Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Indulge Me ~ Please!

Hello, Dear Ones!! I've missed you so much but I've been busy! :)

I know you probably do not enjoy baby filled posts but I ask if you'll just indulge me a little! I'm new at this Grand Mother stuff and I just have to show you my little grand daughter.

Isn't she the cutest little thing?

Snug as a bug. I giggled when I read one of your comments, my sweet friend Mona from Wsprsweetly of Cottages asked "Where's the pink?" Well, we didn't know if we had a little girl or a little boy so all of her clothes were generic. But never fear...Grand Mother brought lots of pink but unfortunately, she'll have to grow into them. :)

Mr. Precious is in hog heaven too!

Three generations...I love this stuff!

Little angel!!

Perfect in every way! Thank you God!

Mirror mirror on the wall...who's the sweetest one of all? Was there ever any question? :)

Magic carpet ride. Wait where is Carter?

There she is! All buckled up for safety.

Sweet pea in a pod!

Girls are always concerned about their weight!

See why I've been so busy? I just can't help myself.

Please know I've read all of your precious comments - yes, every one of them. If you don't hear from me ~ just be patient because I'll get there eventually. Because you see I'll be doing this..

...and this!

Dear Ones I would like to ask for prayer one more time for little Carter. She's doing well, but had her first checkup today and she is not gaining weight as fast as she should. I know she's very new to nursing and is learning how to do it properly. My daughter was just so upset and I would love you to say a prayer for her too. She's trying so hard at new motherhood.

I know all is well. I think I'll slip little Carter some candy and a bit of ice cream! That's pack on the pounds don't you think? Now, you really know I'm kidding.

Thank you so much for being my sweeties. I appreciate you so much. You have stuck with us through thick and thin. I ask God to richly bless each of you.

You are my bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Baby Mine
Baby mine, don't you cry
Baby mine,
Dry your eyes

Rest your head close to my heart

Never to part, baby of mine

Little one, when you play

Don't you mind what they say

Let those eyes sparkle and shine

Never a tear, baby of mine
If they knew sweet little you
They'd end up loving you too

All those same people who schooled you

What they'd give just for the
right to hold you
From your head down to your toes

You're not much, goodness knows

But you're so precious to me

Sweet as can be, baby of mine

~sung by Alison Krauss


  1. What a sweetheart...enjoy and take in every moment, smell, noise you can...Tell Mom to hang in there, we all felt that way in the beginning, it is so overwhelming!

  2. Oh boy, it's a girl! Congratulations you your whole family. She's so darling. I'm so happy for you. Being a grandparent is the best job ever!

  3. She's just gorgeous Sheila!!! And I for one love baby posts! Don't worry too much about her weight, nursing babies do gain a little slower but they are healthy and usually don't become fat babies. My little sister has nursed her Chloe for almost a year now and she's getting tuckered from it, but Chloe is just the healthiest baby! Congrats Again, Cindy

  4. Sheila, she is so sweet and pretty. I just found out my daughter is pregnant and due in October. She miscarried last year so we pray this one goes all the way. I will keep little Carter in our prayers, too.


  5. I love the three generations picture especially. Carter is just precious! My prayers are with baby and Mom both. You are a radiant grandmother Shelia. My heartfelt congrats.

  6. Hi Shelia! Isn't it wonderful? She's sooo beautiful! I know you are in heaven! My grandson lost weight at the first visit, but he's 5 weeks old now and has gained it back plus 2 pounds! It's just a little slow at first! Happy grandmothering!...hugs...Debbie

  7. Indulge any time with precious Carter! We will be praying that she will gain some weight very soon!

  8. Wonderful pictures! Thank you for sharing your joy!!!


  9. Oh Grandma.... You just bring on those pictures!!!!! I am loving each and every one of them. She is just a doll and look at her already taking pictures in the Mirror. Just like her Granny Ha! I love it!
    You know I will be praing for that precious baby and her Mom. Please tell her that same thing happened to me. Some babes just take a bit longer but she will get there.
    Now dont you worry about us....we will be right here waiting for more pictures and cute stories for you to tell. ((((hugs))))) Susie

  10. Man is she ever cute...
    She'll start gaining weight once you stop making her work out for all these "Photo shoots"!!!!!!

    I think she's just exhausted from her Grammys Photo sessions!Lol

    She is a beautiful little one...
    I'll pray for sure....
    sometimes it just takes a little bit for everything to get rolling...

    Love to you and your daughter and new one!
    xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings..

