I've been biding my time to make this announcement here. My oldest dd, Emily, found out the week after my Dad died(Thanksgiving) that she was pregnant. During the holiday season, she was having some minor problems, so I was afraid to say anything then and decided to wait until she was out of her first trimester. Guess I'm a little superstitious. I had 3 miscarriages, so I think that made her more nervous than normal. She is doing fine now. I thought it was touching that as one left this world, God sent us one to be joining us. Emily was actually pregnant when my Father died, but didn't know it yet.
The girls both decided sometime ago that I was to be called "Granna" when the time came. They were trying to think of something different than what the other grandmothers in our families are called. Of course, the baby-to-be may have it's own ideas. The names they have picked out now are Thomas Jeffery and Emma Grace. We don't know yet which it will be.
This will be our first grandbaby! We are excited, especially my husband, who is acting very sweetly silly about it all. The circumstances are not ideal, but then often times they aren't. Since their return to Alabama from Texas, Craig has been diligently searching for a job, but has had not luck. He has decided to go back to school to get his degree in teaching and has gone through all the steps to become a substitute teacher. It takes an act of Congress almost to be a substitute nowadays thanks to all the perverts out there. He had to have and pay for himself 2 background checks, be fingerprinted, fill out a bunch of paperwork, and attend training. Guess it is good to know they check this closely. Emily has been working at a real estate office and does have insurance. She was seeking work in her field, which is more in counseling, but I guess will stay at her present job at least until after the baby is born which will be at the first of August.
Here is a picture of Emily and Craig taken for their engagement a few years ago and then a photo of Emily when she was 2.