SHE’S HERE!!!

Less than a week ago, I was in Beijing, China, for a very good reason! I’m a grandma now!!! It is with great excitement that I announce the arrival of my first grandchild, Rubekah!

 

Rubekah, my first grandchild

Rubekah, my first grandchild

 

I left for Beijing on May 31, arriving there on June 1st. Because of the 15 hour difference between Arizona and Beijing and the 10-11 hour flight from the US to Beijing, I lost a day (but I got it back when I returned to Arizona last Thursday)! My middle son and daughter-in-law have been expecting their first child for 9 months and 3 out of 4 of their parents were there for the big occasion (my husband had to stay behind to go to work)! Her due date was around June 10th, so we booked our flights to return to AZ on June 16th. However, it appeared that she wasn’t going to come on time, so my DIL’s mom and I looked into extending our stays so we wouldn’t miss her birth. Then unexpectedly, my DIL’s water broke last Monday, June 13th, in the early afternoon. So we all headed to the hospital that was quite a distance from the university they’re attending in Beijing! My son and DIL took a taxi and the 3 of us grandparents took the subway to the international hospital. My DIL was in labor for 8 hours and gave birth to my adorable granddaughter around 10:20 pm that same day!

 

Rubekah is here now and I couldn’t be more pleased! She’s so cute and has stolen my heart! I only had 2 full days with her before I headed home last Thursday, so I got in as much baby time as I could. My husband and I will be going out to Beijing again in the Fall and I’ll get more of my “baby fix” then! Here’s a photo of me holding Rubekah with that “I’m so glad I’m a grandma” look on my face!:

 

Rubekah and Grandma Lowman!

Rubekah and Grandma Lowman!

 

As you probably already know, I’ve been knitting and crocheting for my first grandchild for months! Here are some of the many projects I’ve made for her:

 

4 Pairs of Baby Booties and Sandals

4 Pairs of Baby Booties and Sandals

 

Crochet Baby Sweater and Hat Set

Crochet Baby Sweater and Hat Set

 

Knit Baby Sweater

Knit Baby Sweater

 

Baby Blanket by Mom and Me

Baby Blanket by Mom and Me

 

I just love knitting and crocheting for babies, don’t you? How many of you are grandparents? How many grandchildren do you have?

 

Happy crocheting for those you love!

Susan

 

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