Two granddaughters in two months. What are the odds?


Just so you know, I did not forget about you. I had very important assignments during the last few months, and they took precedence over my blogging duties. So much has happened in our lives since the last time I spoke to you.

Here goes, Miss Elisa Londyn was born on May 30 2011, the beautiful bundle of joy’s parents were beside themselves, in more ways than one. Does anyone remember the first few days after delivery? I do, very vividly, not only my own but our daughters’ too. Miss Elisa arrived on a Monday afternoon, and took her departure from the comfort of her mother’s womb very seriously; when I met her approximately 30 minutes later, all she had to say was a loud “whoa, whoa, whoa!!!” She cried as if to say “who let me out? I was doing just fine in there, Grandma. I want my mommy!

Elisa, Lauryn and Sydney

Let me tell you, as one of the two proud grandmas I was beside myself with joy. I stayed with the new parents for about 10 days to help ease them into their brand new role. Time spent was priceless; we bonded like nobody’s business and by the time I left, everyone was pretty much in sync with each other. Daddy took to being the “poopy diaper engineer” and mommy thrilled at being relieved of this particular job. Of course, she too, eventually had to step-up to the “poopy” plate. Mind you grandma was on task from the beginning but had to make sure to delegate duties just before returning home.

That was granddaughter number two; you still remember our first, Miss Lauryn, “the big sister” as she is known these days? Sydney Joyce, granddaughter number 3, arrived on July 30, to the delight of little Miss Lauryn, her parents and grandparents; Miss Lauryn has taken control of the situation, for the most part. She is mommy’s little helper, checking in on her little sister regularly and reporting to mommy when she believes there is a diaper change in order.

According to her auntie “Titi”, Lauryn can talk to little Sydney; we had a few hilarious moments a few weeks ago when all three grand-kids, parents and grandparents convened together for a baby meet-up. Titi asked Miss Lauryn one day, what her sister wanted because she was crying; she responded: “she says she wants to eat, and I think she has a poopy diaper!” We all rolled over with laughter at that assessment; and you know what? She was right!

BTW, I will never forget Sidney’s arrival into this world either; I was in the birthing room. I will never forget seeing her little head come out and without prompting and right before the shoulders were out, she made her singing debut, she was like “at last, what the heck took you all so long?” I’ve been ready for this!

Stay tuned; I am sure this will be  a joyous and totally funny ride. I love my grand babies and their parents tremendously; they are my pride and joy. I am thankful for them, and am especially thankful for the wealth of material they are going to supply Grandma with for the pages of this blog!

That’s what I am talking about!
Marcia C

6 thoughts on “Two granddaughters in two months. What are the odds?

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  1. Marcia, I empathize with you! A dog lover all of my life, I will not suffer a broken heart again. My Park says “no pets.” But how could they ever notice a rabbit? Well, one day while my car was being repaired I took a little walk over to the pet store. The clerk had this “thing” drapped over her shoulders with the ears hanging all the way down to her waist. She offered the critter to me for a small fee ($15 lol) and I bought it as a joke. After all, no one gets attached to rabbits – a lop rabbit. Had the critter for nine years!!! Miss him to this day! Oh well….

    1. That’s a great story Ray, lol! I can just imagine the scene at the store when you got roped into becomming “papa rabbit”. There is just something about animals that pulls us in. I don’t care what animal it is, as soon as you start taking care of it–you are done. Our youngest daughter brought home a little chick when she was in 4th grade, the whole family had to take turns taking care of “Chester” for about a month, then he got sick and died; we mourned his loss with her, and then had to have a proper “funeral” for him in our yard (picture the Huxtables, when Rudy’s fish died) lol!

  2. Congratulations Marcia … I love watching my parents and their interaction with my children – the chance for a generational interchange.

  3. You are so lucky to be here and healthy enough to visit and spend time with them. I can see why they are your pride and joy. I can hardly wait for my time to come! Spend as much time as you can with them because no one kinows God’s plan.

    1. Thanks Faye, I do feel lucky to have this great life experience we call “grand motherhood” and know you will feel the same when it happens to you.It is pure joy!

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