Monday, 19 October 2015

we interrupt this blog with a very important notice!

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Yes! I'm going to be a Nan - it's officially up on facebook so I can do a shout out to Nana-dom! What more can I say other than I'm stoked that our son and his lovely wife are having our first grandbaby - due April 24th next year.

I know that there are midlifers everywhere with grandchildren coming out their ears, but this one is our first and it's all very exciting. The new parents are justifiably over the moon and our daughter is very pleased for them - she gets to be an aunty (and she's even more pleased that she is off the hook for having to provide a grandchild in the near future.)

I managed to keep it a secret for a few weeks while they waited for the 12 week scan. They put up their big announcement on facebook this week, so now I'm allowed to talk about it as much as I like. I probably won't overkill the topic but I couldn't resist announcing it and I've even included a picture of the 12 week ultrasound so you can check if there is any family resemblance yet!


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I wish I was a knitter or a quilter or a maker of cool baby things, but alas and alack, this child will have to hope it's other grandmother is better at that type of activity. Instead I'll be combing the baby section of the shops looking for cute little baby outfits and fun toys that won't break the budget. Shopping looks like being fun again!

I also really need this tee shirt:


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29 comments:

  1. Congratulations to you Leanne, your kids, the whole family. This is a milestone for your family and a joyous one at that. Now you get to spoil the little one. Now you will be enjoying the fruits of your labor. It will be a precious time!

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    1. thanks so much Mary - we're all really pleased and excited for them (and with the whole idea of having a little grandbaby to spoil!)

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  2. OMG! I'm so excited for you Leanne!!!! I can image how thrilled you are:) I'd do the same - I mean shopping - for the little bundle of joy (as I suck at knitting too)! Congratulations to all of you! xx Abby

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    1. thanks so much Abby - I am really thrilled about the whole idea of grandbabies - all the love and none of the responsibility (and all the cute little outfits too!) x

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  3. This is wonderful! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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    1. thanks so much Marcia - I am just so pleased - and I had to write it somewhere :)

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  4. Mazel Tov as my people say. So much love and congratulations your way.

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    1. thanks Carla - that's the first time I've been Mazel Tov'd and it makes it even more special :)

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    2. Too funny - as soon as I saw this I thought the SAME THING! Mazel Tov! How exciting!!! I'm so thrilled for you. :) I hope your daughter-in-law has a very healthy pregnancy.

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    3. thanks so much Andrea - I feel the love with the Mazel Tov :) xx

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  5. Congratulations Nan to be! Are they close? Will you be able to get your regular baby hit? Baby stuff is honestly too too cute and fun to buy.

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    1. best question of the day Haralee - they are about and hour and a half away - so not an every week visit but certainly regular ones (I'll need my baby cuddling fix!)

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  6. I'm super excited for you Leanne! The best thing in the world are grandchildren. So much more fun than the children were. We can slow down and enjoy each little phase they go through plus we get to send them home when we are tired! We got the shock of our lives when my daughter had her scan and there were TWO babies! We were worried at first but it's been amazing. Two babies to love at once!

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    1. I am very jealous of your twins Rena - and that you get to spend so much time with them! I am looking forward to having a baby to spoil and an excuse to see our son and his wife more :)

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  7. I have one thing to say: Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
    eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! (Okay. It's a long one thing . . .)

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    1. I think I said much the same when they told us Diane - it's just so lovely :)

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  8. That's great news, Leanne! I sometimes think I've missed out on a lot. Never having had children, I'm also missing out on being a Nana, but I love my girlfriend's grandkids!

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    1. you get to be favourite pretend-nana Brenda, and that's pretty good too. I have a few nieces and nephews with babies and being a great (that would be great!!) aunt has been almost as good as being a nana.

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  9. Congrats Nana-To-Be and I'm sure you will be a great one! Such fun to have a new babe in the family. All the best to your son and his wife during this next journey.

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    1. Thanks Laurie - it's the next stage in the journey I guess and I love that we get to have a little part in it all (and I LOVE babies!)

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  10. How exciting! SO happy for you. I'm looking forward to this - someday in the far off future. What wonderful news!

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    1. thanks Lana - it's the just the best news all round!

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  11. Oh - what happy news. How exciting for you - midlife will take on a whole new dynamic, I am sure! Congratulations to you and your family Leanne!

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    1. thanks so much Susan - it's a really love stage and I'm looking forward to all those grandbaby cuddles next year!

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  12. Great news! You will love being a nanna and thanks for sharing your news with us #wednesdayswisdom

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    1. I couldn't not share it on your page Jen - not when you celebrate all things Nana-ish! and I love Wednesdays wisdom too :)

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  13. Oh you are lucky Leanne that you can share a photo! Congratulations! I am a Nan and it is a wonderful experience. My daughter and her husband are quite private people so they don't like photos of my grandson being put on FB etc. I respect their views and just share with my friends. I think it is a lovely time as you will find that you can form a special bond because you have more time. #WednesdaysWisdom

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    1. I made sure I cropped off anything in the photo that might be linked to them - I think they will be fairly careful with facebook too, but I think a little bit of sharing is fun and fairly harmless - over sharing is what kills it for me!

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  14. Congrats!! That is so exciting

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