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The secret is out! Grandbaby #3 is on it’s way to becoming a part of our little family, and it is due to enter the world on January 1, 2021. I’m not sure who is more excited…Mom and Dad or Mimi and Pappy.
As you add children to your family, you originally wonder how can I possibly have more love for another child when my heart is so full already. You quickly discover that the love inside of you grows as each child is born. Then you become a Grandma, and it continues to grow even more. Isn’t God amazing? He takes this little organ in your body and somehow makes room for it to expand more and more.
Is it a boy or is it a girl? It’s so exciting to have that discussion in the early months of the pregnancy, but as it turns out we soon realize it doesn’t matter…it is just another blessing! Now, you can ask Addi & Max what they think and you get a totally different perspective. They DO have very definite opinions of having another brother or sister.
Though this is Lauren’s third baby…and she CLEARLY knows about all of the pregnancy woes, somehow I still find it completely necessary to constantly instruct her about what she should and should not be doing to take care of this little bundle of joy. “Don’t lift that Lauren–Lauren, you do know you should be careful in this heat–Lauren, are you staying hydrated–Lauren, get sleep whenever you can!”–and on and on I go. What I love about Lauren during all of this craziness is that she stays level headed and just says, “Ok mom,” when I know sometimes she would love to just yell, “I GOT THIS…I’M NO LONGER A ROOKIE AT THIS PREGNANCY THING!” That’s my girl…an amazing daughter and an amazing mom!
So now we are at the stage of what do we still have around the house for when they visit, and what do we need to buy? We try to have as many items as possible at our house so they don’t have to carry all of the baby seats, high chair, baby toys, bibs, formula, baby food, etc. with them every time they come to visit. *Note to new grandparents, this ensures they will come to visit more when you make this process easier! 😉
Interestingly enough, we never made that jump to buying a crib, which I am shocked we haven’t done. Instead, we use the Pack ‘N Play, and this has truly turned out to be a good substitute.
But as we all know, baby products just keep getting better with time, so I am currently researching to see just what I need to add to the “Mimi arsenal of baby gadgets.” One item I am completely impressed with is the Binxy Baby Shopping Cart Hammock. Wow, does this make life much easier. There is room for baby and yet still room for groceries…AMAZING!
So when you offer to give the new mom some quiet time and you take the kids, little junior (or little princess) included, for an outing…Voila! You will never look at shopping with a baby the same way! Plenty of room for groceries AND all of those little toys that the other grandkids sneak into the cart.
I’ve provided the link above for you to check it out….something compact to keep in your car and have whenever needed.
It is fun to see what new, trendy items are out there, so I will continue the search and share any fun products I learn of. After all, us grandparents need to stay in the know!