She let us know that she was already embracing her hippie genes.
From then on, let the preparations begin. Gus painted :
And Meara made curtains :
And when the room was ready, Meara took care of my gran'baby.
Waiting to meet her wasn't easy. And then she decided to be a week late. And then she put her Mom and Dad through a very long day & night before making her appearance. It was hard being on the other side of the country but Meara's Mom, Mary Ann, very generously kept in touch with me - grandmother to grandmother. She sent this photo which she labeled 'dancing through the contractions'.
Finally she arrived. Mary Ann sent me these beautiful pictures of my very tired baby boy holding his new baby girl.
Meara's Dad, Mike, sent out the first announcement :
Here is the first photo Gus sent me of his baby on her fist day.
Sleepy Rosie Sleeping Rosie Funny Face Rosie
Welcome Rosemary Jane - our little Peace Baby.