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My first grandbaby

  1. Aficionada profile image94
    Aficionadaposted 4 years ago

    I'm super psyched! My daughter is being admitted to the hospital today. Her due date was supposed to be eight days from now. I'm so excited - - - on pins and needles.

    It's a good sign if she can't text me right now, isn't it? I mean, I figure she's got her mind on more important things big_smile !

    1. brakel2 profile image86
      brakel2posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Great news.  We want pictures. You look too young to be a grandma.

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    Sarra Garrettposted 4 years ago

    Congratulations Aficionada!!!  Let us know she and the baby are doing well

  3. WriteAngled profile image90
    WriteAngledposted 4 years ago

    Congratulations!

  4. Aficionada profile image94
    Aficionadaposted 4 years ago

    Thanks so much! I'm getting all my messages by text right now, and I am impatient for updates, but I will definitely post again with news when he completes his grand entrance.

  5. WriteAngled profile image90
    WriteAngledposted 4 years ago

    Ah, so you know it's a he...  smile

    1. Aficionada profile image94
      Aficionadaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      That's what they've been told. Sometimes the techs make a mistake, but they seem quite confident; so if he turns out to be she, then everyone will be super surprised!

  6. CASE1WORKER profile image85
    CASE1WORKERposted 4 years ago

    I do hope mum and baby are fine and grandma manages to cope--

    I can only think what it must be like- argh!

    1. Aficionada profile image94
      Aficionadaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you! It's hard to be far away, even though I have already bought my ticket to go for a visit a little bit later.

  7. Sally's Trove profile image98
    Sally's Troveposted 4 years ago

    This is wonderful! Please keep us posted. smile

  8. RTalloni profile image88
    RTalloniposted 4 years ago

    Looking forward to more news and maybe photos?  smile

  9. Aficionada profile image94
    Aficionadaposted 4 years ago

    Thank you all. I still haven't heard any more. I was in labor with my daughter for a really long time, and I'm hoping that she doesn't have the same experience.

    I'll be able to take pictures when I go out there in a few days, and I will certainly post some as soon as I can. If the proud papa sends some before then, I'll share them.

    Thanks, brake12 - I'm not sure how the picture managed that, but believe me I am old enough, and I feel it too! LOL

  10. pstraubie48 profile image89
    pstraubie48posted 4 years ago

    How exciting. i was there for the birth of my first grandson almsot 18 years ago now and my 2 year old grandson. The earth stood still. And every day is brand new since then. You are so blessed. Sending prayers and Angles to your family.

  11. TamCor profile image79
    TamCorposted 4 years ago

    Congratulations Aficionada!  Grandkids are THE best thing in the world...we have four now, and it's just unbelievable, how much love they bring you. smile

    Anymore news yet?

  12. NateB11 profile image93
    NateB11posted 4 years ago

    Congratulations!

  13. SmartAndFun profile image91
    SmartAndFunposted 4 years ago

    How very wonderful and exciting! Keep us posted, and yes, photos would be great!

  14. Aficionada profile image94
    Aficionadaposted 4 years ago

    More thanks to you all. At this point it looks like she's following the pattern I followed when she was born - not one I would highly recommend. Too long in labor, progress and then stalling. Baby still hasn't seen daylight yet. 

    I told my daughter (via my sister who is with her) that she just needs to "threaten" him a little. When she was born, the Ob-Gyn was literally scrubbing up to perform a C-section when the natural process finally kicked into high gear, and then she arrived very soon after that. I've joked with people that she just needed for someone to push her into making a decision about how she was going to make her entrance into the world, and she finally did.

    How neat for you to have four grandkids, TamCor; and how wonderful that you got to be present for two births, pstraubie48!

  15. Aficionada profile image94
    Aficionadaposted 4 years ago

    Thanks NateB11 and SmartAndFun! I'll do pictures as soon as I can.

  16. lrohner profile image85
    lrohnerposted 4 years ago

    Congrats! As a grandma of three, I can tell you that you're in for quite a blessing. Keep us up to date.

  17. Aficionada profile image94
    Aficionadaposted 4 years ago

    Thank you so much, lrohner! How wonderful for you to have three. I'm practically giddy with my one, and he isn't even here yet. I can hardly wait. But I know my daughter is Ready, with a capital R.

