

  7. SO cute!! :) How wonderful that you are able to be there and spend some time with the new little addition!

  8. A cutie to be sure. Once again, congratulations to all.

  9. She is just adorable! I bet she can't wait for that first trip in the Journey :)

  10. Don't know who she looks like but she is a cutie. Congratulations!

  11. She's beautiful! Congratulations to all!

  12. What a cutie! She's so alert too. Most newborns just want to close their eyes and sleep. Was someone pinching her toe? :)

  13. What a cutie! Definitely worth every mile of the drive to hold the Grandbaby!

  14. Everybody looks SO happy! What a great occasion. Beautiful baby!! But then look at her parents! Good genes I'd say. When will the family be going home?

  15. She looks like 'annabelle'! cute and congrats to the whole family!..another pretty little girl to spoil!!

  16. butterbean carpenterMarch 22, 2012 at 5:15 PM

    Howdy g-Ma&g-Pa
    I really have to agree with g-pa,
    Paul SHE LOOKS LIKE A BEAUTIFUL NEWBORN BABY to me.. Although I'll bet she's a water baby, maybe a swabbie!! NOOO, MARTI DON'T SHOOT!

    I'm just glad she's here, OKAY,
    and everybody's HAPPY!!!

  17. Too Cute!!! and they really let you hold her.....thats scary!!!

  18. That last picture is cute enough to be a baby MODEL!!!!

    We have two new grandsons due in a few weeks, so maybe we could betroth her to one of them????

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard