Thursday, March 18, 2010

In another month I'll be a run-of-the-mill granny

Hey, check out this picture of my daughter, Courtney. I stole it from her Facebook page.


Doesn’t she look gorgeous? Simply gorgeous, I say!

We still don’t know if Baby Rice is a girl or boy, and Courtney and John have not shared the names they’ve selected, which I think is smart. Sometimes you tell people the name you picked out and they react with a face that looks like they just had a throw-up burp. Then, of course, they have to tell you the name they love, as if you give a crap. Nope, best to keep that info to yourself.

I can’t wait to see this kid, whatever it is and whatever it’ll be named. One thing’s for sure: since Court’s a tad over 5’10” and John’s about 6’2”, there will be one long and lean new person roaming this earth.

You know what’s weird? I was a young mother (two kids at 21) and became a grandmother at a young age, too—I was 41 when Connor was born. But I’ll be 52 when Baby Rice comes along; that’s totally old enough to be a grandmother.

Wow, I’m going to be just a regular old granny.

Oh, I almost forgot to tell you. I was back at the Pioneer Saloon again last Sunday; this time raising hell with two bikers and an ex-Chippendale dancer.


Just a little something to tell my new grandchild…

12 comments:

Everyday Goddess said...

Your kidding! I'm gonna be a granny too ~ ETA May 23!

Technically, I'm not related since I'm dating the grandad. Confused?

But you are an inspiration, Pioneer Saloon, yehaw!

Danica said...

She's beautiful! congrats granny!

Barbara said...

You are the most run-of-the-mill person I know. :)

And, yes she is gorgeous. How fun to not know the sex. I waited cause I wanted to be surprised. Also wise choice on the names.

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

She is beautiful pregnant. I'm sure the anticipation and excitement is over the top for them and for you!

You are going to be one wonderful grammy!

Lorna said...

She IS beautiful, as is her mother. And you will be the best kind of grandmother (again); funny, and hell-raising in a good way...

Rochelle said...

Yeah, babies, cute, uh huh, but honey that is one hunky man you have wrapped around your neck! mmm;->

JeannetteLS said...

well, thanks a bunch! Run of the mill granny... spit my coffee out onto my desk and made a mess.

Beautiful daughter, beautiful mom. Enjoy-- that new baby's gonna have a LOT of fun I bet.

I bet you don't even have a pair of run-of-the-mill shoes. Something will be just off... thank GOD.

R. Jacob said...

nothing wrong with run of the mill.

K A B L O O E Y said...

I wasn't wearing my glasses and thought that was you for a sec. She does resemble her mom (you're both lookers) but at regular granny age, you would have made the local news if you'd been pregnant. They're smart about the name thing; I'll never forget that 2 people told me that one of the names on my short list was a "stripper name." Um, didn't ask; thanks. Not that I don't agree with the old Chris Rock line about trying to "Keep my daughter off the pole."

Julie said...

Sweetie, there is nothing regular or run of the mill about you! And your new grandchild is gonna be so proud to have you as his/her grandma!

Can't wait til this new baby comes!

The Vegas Flea said...

ex-Chippendale dancer? Oh, yeah...he did mention that. Fortunately, I didn't have to look at the picture!! :)

Good times last Sunday, Granny!

gayle said...

Your daughter is so cute and looks just like you! Congrats!! My daughter kept the name a secret for that very reason!!