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Posted on Sun, Apr 29, 2012 06:49

I became a grandmother for the first time this past week! My daughter's tiny, perfect baby boy came into this world several weeks early. Both mother and baby and daddy are doing great.

What a wonderful feeling it is to hold him in my arms, feel this new kind of love for the very first time, and be mesmerized by the mystifying miracle of life. WOW!

All grandparents out there..... do you have any advice for a new grandparent or comments on grandparenthood? Unfortunately they live 300 miles away, at least for right now, so my visits will be limited. Thank goodness for Skype!



BeWell and wishing you only the best ! ..................;-D

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Posted on Tue, May 15, 2012 10:52

rmac,

Yes, I agree. Birthdays are very important. I'm big on birthdays because I think it's a great way to celebrate the life of those we love and hold near and dear in our hearts.................. BeWell



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Posted on Tue, May 15, 2012 10:50

Hoping,

Hope you had a great Mother's Day too!

I came home from lunch with my family that day and there was a box of roses at the door from my daughter. It was a great surprise.



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Posted on Sun, May 13, 2012 08:30

AWWw... THANKS BEWELL..

Not sure a man was created that can deal with me... LOL

Hope your Mother's Day is going splendidly.. even if you are not with daughter... 

It's Rainy and Icky here in Atlanta.. But my day shall be good!! 

<3 HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!! <3



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Posted on Sun, May 13, 2012 05:12

I forgot to mention birthdays.  Don't ever forget birthdays.

 

rmac

 



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Posted on Mon, May 07, 2012 19:09

Thanks Hoping,

 

 You seem to be a very caring and loving person as well, and you're totally creative! I'm sure you're an awesome mother and will be a spectacular grandmother in due time, not to mention a great partner for the right man. ;-D

I also saved all my daughter's old school papers and artwork, at least the ones that made it home and up on the refridgerator. They're still in in a water-proof Rubbermaid tote in storage. She gets them out once a year and looks them over and thanks me for saving her treasures all these years.

 

Looks like both of us should add to our MM profile that we're looking for a great man who can also build water-proof treasure chests! .....LOL!..... Grandma BeWell....... ;-D

 

 

 



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Posted on Sat, May 05, 2012 06:12

Dear "GRANDMA BEWELL"            <---------    I LoVe It!! 

 

That is incredibly awesome and heartfelt what you did for your daughter!! Shows what a deep rooted heart and soul you have! :) I've never heard of the smashed candy bar in diaper.. but I have not been to many baby showers.. I do recall the toilet paper sheets around belly... and the clothes pin game.... :)

 

I have to say... I feel one of the most "treasured" things we can give to our GRANDchildren is the WISDOM we didn't have as parents... EXPERIENCE is everything in life.. and the older we become, the more experience we receive. I do believe we can learn from the things we do "right" in life... But I truly feel it is what we have done "wrong" that teach us the most vital of life's lessons. I have always felt how we handle our mistakes is what molds our core. 

 

One thing I recall so vividly from when my youngest was very little .. (One of my mistakes!) She caught something I had thrown away. I had boxes and boxes of things she and her siblings had done at school and this item was not like WOW or anything.. BUT WHEN SHE FOUND IT IN THE TRASH!! TALK ABOUT BACK PADDLING!! I hadn't realized it was IMPORTANT TO HER!! Ask your daughter to be sure and save a few momentos for YOU from his school days for his "Treasure Chest" and MAKE YOUR OWN GRANDMA SCRAPBOOK! Something tells me you are pretty "crafty" and this would be fun for you! 

 

It is evident to me "Loving People" is innate in you. For some people, it is just a part of who they are. (I sense this from your smile you choose in your profile photo and what you did for your daughter.) So regardless of what you do or don't do... You'll have the "old Grandma" thing aced! 

 

 



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Posted on Fri, May 04, 2012 13:54

Quoting Hoping4Love2000:

CONGRATULATIONS!!! What a JOYOUS time!!

One day I look forward to having grandchildren... But I pray they wait several more years! 

SKYPE, SKYPE, SKYPE!!!....

Have you determined what you wish to be called? 

I think it would be nice to start a "Treasure Chest" for a litte boy... 

The first item you could add is a letter written to him from you all about that special feeling you have right now and how much his mother meant to you when she was born.. 

