Friday, July 18, 2008

Sweet Little Grandchild, What Will You Be?

"It's funny what happens when you become a grandparent. You start to act all goofy and do things you never thought you'd do. It's terrific."~ Mike Krzyzewski

When my son and daughter-in-law first told us they were expecting our first grandchild in May, I was so excited I ran over to the Yankee Store in the South Street Seaport, in Manhattan, to buy some baby things, because my son is a avid Yankee baseball fan. I picked up a tee shirt, pacifier, receiving blanket, bath towel, and a bib -- almost anything I could find for an infant that had the Yankee logo on it. When my husband saw them he said: "Very nice, but what if the baby is a girl?" I said: "No problem, she'll still be a Yankee fan!" Of course the baby will also be a Colorado Rockies fan, since my son and daughter-in-law have settled in Colorado, but I know that another avid Yankee fan is destined to be born soon.

Yesterday, my daughter-in-law had a routine sonogram, and they were told that 99.9% it was a .......................................................BOY!

I guess my rash first impulse was right! We were all so very happy and excited to see the sonogram photos of the little guy, and we can't wait to be able to hold him in our arms!

We are preparing, and dreaming about becoming GRANDPARENTS in the fall!

"If nothing is going well, call your grandmother." ~ Italian Proverb
I'm going to be your grandpa!/I have the biggest smile./I've been waiting to meet you for such a long, long while. ~ Billy Crystal


Pat@ Back Porch Musings said...

What a sweet post, Pat! Our little Baby Noah is a Yankee's Fan, a Cubs Fan and a Cards Fan. Yep, that's right. The kids saw the Yankees in Spring Training even. They've flown and driven to Chicago for Cards/Cubs games or just for Cubs games. Living in St Louis, they are diehard Cards Fans, even when they've had off seasons!! I am confused, that is for certain!:-) My other babies are Cards Fans. Just as sweet and less confusing for dear ol' G'ma!

Being G'ma is the absolute best!

Have a great weekend.

Betsy said...

How sweet..and very exciting! You will be a great grandma, I'm sure! And I do agree that even if the baby was a girl, she could still be a Yankee fan! :)

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

The blessed event is drawing ever nearer! Your excitement and joy is palpable. Remember what Melanie Wilkes said, in Gone With The Wind: "The happiest days are when babies come!"

I remember when my daughter was born, her grandfather was so nervous about dropping her that he had to sit down before holding her and he was practically atremble when she was placed in his sweet!

Kathleen Grace said...

You? A grandmother? You are much too young for that!:>) But congratulations, what wonderful news. You must be so excited. Congratulations to your whole family!

steviewren said...

Oh Pat, I'm sending you a big hug and a hearty congratulations! A boy! How wonderful! I am trying to wait patiently until my daughter is far enough along to find out the sex of her baby. I would love to make a quilt, but the one I envision is for a girl...I will wait because a boy will need something quite different. You made exactly the right choices. A Yankees fan is on his way!

willow said...

Hey!!! Congratulations...a grandson!!! Pat, you must have had a premonition, buying all those Yankee baby items.

Best wishes from Willow! :)

Pat said...

Pat --It is fun that your grandchildren like all different teams -- it makes life interesting!

Betsy -- thanks so much, and you're right!

Lavinia -- that is such a nice memory of your Dad

Kathy -- awww...thanks! I'm more than ready!

Stevie-- thanks and congratulations to you! It's always exciting to find out boy or girl -- we would have been thrilled with either, too!

Willow -- premonition and/or shopping impulse, something made me run to buy those little boy baby things :-)

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Congratulations Pat! I know how excited you can't imagine how much you will love this baby! Being a grandparent is much more fun than being a parent. There is nothing like it!

Picket said...

Oh congradulations girl...I am so happy for you and your family! I went up this morning and visited with 4 of our grandbabies.the youngest is Little Maddie..6 mos old..she has her first 2 teeth and just laughs outloud now...oh girl there is nothing like grand kids..what a priceless treasure...I think God must have felt sorry for us raising our own and surviving such trama that he decided to bless parents with this beautiful gift called grandkids! lol lol...have a great weekend my friend!

Alex said...

Awwww..what a very precious post! And what excitement you must hold in your heart for you soon to be grandson. I'm so happy for you. And although I am a Phillies fan...the baby clothes are still adorable. :)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Pat! Ooo a little lad on his way. How wonderful! Of course girls are Yankie fans. What a lovely load of gifts for him.

