Post #2 Treats No Tricks: Meeting My Grandbaby!

 

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My treat #2 to share in my “golden harvest” years of motherhood is that I’m a grandma! Just call me Mama C! Baby C, my daughter’s son, was born two and a half weeks early and surprised us before I could get there! I’m super bummed that I missed the birth as we all planned for me to be there for it, but I got to meet Baby C last month and spend two whole weeks spoiling him and his parents! That means I did all the housework and let my daughter sleeeeep as much as Baby C’s stomach could last in between feedings. All my years of being a nursing mama and La Leche League Leader kicked in as I encouraged her to nurse lying down in order to get more rest. Here are some pics of meeting my grandson and enjoying life in a place that has four seasons, as in, Idaho. The autumn leaves were gorgeous! I’d forgotten how much I enjoy them from when I lived in Utah. The scene below is within walking distance from their home.

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In the photo below, Baby C looks so confused, like, “Hey, wait…You’re not my mother!  Your face and voice are different and you’re not giving me milk!”

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Then below, he’s figuring it out…”Ah…you have wrinkles, so you are older…I get it…you are my mother’s mother!”

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Me, as Mama C, “That’s right! Don’t forget it! I’m your grandma! This is the beginning of a beautiful relationship kiddo! Let the spoiling begin!”

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I cherish those two weeks of a babymoon in Idaho! I’m so grateful I got to see my daughter living so happily as a young wife and new mom! This was the first time I’ve been to her home since she got married. She’s living her dream of being a college-graduated engineer, a wife, and a mother. It does a mama’s heart good to see my baby having a baby and walking in ways of truth and happiness!

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Her husband is so wonderful and they are so cute together. I felt so bittersweet the last day! I had loved living in their little nest with much fewer cares around me than what I’m used to.  I definitely miss them but it’s good to be back in AZ to ride herd on the ones still in the nest. I don’t think, however, that they missed me at all! We had a nice break from homeschooling with each other (I left my husband and 17 year old in charge of that while I was gone but I’m sure there was some sliding and playing around while the “cat’s away”…:-)) Now it’s time to crack the whip on them again.

This is such a great season of motherhood, I love it! Now if we could just live a lot closer!!! I’m working on her to move closer with the bribe of free babysitting, almost on demand, with 24 hour notice, lol. How I miss waking up and going down the hall to see Baby C and whisking him into my arms, drinking in his newborn baby-ness, cuddling him and enjoying his piglet grunts. Thank goodness for video chat!

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This is us right before we left for the airport. My daughter got the baby all tanked up on her milk so he could zone out in the car.

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1 Response to Post #2 Treats No Tricks: Meeting My Grandbaby!

  1. Pingback: A Utah Thanksgiving 2018 | Tree of Life Mothering

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