Then through the years, you can add to it as things happen in life.. and you collect memories with him.. 

I never had Grandparents I got to know well.. BUT.. I have witnessed some very loving and supportive GP who meant the world to my friends .. and I know their "MEMORIES" were the most cherished thing of all! 

CONGRATS!! :)



Hi Hoping4Love2000,

 

Thank you for your lovely reply. To answer your question, I think I'm just going to let my grandson decide what he wants to call me when he gets older, and for now, just "Grandma" will be fine.

 

I  L-O-V-E your "Treasure Chest" and letter ideas. I actually kept pictures and a journal of my pregnancy and my daughter's birth for nearly 33 years and gave it to her at her shower. It was the hit of the event, other than the silly baby shower game of, "Guess What Warm, Melted Candy Bar Is Smashed Up Inside The Diapers", which was a double hoot! ;-D

 

I'm sure you will make a fantastic grandma one day, especially since you understand what an important role it can be in a child's life. Keep planning those creative ideas for your future grandchildren. You've got some really good ones!

 

Thanks again......... Grandma BeWell... ;-D



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Posted on Wed, May 02, 2012 13:05

CONGRATULATIONS!!! What a JOYOUS time!!

One day I look forward to having grandchildren... But I pray they wait several more years! 

SKYPE, SKYPE, SKYPE!!!....

Have you determined what you wish to be called? 

I think it would be nice to start a "Treasure Chest" for a litte boy... 

The first item you could add is a letter written to him from you all about that special feeling you have right now and how much his mother meant to you when she was born.. 

Then through the years, you can add to it as things happen in life.. and you collect memories with him.. 

I never had Grandparents I got to know well.. BUT.. I have witnessed some very loving and supportive GP who meant the world to my friends .. and I know their "MEMORIES" were the most cherished thing of all! 

CONGRATS!! :)



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Posted on Wed, May 02, 2012 09:39

Thank you, Apexoflife! I'm actually 58. My youthfulness has little to do with genes and much more to do with living a healthy lifestyle.

 

I'm really OK with being a grandmother at this time in my life. I wasn't sure how I'd feel, but it feels great to have successfully completed another life cycle. I have been granted another chance to be a really powerful and positive influence on yet another special human being in my immediate family circle. My daughter, of course, was the first. I am so grateful for the blessing and will take my new role seriously. After all, the children are the future of the world.



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Posted on Wed, May 02, 2012 05:17

Fantastic for you although you look too young yet to be a grandmother. I am unsure I would be that happy about being a grandparent just yet. I guess I am stuck with the old adage that a grandparent is "old", which I do not feel.

Congrats and enjoy your new found role and yes, thank goodness for Skype.

 

Cheers



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Posted on Tue, May 01, 2012 06:58

Quoting rmac22:

Wonderful.  You just need to love them.  Go see them as much as you can.  Do all the silly things people do with babies.  Play with them.  Send them at least two cards for every important holiday, one early, one almost late; this starting when they can first hold them in their hand.    Send some for any excuse too.  Call them on the phone now and then; when they can hold the phone.  Do you best not to drive either parent nuts. 

 

I am lucky, mine are about 30 minutes away.  I get called on to do a lot of babysitting.  This mostly amounts to playing with them.  Getting gang tackled by a 5 and 9 year old, as an enthusiastic greeting, has its own odd reward.

 

rmac 



Thank you, rmac! What great ideas!

I will certainly remember to send extra cards, call him often, and play with him every moment I get the chance. Since he's a boy I will especially be on guard so I don't get tackled too hard. ;-D

Thanks ever so much for the advice!............ B



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Posted on Mon, Apr 30, 2012 05:58

Wonderful.  You just need to love them.  Go see them as much as you can.  Do all the silly things people do with babies.  Play with them.  Send them at least two cards for every important holiday, one early, one almost late; this starting when they can first hold them in their hand.    Send some for any excuse too.  Call them on the phone now and then; when they can hold the phone.  Do you best not to drive either parent nuts. 

 

I am lucky, mine are about 30 minutes away.  I get called on to do a lot of babysitting.  This mostly amounts to playing with them.  Getting gang tackled by a 5 and 9 year old, as an enthusiastic greeting, has its own odd reward.

 

rmac 



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