Strider said...

We bought our grandson Seattle Mariner stuff. His mother is from NY and is a Yankies a grandparent, we can do whatever we want...Right? My son and his wife are expecting another child in October...a boy this time too. Pretty cool!

Lisa B. said...

I'm so excited for you Pat!! Grandbabies are wonderful...and the anticipation is so delicious!!

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

How very exciting, Pat! I remember the rush of excitement myself and watching your own baby grandson on film will be wonderful. Mine gave me the thumb's up sign...loved it! He's a Mets fan, though, hope that that won't cause a rift. ;>

Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy... Grandmothers are entitled to be goofy for now and forever. My own grandmother is as in love with me as she ever has been...what a blessing! :D

Debi said...

Hi Pat,
First I want to thank you for visiting my blog the other day via Penny and leaving such a sweet post. I am new to blogland and have enjoyed visiting. Congratulations on being a Grandma! How exciting!Beautiful books too!
I will be back to visit you again.

M.Kate said...

Again, congrats Pat..the doting grandma to be :)

It's great to be a grandparents, do all the spoiling minus the night waking and nappies changing. Ok, maybe a little nappy change but not all the time. So, it's just FUN FUN FUN all the way!!

So happy for your Pat and lots of love, hugs always :D

Dana said...

What a touching "Lil Yankee" post!! Oh, the fun you will have with your future grandson! I have loved every single stage my g-daughter has gone through!(She's 2) She had my heart from the moment we met. It melted the first time I saw her smile, then again each time she says "nana".

Have a great weekend and I LOVED "Mamma Mia"!

Proud Italian Cook said...

I'm so excited for you Pat! Your life will be so enriched with the addition of your Grandson. You will enjoy every stage so much! My Grand daughter is 7 now and we get a kick out of her when she calls us up and just wants to talk about her day, or her dog, or Hannah Montana. We put the phone on speaker and my Hubby and I just crack up with her. At the end of the conversation we melt when she says I love you Gramma and Papa!
Thats the best part!!

Joanne Kennedy said...

Oh CONGRATS on being a new grandma! Just think of all the Yankee games you will be able to take him to. How fun!

Big hugs,

Edie Marie's Attic said...

HI Pat!
Oh I'm so excited for you!! A BOY! OMG I can just see him going to a Yankees game with Grandpa & Grandma in a little Yankees outfit with a wee little mitt.
You will be incredible grandparents Pat! This child will have every educational book that Grandma can find!! We are so happy you've found out who's coming to play ball!
Big hugs, Sherry & Wes

Anonymous said...

I did the exact same thing! lol..Yankee stuff right away! Keep us posted on these developments. I am so happy for you! There is nothing like being a grandma. Another Yankee fan..I am so excited!

Beverly said...

Pat, I know in my heart that you are going to be a wonderful grandmother. My mother used to tell me that being a grandmother was so different, but I just didn't understand. Then my life changed when my grandson was born. I adore that child.

I am so happy for you. Wonderful times are on the way.

CatHerder said...

Congrads. I had to laugh when i saw the Yankee husband is a DIEHARD yankee mother in law bought my boys Mets stuff when they were babies......they were only allowed to wear it at grandmas LOL!

Mermaid Queen said...

Congratulations on the news about your baby grandson. I'm sure he will be a Yankee fan too. :)
XO Martha

Pat said...

Thank you ALL for the very sweet comments and congratulations!

We are so thrilled and excited, and I'm so happy to share that with all of you!

Big Hugs to al of you!

Susie Q said...

Oh what a sweet, oh so happy post dear Pat! I am SO thrilled for you.
How lucky this baby boy is to have such a loving family...and all that baseball gear!


Linda's Blue Gate said...

How cool is that a waterfall...piece of art... great shots

Tara said...


You'll just be the best grandma ever!

Marg said...

It is more than exciting watching you prepare as you become a new grandmother.
After this weekend, I don't know what to say. I feel like I don't have a life besides my grandsons.
I actually do, but I sure love having them over.

LOUISE said...

This post has brought a smile to my face Pat. I can just picture baby Yankee fan in his little outfits. You must be so excited, as so must be your son and daughter-in-law. I can't wait to see and hear news of the new arrival, any more than you can! x