For all you expectant mothers out there, I thought you might like to know what the life of an expectant grandmother looks like.
Yay!!! We are going to be grandparents! Wait…what do you mean don’t tell anyone? Well, I understand you want to tell people …how long will that take you? Personally??? Really? You tweet everything…why does this have to be done personally?
We sit and wait…
We finally have been allowed to tell our friends…but we now realize that even though childbirth is as natural as pooping, nothing is done the way we did it.
Learning to keep mouth shut.
Parents are looking for baby names…we are looking for grandparent names.
We are on baby watch. We have no clue when it could happen. We don’t know if you have been up all night timing contractions and just haven’t called us yet…
So here is how it goes..
Take a walk…hmmmm what if they call? How far would I be from the car…
Take a shower…will I hear the phone? Better only do that when someone can phone sit for me…
Throw in a load of laundry…what if we get the baby call? The baby could be 6 weeks before I remember to change it over.
Cook dinner…what if they call and I forget that I have stuff in the oven?
Forget ironing…house might burn down if I run out with the iron on…that would be a bad thing because I have a ton of baby stuff here that I haven’t admitted to anyone yet I have bought…
This waiting is hard stuff….so be nice to us grandparents-to-be…and remember we sleep in shifts for fear of missing the call so we might not seem ourselves these days.