Monday, July 28, 2008

Are you listening?????

I have something to say........



Something IMPORTANT to say......




Something VERY IMPORTANT to say.........




I have been waiting for ages to say it......




Jumping up and down.....




BOING!.....




BOING!!!!!....... (metaphorically speaking, of course - remember that knee)




Are you all listening????????????



Where was I......




What I wanted to tell you was how this little boy ......





Grew up seemingly over night......

And married this lovely girl in a fairy tale wedding in Switzerland........


And they settled down in their home, travelled the world and then.......







On Father's Day this year.....







I had a call from my daughter-in-law.....







To tell me.......







That in early February next year.....







I AM GOING TO BE A GRANNY!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Sigh. How wonderful is that! Yes, I know a lot of you are grannies already, but, like Pea and Lori, this is my FIRST grandchild, and I am beyond excited. I promised not to tell anyone until they told me I could, and now that Ann has had her 12 week scan, and all is well, my lips are unzipped and I am telling the world. You have NO idea how hard it was to stay silent!

She emailed me the ultrasound photos of the little one this morning, and it is just the most magical thing on earth. The email came with the note "Hello.....Love Baby". Hello indeed, little one.

So here I am, grinning from ear to ear. Me. A Granny. I cannot wait!

Just thought that maybe I should tell you all........

Barb? BARB??? We need to talk!

31 comments:

zzop357 said...

WTG LINDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm so proud for you!!!.I just left Barb's, you need to run over and see what shes doing.
Again WTG, I can't wait to see if its a boy or girl.Who cares as long as its healthy.
God bless, Donna

klsaline said...

Congratulations Granny!!! What wonderful news! So much to look forward to!

God's Blessings Kate and the littles - (Abigaile 6 y/o and Reilly 3 y/o)

Barb said...

How sad it is, Linds, that you're not excited about this. LOL

OH MY WORD! Congratulations! I know exactly how you feel. You're about to enter a whole new level of life and I can tell you, you're going to absolutely love it.

I'm so, so happy for you.

Now let's see. You need burp cloths. Lots of those and some blankets. And maybe a sock monkey and of course you might need some bibs.....LOL

Perhaps what you really need is a second job. You don't want to know how much money I spent when I found out my first grandchild (Cameron) was on the way. :-)

Welcome to the best stage of your life so far. I'm beyond thrilled for you. xoxoxo

Jan said...

Oh that is so wonderful! Congratulations to you and send happy congrats to the new parents-to-be!!
Neither of my kids have babies, but my stepdaughters have three between the two of them! So much fun!!
Take care!

Jan

Penless Thoughts said...

Congratulations!!!! It really is so very wonderful.

Love the clever way you told us.
Susan

Jeana said...

CONGRATULATIONS! How exciting!!

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

What delightful, delicious, descrumtious, dewonderful news! Yay! I'm so tickled for you that I'm grinning from ear to ear.

Pam said...

Such superb news, dear Linds. I am beaming for you, and I've not really "beamed" yet this Monday.

Thrilled for you and your family!

Susie said...

Hi Linds!
This is by far the happiest post I've read today!! You are about to embark upon one of the most joyous stages of your life. Your life will never be the same (in the nicest possible ways) once this baby arrives...
Congratulations!!
xoxo

Linda said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
You are going to love, love, love being a Granny. Everything anyone has ever said about how absolutely wonderful it is to be a grandparent was not exaggerating. It is the best.
I am so delighted for you Linds!

Jo said...

ohhhh Linds, How do I go about telling you HOW HAPPY I AM FOR YOU!!!

Welcome to the club! Life as you know it will never be the same. Every waking hour will be filled with thoughts of that little bundle of joy.

You think you loved your children??? Well I am here to tell you my friend that from the first moment that you hold that sweet little babe in your arms a bond is forged that is unlike anything else you have ever experienced.

Concratulations dear heart and my best wishes to Mommy and daddy too.

Janine said...

Oh wow! What incredibly exciting news. Congrats all round.

Judith said...

Hello over the moon Grand Ma to be.
Hang on tight. You are about to begin a most wonderful experience. Enjoy every fleeting moment if it. You won't believe how quickly they grow up.

Here's looking at you, kid.

Edith said...

Congratulations! I'm so excited for you! Enjoy!

Crystal said...

You are about to begin THE most wonderful part of your life!! You are going to love being a grandmother and it just gets better as they grow. Loving your children is great but the love for a grandchild surpasses even that, if you can imagine it. I am so happy that you will have a new little one to treasure, dote on, cuddle and brag about.

I pray that Ann and sweet little one will be safe and all the growing will happen without any complications. WE really do take it for granted and it is a true miracle when it happens so perfectly. God bless you all!

Mandy said...

Oh how exciting!! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I thought I would come over here, and what a great post to run into! As someone who is trying for baby #1, I get very excited when anyone- even a stranger- discovers they are expecting.

Congratulations!!!

Chris said...

AT LAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HOORAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Welcome to the club! I couldn't be happier for you!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sandra said...

Oh Linds, this so EXCITING. Congratulations and let me tell you, that little one is going to be very blessed to have you for a grandma :)

Hugs,
Sandra

Alice Grace said...

Congratulations! You will find, as I have that the love you feel is just as dear as for your own children, if not more. It is hard to explain, but you are already finding out!
Best wishes to you all and to the baby especially!

Jungle Mom said...

Oh congratulations!You'll love being a granny. I have two grand daughters.

Karen said...

Oh WOW! So wonderful! I am so happy for you!

I hope I become a granny before I am positively ancient!

Needled Mom said...

Oh Linds, that is such wonderful news. I'll bet that you are absolutely bubbling over with excitement. There is nothing quite as special as a wee one making an entrance in this world. I can't wait to follow the progress.

Donnetta (momrn2) said...

WHOO HOO!!! I am so excited for you! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

Butterfly Mama said...

Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What wonderful news! I am thrilled - how much fun are you going to have. A bundle!

Love and hugs,
Heidi

Joyful Days said...

How wonderful. That is just so sweet. Keep your jumping to metaphorically--you'll have to get that knee better to chase after the sweet little!

Blessings,

Julie

Diane@Diane's Place said...

Yee haw!!!! That's wonderful news, Linds! I'm so happy for you and for your kids!

Now everywhere you go you'll be looking at baby clothes and toys, and even buying stuff even though you don't even know yet whether you're having a boy or a girl. ;o)

This Grandma stuff is da bomb! ;o)

Congrats again, Granny.

Love and hugs,

Diane

Bev said...

Being a Grammy is the most wonderful thing in the world. A magical place you are entering into, where this little baby will love you just because, no matter what you look like, and the older you get the more dear you will be. Is that great stuff or what! Congratulations and blessings.

Lori said...

CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!! Oh my!!!!!! Wonderful news. Joy, joy! Nicole is due Feb. 7th. We'll be grannies together, WOOHOO!

This IS BIG NEWS! Thanks for sharing it!

At A Hen's Pace said...

What exciting news!!

Here in the States there is a bumper sticker I've seen that reads:

"If I'd known how wonderful grandchildren are, I'd have had them first!"

All your commenters seem to confirm that it's a pretty wonderful stage of life. I am so happy for you--it seems like perfect timing.

~Jeanne

Barbara said...

Congratulations. From my experience I know that you are going to be bowled over with the love you will have for that child. It will be so great that it will hurt almost. An amazing experience that I never expected to be so overwhelming.

Morning Glory said...

Oh, the shoppping! The snuggles! The sweet, sweet smell of warm baby skin! You're in for such a fabulous life with a grandbaby to spoil. Congratulations, Granny!!!!