Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Grandson update

   Holy crap! Hailey reminded me on Sunday that this is February, so in two months we are going to have a baby in the house. It's closer to three months since he is due the end of April but it's still a little freaky!

   Yesterday was Hailey's regularly scheduled checkup. She's had a rough time of it lately. Her feet are swelling, she's not sleeping, she's been vomiting again, the stretch marks are taking over, her back hurts and she is just uncomfortable all the time. The doctor diagnosed her with third trimester pregnancy.

   I feel for her, I really do, but no one said it was all fun and games. The doctor said little man is growing like he should and basically everything she is feeling is normal and is only going to get worse before it gets better.

   We are slowly getting ready for this little guy. The bedrooms are being remodeled, moved around and redecorated. The shower plans are in the works. In a couple weeks Hailey starts her parenting, breastfeeding and birthing classes.

   With all the resources available to her, Hailey will be better prepared than I was, or the millions of women who came before me. What I need now are grandparenting classes.

   I want to be involved but not take over. I can be a bit of a control freak, surprising I know, and I don't want to interfere with Hailey's parenting.

  It's going to be hard with them living in the house with me, I'm going to want to "help" and "make things easier" and "let Hailey rest." I need to remind her that it's ok to tell me to go walk the dog or something.

  I need to remind myself that she can do this. Women have been raising babies since the beginning of time and they have all been doing it without my interference help, so can she. My girl is gonna rock at this Momma thing.


  1. She's your daughter so she's got this!! No doubt!! It will all work out I'm sure. The fact that you are already thinking of how to not interfere says a lot right there. Plenty of other's before us is right! ;-)

    1. I'm sure she's got it, I just think this grandma may have trouble sharing this baby with his momma!


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