Lots of changes around here — most of them being DIAPERS!
Grandbaby #3 was born a week ago and we’ve all spent hours cuddling him. So many things are different this time…GB3 (Grandbaby #3) has a sweet mom who enjoys having our multitude of kids come over and play “pass around the baby”! Her mother, who is from New York, is also very generous about sharing — even though she knows we’ll have the lions’ share of time with GB3 after she leaves.
This has been almost stress-free, with the exception of a little health scare that required a last minute c-section…and, in the midst of all that, I met a very interesting woman at the hospital whose musical family played with the “Old Timers” of country music. (I’m not very familiar with the music, but I have heard of the names!)
Additionally, more bridges were mended with ex-family members. Seems there was concern that I might harbor ill feelings for the past — but, when we began sharing stories of Grandma Chelsea — the doorways of communication burst wide open. Grandma Chelsea’s youngest son (my oldest son’s paternal uncle) had never sat in on a birthing before — 🙂 he was able to experience the long hours in the waiting room — the girls giggling, the boys teasing, and the family praying. There were several times he said he should leave, yet I could tell he simply wanted to be asked to stay. Apparently my “tribe” understood that, too — and they’d beg him to wait just a little longer. He did! He even became brave enough to stop by unannounced.
So, itty bitty baby boy has already brought about some sweet changes….