Saturday, February 7, 2009

Waiting . . .

It won't be long now!
Ethan Asher is due to make his
grand appearance in 13 days!
Kari went to the doctor yesterday & all is well.
His little head is down in the right position.
Now we wait!
Every time the phone rings I think,
"This could be it!"
I'm keeping my camera battery
charged & ready to go!


Today I'm going to get my Nana tote bag
filled with goodies for the hospital waiting room.
I'm going to include some
snacks, magazines, and other items
for our family & friends
who come to wait for Ethan's arrival.
Do you have any suggestions for my
" Nana In Waiting Bag"?

15 comments:

Chris said...

Oh, I know your excited as I am for you. We have 10 grands now. Keep us posted.

Hugs,
Chris

Yolanda said...

What a delightful little post and time you are having. I have 3 myself, and they are just the icing on the cake. Ethan, you are loved, WELL!

Blessings,
Yolanda

Kelly said...

How exciting! Can't wait to see picutres.

Mary said...

Goodmorning Nana! having gone through the waiting game. I have a few suggestions for the hospital bag. If the waiting is during the night. the following is a must.
comfy warm cloths
pillow
money for the vending machines
fun magazines
Don't forget "A Watched Pot Never Boils"
Happy Waiting
Mary

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I remember the excitement of the birth of all four of my grandchildren! Grandchildren are such an amazing journey. I suggest some change for vending machines for your "waiting room" bag. Enjoy! laurie

ann said...

Wha t great idea,making a todo bag for nana while she waits those never ending hrs.You are so sweet.Looks like you've covered all the bases...Ann

Ginger said...

How exciting for you. The only thing I would say is just to make sure your cell phone battery and camera battery are fully charged.
And lots of snacks!!! When my grandson was born last March..my d.i.l was a month early. They were painting the nursery and her water broke. My son called me and I had hair dye on my hair...so I washed it off, threw some clothes in a suitcase and got on the road for the 2 1/2 hour drive to Vegas. I was so afraid I was going to miss the birth...but I made it in plenty of time.
Keep us posted.
Ginger

Stacey said...

A Nana tote bag is a wonderful idea! I sat in the hospital while my best friend was delivering and it was long. I would take water, magazines, snacks, etc. Don't forget a sweater or cozy jacket.

I know you are enjoying the count down.

bennie and patsy said...

Know you are jumping at every ring.Grandbabys are the joy of life. But with greatgrands you just can't get your hands on them because the grandmothers hold on to them. LOL

Sweetie said...

What an exciting time for you. I might suggest that you take a lot of change for the vending machine. Also, you might want to take a blanket. Some of the waiting rooms are really cold. You'll probably be too excited to be cold! Grandchildren are truly a gift from God.
Hugs,
Sweetie

Tomarie said...

I wanted to thank you for the sweet comments you left about our home at Laurie's! It was truly appreciated! L~

prof en retraite said...

Oh Carol! I am so excited for you! The Nana bag is a good idea. It looks like everyone has thought of everything! Keep us posted...Debbie

bob since 1981 said...

Mom, I've thought about calling you and saying "WE ARE GOING TO THE HOSPITAL!!!...", but then tell you I'm just kidding, lol. You know how I am!

Melissa Miller said...

How exciting! :)
What a lovely name for him.

Karen said...

How exciting!

How about some paper and pen to journal as you wait?

Your thoughts and feelings, comments made by everyone as they see him for the first time, observations you make of the nervous/excited parents...

A precious rememberance of a most special time-and mom and dad will be too busy to do it-so a perfect job for Nana.