I will now be known as DD. Yes, you heard it right here. I am officially becoming a grandmother around the end of June. To say that I am excited is an understatement.
Dreaming Of Becoming A Grandmother
I have been dreaming of this time in my life for a long time. In fact, looking back it seems I am always looking forward to the next phase or chapter of my life. When I was in high school, I couldn’t wait to start college. Then when I was in college I couldn’t wait to get out and get a job. Then I was hoping to get married, then children. It seems like I have had a hard time enjoying the moments along the way.
Don’t get me wrong, there have been times that I have enjoyed and savored the moment but I definitely have been one to look ahead. As I have gotten older I understand the importance to enjoy each moment even when they aren’t the best. I know from experience it will not last, the good or bad moments.
My son (Carter) and daughter-in-law (Shannon) have been together since they were 15 years old and they are almost 28 now. So I have thought about becoming a grandmother for at least 10 years.
Coming up with a grandmother name was easy for me, I knew I wanted my grandchildren to call me DD. However, I know some of my friends have really struggled with finding the right name. I would love to hear some of your favorite names in the comments.
I am one of those annoying mothers-in-law that are constantly talking about wanting to become a grandmother. Finally, I figured it would happen sooner or later and I stopped bugging my son and daughter-in-law about it. Luckily I didn’t have to wait too long for them to announce they were expecting.
The only problem is when they told me that I was going to be a grandmother, they told me that I couldn’t tell. Do you have any idea how hard it is for me to keep a secret! Especially, something like that.
Once Shannon was past the 12-week mark I was sure I was going to get to tell everyone but I still had to keep it a secret for a few more days.
Gender Reveal For My Grandchild
Shannon and Carter decided they wanted to have a reveal party with family and a few friends. I was so excited to host it at my house. They both love cookie cake so they decided to do the cookie cake reveal as I talked about in this post.
We had about 15 people over and I served this Baked Ziti recipe that my friend Jamie gave me. It was a hit. We added a Kale Salad from Costco, and french bread that Cole made. It was a very easy menu, especially since I am not a big cook. (And no, it was not on the approved list for FASTer Way). But I really couldn’t have pulled it off without my helper, Cole.
When everyone got to my house, we immediately had to do the reveal to find out. We took a poll of what everyone thought it was going to be and most of the girls thought girl and most of the boys though boy. In the back of my mind, I really thought it was going to be a boy.
So I was surprised to find out it was a girl! I am actually going to have a granddaughter! There are so many emotions that flow through me knowing that I will finally be a grandmother.
It is hard to put into words everything I am feeling about being a grandmother and having a granddaughter. Especially after having 3 sons. If you have been following me for a while you may know I have 2 fathers (my father died when I was 28 and my mother remarried my stepfather), 2 brothers, 3 husbands (only 1 currently), and 3 sons. I have more men in my life than most people. I love these guys but I am so ready for a girl!
Are you a grandmother? Please share your advice in the comments below.