Thursday, July 29, 2010

Don't pee on Grammy's bed

I've changed course this summer. Oh, I'm still writing and working on my next book, but I have a new reason to smile. The joyous occassion? The birth of my first grandchild.

There's nothing like a tiny baby to melt your heart with his smiles, his peaceful expressions, his cries of where is everybody. I've never been addicted to any substance, but I think elixir of grandchild has me hooked. I'm helping out my daughter and son-in-law for a couple of weeks, but its no chore at all to care for this baby.

It was a case of love at first sight. Such tiny perfection in the fingers and toes. Such a wonderfully shaped head and compact body. Such energetic arms and legs.

He's taken to his Grammy, too. Almost every time I get to hold him, I'm treated to a virtual moving picture show of facial expressions. They flow seamlessly from joy to scowl to yawn and hiccup and then there's that thing he does with one eye closed that absolutely reminds me of my mother's you've-got-to-be-kidding look. Bright eyed or conked out, it doesn't matter, I could gaze at him for hours.

Silly to fall so deeply in love again, but there you have it. My husband will have to understand there's stiff competition for my heart, though there is plenty of love to go around.

It's quite an adventure for me to have a grandson when my kids were girls. I've learned to be fast with the diapering. My daughter and I were admiring his toes during a diaper change and he decided to start peeing. We were so startled that we started laughing. Pee went everywhere and we had to wash the baby, change his clothes, wash the spread and the pillowcases.

I like to keep my family life separate from my writing life, so I won't post a picture of the baby here. But I wanted to let you know why I was awol this month. Like any proud grandparent, I can confidently tell you that my grandson is the most beautiful baby in the world.

Wishing everyone a summer of smiles!

Maggie Toussaint
coming soon: MUDDY WATERS, OCT 2010
coming soon: ON THE NICKEL, MARCH 2011
www.maggietoussaint.com

12 comments:

  1. Great post, brings fond memories of having a tiny cute baby screaming for attention in the house.
    Congratulations!

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  2. Having raised two boys, I should have warned you about the diapering. LOL. And I have a feeling there's going to be a baby in one of your future books! I'm so happy for your family, Maggie. Be sure to take lots of pictures to show off when you get back!!!

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  3. Even without a picture, I could see his tiny, perfect, face. I'm thrilled for you, Maggie. Enjoy your time with your family and hold those memories close to your heart. Looking forward to the release of Muddy Waters.

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  4. He sounds lovely, Maggie. Enjoy him.

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  5. MAGGIE--I'm always emotional about newborns--I want to see them, hold them, whatever. Isn't it a miracle how they have instant personalities and facial movements? Ahhh, you'll cry when you have to go home. I'll be thinking of you--thanks for a great way to start the day. Celia (can you say "Grandmother?")

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  6. Maggie, Enjoy. Yes, I remember holding both my boys, seeing their faces and just melting. Heck, I still melt and they are 8 & 3. LOL!! All though I have to admit diapering them was always a change. Andrew wasn't so bad but Joe was a straight shooter. LOL!!

    ((hugs)) Gramme
    Smiles
    Steph

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  7. I'm so very happy for you, Maggie. I adore babies as well! Being the mother of a baby boy who is now 13 (where the heck did the time go?) I really long for those days when he was little. And I hope like crazy that some day I'll get the chance to be Granny :) Hugs to you all!

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  8. Congratulations on your grandson, Maggie! *Hugs* A special life gift. I can hear the joy in your heart with every word. Savor this time, these special memories. You as your family are truly blessed. *Hugs*

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  9. Congrats, Maggie! (Although I'm not convinced you're old enough to be a grandma!) Enjoy those moments... they grow up entirely too fast!!

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  10. Thanks for the kind and supportive comments, friends! I've enjoyed reading all the comments, and Laura, thanks for saying you think I look too young to be a grandma - bless your sweet heart.

    Take care, all!

    Maggie, putting her Grammy hat back on

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  11. Great post, Mom! You have less than four more months to go until you will have to find a way to let another little grandson into your life/heart :) It sounds like he will have some tough competition because Suzanne's little man is undeniably the cutest little thing that I have ever laid eyes on!!!!

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  12. Congratulations on the grandbaby. How sweet your story was.

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