Baby Lucas and Gretchen
Little Lucas was born last night just before midnight, and he's so beautiful... We drove down to Boston right away this morning to meet him. He's such a little bitty guy, making tiny little sounds with his little fist in his mouth... black hair, chubby cheeks, his eyes probably blue for now, but he was squeezing them closed so we don't know yet.
Lucas is our fifth, and our youngest DD's second. His daddy is beaming. His big sister Eva who just turned two hasn't seen him yet - I can't wait for the picture of when she sees him for the first time.
Grandbabies are so wonderful! I'm helplessly in love.
Gretchen passed away this afternoon at around 5:30. She was peaceful in our arms, without pain and fear for the first time in months. She's gone to heaven where her sister Sasha has been waiting at the bridge, waiting until we stopped denying it was time for her to go. They'll be playing tennis ball and chasing frisbees in the clouds and Gretchen will clean Sasha's ears. Murphy will come purring and do figure eights between Gretchen's legs. And when our time comes they'll all be at the bridge again.
We miss her so much already.