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Monday, March 30, 2009

Welcome to the world and my heart!

This post has been six months in the making.

I have been pondering many things about the hows and the why’s of life.

Several weeks ago in a post I quoted a verse from a song by John Lennon Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans. from the song "Beautiful Boy"

This verse really does summarise how things go sometimes.

As a mother you envision certain things in the life of your children, the "other plans" you have for them are your hopes and dreams for their future. Well during all that “other plans” life has happened and now I am envisioning things in the life of my grandchild.

Yes, I have written it down so it must be true.

I am now a grandmother.

My granddaughter entered the world less than two weeks ago. I will honestly share with you I did not know what to expect as I approached this new part of my life nor did I know what to expect about this new part of my son’s life as well.

Let’s just say the expression “making it up as I go along” has become a new favorite of mine.

Well she came to visit for few hours the other day as my son and girlfriend were in the process of moving to a new apartment.

For the very first time I had free an uninterrupted access to my granddaughter.

I got to hold her, rock her, feed her, change her, smell her little head, touch her little cheek, listen to her little breathing and watch her learn who I am.

I am learning who I am in a new way!

I am her grandma.

She has tiny little hands, sweet little feet and chubby little cheeks that you just want to kiss on.

Oh and if ya'll were wondering why her little left arm is bundled up like a hockey player, well her mom had gestational diabetes during her pregnancy and consequently the baby weighed 10 pounds 13 ounces (thats 3 ounces short of being 11 pounds) and she was 22 inches long (almost two full feet of baby).

Sometimes during the birth process especially with very large babies, and trust me she is a huge baby, well to make long an slightly traumatic (and yes I was in the delivery room!) story short, she got stuck and they had to be less than gentle in getting her into this world.

Her precious little arm was broken in the process. They have consulted with a pediatric orthopedic specialist and the splint is probably going to come off on the first of next moth. There should be no long lasting effects as it was a clean break and thankfully she will remember none of it.

So something new has come into my life.

As with all things I will continue to seek God’s direction as I set off down this new path of grandmotherhood.

Ya'll she is to sweet, and she looks just like her daddy did when he was a baby.

Welcome to the world, and my heart, my sweet precious granddaughter!


Robin A.K.A Grandma


Technonana said...

Robin, Welcome to a New World!! As your own sweet child does, this precious child will forever pull on your heart strings.
I know that you will pray for her constantly as you do for her dad!
I know she will be a very precious blessing that will bless you in ways that you cannot believe!!
Can't wait til you hold her as you read to her before bed, and she holds out her little arms and hugs you and says, "I love You, grandma."
You can never tell someone just how wonderful this is until it happens to them!

Patrice said...

First, she is one big 'ol baby, that poor mama!! Second, awwwwwwww!!

Congratulations, she is beautiful!!

Sassy Granny ... said...

Oh the joys! You're in for some amazing days, and a heart that swells beyond anything you could ever have imagined.

With grandchildren, I believe we are given a little more of a glimpse into the heart of God for us.


2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Oh, my most heartfelt congratulations, Robin! Thanks for sharing this part of your life. I'm enjoying another grandchild vicariously now!

skoots1mom said...

well said...
too cute...

Paula (SweetPea) said...

Congrats, gramma!

I didn't notice the left arm being bundled even after looking at it three times.

Ruthie said...

Having a grandbaby is just the most special thing! Your life will be enriched because of this precious gift.

mtnest423 said...

Congratulations! I loved that you said she was 'aromatic' and needed a diaper change. Much, much more tactful than "She's stinky!" :)

Thank you, thank you for your encouraging words in my blog comments.

Nel said...

Congratulations... nothing like a grandbaby! Wait to she looks up at you and says "I love you Granny!" We just spent two weeks visiting with ours. They are soooo precious! Enjoy her!

Sarah said...

I'm so glad you got some time with her, Robin! I knew she would tug at your heart.

You are going to be a wonderful Grandma.

Kim said...

I keep hearing how wonderful grandmotherhood is -- I'll just have to take y'alls word for it :-) For now anyway.

When their little fingers curl around yours, they just basically wrapped 'em around your heart. Congrats grammy!

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