  18. Rochelle Frank profile image88
    Rochelle Frankposted 4 years ago

    Congratulations-- and a warning, they grow up soooo much faster than your own did. Enjoy every moment.

  19. freecampingaussie profile image49
    freecampingaussieposted 4 years ago

    Yes ! It is a  very exciting time ! Congratulations !

  20. Aficionada profile image94
    Aficionadaposted 4 years ago

    Thank you both, and thanks for the good advice! I will definitely have to treasure the time with him whenever we have some. At the moment, we live 1700 miles apart, so it is a very big deal to arrange a visit. We're trying to work out some time together after these days just ahead, when I will be flying out there. I'm making lots of plans. Now, he just needs to do his part. smile

  21. habee profile image90
    habeeposted 4 years ago

    AWESOME news! Grandkids are such a blessing. I have 9! Luckily, they all live nearby. One set lives about 10 miles away, another set lives two blocks away, and the third set is just two doors away.

  22. Aficionada profile image94
    Aficionadaposted 4 years ago

    You are so lucky, habee! That is awesome!

  23. wordscribe43 profile image93
    wordscribe43posted 4 years ago

    Huge congrats, Aficionada.  Grandparents play a very important part in children's lives.  I wish we didn't live so far away from our parents.  Our kids rarely get to see their grandparents.  sad  Enjoy!

  24. Ratihegde profile image61
    Ratihegdeposted 4 years ago

    Congrats Aficionada ... I just got back memories of my mother pacing up and down the hospital ward waiting to see my 1st child & then looking after the earlier ones when the next 2 were born :-) Moms can be a huge help ... lots of luck to your daughter too :-)

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    Motown2Chitownposted 4 years ago

    Congratulations, Aficionada!  Will keep you all in my thoughts.  Hoping all goes well and everyone comes out healthy and strong!

    big_smile

  26. Gail Meyers profile image60
    Gail Meyersposted 4 years ago

    Congratulations!  Grandkids are a blessing.

  27. CASE1WORKER profile image85
    CASE1WORKERposted 4 years ago

    Just got in from town: first  place I looked to see if there was any news, Not yet it seems!

  28. Aficionada profile image94
    Aficionadaposted 4 years ago

    That's so sweet, CASE1WORKER! - and each one of you!

    I just got a text that the Grand Arrival is almost accomplished. Any minute now, literally.... (Not sure when I'll get pics, but I'll post when I can.) Thanks so much for checking, and thanks for all the encouragement and support, everyone!

    1. Mellyunplugged profile image68
      Mellyunpluggedposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Great news Aficionada !!!  Am so Happy for you smile  Enjoy every moment of this joy !

  29. Aficionada profile image94
    Aficionadaposted 4 years ago

    Hooray, he's here! He's here!

    I was beginning to figure that he was so comfortable and cozy where he was, he was simply refusing to leave. smile big_smile

    I haven't even talked with my daughter yet, but I will soon, and I'll post pics when I can. Thank you, everyone!

    1. wordscribe43 profile image93
      wordscribe43posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      YAY!  Do you know his name yet?

      1. Aficionada profile image94
        Aficionadaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks, wordscribe; yes, his name is Clark William, and they have already begun calling him Clark - ever since they selected the name, in fact. smile

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          Motown2Chitownposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Happy Birthday, Clark William!  Congrats, Grandma!  Much love to all!

    2. Sally's Trove profile image98
      Sally's Troveposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Wonderful news! I'm wishing a "happy birthing day" to Clark's mom. smile

    3. Thelma Alberts profile image84
      Thelma Albertsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Congratulations! Enjoy being  a grandma. Happy birthday to your new grandson. God bless him and his mother;-)

  30. WriteAngled profile image90
    WriteAngledposted 4 years ago

    Phew!

    Now you can breathe

    .... and celebrate! smile

    1. Aficionada profile image94
      Aficionadaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Innnnnndeeeeed!  Thanks! My heart is celebrating all over the place.

  31. DzyMsLizzy profile image91
    DzyMsLizzyposted 4 years ago

    Congratulations!  Grandkids are great--you get to spoil them rotten, then give them back to mom and dad!  wink  lol
    Seriously, I've had a lot of fun with my grandkids...they keep you young at heart.

