Hi there friends!
I just had to make this post a priority this morning … cos I have something special to share! (And … I just didn’t have the time last night to do this news justice!) Back on Sept 6th in my post I commented … “Oh! I could rabbit on all day … and I have heaps more to share … but that will have to wait until another day!” Well … there was a cryptic message in that comment! I bet you didn’t even notice!!! I have been dying to tell you all for a FULL MONTH …. I am going to be a GRANDMA!!!!!!!! Aaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!! 😀 😀 😀 Yes … I know … I definitely don’t look old enough … (or so I like to kid myself!!! 😉 ) But … it is true! My eldest daughter Stacey & her hubby Jono are expecting a baby … due in April 2011! To say I was surprised would be an understatement … I had told them they were NOT to do this to me until I was 50! (And I am not there yet!) But … we are all thrilled and happy for them just the same!! Now I just have to get used to the idea of starting a new phase in my life … and try not to feel too old at the same time! 😯 It kinda still feels unreal … but I am starting to really like this idea and am getting pretty excited! I just HAD to go shopping last week … and buy something for “Chuck”. (Jono has nicknamed the baby “Chuck” after Chuck Finley – Sam’s alter ego on Burn Notice!) Stacey decided better to call it Chuck NOW than after it is born!!! 😉 (especially if it is a girl!) Hhhmmm … I wonder what we will get???:D
Now … before I go any further … I am trying to think of a good name. I just don’t want to be grandma! (Sounds too old!) but I do want something that sounds g’ma-ish. So … I NEED YOUR HELP! My sis has suggested “Nandy” (short for Nanna Andy) … and I kinda like that but wonder if it is too close to “Nanny” (which is what Julie, Jono’s mum has decided on!) 😀 Gav is going to be “G-Dad” (gee-dad). Giggle … he is kinda chuffed about the whole idea! 😀 So … anyway … please please please leave a comment with your suggestion for a name! It would be nice to settle on one … but I do still have a few months I guess!!! 😀
So … there it is! My well-kept secret is out! I am VERY proud of myself that I was able to keep this to myself (as requested) for so long. That truly is remarkable! 😉 I am one happy g’ma to be!!! Bring on April!!!
I am going to try and settle now to get some prep done for my StampNGiggle class … and I will also try and get back with a card post! (I have heaps to share! – cards that is!!! 😉 ) Have a happy day, everyone & don’t forget to suggest a g’ma name!! Stampin’ Hugs xxaxx