It has taken me a little while to mention this. Not because I haven’t WANTED to, mind you… but because well, there are other things I’ve had to be busy about and mentioning.
But, soon, I will be a Grandma for the very first time. My daughter Lindsey is expecting her first baby.
This experience of becoming a Grandma… I’m glad it takes nine months to complete because it is somewhat surreal. I can imagine that only the Grandmas out there fully understand this. I know I didn’t get it before now completely.
Lindsey is 7 months along now. And she’s on bedrest. She gets a little bored. Just two days ago, she asked me if I would braid her hair. It was like a movie…I kid you not. I was braiding her hair and I kept having flashbacks to when she was 3 – 4 – 6 and I braided her hair.
And now, my daughter is having a baby. She is going to be a mommy. And I…. a grandma.
It sounds musical doesn’t it? I have so many things I want to do as a grandma. I started a journal entitled “Dear Granddaughter…” oh. Did I mention its a GIRL?
I spent a half hour googling “names to call Grandma” and then “names for Grandma” and then “Grandparent names” to figure out what I want to be called: nana? mima? Mo ma?Nanoo? Ninny? haha. I haven’t figured it out yet. Something grandmaish…. yet kind of cool ya know?
I got to hear her heartbeat last week. Joe couldn’t go to Lindsey’s appt with her so I got to go. And I’ve had four daughters now… and I KNOW what a baby’s heartbeat sounds like. But, a GRAND daughter’s heart beat. Holy cow. It’s so much GRANDER! She’s so SMART! :)
So… yeah… life is changing. Very quickly. And it’s all good.