Waiting For My Grandchild

Waiting for my grandchild Is causing a whirlwind of emotions. Of course, it’s a time of excitement at the birth of my daughter’s first baby and my first grandbaby. Now that I’m here with her and my son-in-law at their home in Kansas, the time I have with her is precious. Seeing her in a new light as a soon to be mom makes me feel such pride at her maturity and loving nature. Knowing how uncomfortable she feels during these last weeks of her pregnancy, I want to make it all better.

Learning that she was pregnant way back when, brought on the waterworks. The elation of a grandchild. The joy for my daughter. I looked back at her life and realized how carefully she made decisions. Although she is a bit of a free spirit and enjoys life, she knows when to be serious. This pregnancy was one of those times.

I’m concerned for my daughter, especially about her labor. She’ll be going through most of labor at home. She doesn’t leave for the birthing center until her contractions are 5 minutes apart.  (When did this change?) How will I cope while my daughter is in pain?

Birth Quote - Waiting on my grandchild

Waiting for my grandchild will continue while they’re at the birthing center. She and her husband want to be by themselves, just the two of them. Then there’s an hour of “Kangaroo Care” where she’ll hold her son skin-to-skin. Just beautiful! They have put so much thought into the birth. But, I know I’ll be terribly impatient to see her and the baby.

Yesterday, I met her OB doctor and heard the baby’s heartbeat for the first time. I was back to my pregnancy with my daughter, 26 short years ago. The seemingly unending wait, the kicks and the pregnancy brain. And the utter fascination of having a baby inside me. I see it in my daughter’s eyes and we are connected.

Our relationship has grown immensely as my daughter and I have spent these days together. We’ve cooked meals to freeze, reminisced and looked to the future. She really hasn’t asked for advice and I’m trying to keep my mouth shut, but baby talk is the main topic of conversation. As she nests, I do too. As she gets frustrated, I try to occupy her. We’re in this together…waiting for my grandchild

Are you a grandmother? What was it like while you waited for your grandchild to be born?

 

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Connie Roberts

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Living in the Tampa Bay area, I'm lucky enough to see beautiful sunsets almost every day. Although life can be difficult at times, focusing on the positive and being with my family is what gets me through.

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Comments

  1. Isn’t that what they call mothers memory, you forget you fears and remember the goodness of it all. From what i hear (just a man speaking) it’s revisionist memory that allows women to have more then one child.

  2. So excited for you and your family Connie! You are going to be such a great grandma!!!!!
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