Friday, February 14, 2020

I Love Being A Grandmother!

 Yep! I was promoted to Grandma in June when my beautiful, sweet, perfect grandson Liam was born.

My husband and I have been given the honor and the privilege of caring for him three days a week!  

We thought, "We raised quadruplets. This is one baby, three days a week, there's two of us - how hard can it be?" 🤣 We hadn't considered that we are now 31 years older. Still, we are both thrilled to be having this special time with this adorable little man. 💙

Our home is once again filled with baby items; crib, changing table, bottles, play-mat, infant seat, the smell of Dreft, and more. I LOVE IT!!!

I am a bit overwhelmed by all the changes in taking care of babies since my children were babies. No bumper guards, no blankets in the crib, no stuffed animals in the crib, baby sleeps on his/her back, pacifiers are encouraged, do not let them sleep in the car seat when it is not in the car or stroller. There's something called a sleep sack and everyone seems to use a sound machine at sleep time. 

I purchased the book What to Expect the First Year and spent a considerable amount of time reading it today. This book first came out in 1989 - 30 years ago. Same author, new information. Great information! Very helpful! 

                                          See my post-its? I took notes.

I love to knit and crochet! A baby to create for! Who could ask for more!? He was Olaf for Halloween. I loved making his costume! 

I've made two pairs of mittens and another had for him. 

I'm working on a blanket for him, BUT since no blankets are allowed in the crib he won't be using it until he moves to a toddler bed. That's okay. I can wait. I know from experience that time will be here all too fast. 

There's so much to look forward to with this little guy! I love being a grandmother!

Have a great week!
Terry (aka Grandma Terry)


1 comment:

  1. I know what you're talking about, Terri! I've got four now, ages almost 6, two almost 3 (different families) and one 20 months. We went once a week for the first 2 years to care for the 6 year old and the others we've had for a weekend occasionally. It IS hard now that we're older and everything HAS changed. But I haven't lost my knack of getting them down for a nap (when their parents often failed). That's a good feeling.