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My First Granddaughter

After totally spoiling my first grandchild and abusing his parents, I decided that I better learn how to be a proper grandmother. I purchased some books and looked online, joined a grandparent blog, and talked to other first-time grandmothers. I think I am better informed and hopefully will not make the same mistakes.

Princess

I enjoyed my firstborn grandson, but I wished for a little girl that I could dress up and play with. when I found out the next grand baby would be a little girl, I was thrilled. However, after the first experience, I believe her mother would just have her during lunch and not invite me again. So, she was born in just a few hours while I was at work.

My husband is from the royal line in his society, it was only fitting (and also a common name in her mother’s country) that our new granddaughter was named Princess. I loved her so much and she was as cute as could be. Princess was a happy, smiley little girl, and very easy to take care of. She seriously is a joy to all who know her, even now.

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The Oldest Grandchild

The day you officially become a grandmother is the day you will never forget! For me it was a little over 21 years ago! I was with my daughter-in-law who invited me to the birth. It was a gruesome few hours for her and I admire her strength and tenacity. When the baby finally decided to surrender (albeit the force of the suction cup), we were all in high spirits. The triumphant arrival of the first male grandchild and his parents first child and son is a moment that will live forever in my mind.

Isiboy

One moment I was just a Momma and just like that I was Grand!! How cool is that! I tend to think of it as having graduated from Mommy school. After all the laughter and tears of raising my four beautiful children, I had earned a degree sort of like a Bachelor of Motherhood. Maybe (if I am lucky) I can get my Masters of Motherhood (great-grandmother).

Grandma, Grandmother, Nana, Mama, or whatever the title is – I love it!

My little Isiboy stole my heart. I doted on him whenever he was around. I spent so much time showing him everything and teaching him all I knew. I talked to him constantly when he was with me. He was my new toy. I loved shopping for him and dressing him up. I don’t remember being this excited with my own children, but this was different – I had no labor pains, postnatal blues, or responsibility! This was totally fun!!

The only problem with all the attention I gave my first grandchild was that he became very attached to me. His parents had a hard time taking him to their own home. He would start crying when he knew he was leaving and kick and scream for Grandma all the way home. Sorry about that!

So, how did you feel about your first grandchild? Were you as crazily in love with yours as I was with mine? I feel so blessed to have this amazing experience of Grandmotherhood!

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12 grandchildren

Recently, I realized that I have twelve beautiful grandchildren to dote on! It is quite the blessing as well as a responsibility. These precious souls range in age from 10 to 21 years. Of course, I have a birthday board with their months listed on it and a block that represents each grandchild (placed carefully according to the day). It helps remind me of whose birthday is coming up.

With so many birthdays to remember, I also keep a list with my calendar reminding me what year they were born. I don’t want to miss any milestones in their lives, and pray the good Lord will allow me sufficient health and memory to celebrate those special days with them.

I would love to hear how you remember your grandchildren’s birthdays and tell us about any of those special days you have spent with them.

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Birthday Board – gifted to me by Meilani Kongaika Christmas 2018
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