    Best wishes to all...and may little Clark William have a wonderful and bountiful life.

  32. RTalloni profile image88
    RTalloniposted 4 years ago

    I'm thankful for the safe delivery of your little one!  A grandson with a grand name--Happy Birthday to you all!  smile

  33. Aficionada profile image94
    Aficionadaposted 4 years ago

    I'm basking in all the good wishes and kindness here! Thank you every one.

    Here are my adorable little grandson, his tired Mama, and his proud Papa.

    http://s2.hubimg.com/u/7271177_f248.jpg

    http://s2.hubimg.com/u/7271181_f248.jpghttp://s2.hubimg.com/u/7271193_f248.jpg

    Believe it or not, I still haven't spoken with my daughter or son-in-law by phone; in between their schedules and mine, we haven't found a mutually possible time.  But we surely have texted a lot!

    1. Mellyunplugged profile image68
      Mellyunpluggedposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Happy Birthday Clark William. May you have a great life...Much Love to all.

    2. habee profile image90
      habeeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Beautiful! I was hoping the pics would be here!

    3. CASE1WORKER profile image85
      CASE1WORKERposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      He is beautiful- I bet you cant wait to see him- well done to mummy ( and daddy too)

    4. Nisha Jacob profile image59
      Nisha Jacobposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Congratulations...

      Very interesting thread

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      Motown2Chitownposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      All three look healthy and beautiful and very, very happy.  God bless you all!  Be proud, Grandma!

      big_smile

  34. movingout profile image60
    movingoutposted 4 years ago

    Congratulations to you and your family! Not a better gift to a parent then a grandchild! Having fun spoiling him!

  35. L.L. Woodard profile image90
    L.L. Woodardposted 4 years ago

    Congratulations to all...what a beautiful baby!

  36. twilanelson profile image60
    twilanelsonposted 4 years ago

    Congratulations to you all on a graceful entrance into this world and for having such a lovely baby as an addition to your family. 

    Grandma enjoy these miraculous moments of your first grandchild - absolutely amazing!

  37. Marieta Naidenova profile image75
    Marieta Naidenovaposted 4 years ago

    Congratulations smile)

  38. borge_009 profile image61
    borge_009posted 4 years ago

    congratulations.  babies are blessins.......

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    Brenda Durhamposted 4 years ago

    Congratulations,  grandma Aficionada!  smile

  40. leahlefler profile image97
    leahleflerposted 4 years ago

    He is absolutely beautiful, Aficionada! Congratulations!! I love his name, too - I hope you are able to fly out soon to hold that precious boy in your arms!

  41. RTalloni profile image88
    RTalloniposted 4 years ago

    He is just precious!  Thanks for sharing your photos with us.  smile

  42. Aficionada profile image94
    Aficionadaposted 4 years ago

    Thank you so much, every single one of you, for the warm wishes and congratulations. We are so happy to have this new little family member, and I appreciate the way you all have shared and even compounded our joy.

  43. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 4 years ago

    Blessings to you in this new role. Enjoy every minute!

  44. SmartAndFun profile image91
    SmartAndFunposted 4 years ago

    Congrats. and thanks for posting photos of the beautiful little guy!

  45. justateacher profile image86
    justateacherposted 4 years ago

    Congrats!! I am awaiting the birth of my FOURTH grandchild in April!! I am as excited now as I was for the first one who just turned three...welcome to the world of grandparenting!! It's a wonderful world!

  46. Kangaroo_Jase profile image81
    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 4 years ago

    Aficionada,

    Congratulations on being a grandmother. I can tell you exactly how your daughter and son-in-law feel right now. I know because my little one was born last week in amazing circumstances.

    Congrats to your family, i know how it feels smile

    1. Aficionada profile image94
      Aficionadaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Oh, Congratulations, Kangaroo_Jase; how wonderful! Do post some pictures when you can, and tell us your story.  We have quite a nursery at HubPages now, haven't we?

  47. dghbrh profile image62
    dghbrhposted 4 years ago

    Many congratulations. Hope to see pictures as well. God bless you all.

  48. kathleen1630 profile image62
    kathleen1630posted 4 years ago

    congratulations! smile you got a new cute family member

  49. tasteofindia profile image66
    tasteofindiaposted 4 years ago

    Congratulations!

 
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