  11. Hi Shelia,
    Little Carter is such a beautiful baby! I love the photo of three generations of beautiful girls.
    I think it is hard to relax the first time around with nursing but it gets easier as the days go by and Mama and baby get the hang of it.
    I remember going to my daughters last year and on her second day home she cried and said I can't do this but here she is a year later and still nursing little Lila!
    It did take Lila a little longer to gain as well.
    Take care,

  12. I don't know how I've missed this...congratulations and what a beautiful little girl. She looks like her Mommy and Grandmommy. Please continue to update us with photos!!!

  13. Oh, what a precious little princess. Now we can't have the little angel deprived from grandma's loving. Don't you worry a bit about blogging. That little sweet pea is going to be a teenager driving in the blink of an eye. I panicked with both my babies and gave into the bottle. You're all in my prayers, but I'm sure she'll be just fine.

  14. She's as pretty as a picture!!!!!

  15. I dulge me anytime...I am one of those that can get drunk on babies....Nothing I love better.....

    And your pictures are wonderful...and your package is on its way.....


  16. She will be fine, S. My dil has 4, and the first it was the will happen...try not to worry...
    What a beautiful post! The generations..the baby..just magic!

  17. She is beautiful, and already a future bathroom diva! I spent the whole afternoon today with my 13-year-old granddaughter, and it was just as much fun as the day she was born. Take care, Sally

  18. Such a beautiful post with the sweetest pictures. Your a natural Grandmother and your beautiful daughter a natural Mother. Congrats to you all. Treasure every moment.

  19. I'M SO HAPPY THAT YOU ARE SO HAPPY!!!enjoy her every minute,she is just so precious and so perfect..congratulations my dear friend..

  20. Shelia, she is just beautiful. Carter looks like a little doll to me. She's so tiny! We forget how little babies are...don't we?

    I will pray for her to gain weight and thrive. I'll also pray for your daughter. Being a new mom is the hardest and most wonderful job of all. I'm glad you are there to help her.

  21. you all are beyond words....
    so lovely!

    to be sure, prayers and then some!!!

  22. Now, Shelia, you don't want her having too much 'junk in her trunk' at this early age ... chuckle!

    What a beauty lil' Miss Carter ... when I saw all the non-pink I assumed that you all didn't know ahead of time ... but she sure looks gorgeous in these darling outfits & designs ... a living model, she is.

    Enjoy her ... time will flit quickly & she'll be graduating before you know it.

    Blessings ~
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

  23. Shelia, I've been checking in regularly, anxiously awaiting more photos and I was thinking, "Man! What's taking her so long to show us more photos?!" (teehee) I, for one, love seeing grandbaby photos. Remember, I'm vicariously experiencing being a grandmother through you so lots of photos are welcomed. :D

    Seriously, she's a sweetheart. I'm so very happy for you.

  24. She is so precious! Thanks for sharing her with us! Don't worry about replying, we understand.

    Enjoy your beautiful little one!


  25. She is the sweetest! Who doesn't love pics of a new little babe!? What great photos, too! Enjoy every moment!

  26. Love the pics, especially the one of her and the mirror!

  27. Oh Shelia...if she isn't the most perfect "newborn" ever! She looks exactly like one of those darling new born dolls. Perfection!!
    Your photo's of her are wonderful. You can almost smell the sweet baby smell that I remember so well.
    Love and hugs...and enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!!

  28. Oh Sweet Shelia... she is beautiful no matter what color she has on... The reflection picture was just precious!!! Hopefully she will latch on soon to mom and if not that's why they make bottles... It doesn't mean anything. Both my daughters had a hard time with breast feeding. Love all yoour photos... Have fun with Little Miss Sweetness!!!

  29. She really IS gorgeous Shelia. Enjoy your time of hugging and kissing.

  30. Hello Granny...the first one will always be a little special....just can't be helped....I still remember and that was 16 years I have one 7 months...they are all special in their own ways.God Bless You All Trish

  31. She is sooooooo beautiful!! She looks a very contented baby so I am sure the weight is nothing to worry about. There is so much nutrient in breast milk.

    Best wishes to you all and we all look forward to seeing photographs of her as she grows up.

    God bless, Jackie in UK.

  32. Enjoy your time as a grandma, Shelia!
    She is lovely!

    I'll pray.
    God bless all of your family generation!

