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Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:30 PM

He had me when he said "Obama rocks!"



My interview with six day old grandson.

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Reply He had me when he said "Obama rocks!" (Original post)
CTyankee Jan 2013 OP
msanthrope Jan 2013 #1
CTyankee Jan 2013 #3
Mass Jan 2013 #2
CTyankee Jan 2013 #5
ProSense Jan 2013 #4
OneGrassRoot Jan 2013 #6
CTyankee Jan 2013 #7
TwilightGardener Jan 2013 #8
Tx4obama Jan 2013 #9
Spazito Jan 2013 #10
CTyankee Jan 2013 #21
Spazito Jan 2013 #27
CTyankee Jan 2013 #34
Voice for Peace Jan 2013 #37
MuseRider Jan 2013 #11
CTyankee Jan 2013 #13
MuseRider Jan 2013 #18
Tarheel_Dem Jan 2013 #51
malaise Jan 2013 #12
catbyte Jan 2013 #14
CTyankee Jan 2013 #15
NutmegYankee Jan 2013 #16
MindandSoul Jan 2013 #17
CTyankee Jan 2013 #19
Cha Jan 2013 #20
CTyankee Jan 2013 #23
babylonsister Jan 2013 #22
CTyankee Jan 2013 #24
Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2013 #25
CTyankee Jan 2013 #30
Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2013 #49
Pirate Smile Jan 2013 #26
sad-cafe Jan 2013 #28
CTyankee Jan 2013 #32
elleng Jan 2013 #29
CTyankee Jan 2013 #31
Arkansas Granny Jan 2013 #33
CTyankee Jan 2013 #35
Arkansas Granny Jan 2013 #36
Pennie109 Jan 2013 #38
horseshoecrab Jan 2013 #39
FLyellowdog Jan 2013 #40
Hekate Jan 2013 #41
RBInMaine Jan 2013 #42
lucca18 Jan 2013 #43
Whisp Jan 2013 #44
CTyankee Jan 2013 #52
BumRushDaShow Jan 2013 #45
annabanana Jan 2013 #46
lovemydog Jan 2013 #47
FailureToCommunicate Jan 2013 #48
2theleft Jan 2013 #50
Silent3 Jan 2013 #53
CTyankee Jan 2013 #54
LeftofObama Jan 2013 #55
CTyankee Jan 2013 #57
Riley18 Jan 2013 #56
CTyankee Jan 2013 #58
butterflygirl Jan 2013 #59
CTyankee Jan 2013 #60
Squinch Jan 2013 #61
CTyankee Jan 2013 #62
NYC_SKP Jan 2013 #63
CTyankee Jan 2013 #64
NYC_SKP Jan 2013 #65
CTyankee Jan 2013 #66
Lifelong Protester Jan 2013 #67
CTyankee Jan 2013 #68
Mira Jan 2013 #69
CTyankee Jan 2013 #70
boston bean Jan 2013 #71
CTyankee Jan 2013 #72

Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:31 PM

1. What a bundle of wide-eyed precious!!! nt

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Response to msanthrope (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:32 PM

3. Thanks. I can't stand how cute it is...

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:31 PM

2. What a cutie. Congratulations to you and your family. \nt

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Response to Mass (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:32 PM

5. I know. I'm bad...

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:32 PM

4. Too cute.

Seriously, too cute!

Congratulations.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:34 PM

6. Precious, precious, precious...

literally precious beyond words.

Amazing pic.

Congratulations!



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Response to OneGrassRoot (Reply #6)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:35 PM

7. Well, I think so but I'm glad others like this too!

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:35 PM

8. OK, he is adorable!

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:35 PM

9. He is a beautiful baby. n/t

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:36 PM

10. Awww, he already has the....

"I love you gramma" look!

Beautiful photo of both of you, congrats to all.

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Response to Spazito (Reply #10)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:57 PM

21. I dunno about that...he might just be looking for his next meal...but mama was close by

and was happy to help him out!

