Monday, October 29, 2012

Generation 1, Chapter 11: Laura-Jayne's Visitors

It's been a few months since the birth of our child and Laura-Jayne is getting bigger everyday. It was tough at first when she brought her home from the hospital with her constant crying, we couldn't get any sleep. Of course Newbie offered the take the night shift, but since he works in the morning he would be dead tired. No one wants a tired brain surgeon performing surgery.

Eventually we came up with a conclusion that would help us both. Newbie took his saved up vacation time to stay home for the first few months until we can come up with a better solution. We had enough money saved up to support us until he went back to work. Newbie took the night shift and I took the day and with that the first months went by with a breeze.
Laura-Jayne is now nearing 4 months so we thought it was the right time and age for her to meet some of her family (and mommy's friends). Of course she had already met my siblings and Newbie's brother Quinn a few days after her birth, but she hasn't met her Grandma Ashby yet.

I spent the morning of the visits straighten up the house, making sure it was nice and clean for when they come by. It was pretty messy, but if your full attention is on the baby you pretty much forget about cleaning. When I finished cleaning I ran upstairs to check on Newbie and the baby. He was in charge of her while I cleaned.

I open the bedroom door and saw Newbie holding Laura-Jayne and rocking her back and forth. It was such an adorable sight to see my daughter sleeping in her daddy's arms.
Whispering, I ask, "Newbie why isn't she dressed yet? Your mom will be here any minute."

"Sorry time got away from me. I'll get her dressed now. You go wait for my mom downstairs and I'll be down there in a few."

"Alright, but hurry cause I want her to look her best hen she meets her grandma."

"I'll make sure she's all dressed up."

"Haha, Alright."
Newbie got her all dressed and downstairs within 5 minutes and not long afterwards, Ashby arrived along with a few fellow challenge moms, Violet Lemi and Christy Quinn.

Newbie handed Laura-Jayne over to me and opened the door for his mother and friends, and welcomes his mom with a big hug.

"Hey mom, I missed you."

"I missed you too my boy. We don't see each other nearly as enough as I like."

"Well your always welcome to visit."

"And same here my son."
"Where's my granddaughter?" Ashby got right to the point after releasing her hold on Newbie. "Awe, there she is."

Ashby walked over to me and gives me a half hug then takes Laura-Jayne into her arms. "So this is the granddaughter who's named after me. Looks like she got the Starr hair and your eyes Dawn," Ashby said looking over to me.

Laura-Jayne giggles at Ashby and starts touching her face, causing Ashby to laugh. "It seems she likes her grandma already. Haha."
Christy and Violet both awed after seeing Laura-Jayne giggle and play with Ashby's face and hair.

"She's the cutest thing ever," Violet said, smiling.

"I just want to eat her all up," Christy added.
We all head into the living room and make ourselves comfortable on the couches. Ashby starts off by discussing things going on in her life and her and Newbie went back in forth with stories and questions about each other's stories.

Violet and Christy said a few stories too but mostly just listened and asked questions as well. I sat back, rocking Laura-Jayne in my arms and an hour later after Ashby arrived little Laura-Jayne fell asleep in my arms.
The stories soon turned into gossip about some challenge moms, others being about her neighbors, and some about the family. One piece of gossip really got my attention.

"A little birdy told me that Quinn got engaged."

"Wait, but isn't he dating my cousin?" I asked looking up from the baby to Ashby.

"Well I guess he proposed," Ashby smiled.

"But he would have told me. I'm his brother."

"And I'm sure that Minny would have told her cousin or I would have heard it from my aunt and uncle, they know that Quinn and Newbie are brothers."
"Don't feel bad Newbie, he hasn't told me either, I don't think he has proposed yet. I heard this from one of my other children. They saw him at the jewelry store and when they asked him about it he told them he planned on proposing to his girlfriend. This is all I know."
After that Ashby stayed for another hour talking about other things. Violet and Christy even started talking about what's going on in their lives as well. The when 3 O' Clock rolled around they left and went back their family.

At 4:30pm, Addy, Becks and Logan stopped by to see the baby. Logan was the first to pick up Laura-Jayne and started playing with her. Her giggles were endless and Becks couldn't control her smiles.

"She's the cutest little thing I ever saw, well besides mine and Logan's babies, but still she's so cute."
"It seems Laura-Jayne is gonna be a people person when she's older with all the attention she's getting now."

"Maybe. I want her to be around a lot of people when she's young so she wont grow to be shy. I want her to be able to make a lot of friends."

"Maybe you should take her to a park to see other little toddlers, or have a play date."

"Yeah that's a great idea."
After Logan played with Laura-Jayne for a while, Becks took her to the baby swing and turned it on. Then she started making goofy faces to try to make Laura-Jayne laugh.
She successfully succeeded because giggles was all we heard coming out from her mouth. She's just loving this visit day and meeting all these new people trying to make her laugh.
"Dawn, Laura-Jayne is so cute. Thank you for letting us come and visit."
"Well you guys are welcome to come visit her anytime."
30 minutes later Logan and Becks left to go home, while Addy decided to stay behind for a little while longer. I took this time to talk to Addy about something I've been meaning to ask her.


"Newbie and I have been talking and decided on who should be Laura-Jayne's godparents. We would like you to be her godmother."

"Oh Dawn!"

"So, will you?"

"Of course. So who's her godfather?"

"Quinn, Newbie's brother. We called him a few days ago. He said yes also."
"Well, I would love to be her godmother."

"Thank you Addy."

I leaned over and gave my best friend a big hug and not long after that she left as well.


  1. Aww! Friends <3 That's so ironic because I am actually watching friends while I was reading 7 commenting on this!

    Everyone just looks so amazing and Dawn still looks young as ever!!

    Great chapter Hailey, and might I say, Laura - Jayne is going to be a perfect friend for Lindsey!!

    1. Lol, funny! :D
      Thank you and yes they will be perfect friends. ^_^

  2. Great chapter Dawn and oh how I loved our visit. Laura-Jayne is so darling and special. Great post.


    1. Thank you and I'm glad you had a wonderful time. :D

  3. Aw, Newbie is such a great father! :D

    Laura-Jayne is so adorable!

    Awesome post!! ^_^

    ~Calista Smith

    1. Yes he is. A Great father indeed. :D
      Right, the cutest thing in the world. :3
      Thank you! ^_^

  4. Ohh my I love it this chapter she is beautiful and cant wait to see her grow up.

    1. Thank you and yeah she will be one beautiful girl when she's older. :D