Last Friday I left Lauren, Amelia, and Thomas for the weekend. Lauren and I both cried. Thomas said, "You're coming back on Sunday!" I told him not to make fun of us. He didn't. Lauren is being such a good mother. She is so compassionate about everything she does for Amelia. I am so proud of her and everything she is doing. You don't know what it's going to be like when you become a grandmother until it really happens. You have conversations with your daughter that you haven't had before. You rock your grandbaby and remember what it was like the first time you held her mother. You realize you are too old to be a mother yourself, but it sure is nice to borrow them for a while. You wish you could share this with your own mother.
Today I finally got to show pictures to my friends in Perry. They didn't even mind looking at all 3 albums. Even the waitress looked at them. Everyone always comments on Amelia's hair. It is so dark and lots of it. I can't wait until I can show her to my friends in person. I know I will be on Cloud 9!
Friday, October 15, 2010
The other day, two people asked me if I had blogged lately. I've been rather busy. First there was the sewing and monograming getting ready for Miss Amelia's arrival. Then she finally came on October the 2nd at 10:57 AM weighing in at 6 lbs 7 oz and 20.5 inches long. She looks just like her Daddy. However, Lauren and I both have a cowlick just like my Daddy did and guess what, so does Amelia. The cowlick lives on!
I have trouble finding words to describe what being a grandmother is like. It's everything I had dreamed of and then more. I was so fortunate to be asked to help out during the first days. Lauren and Thomas are such good parents. It is awesome to see them work together taking care of Amelia. Lauren can soothe her like no other. Thomas is next and I have found a few tricks that work.
Did I mention how awesome Lauren was during delivery? She made having a baby look like a piece of cake! It was an awesome experience. We had two very good L & D nurses, one of which was Kristen (my great niece).
My sister has been awesome also. She has brought dinner twice and stops by daily to let us know what is going on in the world outside! Allen is smitten by Miss Amelia. He comes by after work for dinner and holds her before he leaves to go back to Perry. If he doesn't come by, we Skype so he can see his precious grandgirl.
I'm going home today for the weekend to give the parents some space. I hope I don't cry, but I know I am going to miss being here with Lauren, Thomas, Amelia, and Scarlett.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
I am in a very "crafty" mood these days. I am trying to launch my jewelry business, so I've been making some jewelry to sell. Charlotte and Anna Grace helped me last week at the beach. I'll post some of the creations when Charlotte sends me the pictures. I have finally gotten in the sewing mood. I cannot sew unless I get in the mood. I have always been that way. I can sew for weeks into the wee hours of the morning and then I won't sew a stitch for months. Right now I am working on items for the nursery and clothes for Amelia. On Sunday, I made a table cloth and topper for the table in the nursery. I have basket liners to make for the nursery. I have bought the baskets and will paint them brown. The liners will be gold and red to match the bedding. I made a zebra print dress last night with bloomers. I have to finish them today. I need to make another trip to Wal-Mart to get the rest of the supplies. I also bought a pattern for baby shoes. They are so cute! I can't wait to make shoes to match the outfits that I make. One thing about sewing baby clothes is that it doesn't take long. I am still debating whether or not to purchase a monogramming machine. I am spending way too much money on monogramming. I have found a machine for $549 at Singer in Macon. They give free lessons which I would definitely need. I could also use this as another source of income if my part-time job goes away.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
Yesterday I went shopping for material with my friend Eunice. She is teaching me to smock. I have learned two stitches and we are designing Ameilia's coming home from the hospital outfit. It is hard to find smocking material. It's even harder to find newborn patterns to sew. I am going to make a bishop dress. I don't know what I'm going to smock, but Eunice has suggested a smocking pattern called Jennifer. The material I found is pink, light green, and a microcheck red and white gingham. These are 3 different pieces of material.
I'm still debating about whether or not to buy a monogramming machine. I am spending about $30 a week on monogramming. I found a Brother machine for $549 at the Singer store in Macon. They offer free lessons on the machines they sell. I'm thinking this could be a good money maker for me while I am keeping Amelia. My family jokes that I monogram everything. I would if I owned a machine!