We're Having a Baby, Part Deux

  1. Well, we're at T minus three days: My Army brat, Melanie, is checking in to the hospital bright and early Monday morning to be induced.:spin: The baby's due date is Saturday, but there's been absolutely no indication that labor is imminent, and with military precision Mel wants to know exactly when to take her leave. She says, "I don't want anymore surprises---getting pregnant was enough of one for me!!"

    I was tempted to tell her that she doesn't have a CLUE about what she's in for: she hasn't even had the baby yet! But I guess she'll have to figure that out for herself, like every other young mother who ever thought she had a handle on life.........

    Soon she will see the face of the precious little one she has carried inside her for nine long months. Soon she will hold him close, smell that incredible newborn smell, and suddenly be overwhelmed with the certainty that nothing is as important as this tiny bundle of love. She has no idea about that part of the deal, not yet; it's the part no one can really describe adequately, even when you've been there yourself. And even though it kills my soul to know I won't be there to see it happen---as I was with my first grandchild---somehow I feel that it will be all right.

    I'll let you all know as soon as I hear anything.
  2. 14 Comments

  3. by   bethin
    Great news Marla!! You must let us know the minute she has him. Name, date, time, length, weight, inlcuding oz. Hair color is he has it, etc.

    I can't wait for motherhood, but yes I can. Don't want it before I'm ready.
  4. by   TazziRN

    I want another baby...........
  5. by   GardenDove
    I'm jealous, I wish one of my sons would get married and make a baby
  6. by   Gompers
    Quote from TazziRN

    I want another baby...........

    Do ya want mine?

    Sorry, the little miss has colic and I'm a bit testy! Daddy is trying to get her to sleep as I type this...
  7. by   bethin
    Gompers, have you tried turning the radio on to a fuzzy am station? My niece Kennedy had colic and when we did that she was out like a light. All that static can drive you crazy, but it beats a screaming baby.
  8. by   muffie
    marla, good luck to you and dd

    keep us posted

    very exciting
  9. by   akcarmean

    will be looking forward to seeing the details and a pic of the baby.

  10. by   CseMgr1
    I recently asked my son, who has three kids if he and DIL are planning to have any more. His answer? "I'm not".

    Guess that answers that question!
  11. by   jnette
    AWESOME, Marla !!!

    How very exciting for all of you !
  12. by   Tweety
    Best wishes Marla. She's in for a lifetime of surprises, but she'll find that out. LOL
  13. by   traumaRUs
    My grandson is now 7 weeks old and I too love that newborn smell. My other son's wife is due August 24th.
  14. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Congratulations!! let us know!