It’s a whole new planet.
A land where Grandbaby rules supreme.
A land of baby bassinets, bibs and bouncers —
Yes, bouncers. As I write, I’m using my left foot to gently rock the grandbaby in a ‘bouncer’.
My foot and I practiced beforehand. You need to be gentle.
Now, you may remember that I’m an un-domestic goddess – ghastly at all the fine arts of homemaking and mistress of the messy home office. But one thing gave me pride: the rest of my house was usually tidy.
Well, not anymore!
Every room of our house – including this once-gleaming glass-topped coffee table — is punctuated with baby things!
Bedroom, livingroom, kitchen, bathroom, everywhere…
Stuff the parents bought (like the activity mat 2 photos above), but mostly stuff they were given by kind family and friends (like this baby bathtub above and the high chair, below).
Stuff she won’t use for another few months.
And stuff I didn’t even know existed.
Goodbye, tidy house! Hello, sweet baby!
Our family couldn’t be happier.
58 thoughts on “The Planet of Baby”
Oh yes, babies and their things and grandparents seem to have duplicates. Enjoy everyday.
Congratulations on your grandbaby and rocking skills Cynthia! 😄
I’m trying my best, Brad!
Enjoy! The time goes quickly so enjoy every minute.
So true, Fran. We notice changes by the day now. I had forgotten that babies like to ‘converse’ and it astounds me to hear it every time.
Awww, How lovely, chaos of having a new baby in the house. What’s not to love. Enjoy.
Awww, How lovely, the chaos of having a new baby in the house. What’s not to love. Enjoy.
Thank you, Rita. Hard to make plans some days, but what a privilege to watch her grow.
Enjoy every precious moment Cynthia! Grand babies grow into wonderful grand children and the journey is amazing every step of the way!
Lovely to hear from you, and thanks! It is amazing.
Darling baby! Of course she rules the house.
And we are her humble servants!
Oh how wonderful for everyone! I absolutely loved the baby stage! Blessings to you and your family, Cynthia.
Thank you! I struggled with the early weeks, but we’re at 3 months and she is such a peach! Staring quietly at me right now from her bouncer.
Your joy shows with every word, Cynthia! And you are blessed to be there to share the moments and bond with this new life. Enjoy!
We are blessed indeed, Jo Nell. Thank you. Lovely to hear from you, as always. I hope you and your family are all well.
There isn’t a better job title anywhere – grandparent! Enjoy every precious moment because they grow up at the speed of light it seems.
Thanks to you who clearly know! All new to me. It’s hard to describe the mix of emotions that looking at her evokes.
You’re lucky. I wish i had one!
So sweet! Bask in the bouncing.
We do. Hope you’re doing well!
Wonderful! So much fun!!!
Thanks, Becky! Hope you’re doing well. I am emerging from my winter illness. (Though the soil is not yet emerging from the snow — lots of it here.)
I hope you’ll have a wonderful spring, Cynthia!
Thank you, Liz!
The sweet joyousness of chaos that comes with new life! Enjoy this time with her, every aspect of it!
Thanks, Lavinia! My best to you and your family.
Congratulations! I’m pretty sure you’re enjoying this baby immensely and that it will continue as she starts using the things she can’t use yet–and more.
We are totally enjoying her, Lisa. One smile and all our hearts melt instantly!
Ahhh, congratulations. How wonderful.
A lovely post
Congrats Ms CR OD, welcome back to deh real world and deh Only life dat matters…best to mom and dad, they’ll need it…we’re all on their side.
Thank you, Tony! Lovely to hear from you.
Enjoy every minute with your precious grandchild.
Thank you, Teresa!
Enjoy every moment with your wonderful grandbaby.
Thank you, Paula!
We live on the same planet. It’s so awesome sometimes it’s difficult to focus on anything else or even breathe. Congratulations.
There’s absolutely nothing close to the feeling you get when you receive a smile from that little face
Cynthia, a house full of absolute joy … I love how you describe every room filled with baby things! Have a most amazing time with your adorable grandbaby! xx
Thank you, Annika. It’s really amazing.
I can remember living in Babyland about 30 years ago. We hope for a return visit in the near future, if our son and daughter-in-law cooperate! Congratulations on your new grandchild, and enjoy every minute.
Thanks, Jason. We are!
The baby take-over is complete! Enjoy your thralldom, Cynthia!
Thralldom is a great word, Clare!
Thank you, Cynthia xx
Ahhh, congratulations. A lovely post.
I understand. I truly understand. At my elbow is small trolley that used to live in the kitchen and is now a permanent feature of my writing room. Spread over its three layers is all the necessary paraphernalia for nappy changing and distractions for a baby who becomes overactive during the process. Every other room in the house has similar additions/alterations… and I wouldn’t change a thing.
I figured you would! And I love your description. I wouldn’t change a thing either. What a joy.