Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Oh little Pooh, where are you?

Today's date, 09-29-09, has special meaning for our family. It is our daughter-in-law's due date and marks the upcoming birth of our second grandchild. She was hoping this would be the day and has remarked, "I love the numbers -- 09 - 29 - 09 !

Winnie the Pooh and friends is the theme of their nursery. It's a lovely, peaceful room with the classical Pooh from days gone by (not the newer, Disney version Pooh). The colors are neutral enough to work with boys or girls, though this baby has already been tagged during sonograms as a little boy! We can't wait to meet him.

I hadn't realized the classical theme only had four animals: Pooh Bear, Piglet, Tigger and Eeyore. Those are the four you'll find in the older Winnie-the-Pooh storybooks and drawings. They are also the ones featured in our new grandchild's nursery. There is just one thing missing in this lovely room, however. We can hardly wait to see our new "little Pooh" in here!

Waiting is tough, especially when you're so far from those you love. We have been praying about this event for many months and especially in the last weeks. None of us know the exact day he will arrive, but my Grandmother Denton, who helped deliver many babies, would always say, "Don't fret -- when the apple is ripe, it will drop!"

This photo shows the lovely bassinet our daughter-in-law slept in when she was a newborn. It has been refurbished for the baby and is anxiously awaiting him! This means our little Pooh will be portable -- moving downstairs when Mommy is in the kitchen or visiting Daddy's man-cave to hang out and watch a football game.

I love the thought that he'll get to use this family heirloom! He also has his maternal grandfather's bowl and will use his maternal grandmother's silver spoon and fork.

Our plans are to go up in late October, a few weeks after mommy and baby are back home and in that sweet, cozy nursery. Not that we wouldn't like to be there when the baby comes, but this is our daughter-in-law's time with her own mother, grandmother and extended family.

They should be with the new mommy first. And there needs to be a *bit* of time alone as a little family of three. I know our son is going to be a good daddy and will take special care of his wife and son. They will make a lovely family.

I'll be sure to keep you posted. You all know me well enough by now to be sure of one thing --- we'll take lots of photos of our little Pooh and his parents to share with you!


  1. Nan...I couldn't be happier for you!!!
    What a joy to my heart to know that precious little one will have such wonderful parent and grandparents. Give him lots of shugar (as if I even had to say that!!!) and I look forward to a gazillion photos....smiles, drools, coos, and yes, even the cries....there isn't a baby photo that isn't precious. Congratulations...and best wishes to the new Mama and Daddy....and special hugs to you and granddad as you await his arrival.
    The heirlooms will add spelendor to the already blessed event!!! Many hugs and much love....

  2. So exciting! Love all the heirlooms!

  3. Oh, boy!!!! Can't wait for you all!!! Congrats to you on a second grandchild!!! You must be absolutely delighted...hope "Pooh" makes his entrance soon!!! Much love to you~Janine XO

  4. I tried to reply to this before I went away for the weekend. The computer froze several times and in the end I gave up. I'm now wondering if the baby has arrived. Anyway, I'm sending gentle kisses for you to send to him and a big hug for you.


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