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Wheat, Wine and the Wonderment of a Baby

Wheat, Wine and the Wonderment of a Baby

It is late. I am utterly and totally exhausted. I ache in places that I had forgotten I had, but I want to go on record as saying that regardless of what tomorrow brings (and I'm pretty sure it's going to suck, big time!) it will have been well worth it all.

There was lots of stressful, excitement. There was wine, there was wheat pasta (with my special home made kick ass, meatball and sausage sauce). And there was lots of wonderment (on my part! for the "AWE," that is Max!

For the first time ever Max held his arms up to me, looking to be picked up and by golly I scooped him up!

I gave him his bottle, held him, kissed his head a thousand times and rocked him until he (and almost me too) was fast asleep.

For a few short hours I was just Grandma.

Not sick with PMR/GCA Grandma. Not tired, cranky, whacked out on steroids Grandma. Not flat out on the couch Grandma... nope, I was just normal, laughing, loving, hugging, kissing Grandma, and I liked every second of it! I think Max liked it too.

Oh, for sure, I will pay for it tomorrow... and maybe the day after that as well... but I can tell you right now, it was worth every second.

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Well done! Hope there’s not too much payback.....but even if there is - it’s worth it!

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Wishing you many many more days like today. Sleep well.

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Well worth it! Precious moments 😁

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'Perfect' !!!

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So happy for your enjoyment with your grandson. May PMR GCA be kind to you. 🙏👣👣💙💞💕💓🙏

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While there may be consequences, the love during and the memories made of the day are well worth it. So happy for you!

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How lovely! I’m going to sleep with a smile 😊 Hope you don’t suffer too much - someone should look after you tomorrow X

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Yesterday your shadows were long and depressing :( Today your sun has risen high and your shadows have dissipated :)

What a wonderful tonic Max is.

Holding his arms up to be picked up is the sweetest.

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💜👏🏼💜. Gotta love the beautiful moments🤩

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wow, I'm a sleeper on this site ie I read but don't post - so far! I'm just so happy for you - so glad you had such a great time and felt normal again, well worth what comes tomorrow. We all have to live our lives, not hide from them :)

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What a blessing....your lovely time with Max...And your sharing it with us.

Thank you

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Just breathing in the fragrance of a baby, cures everything and when it’s your flesh and blood baby it’s like the fountain of life. They can be the great answer to the “ what am I for?” Question. Isn’t it miraculous how babies and grandmas just love each other almost as if they had met before? It would take a great deal to spoil that natural bond.

You clearly had a wonderful weekend and I am pea green with envy for your love fest with little Max. He looks just like the kind of little chap that inspires love at first sight. I so miss my little Theo but we have that bond never to be broken. Even if he’s a bearded, back packing student, he’ll come back to his granny.

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Ohhhhh, SheffieldJane, I have one of those too! ... a bearded, 19 year old, and I have an inquisitive 7 year old! But they both live Florida and I don't get to see them very often, since moving here 8 years ago. Maybe once a year. : (

Max lives in Manchester, which isn't that close at least I get to see him... and YES, he still has that "new baby smell!"

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So pleased for you enjoy it all and don't think there has to be repercussions concentrate on the loving memories and more to come.

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Ahhh! So pleased for you- do hope you won't have many repercussions after your wonderful granny experience!!! Don't you just love them!! We are so blessed. Xx

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Make the most of the cuddles - as you know they don't stay that way for ever...

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Wonderful, after my weekend, I know what it's like to just be yourself, but boy you have done way better then I did :)

I hope your payback is like mine and all for the good and the smiles stay with you for a good long time.

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Ahhhh, sorry I need to clarify! They were not here over the weekend! Oh no, they arrived at 5:00pm on Monday!!!! So my exhaustion was created between 5:00 am and 11:00 pm Monday!!!! They will be here till Friday so I may be dead by then... but still worth it!

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Pleased you had such a lovely time,l hope you are OK ,l am sure seeing little Max has been a real tonic xx

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"Having!" I'm having a lovely time!!!! They are here till Friday!!!!

THANK YOU!!!!!

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See. I told you so.

We get better.

Sometimes just for a few hours at a time. But think where you were a few weeks ago, when those 6 hours would not have been possible at all.

Tomorrow, movies in bed with Grandma!

YEAH!

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I will start to look after my 15 month old Evie again in a fortnight. I can't wait, as you sy I am Nana which she has been saying for ages ( she knows which side her bread is buttered!!!!!)

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Ohhhhhh, good on you! I'd give anything to spend more time with Max! I just don't have the energy or stamina yet... I had a few days with him in York and it exhausted me. I am paying for it (and obviously from the running around with estate agents and eating crap all week too!) since we returned. Enjoy Evie!

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When my grandson was about that age I was in my late 40s and fit, no PMR. A couple of HOURS finished me off!! And his mother, in her early 20s at the time, was little different!

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😄 True... So I’m doing great!

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I had been looking after her 1 day a week before the dreaded struck. So we will see- dum de dum dum dummmmm.

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Best of luck... I hope it works out!

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And Max is worth every single second of it. x

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