Saturday, January 26, 2013
On my blog yesterday, Biglittlewoman asked how far we had to go to visit our new grandchild?
She must be psychic!
As I said, my daughter and I have not always had the best relationship. In fact we seem to get along better when we are not in the same state. LOL. I offered to come and help when the baby was born, but my daughter has told me all through her pregnancy that her husband would take a week off and then she felt she could manage alone.
Well, yesterday she said, "Will you come? I WANT MY MOMMY!" Boy, did my heart melt. She is also having issues with high blood pressure and the doctor wants her to have someone there for a couple of weeks until it stabilizes.
So we are leaving at the end of the week so we can fill in when my SIL goes back to work. They live outside Boston, we live in Arkansas. It's a fun-filled 1,503 mile drive. (yuck)
Normally we would fly, but we've decided to drive so we can swing through Michigan and see my dad while he's still doing OK, and drop off the personal stuff we packed up from the Florida house.
We JUST got back 4 days ago from two weeks away from home, and we'll leave next week for at LEAST another two weeks. This plays havoc with my fitness -- yes, I can still get out and walk but Oh, I miss my fitness center! We did a PowerPump class on Thursday and I'm STILL sore.
But family calls, and I'm grateful that I am able to be of service and support.
Now I've got to get my winter coat dry cleaned and buy a pair of winter boots!
Here's a picture of the little darling with her eyes open, all of 12 hours old!