Friday, May 28, 2010

This is what had held my attention for the past few weeks. This teeny, tiny, incredible human being that less than 4 months ago was non existent. I mean think about it..There was no human, and there is - or will be - in five or six months.
In a few short months, I Biddie, will be a grandmother. Well, a Nanie, to be more precise.
Best Mothers Day gift, ever? Kayla telling me that she was giving me my first ever grandchild.
I seriously stoked. I can't wait until they place this little person in my arms and let me hold him(?). It feels like a million years away, yet I know that the days will fly by and he will be here before we know it.

Kristy and Jessica are over the moon. Kristy and I have already brought home bags and bags of baby clothes, socks, receiving blankets...Yet there is still so much more that we will need. I plan on being the number one babysitter so that Kayla can go back to work as soon as she is ready.
As for Kayla......She is scared. I mean, it IS scary, bringing a new life into the world and being responsible for that life for at least the next 18 years. It is also wonderful, and rewarding, and the best job that you will ever have.
I know that Kayla will be a wonderful mom, I just hope that I don't disappoint as a Nanie.

The other bit of news that has my head spinning? I got a phone call from my Mum, Betty, two nights ago. I had left a message on her answering machine, letting her know that she is going to be great Nanie. I thought that even if we weren't speaking, she still deserved to hear it from me, not second hand, or as a stream on facebook.
It was awkward at first, and there were many silences that broke our conversation up into nervous chit chat. Still, we spoke. To each other. Kindly, and with respect.
Then, before we hung up, she apologized. To me. For all of it..All of the wasted years, the sadness, the hurt. The best part?
I heard something that I have not heard since..well, I actually don't know how long it has been since she said those words to me.

Can life get any better???


Marni said...

Awesome, wonderful, exciting... how many more words can I use?

Congrats on it ALL! I am so happy for you!

Catch the Kids said...

What a great day for you. Somehow babies bring out the best in people don't you think?

Gabriel said...

Life CAN'T get any better for you and your family, Biddie. You guys deserve every second of this.

I'm incredibly happy for all of you!!

Gardenia said...

Grandparenting is the frosting on the cake of life - joy indescribable and such an awesome privilege - and more - joy!

Biddie said...

Marni - Thank you!

Catch The Kids - Babies really do seem to bring out the best in people. I am still in (happy) shock that my mother called, and I AM GOING TO BE A GRANDMA!!! Thanks for stopping by :)

Gabriel - Thank you :) We are so excited! It still feels unreal, I can't wait to hold that wee baby!

Gardenia - I can't wait! Gah! It feels like a million years away, but I am sure that it will sneak up on us in no time.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on both accounts! A new baby in the family!
I'm so happy that you and your mom are speaking again. That's wonderful!


Biddie said...

Peter - Thank you :) I am still over the moon about the whole thing.

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Biddie said...

YES! THAT is what I was waiting to hear! Thank you Maggie!

Anonymous said...

That is THE BEST news!
You will be a wonderful Nanie, I just know it!

Maggie Mae

captain corky said...

Congrats Biddie! You guys do deserve the best.

Kimber said...

I don't know if it's the hormones, but this post brought tears to my eyes. So happy for you. You will be a wonderful Nanie! And I'm thrilled that you connected with your Mum.


Biddie said...

Corky - Thanks! :)

Kimber - Lol. Maybe it is the hormones, maybe you are just a sweet gal with a big heart.
You know what my relationship has been like with my Mum - mostly non exisitent - you have seen me as a kid crying for her, and about her...You also know how much it hurts to be without a mom...I am so happy that we have reconnected, too. Know what else? I am SO happy that you and D are expecting again.
You deserve this, Kimber xx