Thursday, April 11, 2013

Call me GaGa

Surely one of life’s happiest moments is when you find out you’re going to be a grandparent for the first time.   

Yep, it’s true.  Ray and Lisa are expecting a baby.  The due date is Sept. 4th. 

“Shock and awe” wouldn’t be too strong a descriptor.  Shock because after all, they are just children themselves!  Awe because it is mind-blowing to imagine holding my own grandbaby!

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We’ve known for a while but I am suddenly noticing women my age in Costco who are obviously taking care of their grandbabies.  Their goofy baby talk and smitten expressions make complete sense!  Yesterday, a grandma and grandpa had a toddler in the cart and had come to a dead stop in the middle of the freeway aisle to ooh and aah over the fact that little Bella had eaten all of the Cheerios in her snack cup.  A few months ago this might have bugged me - “Really?  Don’t you see the hold-up you’re causing?”  But now… adorable!  I wanted to give them all a hug!

So I may be spending time looking at baby items online and I may have a board on Pinterest dedicated to baby stuff and I may have even peeked at the list of top nicknames for grandparents.  Did you know that on that list (with categories including ‘international’, ‘fun’ and ‘trendy’ nicknames for grandma) I can choose from MoMo, Mamey and MeMom? 

Anyway, I wanted to share my wonderful news and let you know I’m open to any and all advice on grandparenting.

BeBop and I couldn’t be more excited!


Nancy E. said...

Yay! You are joining the club too. Ours is due 5/16. I'll let you know how it feels!! :-)

Check my Pintrest....I already started. Again, Yay!!
Nancy E.

BeckyB said...

Nancy - would you email me the link to your Pinterest boards? I can't find you!

Tilly said...

Congratulations on soon to be grandparents! It is a wonderful time of life:) We will be welcoming our 3rd grandchild in October:) We love to be with them, but I will say Jerry & I are always exhausted when they leave, a good exhausted:) They used to call us gmagpa, very smart one of us always responded:) Now that they are 2 & 3 we are back to the standard Grandpa & Grandma:) You & Jeff will be wonderful grandparents! Love on those little ones:)

Marni Gunn said...

How exciting for you! Congrats :)

BeckyB said...

Thanks Marni! So amazing!

holliehack said...

YEAHHHH!!!!! Such exciting news! Please tell them congrats for me and give them my LOVE! You are going to be and amazing grandma!!! Love you all!

BeckyB said...

Thanks Hollie! We are pretty excited. She finds out tomorrow if it's a boy or a girl. Eeeeek!

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