  33. aww she is so precious.. we miss you but its ok since you are on such a special mission. I will however have to try to duplicate her in my forever way:-) I know I'll only get close to a resemblance as one can not duplicate perfection and of course thats what Carter is.
    Enjoy every single moment.

  34. precious!! Congrats Sweetie!! Know we're praying!


  35. Oh Shelia, she's just so beautiful! And did you even realize that was her first diva shot in the mirror? Yay!

    I love that picture of just your face and Carter. So precious.

    She is a tiny little thing and nursing can be SO hard at first. Tell your daughter not to stress too much. It's OKAY if she has to supplement with formula for a bit.

    Btw... Mr. Precious has gorgeous teeth!

    Justiney :o )

  36. Well...hello there, Grandma!

    Ohhh Sheila...your little Carter is just as precious as she can be! Sooo very perfect in every way! Yes...a precious and perfect gift from God!!! I just loved seeing all of your photos...its a Grandma's right, you know! Hehe! Congratulations, my dear sweet lady!!! And...a warm and hearty congratualtions to your daughter and son-in-law too (I don't want to forget them!) Hehe! You know, I just love the photo of Carter looking into the mirror...that's too cute!!!

    Well Darlin', I have already said a prayer for little Carter and mama too! I don't think it's so unusual for Carter to have lost a little weight...all three of my babies did that! I just know that everything is FINE!!! Thank you so much for sharing that precious baby granddaughter with's such an honor, Sheila!!!

    Warmest wishes and many blessings to Carter and her family!!!

    Love ya,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  37. OMGosh...she is so beautiful..I could just flat kiss her skin off.
    And..YOU !!!..what a pretty grandmother you have become, just almost overnight!! :-)
    I put Carter's photo on my sidebar the day you left to go meet her. After all, we all want beautiful things showing up on our all important SIDEBAR...!!
    xo bj

  38. Carter is absolutely BEAUTIFUL and you are just glowing! You can post as many pictures as you want of that precious baby! I think it is normal for babies to lose a bit of weight after they are born but I will send up a prayer that she starts gaining. I'm sure the new mama is doing just fine.♥

  39. Carter is absolutely precious! Your daughter looks just like you :)
    enjoy your time with them!

  40. Well, your litle Carter is just so beautiful!!! Even though she is not mine, I can just melt looking at that sweet baby face. You are going to have so much fun, you can't begin to imagine!!!
    My best to all three generations!!!
    and prayers

  41. Oh sweet friend, she is such a beauty! Yell daughter that getting the nursing going is harder that the birth...but it will be worth it! (Ijust got home from have some surgury and am kind of out of to uou soon)

  42. Hi Sheila,
    Oh your grandbaby is just beautiful! It's so hard to not just stare at this at that age! Beautiful pictures.

  43. Hi Sheila
    She truly is absolutely beautiful. Keep the cute pictures coming.
    Love & prayers

  44. God bless you all.
    Said a prayer!

    Shelia, your little Granddaughter is precious!!!
    The pictures are so sweet and I enjoy seeing B a b y Pics.
    You look so pretty as a Grandma!

    Have a great week,

  45. She is so beautiful Shelia! I'll say a little prayer for her and her Mommy.

  46. WHO doesn't like baby posts? She is beautiful! Our twins didn't gain weight fast at first either -- tell her to just hang in there -- I know that you and Mr. Precious are over the moon with that precious, precious little girl!

  47. HELLO!! Grandma ha ha!! Oh Pickle she is just beautiful my friend...and you look so happy I'm so glad for all of you girl and you know prayers are coming your way my Dear friend...Lets us know how it goes...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  48. What a precious darling...she is just exquisite!
    I am praying that she will soon gain weight, and her mommie will be completely happy.

  49. Oh Shelia Carter Ashlan is just beautiful. Don't apologize for plastering her precious pictures at all! I have eight of the little darlins' and if another was born tomorrow I'd have pictures plastered all over my blog. As a grandma you have braggin' rights ya know.

    Enjoy that little doll, sniff that new baby smell and enjoy every moment of her babyness. Ya'll have plenty of time to flood her in pink.

    Have a fun~filled day overflowing with blessings from above!!!

  50. She is so beautiful! Congradulations!! I know you are all enjoying her. She's just precious!! Kristen

  51. Oh Sheila! I can't remember when I have grinned so wide!! I came here and saw not only little Carter but you and your daughter and Mr. Precious all gleaming with love for this precious child. What a handsome family she has been born into. God has blessed this child so don't you worry about her weight one bit. This happens, but she will be gaining plenty of weight without that ice cream.:):) I held a teeny tiny baby the other day that was 2 months old and only weighed 7 pounds and the precious angel is doing fine.She only weighed 2 pounds at birth...can you imagine? I am so happy for you and your family Sheila! Don't worry about posting baby pictures....BRING THEM ON!! Oh...and I will difinitely pray for Carter and your family too.

