Skype has been a real asset in my life. I think most people are pretty
familiar with this wonderful service that makes staying in touch with family
and friends, worldwide, a real bargain. I use it constantly wherever I am
throughout the globe. I have it on my computer and on my mobile phone.
With the arrival of my beautiful granddaughter, Harper Ann on April 14 and
my imminent departure for India on June 3rd, I implored Laura and Alex to
get Skype so I could keep up with that precious baby's growth and to talk
to my granddogs as well.
Well, at his usual snail's pace, it took Alex awhile to buy a webcam and
get Skype. But, this morning, when I heard that familiar Skype ring at 5AM,
I was so thrilled to see Harper Ann's sweet face and bald head with her dad
and both uncles present. For some reason, Alex couldn't hear me - though I
turned my volume up to its maximum. When he flicked a dial on his computer,
it blared, sending poor Harper into a bout of tears. Papa knew just the
answer - Laura, who is back at her paramedic job while Alex is now on his
paternity leave, came to the immediate rescue with boobie milk. Laura
says she is beginning to feel like a milk cow, she is pumping during lunch
and her breaks at work. As you can see, Harper Ann fell contentedly asleep,
resting in Daddy's arm.
Harper doesn't know quite what to make of all this "Skype" stuff.
Who is that voice coming from the computer?
That "Nana" person is sure carrying on like crazy!
Maybe I am getting a little tired of this!
Nana, you cut off my head!
Whoops, I've got the droolies!
My goodness, Dad, they could hear Nana down at Target!
What do Dad and Uncle Shawn find so funny? I can't believe
Mom would leave me with them and Uncle Jeremy! No wonder
Uncle Jeremy says he had shoulder surgery - I think he just
doesn't want to change poopy diapers!
Ah, sleeping like a baby. That boobie milk does it every time...safe
and sound in Dad's arms.