Well, okay so “we” aren’t actually expecting our own baby, because well, we are kinda past that stage in life.
But we are expecting our first grandchild!!!
I cannot even explain how excited I am. A precious baby to spoil and love and I can give him back to his mama when life get’s tough. (though if anyone actually knows me, they would know this would never actually happen because I love babies and would do anything for them).
The one thing I am having trouble wrapping my head around is that I’m only 42, so grandma sounds old. And I don’t feel old. I don’t even look old. But I need a name. I need something that the baby can grow up calling me that doesn’t sound like I am 15 years older than I am.
Any idea? Leave your suggestions in the comment field below.
Off the table:
- Grandma – because that sounds too old.
- Nana – becacuse that was my great grandma who was 80’s nickname and I can’t get past the fact it sounds older than 42.
- Mimi – because that is my mother’s actual name.
- Grammie – because we already have one of those.
- Granny – because that sounds too much like Grammie and also indicates someone older than 42.
Now that I’ve taken away all your ideas… anything left?
About the baby:
It is a baby boy, due February 29, 2016. Yep, a leap year due date, but face it, only 5% of babies are delivered on their due date, so it is just a date. As of this writing, it sounds as if his name will be Carsyn Oliver. A name I love and adore and I think she is set on. It is my first grandbaby. It is also technically my mother’s first great grandbaby by one of her children’s children. My step-father has great grandchildren but his children were not raised by my mother. So all around it is an exciting impending birth.
And you know, as if my house or life isn’t full and busy enough, they will be living with us, until at least September. Mommy, daddy and baby. Believe it or not I am so excited about this. Both mommy and baby are doing wonderfully, and she is 26 weeks! I will be posting the ultrasound photos tomorrow, so check back for those if you’d like to see them.
So much to do and so little time, but it’s going to totally be worth it!