I feel like this photo was just taken. Isn't that dress still in her closet? She can't have grown so fast. Looking at the photo now, Sam exclaimed, "What was I wearing?" She always was a little fashionista - loved to dress up.
When did my babies start having babies? That's one of those rhetorical questions...I know when, but what I mean is, how did the time move so fast? At what point did my little ones pass from child to parent? And where does that leave me? Sure, I'm the grandmother, but I'm still the Mom and I still feel like my pregnant days were just a fortnight ago, not a decade or two or three.
My pregnant daughters consult their mother-of-three sister-in-law as the authority on what to buy for baby, breastfeeding, car-seats. I'm outdated, ill-informed and old-fashioned when it comes to modern-day mothering guidelines and apparatus. But some things never change - instinct and love. Let those two things guide you and you can't go wrong. Oh! and experience. And that's something I have plenty of.
Stay tuned for future developments. From the looks of her, she can't last long. While I don't know when will be born, I do know when she won't. She will not be born on her due date, February 5th, which is also my daughter Kerry's birthday. My last granddaughter, Julia, was born on her due date back on June 22, which happens to be her cousin Kathryn's birthday. Now what are the odds that I'd have 2 granddaughters in a row born on their due date which also happens to fall on someone else's birthday. Pretty slim, pretty slim.