Chunky Monkey

No, I’m not talking about the cartoon! 😉

I’m talking about the handsome little guy below in the photos that is my grandson.
🙂 He inherited the nickname from his Mommy. He weighs a whopping 14 pounds now and he’s always hungry! lol

Grandma thought of these discoveries while dyeing her hair Thursday morning. LOL!

What I’ve discovered about being Grandma within my first 2 days of caring for Chunky MonkeyDETAILS BELOW:

#1 When your grandchild is hungry, they mean RIGHT NOW–Not after going to the restroom or checking your phone for messages, or feeding the cat…they mean NOW Grandma! No dilly-dallying around!

#2 Grandma needs to master the art of using ONLY 2 wipes when changing a poopy loaded diaper…and that’s when it’s oozing out the sides, back, and front. She has a long way to go! But, starting to get the hang of it. 😉

#3 While warming up breast milk or preparing formula, (especially with the required nipple way over on the coffee table and with Chunky Monkey in one arm), for goodness sake, put the bottle down BEFORE lying baby on the couch to place the nipple on top of the bottle! Can you guess what happened to this NEW grandmother? lol Think about that one for a second. 😉 What a disaster!
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#4 Grandma’s discovered just how wonderful this (not so new) invention of the baby boppy is. She’s wondering why it wasn’t discovered when her son was a baby? This invention is a life saver…shear genius! 🙂

#5 Grandma’s discovered that Mommy does a much better and faster job at putting Chunky Monkey’s arms and legs into clothing! lol

#6 Grandma HAS to get a video camera this weekend! Editing…did not happen this weekend, but WILL get one next weekend for sure! 😀

ENJOY THE PHOTOS 😉He’s growing so fast!

The bib says, “Grandma Never Says No!” lol

Labor Day At Our House

Two Of My Favorite Men Sacked Out In Our Living Room – Just Yesterday! 😉

I admit the first 2 days with Chunky Monkey were rough on me, (as my son puts it), “Did my son whip your butt?” YES, he did! But Friday was a very good day for both Grandma and baby. It’s getting easier and I’m finding ways to pacify and entertain him. And he LOVES to be entertained!

Starting tomorrow, I’ll be caring for my sweet grandbaby at my house. I can’t wait till he gets here in the morning. 🙂

It’s a whole new world for me and I’m enjoying every minute I have with him. I’ll be able to see all his firsts! 😀

My Grandbaby Is Here!

There are really NO WORDS to describe how I felt when I seen my newborn grandson. I really did NOT think I’d get that emotional! I knew I’d cry…but there was some very unexpected feelings for sure.

I’ve heard so many grandparents say “there’s nothing in the world like it when you first meet your grandchildren” NOW I know what all the fuss is about! 🙂

It was truly the best moment in my life! Above getting married, (sorry hubby), above having children, (sorry slim)! And I haven’t even held him yet. I can’t imagine what that will be like. 😮

We are heading back over there this evening and I will find out. 😀

Another awesome moment was when my son started walking down the hall after returning from surgery with his camera of pictures. He was literally grinning from ear to ear!!! He will be a natural at being a Daddy! I’m sure of it.

He weighed in at 8 pounds and 3 ounces. 🙂

My DIL made it to 8 CM…and then they discovered that she’d have to deliver C-Section. She was crushed, but was all better when she saw her little boy! 🙂

Enjoy the photos!

Before It Got Difficult

Kindergarteners and loose teeth

Kindergarten is not only a time for learning but also a time socializing. When kids are in the lunch room or on the playground, or even standing in line waiting to go inside, they talk about the things that are important to them. Right now, they seem to be talking about loose teeth, or they are in my grandson’s kindergarten class.

This is a big deal. It ranks right up there with who is celebrating a birthday, or whose mom is having a baby. It’s like a badge they wear that separates them from the rest of the kids in the class.

Counting loose teeth seems to have taken center stage in my grandson’s kindergarten class. It became the activity of choice after Patrick’s class went on a field trip to the dentist’s office. That was a great field trip. It allowed some of the kids who have never seen a dentist the opportunity to learn first hand that dentists are nice people, not ogres. For the other kids, it provided the opportunity for them to share with the dentist the number of teeth the class has lost so far and the number of loose teeth the children in the class have right now.

This is a big deal. Kids who don’t have loose teeth are doing their best to make their teeth loose. Kids who have loose teeth are taking every opportunity to wiggle them to the oohs and ahs of their classmates. The kindergartners who have lost teeth are the heroes of the classroom. The Tooth Fairy movie, staring Dwayne Johnson, may have added to their interest.

For over a month now Patrick has been trying to make his teeth wiggle. This has become almost an obsessive daily ritual as he tries to join the elite group of kindergartners in his class.

Recently, Patrick announced that he has some loose teeth. We were a little skeptical, but we patiently listened as he told us that his loose teeth were on the bottom. He even ate apples at every opportunity to ensure that he was telling the truth.

We tried to explain to Patrick that kids lose teeth when their body tells them it’s time. That not all kindergartners will loose teeth, but he isn’t buying it.

Last week Patrick received confirmation that he is indeed telling the truth. At his six month dental check up he learned that he has four loose teeth on the bottom, not one. When he heard the news, he had to call his mom. He even shared the news with the kids in his class.

Now he wiggles his loose teeth even more than before. He finds every opportunity he can to make them a little looser. He can hardly wait until the day he looses the first tooth. When that happens, he will be shouting the news from the roof tops.

I just hope his mom manages to save the money she’ll need the tooth fairy. I don’t think she takes I O U’s.

Cassie