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #21)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 08:05 PM

27. LOL, I think he's so peaceful and listening very intently....

he's totally focused on your voice. He's already falling in love with his gramma, I tell ya (that's my story and I'm sticking to it, lol) and I have 5 little grand-munchkins, well, not so little any more but still little to me!

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Response to Spazito (Reply #27)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 08:15 PM

34. OK, I'll admit I'm flattered, but I think he was just really looking around at the world...

once he woke up his eyes were everywhere around. He just got focused when I looked intensely at him...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #34)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 08:55 PM

37. newborn babies' focus only extends to about where your face is.. most things farther are a blur

they say.. but not the caregiver's face, up close

Congratulations! that beautiful boy is fixing your
face forever in his brain.. it tells him much about
himself, and the world, to look at grandma's face.

At first your baby can't focus farther than 8 to 12 inches away just far enough to make out the face of the person holding him. He can detect light, shapes, and movement beyond that, but it's all pretty blurry right now. Appropriately enough, your face is the most fascinating thing to your baby at this age (followed by high-contrast patterns such as a checkerboard), so be sure to give him plenty of up-close time.
http://www.babycenter.com/0_developmental-milestones-sight_6508.bc

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:39 PM

11. That is one very alert 6 day old!

How adorable is he? Enjoy him, he looks so happy right there with you.

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #11)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:42 PM

13. Yep and very alert. What you can't see is that his legs are all drawn up in his swaddle. He is

actually 22 inches long!

My "Inaugural Grandbaby" born on the night of Obama's second inauguration!

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #13)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:47 PM

18. Congratulations! n/t

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #13)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 12:00 AM

51. My "Inaugural Grandbaby"!!!!

What a great day it was, all around.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:41 PM

12. He's beautiful

Lovely gaze!!!

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:44 PM

14. Beautiful baby, and I'm not a fan of babies.

I think I was born without the Maternity Gene, I have the Crazy Cat Lady Gene, but your grandson is exceptional! Congratulations.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #14)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:45 PM

15. So many thanks! You are a tough critic, so if you say so...hey...

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:47 PM

16. What a beautiful grandson! eom

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:47 PM

17. So sweet! Congratulation! What an "aware" look in that baby's eyes!

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Response to MindandSoul (Reply #17)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:48 PM

19. Yeah, I kinda like that furrowed brow...

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:57 PM

20. I am fond of babies.. they're amazing..

thanks for showing us your sweet grandson, CTyankee!

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Response to Cha (Reply #20)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:59 PM

23. well, he is a modern "red diaper" baby...urban kid with really left dem parents and really left

me and the rest of the family!

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:58 PM

22. Such a great post!

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #22)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 08:00 PM

24. fun for Sunday night! I saw him yesterday...what a great afternoon...

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 08:00 PM

25. It just figures that a super bright woman would have a precocious talking grandbaby !!

Congratulations CTY !!!!

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #25)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 08:08 PM

30. Ain't it the truth!

thanks so much, Laura! I have been over the moon for a while now.

He's my FIFTH! My second boy. It's all too wonderful. I now realize how much time I waste on "stuff." I have the most phenomenal grandkids and I waste far too much time on fussing over idiocy. Time to stop! Gotta love these moments...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #30)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 10:42 PM

49. thanks for that thought....we all waste precious moments on "stuff" nt

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 08:01 PM

26. So cute! And So alert!

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 08:05 PM

28. aw so cute

 

grandbabies are great!!! You can love them and then send them home.

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Response to sad-cafe (Reply #28)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 08:13 PM

32. Yup. But, boy, did we have "quality time" yesterday!

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 08:08 PM

29. No No No, yank, you misunderstood,

he said GRANDMA rocks!!!

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Response to elleng (Reply #29)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 08:10 PM

31. You're a doll, ellen!

It's all good...

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 08:13 PM

33. What a sweetie he is. Congratulations!

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #33)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 08:20 PM

35. As a granny, you know all about this!

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #35)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 08:51 PM

36. You bet I do and it's great fun.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 09:11 PM

38. Wow! Congratulations!!!!

Very cute! I love looking at babies. They are always so perfect. (sigh)

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 09:11 PM

39. Oh! How beautiful!

So alert and so handsome. What a sweet little guy!

