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Introducing Amiyah Jhené aka Mimi

Friday, August 31, 2012

It's been a really long time since I have blogged but I think I finally have a worthy topic. Here she is.

This is Amiyah Jhené. (Ah me ah Jen ay) My first grandchild. She was born Sunday, August 26th at 12:51 am. (8lbs 2oz, 20.5 in) We all think she's pretty cute and getting cuter every day. Clever too! She's already discovered her fingers. Her obvious strength, agility and coordination ensure she will sit up and roll over any time now. (Could her grandmother be a phys. ed. teacher by any chance?)

She's so entrancing it make me want to retire and spend all my time hanging out at my daughter's. My daughter is soooo grateful I must continue to work to ensure a steady flow of the necessities of life. Although..... DD's would be shelter,.... I could afford to eat a lot less anyway..... and who needs new clothes when everyone is looking at the baby. I may have to reconsider the whole retirement thing!

My friend and teaching partner Pam (Godfredsen Photography) took these amazing pictures of her today. They are remarkable considering the model was pretty cranky and less than cooperative. She peed on her! (In such a way that it looked like Pam peed herself. Pretty funny.)I'm guessing Amiyah may have to exclude photographer's model from her list of career choices.

Mother and Child

Grandfather and Child

Grandmother and Child (less than a day old)

I'm really enjoying the whole grandmother gig. Can you tell? lol There is a little uncertainty regarding what the gparents will actually be called. My daughter thinks we should use the Icelandic Amma and Afi. That would make my mother Langamma or great grandmother, a mouthful in English or Icelandic. To simplify I think she should be lamma. She"s unsure. She thinks it might be too easily confused with the Icelandic lumma which means pancake. The debate is on. We have a little while before we decide. I'll let you know how it turns out

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    Congrats Laurie!! She is absolutely beautiful! I hope you have great fun embracing your new grandma role!
    1925 days ago
    Gorgeous pics! As for the grandparent naming....the child may figure out something on her own! When my niece was born my sister would look at pictures of distant family and name all the people...somehow I became Dodin. Not sure how that is related to Catherine...but it has stuck! My mom was "Gramma Lorna" which morphed in baby tongue to Nama Lala for a while and is now usually just LaLa! :)

    She is a beautiful munchkin...have fun being a grandmother! :)
    1925 days ago
    Huh?! I thought I responded to this. I clearly remember emoticon posting some baby lovin' stuff.... Hm... Anyway, these pictures are really amazing. I love them. The mother/baby pic is just lovely. I just love baby pics.

    Congrats and I am sure you are the happiest grandma ever :)

    Many, many blessings to you and your beautiful family.

    Amiyah Jhené is adorable.

    1925 days ago
    What fabulous pictures of a beautiful family!

    Funny that we think we can choose what grandchildren call us! My sister was going to be Grammy but the first grandchild could only manage "Dammy". It stuck for the first three grandkids (from one out-of-town family). Then they tried again to go back to Grammy with the in-town set. The next four grandkids now call her May-May. Of course, her husband (grandpa) got to be "Pops" which all of the kids managed to pronounce perfectly.

    It will be fun to see what she ACTUALLY calls you AFTER you decide what you want to be called. emoticon
    1940 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/30/2012 8:52:59 AM
    Awesome! We are becoming grandmothers together! What fun! I think Amiyah will ultimately decide what you are called. least that's what I've been I have wondered the same thing. Congratulations! She's adorable! And I love all the pictures! Happy Tuesday! Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1996 days ago
    Oh my gosh, she's BEAUTIFUL!!!! Those pictures are amazing, simply gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing. I've looked through them four times already. So beautiful.
    Hey, as long as your mama isn't a llama, it's all good. :)
    Congrats again! What a special little gift.
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    2000 days ago
    WOW, she is so cute! Great photos too! Enjoy this moment Grandma!
    2001 days ago
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    Awwww Mimi how precious emoticon She's beautiful and so is mama. I love the sleeping grandfather & child... we have a few of those pics too!!! And of course my fav is you gazing at your first... you will never be the same Laurie and isn't that wonderful. I think pancake is adorable... congrats to great-grandma too emoticon
    2001 days ago
    Beautiful baby and family
    Interesting name, what is the origin?
    2001 days ago
    emoticon for sharing !
    Beautiful photos !
    2001 days ago
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