10 Thoughts on Learning that I am going to be a Grandmother!


My thoughts on learning that I am going to be a Grandmother are as follows:

1. Blank.
2. Blank.
3. Gasp.  Breathe, girl!
4. Searching…
5. What will my new name (the name that will stick to me for the rest of my life on earth) be?  Please not anything with “aw” on the end.
6. Am I really old enough for this to be happening to me? I knew my husband was getting older, but…
7. She will love IT more than she loves me (pout).
8.  How can SHE have a baby?  She’s still MY baby!
9. Look at her.  Her face is shining.  I know that feeling…my face must look like my mother’s face did when I told her for the first time.
10. I will love it instantly.  At first because it’s part of her.  Then just because I love it.
11. Life has become infinitely more complicated–and interesting–in the last 7 seconds.

Okay, so I had more than 10 thoughts in a row.  This doesn’t happen every day.  I just had to write them all!

Julia Coward lives in Asheville, NC with her husband, in a house made entirely of dog hair.  She has held many varied and interesting  jobs in her career as a person, but her favorite has always been raising and caring for people and pets in all different ages and stages of life.  Plants have to fend for themselves.

9 thoughts on “10 Thoughts on Learning that I am going to be a Grandmother!

  1. Gee, I had no idea the “dog hair” joke would resonate with so many people in so many ways! I appreciate everyone who took the time to read my post. And I do fully intend to vacuum at least once before the baby comes.

  2. Funny, but I actually thought Julia’s house was made of dog hair! Well, with all the “off the grid” building that’s going on, I figured that she had come across the latest! Wow, being a grandmother! It DOES happen doesn’t it? Especially if you have kids!

  3. I know this will not fit everyone’s boat, but dog hair all over – well time to clean up the house. We had dogs, cats, rabbits and should I say every pet going – but our home was cleaned every week. We also had 4 children and we both worked – me 2 jobs. So to say that you have dog hair everywhere I can’t understand this. Just remember that grandchild is much more important than any animal – clean your home. By the way – we sat every night as a family eating our dinner – a home cooked meal from scratch. This kind of life gives you many good memories when you get near 80.

  4. Being a grandmother is wonderful! I never knew this until I had my own and then it was the “Ohhhh, now I get it!” moment. I’m called “Granny Kat” and that suits me *smiling*


  5. Julia,
    You are so lucky not only to be having a grandchildren, but in the same city. So so lucky. Enjoy and I hope you’ll write more about “IT.”

  6. Julia, I had a ton of emails yesterday from people who saw this post on my Facebook page and thought I was becoming a grandmother! Wild times! Thank you for writing this for the blog. I love it. Jane

  7. Hahahaha!!!!! Soooo loved this! Both from remembering my mom’s reaction (hysteria … she was so freeking happy) and my reaction to MY baby having a baby (she was 25 at the time, HER baby is now 17 …) it just keeps on rollin on!! Enjoy this incredible and interesting new journey! I’d not give it up or change it for anything in the world!

  8. I’m stuck on the part about the house made of dog hair. I’m guessing you’ve got a while before the baby gets here, let’s hear about them dogs.

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