Saturday, November 7, 2009

We're Expecting Another Baby!

No, no, no!  Not My Bob and me, but our son and DIL, Austin and Melissa.  This will be their third and they tell me, final.  They would like a girl, since they have two boys, and they seem very happy about the prospect.  Bob and I are also excited, even though we always have our concerns.  Austin and Melissa  seem to already have too much going on in their lives and never seem to quite be settled.  Austin told me that he wants a third child and is happy about it, but he also wished that their lives weren't so chaotic.  I told him at this point he better just go with the flow because it's probably not going to get any less chaotic for the next 18 years or so.
They are back to thinking they should now move closer to Austin's recruiting office.  They had given up on that idea and he had decided to just stay in their house here in town close to us, but now he feels he should live closer to his office with Melissa being pregnant and the new baby due in July.
Melissa quit her job about a month ago in order to stay home with the boys.  So this news didn't come as a complete shock to me.  Especially after they laid eyes on their beautiful baby niece, Riley, after she was born in May.  I could see the look in their eyes then that they wanted one, too.  But Melissa just signed up for the Air Force Reserves.  Since she was already in the Air Force about five years ago, she's now in the reserves as a photographer, which is what she started out in.  She signed up for the reserves, though, before she was pregnant and this is her first weekend of training.  She will be gone one weekend a month.  So we'll see what happens.  I have nothing against her being in the reserves at all, but see what I mean about just adding to the chaos?
I'm getting better at telling myself it's their life and that's my constant mantra right now.  I just keep busy with my own life and hobbies and I'll help whenever I can.  I certainly can't take on their hectic lives. 
One thing I know for sure, My Bob and I can't wait to hold another new baby that just amazes us with the love we feel for them.
Speaking of beautiful grandchildren that we love, here is the most recent picture of Riley in her high chair for the first time.

Is she a princess or what?

10 comments:

Melissa Miller said...

How exciting! A new baby is a true gift from God and a blessing.

Congrats Grandma!!! :)

DJan said...

Congratulations, Nina. I know you will be so thrilled to hold this new baby but I can sure see why you wonder how they will manage. With a lot of humor and your help, I imagine. A new baby will bring trials and tribulations, but that's just the way life is. Thanks for sharing.

Laura said...

I have one married daughter and two grandsons (I also have 2 single daughters) and I need to know how to disengage?

I needed to read your post.

I liked what you said about it not being your life, helping when you can, and staying busy with your own activities.

Great advice.

Laura

Theresa said...

Babies are the best, grandchildren babies are bestest best:) I have been following you and know about their hectic live and how much you help with the boys! I hope everything will go well, healthy haby girl? perhaps!!!!! Love to all and God Bless!

Lily Robinson said...

She is a beauty! Congrats on the new one. Babies truly are a gift from God.

I just held the baby shower today for our future grandson. It sounds funny saying grandson after four girls!

That does sound hectic, being in the reserves, pregnant and two little ones at home! Oh my!

Grandma J said...

Oh wow! I think there's always room for another blessing. Wishing all the best for your whole family as they await another bundle of joy. Your little princess is the cutest ever!!

Lisa said...

Congratulations to you and your family! God will take care of the chaos!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Nina:
Congratulations on the new baby your family is expecting. How wonderful for all of you.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. You're so right that we have a lot in common. I'll be back to read your older posts and get to know you better. Stop by any time. I'll keep the kettle on for you! ;-)

Blessings,
Donna

Grandma Lizzie's House said...

Congrats on a new grandchild.

Cottage Rose said...

Congratulations on the new baby... What a wonderful gift from God...

Hugs;
Alaura

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