Saturday, March 16, 2019

It's A Whole New World!

So, they told me it would be awesome!  It would be great.   But I figured out rather quickly that there are no words to describe what it is like to become a grandparent!  My life changed 3 weeks ago!  Literally!  My husband and I became grandparents!  

WELCOME JOANNA GRACE!
Isn't she just the cutest baby EVER!  Okay.....I will say all babies are cute....but she takes the cake with that swaddle and headband that is as big as her little head!


She stole grampa's heart pretty fast too!  
I'm not sure what my favorite part is about this whole gramma thing!
But I'm telling you, I can't take my eyes off of her when I'm around her!  All those of little smiles and facial expressions are amazing to watch!  And watching her interact with her momma and daddy just fills my heart with JOY!






This was my attempt at taking a selfie after reading her a book.  Put her right to sleep and she found that thumb pretty quickly too.  I forgot how incredibly amazing it feels to have that little life resting in your arms.  TRUSTING you to take care of her and LOVING her like crazy!






We need to give the momma some credit too!  This was our first attempt at getting the "papoose" all rigged up.  We didn't have stuff like this when I was a new mom.  My baby carrier was more like a backpack!  It's a little tricky but I think with practice she will become a pro at this "papoose" thing.  













When I told my elementary kiddos that I was a gramma I asked them "What do I need to do to be a good gramma?"
Here are their answers:
*Get some wrinkles.
*Bake cookies.
*Wear old gramma shoes.
*Get gray hair. (Only my hairdresser knows!)
*Spoil the grandkids!
*Have candy and fruit snacks at your house.
*Read them books.
*Play games with them.
*Wear gramma shirts.
*Make them things.

So I started to think about what my gramma made me.  Sweaters!  She knitted and made ALL the grands sweaters, slippers, hats, mittens and scarves.  My sister helped me catch the crocheting bug over Christmas vacation and I have my first afghan almost completed.  THEN I saw this cute little sweater on the website I follow.  It's not the same because I had to use the yarn I had on hand during our lovely winter weather!  I thought it would make a good one to wear around the farm or to the park!  Can't wait to try it on her!  So, you can teach an "old dog  gramma" a new trick!

Now.....off to get me some baby hugs!

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