I have some rather exciting news to share with everyone. Y'all might want to sit down though...
It appears that...
I am going to be a grandmother!!!
(severe heart palpitations)
Yes. My darling daughter and her boyfriend, Chris, are expecting a tiny little baby on January 16, 2011.
I took a respite care day today and went to see the OB/GYN with Brianna as Chris is still active duty and couldn't be with her. I was impressed with the doctor and both her knowledge and her demeanor. And here is a pic of the ultrasound:
The baby is only about the size of a peanut, literally, but we were able to see the heartbeat, which was wicked cool.
So I admit to being shocked. And a little sad. I know that Breezy is old enough (she is nearly 26) and can handle it all, but I feel sad that I can't be there for her like I would like to be. Normally a first grandchild would be spoiled by the grandma, but my situation isn't going to allow that. It's not like I am going to have money to buy things for the little one and I sure don't have the lifestyle that is conducive to babysitting. Kevin is still way too needy to allow me time to keep the baby at all and he sure wouldn't be able to handle any crying. That part right there makes me so sad.
But, of course, I am happy for her too. Breezy is excited (now that the shock has worn off) and she and Chris are picking names and making plans. Chris will be discharging from active duty in about 3 weeks, but will be reserves for the next 3 years.
Kevin took the news really well. When we first told him he just looked really hard at Breezy for about 30 seconds and then he burst out laughing. He thought she was joking. I had to step in and explain that it wasn't a joke and he again looked deep into her eyes for almost another minute and then said 'ok', he smiled and then he just shrugged. Hopefully the plate is back in his head with no problems before the baby is born and maybe he will get back to loving babies and children. He's going to make a good uncle if we can get back to that place.
So now Miss Brianna just needs to start feeling her own symptoms. Even before I knew she was pregnant I was peeing all the stinkin' time, I have been way more emotional lately and certain female parts of mine are just killing me! I swear - if I feel her labor pains I am going to just kick her butt all over the country!
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