What are we looking forward to this year and what do we dread?
The year is young, but TODAY is about BOTH!
No other real plans this year, except for in a couple of weeks, but that is tied into today, because:
Grandson #2 arrives/arrived this morning!
By the time you read this, the Little One probably will have seen the light and given his first cries. Everyone who reads this or knows me in any way knows of The Grandson, (who I suppose will now have to be known as Grandson #1); this is his half-brother, son #2 of Son #2. The Granddaughters, (children of Son #1), are also teenagers. I had lamented about a year ago that there had not been a baby in the family in a long time and, well, here came the news of a new one.
The dread is that I can’t be there to see this one and hold him right away. I was right there at the hospital when Grandson #1 was born, and I was there within an hour with the Granddaughters, (got the call to come right to the hospital in town after each girl arrived). But here I am, a long round-trip away, a trip we recently made twice in 11 days in the last couple of weeks. We will go there soon, but with a nervous new mom it’s just not a trip to make immediately; we don’t want to intrude.
Fortunately, both sons were hands-on, diaper-changing daddies from day-one, and Son #2 has taken a couple of weeks off, so I think that all will be in hand. Grandson #1 has a half-brother on his mother’s side and was around The Granddaughters when they were babies, so he’s cool.
I just hope the weather holds out so that we can get there soon.
Everyone here had great news to report this week. Nice plans, happy circumstance, but I am glad that I am the last in line because, hey, who can top a new grandbaby?
It would be a tough act to follow!