Sunday, February 18, 2024

No Such Thing As Too Much Sugar

So it's been a minute. Where were we? Oh yeah, we were waiting on a baby and she's here! 

Our fifth grandchild was born a little over a week ago, a precious little girl who already has us completely wrapped around her teeny tiny perfectly formed fingers. 

You might think number five would be no big deal, but I'm here to tell you every single birth is a very big deal, every birth an actual miracle. It's amazing to look at the 11-week ultrasound snapshot hanging on my daughter's frig and recognize the beautiful baby I'm holding in my arms is that same girl. 

I drove over to my daughter's house early (in fact, almost three weeks early) because the doctor was convinced this little girl was in a hurry. Turns out she really wasn't, but I don't mind. It was nice having some time with my own baby girl and it calmed nerves knowing I was in the house should she have to go to the hospital in the middle of the night. 

She did not, but! she was able to get her haircut, see the dentist, and have a pedicure without her toddler in tow. These are all things that going forward will require a lot more planning and likely be far less relaxing, at least for a while. 

To everything there is a season. 

My granddaughter's momma (aka Daughter2) was not big on sleep when she was a baby and hubs and I spent many a dinner hour with her wailing (and possibly me too on occasion). But you know what? We laugh about that now. It was just a part of who she was and who she is...a girl who knows her mind, who lives large, and who loves her momma. 

I look at my girl now, married woman and mom of two, and I remember her sweetness. I remember her spunk and her joie de vivre, but the night after night of interrupted sleep? The days where it seemed like bedtime would never get there??? Well those moments not so much.  

Which I know is not a great comfort when you're in the thick of it, but true nonetheless. Being with my daughter and her newborn baby girl and her 20-month old little man whose world has been rocked a little,  it comes back to me how absolutely exhausting those early years of parenting are.

And how absolutely wonderful too.


  1. Every picture shared shows so much love and so much joy!! Blessings in abundance, indeed!! Thanks for sharing... I am still smiling!!

  2. Oh she is gorgeous and yes so much love in those photos. And yes #1 #2 #5 and even #6 in my case, all the grandkids are special and there always is enough love to go around. Enjoy these early special moments getting to know your new granddaughter.

  3. Definitely not too much sugar! What a sweet time in life and how wonderful that you could be there for your daughter before and after. Congratulations!

  4. Oh how exciting a baby, babies are so damn cute and cuddly until they scream their heads off for mummy or daddy or for a feed then maybe not so adorable but they are loved

  5. She is so cute. I'm so happy for everyone. The pictures you shared are precious. I'm so glad you got to spend that time with your daughter and that she was able to get a few things accomplished while you were there.

  6. Congratulations on your new grandbaby. I have seven grands and you are absolutely right every single birth was special and precious, as are every single grandchild. Enjoy!

  7. Aw, congrats on the newest family member. She's adorable!