Monday, January 24, 2011

I'm gonna be a grandma!!!

We went up for Brittany's graduation from BYUI on Dec. 17th. We were just sitting in their cute little apartment when Derek said to Brittany, "Should we give the mom's part of their Christmas now?" I remember thinking, "You don't need to do that now, you are coming to our house for Christmas, just wait till then" Boy, am I glad they didn't!!! Derek got up and went to their bedroom and came out with 2 scrolls of paper tied up in a pretty red bow and he handed on to me and one to Brittany's mom. I opened it and it looked like a "graduation certificate", very fitting since that is why we were all there! Brittany was graduating! BUT, as I looked closer I saw a picture of a fetus!!! WAIT. NO. WAY. Is that our gift??? WHAT? I couldn't even read the words on the paper, I tried to calm down and read it but I was so excited I couldn't!!! Finally I looked up and yep, I could tell by the expression on Derek's face!!! He is going to be a daddy and I am going to be a grandma!!!!

Here is what our exciting news looked like!!!

And, here is the 1st picture of my grand baby!!!

Brittany was 8 weeks at the time and she wanted to make it to 12 weeks before she told everyone. She told us (mom's 1st).... well, actually, they were very kind and they told Dallin 1st! All of my boys LOVE babies and Dallin, having 2 of his brothers married was very excited to be an uncle!!! BUT, he left for his mission before becoming one! So, they told him 1st... they told him at Thanksgiving! And, he was a good uncle and kept a secret! THEN, they told us moms... and then they told the rest of the family. I had to be a good grandma for 4 weeks! It about killed me! I wanted to stand on the rooftops and tell it for the whole world to know! But, I was a good granny! My lips were sealed.
Guess what??!!!
♥♥ I AM GOING TO BE A GRANDMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!♥♥

For all my friends out there... do you go by Grandma? Granny? G-ma? WHAT??!!!


Cherie said...

Shaila Congratulations!! And once again our lives mirror each other.
Our Brittany is pregnant also and Due July 10th!!
I cannot wait to be a Grandma - it is just soooo exciting!!!!

I love the way they told you with the official scrolls - that is super cute! I hope she is feeling good.

And if you come to Idaho in July we may have to plan a meeting of the Grandma's!!!

BTW I plan to go by Grandma!

Lisa @ Pulsipher Page said...

That IS exciting news! Congratulations Grandma!

Joy For Your Journey said...

Congratulations!! There is nothing more fun than being a grandma!! It really is the best!

And good for you for keeping the secret!! My oldest daughter is expecting her second child in August and she told several people in the family so I thought it was okay to go public and wrote about it on my blog! Oh, boy was I in trouble!! She was so mad at me. So, I am glad you were better than I was.

Congrats again. Fun times ahead!

craigandlissa said...

Oh, Shaila, I am so happy for you! I know how it feels --- we waited 5 years for our first grandchild --- it is more fun than you will ever imagine! Welcome to the club!

Farryn said...

Im so excited for your family! I have been waiting for this post for like a week now! :)

Jessica said...

How exciting! For some reason, I don't think the name "Grandma" suits you. Maybe Nana?

Letti said...

I don't think you look like a Grandma. My mom was a young Grandma and she choose Nana and they grandkids shortened it to Nan. I am so happy for you!!!!

My name is Ann said...

I go by grandma. Jan goes by memaw.

linda said...

Congrats, congrats, congrats! I am so happy for all of you!

I want to be a grandmother in the worst way but just keep telling myself "all in God's timing Linda, all in God's timing!"

When I do become a grandmother, I'd like to be a Nana or Mimi!

Kaylynn said...

That is one of the luckiest grandchildren in the world! Congratulations!!!! Enjoy!!!

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Beth at Aunties said...

Congratulations!!! Get ready for your heart never to be the same. These little ones truly are pure joy! There is no doubt Heavenly Father has saved the very best to come now.
You are an awesome mom to keep this joyous news. This little one is lucky to be coming to your family no matter what they call you!
I started to go by Nana. We mostly are Papa and Nana! Yet, I answer to grammie, nannie, nana, and grandma. They are all music to my hears.
Enjoy and just know a baby cannot be too spoiled:)~♥

ps Are you still with the YSA? Our calling keeps evolving and it is exciting to see all the changes and success in this great program:)

Jenny said...

Congrats Shaila!! What a lucky baby! My friends mom has appointed herself "Glamma". Who says you can't be a diva and a grandma too?! :)

tammy said...

I know I already told you once, but you are going to make the cutest Grammy! That's the name my mom goes by. She didn't like the Grandma word.

And super cute family picture! Love the colors in it.

Anonymous said...

congratulations!!!!! that is really exciting!!!!

when i have grandkids, they are gonna call me Mammy and spencer Pappy :)
i think it sounds cute and old :)

Nancy said...

Congrats, being a grandma is the sweetest thing in my life. Haley called me "Gamma" for a long time, and I really liked that, but now everyone (including her)calls me "Grandma". I am good with it all! Greg goes by "Papa" though, only because that is what Haley first called him and it stuck with him.

rad6 said...

I didnt even know you decide what to be called... I thought the kids just called you whatever... funny.
Not there yet, but enjoying watching my friends become granparents.
Whatever that baby calls you, it will be just perfect Im sure! :)
BTW, love your family picture on your header!

Bren's Life said...

You are going to be the Best Grandma.. I am so excited for you & them... Can't wait to see if it'll be a boy or a girl that you get to spoil... Happy days!

sherryandbryon said...

congrats! i hadn't heard yet... that's so exciting!!! :)