I’m going to be…*GULP* a grandmother. Yes. It kind of makes me sick to my stomach just thinking about it. But I’m coming to terms with it slowly. It’s definitely not something I thought I’d have to worry about for at least another five years, but… well, it seems that my oldest son, Andrew, and his recent-graduate-from-nursing-school-girlfriend, didn’t make the connection between condoms and not getting pregnant. Did I mention that she’s a recent graduate from nursing school? *smacks forehead*
Anyway. I won’t go into details about how I feel about the whole thing because people will either yell at me and call me insensitive, or empathize and say something to try and make see the silver lining, blah, blah, blah. I can hear all the advice, all the empathetic comments. I don’t need any of it. I know what’s done is done. They’ve made their decision. I have pretty mixed emotions. Don’t even get me started.
I’m coming to terms with it my way – shopping. A big part of my therapy has been shopping for this precious baby girl. Lots of baby shopping. And of course, I’m planning to drive up to Virginia to drop off all this baby stuff as soon as we can get both of our cars out of the shop (but that’s a different story).
Shopping has been fun and I had forgotten how much fun baby shopping can be. Ooo, I got some of the cutest stuff and spent way too much money on things I remembered being most helpful to me when I had my first baby. What was the one item you found most helpful for your baby? It was a toss-up for me between a pack-and-play and one of those baby carrier packs.
Diapers are an obvious staple. Andrew and Amber are getting a free one-year membership to Costco or Sams (probably Sams). I know some may think that those warehouse type of places really don’t save you any money in the end. I disagree. It’ll be great for diapers and wipes and things like that – when you can, buy in bulk! So what else am I forgetting? Can you think of anything that they’ll find most useful during the baby’s first couple of years?