Wonderful photo!

Congrats CTYankee !!!


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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 09:32 PM

40. He's so in love with you.....

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 09:34 PM

41. Awwwwwwwww

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 09:35 PM

42. ULTRA CUTE ! Congratulations !

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 09:41 PM

43. So beautiful!!

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 09:48 PM

44. yay! sweet pic and caption.

 

the both of you are gorgeous!

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Response to Whisp (Reply #44)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 12:23 PM

52. Well, as far as he goes, yes...

if I do say so myself...

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 09:56 PM

45. Awwwwww

What... What a cutie. He looks all comfy and and we all know he's fired up and ready to go Grandma!

Congrats!!

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 10:00 PM

46. Oh My Oh My Whatta living doll!

Many Congrats!

(great pic too)

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 10:09 PM

47. That beautiful boy

is lucky to have you. I have a feeling he's going to learn a lot about the wonders of great art! Peace.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 10:18 PM

48. His eyes are open now...of COURSE he's a Democrat!

(The old story about the boy with a box full of newborn kittens, and their changing politics)

Congratulations to you, and the parents of that clever child.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 11:05 PM

50. That is one GORGEOUS baby.

what a sweetie.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 12:38 PM

53. Is it just me...

...or do the size and proportions of that bundled baby look and awful lot like a Chipotle burrito?

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Response to Silent3 (Reply #53)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 12:48 PM

54. He's all folded up in that pic. He was 22 inches at birth and has really big hands and feet!

Unswaddled he is a LONG baby...

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 03:11 PM

55. Sign him up for a DU membership LOL!

He might be the youngest to join.

What a cutie!

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Response to LeftofObama (Reply #55)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 03:50 PM

57. thanks...maybe in 17 years...

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 03:24 PM

56. Congratulations! He is beautiful!

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Response to Riley18 (Reply #56)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 03:52 PM

58. thank you, riley...

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 04:04 PM

59. What a beautiful baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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Response to butterflygirl (Reply #59)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 04:09 PM

60. gee, thanks...I wasn't expecting him to be so popular here!

I probably should have....

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 04:13 PM

61. Welcome to your teeny new person. He's georgeous!

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Response to Squinch (Reply #61)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 04:16 PM

62. thank you so much!

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 05:26 PM

63. Whatcha got there, CTyankee?

.

OMG SO CUTE!!!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #63)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 05:30 PM

64. I got Jack. I mean, really, I got myself a little boy named Jack!

His first and middle names are John MacKenzie, but we call him Jack (his dad is John).

We are over the moon!

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #64)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 05:31 PM

65. Jack looks like a little future progressive fighter, to me.



Those cutiepies!

What a happy time!!!!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #65)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 05:35 PM

66. Oh, yes! REAL strong liberals, his parents. They live in NYC, he's a real urban baby.

Don't worry about his liberal creds...

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 06:47 PM

67. So adorable and alert!

Really looks like he is 'bonding' with you!! A 'mind meld', so to speak.

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Response to Lifelong Protester (Reply #67)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 07:03 PM

68. I know! My family thinks so too...whatta surprise that is....

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 07:27 PM

69. Oh that's a sharp one! My Mom always told me you

can see intelligence in the face. This gorgeous child proves is. So glad I got to see this fabulous happening.
If you are a first time Grandparent - your life just changed for the way better.

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Response to Mira (Reply #69)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 07:32 PM

70. No, this if my FIFTH grandchild, my second grandson...and they are ALL a gift!

All of my grandchildren brought on delirium in me! I laughed, I cried for joy, I nearly danced for joy, etc every time one was born...I was always loony each time one was born...it was the greatest feeling in the world...

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 07:36 PM

71. cute widdle babee!

I wish my baby was still a baby... more so, I wish I could re-live that time again!

He is my only one and now he's off to college.. Growin up, livin his life... but mom and dad still footin the bills.

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Response to boston bean (Reply #71)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 07:38 PM

72. thanks, bb. A great time...except for the lack of sleep...

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