Little Ones Bring the Greatest Pleasures

Our family was blessed with two baby girls, my first grand children.

both girls on table

Mother and babies are doing well, despite a somewhat early arrival.

They are such tiny little creatures and perfect in every way.


Holding them, softly stroking their skin and hair, and smelling their baby-sweet skin is a unique sensory experience.

safe in Mama's arms

Already, they have silky black hair, so soft to the touch.
Their skin is tender and almost transparent.

on the purple blanket

Their doll-size fingers and toes have tiny nails, already capable of accidentally scratching their own face. Tiny hands can grasp and hold with surprising firmness.

two pairs of feet

Sweet little faces, expressive, even when they are asleep – tiny smiles, frowns, sighs, and little shrieks all tell about an untold inner dream life. We will never know what they dream about or remember our own from that time.

big yawn

Newborn eyes still seem to gaze inward, not fully focused yet on this strange new world they have just entered.

covering one eye

What lives will they lead, what personalities will they develop, what likes and dislikes will distinguish them as separate little girls? One thing they can be sure of – there are many people who love and care for them. They are healthy, safe, and protected – such a privilege to start out with.

Ailsa’s travel theme: Sensory.

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29 Responses to Little Ones Bring the Greatest Pleasures

  1. Congratulations Annette! Sooooo great!!!!!


  2. shoreacres says:

    What a wonderful event, and such a touching post to mark it. Congratulations to all, and thanks for sharing such lovely, intimate photos. Every birth is a miracle, and births into love are the best.

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  3. Wondrous miracles! πŸ™‚


  4. thirdeyemom says:

    Wow how incredibly beautiful! Congratulations! 😊 The girls are lovely. I miss my kids that little but then again life is easier. Something magical though about babies.

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  5. Congrats Annette! Your words and photos are full of love and joy!


  6. Congratulations πŸ˜€ Lovely photos of them both! Lovely to see some very natural newborn photos πŸ™‚


  7. Klausbernd says:

    Congratulations to you and the parents, Annette! Have fun with your baby girls, we envy you. πŸ™‚
    Sunny grretings from Norfolk,
    The Fab Four of Cley


  8. Nancy Vance says:

    Congrats Annette! Such beautiful little girls to love.


  9. Congratulation, Annette. They bring many a smile πŸ™‚


  10. de Wets Wild says:

    How cute! Hearty congratulations to everyone in the newly enlarged family!


  11. Congratulations, Annette. They are adorable…and those baby toes. I love baby toes. πŸΌπŸŽ‰


  12. Jill's Scene says:

    Oh Annette, from one new grandmother (my first grandchild is ten weeks old now) to another, heartfelt congratulations to you. “Newborn eyes still seem to gaze inward” – that’s a truth. Those first few days and weeks they inhabit a special place, don’t they, of the world but not entirely in it … yet …
    Beautiful, beautiful post, thank-you!


  13. Tish Farrell says:

    What very wonderful gifts are these little girls. Congrats. Annette. And well done that new mother. Phew!


  14. They are gorgeous! Congratulations!


  15. leannelc says:

    you are so blessed! Double pinkness πŸ™‚ Our first granddaughter is due in a few weeks and I can’t wait – now you’ve made me even more excited – congratulations to you and their parents xx


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  17. cindy knoke says:

    They are so beautiful! Congratulations~


  18. Dalo 2013 says:

    Tender and precious ~ wonderful photos and warm congratulations.


  19. Congratulations on the sweet new arrivals, Annette. Lovely photos of these precious babies. πŸ™‚


  20. joshi daniel says:

    congratulations and so cute πŸ™‚


  21. Anarette says:

    Congrats, they are adorable!


  22. Michael says:

    Congratulations, Annette! Every time you turn around the world adds something beautiful…



  23. Maria F. says:

    Great images and congrats!


  24. boxofpages says:

    GlΓΌckwunsch, frischgebackene Oma! πŸ™‚

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  25. They are so beautiful! What a wonderful blessing! πŸ™‚

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  26. These bundle of joy are wonders of art. They are beautiful!
    Babies reminds us that life is fragile. You get tough as you get older but think about how much Love makes an impact on their lives. They always put a smile on people, no matter how “messy”they could get.
    Having a child makes you even more appreciate life. This post reminds me so much when I had my daughter, time flies so quickly and you need to enjoy the baby stage.

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