Monday, April 30, 2012

~10 DAY COUNTDOWN~

While prepping for the arrival of my first grandchild, I have discovered that the world of infants has evolved greatly since my last go around...new parents are now instructed to have their infant sleep on it's back, and no bumpers nor stuffed toys allowed in their crib. The amount of baby equipment available can boggle one's mind. New to me is the Bumbo Seat, the Boppy Pillow and Boppy Lounger, specialized nursing cover-ups, the Noggin Nest Support, pacifiers specific for day or night time, baby monitors which now come with a video screen and three wheel strollers with speaker built in for your I-Pod, WOW.
For parents of little boys you have The Pee-Pee Tee-Pee. If you are a mother of a baby boy, no explanation is needed...new fads my come and go...however, the one constant in a child's life that will never change is love...whether it be one's parents or grandparents the love you feel for a child or grandchild never wavers, it remains constant, no matter their age...
Little boys don't take baths, they just dust off.~Unknown.

22 comments:

acorn hollow said...

You are right there is so much more equipment since I had a baby.
my grand daughter has a video monitor and has all of the bells and whistles.
best wishes to you grammie.
Cathy

Larkrise garden girl said...

My daughter needs that Pee Pee tee pee! Lol You will love being a grandma it's wonderful!!I can't believe all the baby gadgets it's a little crazy,Hugs Cheri

Farm Girl said...

Yeah I was shocked too. How things have changed. That stuff just makes me laugh though.
We just used a diaper to cover up little boy. I think the same goes with my girls. The figure it out pretty fast. :) Have fun though. Isn't it weird because it just doesn't seem like that long ago. :) I mean really, even though I am having a birthday this week, How can I really be that old, right. :)

Rugs and Pugs said...

What a great idea for little boys! I have 2 boys and was peed on many a time.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Holly Hills Primitives said...

Welcome to the world of grandparenting! Even with all the new "gadgets", you're right. Love never changes. Enjoy the anticipation, Dawn

Pix said...

PeePee TeePee! Cracking me up!

nancy huggins said...

Yes times have changed but I still think it was easier when I was raising babies. They all turned out just fine and I did not have anything fancy to do that with. What will it be like in about 50 years :)
I raised 8 little boys and had to do a lot of dusting and now they stay in the shower forever :)

Anne@A Little Fur in the Paint said...

Hello! I've just found your lovely blog and am now following...so nice to meet you!
Best,
Anne

Rowan said...

There are a great many ways for new parents to spend money on unnecessary equipment these days but a stroller with a speaker for an ipod! Whatever happened to talking and singing to your baby?

missthesea said...

I could have used that teepee while babysitting the other night.. Almost got it in the eye. :)

Jacque. said...

ohboy...the excitement is building! You're going to have so much fun!

Primitive Stars said...

Hello, yes, boggels the mind all the trinkets out there, but love is the constent gaget. So happy for you, Blessings Francine.

Denise said...

Looking forward to hearing about your times with you grandson!

The Barn Door said...

All that stuff makes me wonder how my children survived without it all!!
Karen

annie said...

So happy for your family!
Can't imagine all the necessaries of today!

Eve said...

Well, isn't that interesting! Counting the days!!

Pondside said...

Soon....and your life will change again. I wish you all the joy of your new estate - being Nana is just the best!

Sassafras and Winterberry said...

Love the tee pee! I could have used that back in the day! Congrats to your family...you must be so excited.
Hugs,
Courtney

Nezzy said...

A big AMEN to that sister. Love is never failin'!!!

Heeehehe, ya gotta love that teepee!

They come a long way baby since cloth diapers and rubber pants!

Your gonna have sooooo much fun!

God bless and have a fantastic day sweetie!!! :o)

rockriverstitches said...

Being a Grandma is the greatest!!! It's fun having a little one around again. I have two grands and they are the apples of my eye! My daughter had the Boppy Pillow and used it a lot!!!!

Tammy

Terry and Linda said...

WOW! Things have changed HUGELY in just four years!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Razzberry Corner said...

Yeah! I hope the big day has arrived already!

~Lynn