But who CARES!
I was saying Happy New Year, before today. For those of you who wondered, yes my grandson has arrived.
I had my best new years present EVER on Thursday, December the 29th at 5:00 AM, Alaska Time, Richard William WilsonJr., born weighing in at 8 pounds 13 ounces, he measured 21 inches long (I may be incorrect on his length) after a very trying delivery for his mother. As all mothers know, once the baby is in your arms you remember the pain, but it just doesn’t seem to matter. Babies are so worth the bother; no matter how great the cost. This little man was quite costly.
Sorry , it has taken me so long to update you. It is hard for me to let go of my little man when I get the chance to pry him from his fathers arms on the rare moments he is not eating (more about that later). I have been busy being a grammy, or in my case an Ami. I find myself helping my daughter get used to being a mommy (yes, I know she is actually my Daughter-in-law, but it just doesn’t seem like that in my mind). Getting used to being a mommy for the first time is quite a challenge. Young mothers are so afraid of everything they might do wrong. They need lots of love and encouragement to know they are doing the job well.
When I am not helping or playing, I am cooking. Why am I cooking when I have been on a diet for a YEAR?? Because, as everyone knows, new Mommies need time to rest. I am here for such a short time, I must get them as many meals put away as possible before I fly away. I don’t think I am even close on my calories. I know the homemade oatmeal raisin cookies are so off the charts that I don’t want to think about what it has cost me, or how little exercise I am able to get in. Then there is all the other food, that has pasta and fat and …. We won’t even go into all this. I have had to call Mike and have him assure me that everything is all right. It is challenging to cook food that will work for feeding them and be pre-made-freezable that will fall into my diet category. My goal is to leave them with meals, not me getting my diet needs met. This trip and time is about other folks.
Sadly, it is a bit challenging to NOT eat the food that I am preparing. I pray I don’t blow my last two months of hard work. 😀 If I have, well … I will start over when I get back. 😦 I am working to mderate my eating and my activity. I can’t say that I am doing the best I could on the eating, but I have doen the best with the exercise. I am busy all the time, and I take walks when the weather permits and sometimes even when it does not like today; I went for a walk in the rain. YIKES. Yesterday beautiful snow, today RAIN.
I am staying busy, because I can hardly bear the thought of flying away, for I am afraid that I have fallen in love with a little Monkey man. He is so adorable. He makes the best noises ever (as all mom’s know–baby noises are the best!). We call him a little monkey because his father used to LOVE Curious George books and cartoons. We have bought many little monkey items. We all just love them, but mostly we LOVE HIM.
What can I say? I am in love and I taking care of my children, and helping them learn to care for their children. Life’s beautiful cycle. 😀
Blessings … S