Saturday, March 5, 2011

Only one thing is missing

I am about to enter into a new relationship in my life.  My first grandchild.  There is a part of me that thinks I am "too young" to be a grandma, but another part of me that thinks it is about time!  Growing up I was fortunate to have three grandmas.  I had my paternal grandma that lived on a farm.  I had my maternal grandma (who was a lot like a mother to me) and I had a great-grandma, too that was my mother's grandma.  My mother was extremely young (17) when she had me, so that is part of the reason I was able to have my grandmas for a lot of my life.  I was always so close to each of them.  I have things in my home from their homes that I cherish.  Things that remind me of them.  I can't imagine a grandchild wanting to have my things around when I'm gone. 
My daughter's wife is carrying my daughter's egg.  My little grandbaby is a petri-dish baby.  We got to see baby pictures of the sperm donor and hear an interview.  He seems like an amazing person.  I had tears in my eyes as I listened to his voice.  The due date is March 17 but now the doctor says it may be sooner.  I have a plane ticket to go to see them at the end of the month.  I am so excited and yet there is a part of me that can't imagine how I will feel.  I know I am going to love this new little person very, very much.  It will be interesting to see my daughter become a parent and to see my son be an uncle.  We are all just beside ourselves with anticipation.  Every time my phone rings and it is my daughter I am saying "yes?  yes?" 
Here is a tour of the nursery. 
changing table

rug in front of changing table

glider rocker and ottoman. 
 I bought this for them and cannot wait to sit and rock my angel.

baby bed and friends. 
the plan is to take the little one's photo with the giraffe through the years.
diaper holder

I recently made this card and sent it.
"Grandma."  A new name.  A new role.  A new responsibility.  I know I will be over-the-moon excited and in love.  Only one thing is missing.  "C'mon little baby, Grandma can't wait!"


In the Light of the Moon said...

What a beautiful new adventure you have ahead of you.Blessings to you and yours,Cat

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

Hi Cheryl, What a beautiful nursery . . everything blends so well. Too sweet! Enjoy being a Grammie. Blessings, Sandy:O)

Chatty Crone said...

COngrats. Believe you me - if I know anything - I know this - you will love it and you will be great at it.
Love the room.
Good luck to your daughter.

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

I have loved watching this chapter unfold. Thank you so much for sharing with us. The nursery is so sweet.

You are going to love this job.

^..^Corgidogmama said...

That nursery shows how much love and devotion for the baby is waiting to be given. Love the theme and colors, and such a delightful place to spend time with the new babe.You will adore being a Grandma.

MamaMonki said...

Congratulations and Good Luck!! I hope this time passes quickly and she has a safe and smooth delivery.

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