Today is the Day! (maybe)

Last Update: October 10, 2019

Hi Guys! This one will be a short one and is really on the personal side but I couldn't contain my excitement - I had to share!

Today is the day, maybe lol. As some of you know, I am going to be a first time grandmother. My daughter's due date is today! I have actually been on the edge of my seat glued to my phone for about the past week. From personal experience, I know some babies are too eager to get into the world and don't always wait until the due date.

My daughter decided she wanted to come stay with me while she's on maternaty leave and I'm thrilled to have her. I gave up my bedroom for the time being and moved in with my 2 youngest sons so my private room could be set up for my daughter and the little guy. Just looking around in that room with the tiny bassenet and tiny diapers all ready to receive him is almost too much to handle lol.

I think all my natural medicine and herbal methods have rubbed off on my daughter since she is determined to do everything naturally when the time comes - I keep telling her she'll change her mind real fast when push comes to shove (literally lol) but I suppose that is yet to be seen.

I can't wait to meet my new grandson. It will be the wildest feeling holding a tiny creation who comes from one of my own creations. She was my first born and I can still remember that day with great detail even though it was almost 25 years ago. How fast time flies!

Anyhow, thanks for reading and putting up with my rambling excitement! I will let everyone know when the time actually comes and we all finally get to meet the newest member of our growing family :)

As always, All the best!

Shannon

*** UPDATE 10/10 ***

My daughter had her final prenatal appt yesterday afternoon. I guess the baby hasn't been moving as much as he used to for about the last week so the doctor advised she head over to the hospital to be induced, just to be on the safe side.

She insists on doing everything natural with no drugs (thankfully) so the induction process has been slow. I spent about 6 hours over at the hospital with her and when not much was happening, I went home to my other children about 10pm.

At about 630 this morning, the midwife broke her water - so it appears TODAY is the day :)

I will be headed back to the hospital as soon as I get my other kids off to school and finish my small job this morning. With any luck I'll have some good news to share sometime this afternoon!

Thank you everyone for your well wishes and support. The community at WA really is an extended family :)

*** UPDATE ***

For all those who asked for updates -

Well it's official, there's finally a new addition to the family :) My first grandson was born about 5:30 this afternoon after 26 hours - he weights 7lb 1.5oz and is 20 inches long and has lots of brown hair. He's SOOO cute!! :D

Thank you to all those who kept us in your prayers and sent your blessings! Much appreciated!

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Twack Premium
A wonderful post and I'm so happy that you shared it. It is one of those truly incredible moments that have no comparison. Fantastic.
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Jaz333 Premium
Thank you - It really is a unique experience, we are blessed :)
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LLettau1 Premium Plus
A great moment in family history!
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Jaz333 Premium
Thank you, we really are blessed!
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Linda103 Premium
That is so exciting Shannon. Having a grandchild is so different from having your children. It's amazing and so wonderful. The bonds you create with him now will last a lifetime.
Enjoy every minute.
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Jaz333 Premium
Thank you :) I never envisioned being a grandmother while still having younger children myself but I suppose I should have seen that coming with such a large age span in my kids. It will be interesting for sure!
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Linda103 Premium
With a grandchild, more so than with your own child, you rediscover childhood. They keep you young and enjoying life.
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Cinderella5 Premium
Congratulations grandma to be and it’s good to share the excitement
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Jaz333 Premium
Excitement is contagious I guess lol - the first thing my 9 year old son said this morning was, "Will we get to meet the baby today?"
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accad Premium
I wish your family a safe situation and a joyful celebration.
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Jaz333 Premium
Thanks, hopefully the little guy doesn't make us all wait too long!
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