And in between being thrilled for my brother and sister-in-law, I was feeling a bit hurt that mr. e and I weren’t going to have the first grandchild. I’ve always had an image of my parents holding my child as the first grandchild.
My dad put it in perspective, though, without saying a word about it to me. All he said was “You’ll have yours when the time is right. And then I’ll get to spoil the hell out of them.”.
Obviously, I love my dad. And I feel better - we’re planning for our own in September or so (well, planning to start one then, not have it), so it’s not like I have a lot of time to wait.
So now I get to start their baby’s book collection, go shopping for baby clothes in Target and Kohl’s without freaking out my DH, and throw a baby shower for my SIL (I hope no one else does it because I really want to do it - even if I’m doing it from long-distance). And I’m excited - I get to hold a newborn in October (two, actually, since my cousin’s expecting a baby, too), and have one of my own next year.
And someone pointed out something GREAT - hand-me-downs! We’ll get all of my brother and cousin’s babies’ hand-me-downs so we’ll save a bunch of money that way :D.