Thursday, May 19, 2005

Sweet Dreams

Originally uploaded by BillieS.
Dexter Austin Mercer is 7 weeks old. This was shot last week while I was back in the States for a short visit. He probably weighs close to 12 pounds now. He is a beautiful baby and it is true even if it is his grandmother saying it. He is also a good baby. While he can't sleep through the night yet without waking up to eat, he does seem to know the difference between night and day. He is beginning to communicate with some smiles.

What a delight to hold a new grandchild and nuzzle their little soft cheeks and downy hair. Smell that sweet baby scent. To feel them suddenly sink heavy in your arms when they fall asleep. Even though it is a grandson, you feel the potential and the responsibility.

A precious miracle...the child of your child.

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