James was blessed with a full head of hair.
It's similar to the color of his Aunt Sara's hair.
James is three weeks old and almost 8 lbs. this Valentine's day weekend.
So, today we have a new Valentine to celebrate. He's sweeter than any box of chocolates.
In three weeks of being a Nana, here are some things I've learned.
1. Parents with thick, dark, abundantly curly hair can have a child with light, straight, silky hair. God loves to surprise us.
2. Things that seemed important before James arrived - like cooking and cleaning - are suddenly on the back burner.
3. Holding James makes me think of my parents (who are 95 an 92.) The age span and the contrast of new life to old - it's very philosophical.
4. Our son and daughter-in-law are naturals at caring for a newborn. I'm sure they have moments of being unsure, but they handle James with tender, unhurried confidence. It's a beautiful thing to witness.
5. Having a newborn in the NICU for a week allows the nurses to get Junior on a schedule. This has turned out to be very beneficial for James and his sleepy parents.
6. I can't express how much I love and adore this little boy. It came immediately, like the rush of a waterfall. When I snuggle him close, the worries fade, and life is perfect. He is so tiny, yet brings big joy to my heart.
For Valentine's Day, my husband and I got each other the Willow Tree grandparents statues.
We are so grateful for the gift of James.