Oldest Child

Thinking back to when my daughter was born brings back many emotions. I was so excited finding out I was pregnant. She was 10 pounds 9 oz and 22 inches long. The doctor had to break her collarbone to get her out. The collarbone would heal on its own with time. We were going to call her “Amanda” but after seeing and holding her we decided Cassandra (Cassie) would be her name. The first car ride home from the hospital I had to sit right next to her in the back seat. I wanted to make sure she could breathe. I was an over protective new mom for sure. She slept on me often. I breastfed her for 7 months but had to introduce cereal at 5 months because she never seemed full.

Cassie is now 29 years old, married and has two boys of her own (22 monthold and a 3 month old). She just went back to work this week. It was very emotional for her. I tru love watching her parent. Her and her husband are wonderful parents! When they are not working they are doing family activities like mountain climbing, going to a park or just playing around the house. They live over an hour away so we only see them once a month. We do video chat often and I always get a few pictures each day from her. I love being a grandmother!

 

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4 thoughts on “Oldest Child

  1. What a gorgeous family!!! You are lucky your grandbabies are only an hour away, mine is 2000 miles away! It’s hard to be so far away from her!

  2. I think your piece is about how when we become a grandmother, we revisit when we became a mother! Lovely reminiscences. That feeling of hovering over the carseat to listen to the baby breathe 🙂

  3. What a beautiful description of how your daughter and your family has grown. Jumping from when she was a newborn to when she is 29 with her own two kids reminds me of how fast time goes by. Best wishes as she transitions to working mom. Sounds like she has a loving, supportive mom to help her through the changes!

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