Wow, what a wonderful experience! I got to be in the room while my daughter gave birth to my first grandchild. My grandson was born yesterday morning on probably the coldest day of the year so far, it wasn’t cold in that room though, the emotions and love made it very toasty. I am just in awe and actually having a tough time coming up with the words I want to say about this miracle. There is another little human being in this world and he is a part of our family. Couldn’t wipe the smile from my face or the tears from my eyes when seeing him for the first time.
He is now home from the hospital so the games have begun! My daughter called me yesterday to come help! When I got there mommy and daddy looked very stressed and over tired. Welcome to parenthood! It’s so true what everyone says. Much more fun to be the grandparent. I get to hold him and love him and go home to bed and get my much needed sleep. My daughter text me this morning to let me know she feels much better today. She got a whopping four hours of sleep. Yes, having kids is for young people. I would have called crying!
They have been asking me what I want to be called by the baby. The other grandma picked Nana. I don’t know. When did we start coming up with names other than grandma and grandpa? I have heard all sorts of names from Nana to Oma and nothing seems to sound right. People keep telling me I don’t look old enough to be a grandma (thank you!). Anyone have any ideas for names for someone who doesn’t want to feel like she’s one hundred?