  52. Dear Grandma Shelia -
    Congrats on such an adorable granddaughter!! She is so precious! Such beautiful rose petal lips she has... perhaps those of a singer... I can just hear the two of you singing together, one of my favorite things to do with my sweetie girls.
    I will add darling Carter on to my prayer list on my sidebar. So many moms have the same problems your daughter is experiencing, lots of times with the first baby.

    Have loads of fun with your sweetie!! Big grandma hugs, Sherry

  53. Oh my! she is just so adorable. I wish I could snuggle with her. I love how wonderful babies smell. And they have the softest skin. What a beautiful blessing, and yes, Alison Krauss sings it like it is.

  54. Oh Sheila, I missed your wonderful announcement of your beautiful granddaughter. This post just has me smiling like a cheshire cat. She really is pretty and you are the sweetest grandmother. I love the three generations photo and Mr. precious holding his new granddaughter. Prayers and blessings are asked for mommy and baby. It is all new for the first one, but I know they will do fine.

    I have been on a bloggy break and then an unexpected stay in Fl. for 10 days. No time for my computer so I am so happy to read about the new arrival. I am in FL. now visiting my grands. I do know how you are enjoying that precious baby girl. I adore her name. Carter Ashlan is a very special name for a very special sweetie. Yep, a sweetie already. Smile!

    Love and hugs to you all, xoxo, Jeanne

  55. must be psychic! I came over to see if you were a nana yet, and (YAY!) you are! Congrats! Don't worry about little Carter, she will learn to eat. We all did! :) That nursing is tough. I'm so glad to be done w/ that. Tell your daughter to hang in there. I said you must be psychic b/c I was wondering where the pink was & how soon it would be before you had her picture made in the mirror, and you answered both! Congrats again! Isn't it hard to believe a baby can be so small? It won't last long, trust me. She'll be into everything before you know it! Emjoy!

  56. I know just how wonderful it is being a grandmother, and I will indulge you forever. My sweet grandson is eleven years old, and I adore him more every day.

    Carter is exquisite. I will keep Carter, her mommy and all of you in my prayers.

  57. Hello Grandma Shelia; Carter is such a Beautiful Little Girl... Love all the photos,,, my favorite is with the three of you... And I never ever get tired of seeing baby photos... so you go ahead and show her off coz I will You have a very beautiful family...... take care.


  58. We certainly will indulge you for such a cute little face. I will pray for your daughter and grand-daughter.

    Sami G.

  59. Nothing is more PRECIOUS! And what a lucky little thing to have YOU as grandma!

    m ^..^

  60. Wow....I am really happy for you! As I looked at the photos I thought to myself...I wonder if I ever will get to have these kind of photos in my book???? My sons just bought a house chances are it won't be for awhile.....Congratulations on a beautiful granddaughter!

  61. Dear Shelia, thank you for sharing these photos of your gorgeous grand-daughter. I'm happy for you :o) I'll keep her in my prayers

    God bless you and yours.

  62. We could never tire of seeing photos of this sweet angle from God! Congratulations Granny...isn't it the best feeling in all the world?

    She's just beautiful & those long thin fingers tell me she is going to play the piano beautifully some day. :-)

    Hugs & Prayers for all,

  63. Hi Sheila, Congrats to the whole family. Carter is adorable. Such a beauty. Trust me when I say this grandma thing is wonderful. You've read many times I'm sure how my Bailey makes my heart sing. There is no greater pleasure than to watch our grandchildren. Many prayers headed your way, I'm sure she'll start putting on weight soon enough... looking forward to more pictures darling.. hugs ~lynne~

  64. She is just perfect! I'll be praying that she puts on the weight soon and your daughter's mind is put at ease. What a little blessing!

  65. What a truly beautiful little treasure! You are going to be one sweet Grandma for sure-Carter is a lucky little thing.

    I had the same problems with feeding but after a couple of rough days everything was fine...I will still keep you all in my thoughts and prayers!

    Best wishes,

  66. Carter is a cutie, that's for sure. For a future Blue Monday, I do hope that Grandmother buys her a lacy, blue dress!

