Friday, February 8, 2013

Meeting Ania

On December 29, we became grandparents for the first time, with the birth of a daughter to our older son, Owen, and his wife, Pam.  Her name is Ania (pronounced AHN-yah), and of course she is beautiful.

Pam's parents live nearby, so they were able to help out in the days immediately following Ania's arrival.  We visited by Facetime and Google Hangout, but didn't get to meet her in person until two weeks ago.  And a wonderful meeting it was!

Photo by Owen Ozier

At age 4 weeks, Ania was still mostly in the mode of random hand/arm/leg movements, and her visual focus was intermittent and brief.  But even in the course of the five days we were there we could see her control rapidly developing, and her focus and attention span increasing.

In the meantime, we had wonderful hours of talking, sleeping, diapering, crying, feeding, bathing, and cuddling.  

And in addition to the joy of a new life, we had the joy of watching our son and his wife becoming parents.  They are doing a great job!

Of course, with my penchant for photography (and her parents' and other grandparents' as well), Ania is destined to be photographed vastly more often than we of my generation were, and even more often than our boys were as they grew up.  

Photo by Hank Jakiela

So I hope you will bear with me if, from time to time, you encounter more stories and photos of Ania in this space.

If you'd like to see more of our first days with Ania, you can go to my photography website, Todos Juntos Photography, by clicking here.


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