    Assure your daughter that all breast fed babies gain weight more slowly AT FIRST--not to worry. God knows exactly how to handle babies and breast feeding.

  67. Carter is a beauty ... as are her mother and (very young looking) grandmother! I remember my mother telling me when I was an infant she had to supplement breast milk with formula ... and when she did I began to gain weight. She put Karo syrup into it ... which may explain my addiction to sweets? Hang in there ~ ALL of you.

  68. What a sweet bundle. Aren't grandchildren the most wonderful thing in the world. Tell your daughter not to worry some babies lose a little weight at first.

  69. She is indeed beautiful, Shelia!
    I pray she will get the hang of nursing and start gaining.
    Enjoy all those precious minutes together.

  70. How precious! You go right ahead and talk about your grandbaby, you're entitled and you know all of us other grandmas understand perfectly well. We will be expecting pics and updates in your posts.

  71. She is cute as a bugs ear! And your daughter and you have the exact same smile. Indulge yourself with that new little one, Shelia.

  72. Shelia, she is ADORABLE, and I mean ADORABLE! And of course, we'll pray for her. Doing that right now.

    Love you much, GranShe...


    Sheila :-)

  73. Hi Shelia: Your grand-daughter is gorgeous just like her mom and grand-mother. Your pics are making me very excited for our little one that will soon be here. I'll send a prayer up as requested. Enjoy her. Deb

  74. I've been away from blogging for a little while and I was so pleased when I stopped by to read your last few posts. Congratulations, Shelia! Little Carter is precious. My granddaughters are 2 and 6 so I can tell you that you are in for so much fun! Little girls are just wonderful. I'm gald your daughter had such an easy labor and delivery - that's a plus! I've already prayed for your daughter and granddaughter concerning the weight gain/nursing issue. They'll get the hang of it quickly. Enjoy every moment with them!

  75. Oh I was away on a cruise and I missed the first announcement. What an adorable and precious baby girl, Shelia! Congrats to mom and dad and to grandma and grandpa. Isn't it just exciting? Enjoy the baby and I will be praying for her and her mommy and I know she will be ok....Christine

  76. Oh my goodness, Sheila, she is just gorgeous! And I for one love posts full of baby pictures. Will definitely keep this sweet baby and her mom in my prayers. My sweet little niece had the same problem when she was an infant, but she did fine and is a strong, healthy and TALL 5 year old now :) Have fun! Kathy

  77. Hi sweetie, thanks for swinging by to say hello. I know how this grandma stuff is...:-)) nothing any better. I sure hope Miss Carter Ashlan gets a pink bunny for her first Easter... hugs ~lynne~

  78. Shelia, I posted earlier, but I don't know if I told you or not... I'll be MIA after tonight. If you are out and about, be sure to let me know how Carter is doing. I prayed for her weight. Will see you when I get back from supervising workmen!!!


    Sheila :-)

  79. Hi Sheila
    Congratulations on your new grand baby. She is adorable!!!

    Isn't grand children the best?

    Hugs, Ann

  80. Oh she is gorgeous! Congrtulations grand mom. Enjoy every precious minute.

    - The Tablescaper

  81. Oh Shelia, she is gorgeous! I love the photo with her little fingers all stretched out. Brand new to this world and she is already full of grace and poise.

    How could anyone not love a post full of baby photos? They are the most beautiful, unique thing anyone could share! Happy Grandmotherhood!

  82. Hello Sheila, Congrats on your beautiful sweet baby granddaughter. She is just precious! I'm so happy for you. Best wishes to you and your family!
    Blessings, Shirl
    Shirls Rose Cottage

  83. Happy Easter to you and your sweet family my Dear friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  84. I am just so, so happy for all of you.Little Carter is part of such a warm and loving family...God bless you all. I will keep a prayer for this sweet angel and know she will be just fine. It is something that happens often and I know she is PERFECTLY fine!! Just ook at those sweet toes and fingers..nothing is sweeter!
    Love and many hugs to you all.
    Wishing you a most happy Easter dear heart!

  85. Shelia sweetie, I can't get enough of your photos, sweet grandbaby is just sooo cute!! and she looks so at home with her grandparents, I wish you guys could stay longer but then new mommy has to learn to cope on her own with her lovely family, I too believe she has no cause for concern regarding the wieght issue, supplimenting with formula is fine, till she gets the hang of breast feeding.

    again, congratulations!! and wonderful pics, thanks so much for sharing!


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