Thursday, October 1, 2009

Family News!

Generally, I don't write a whole lot here about my older sons. Since they are older (and just how did they get to be so old anyway!!), I believe their lives are private and I shouldn't share every little thing about them. They know they may get in a photo that could appear at any time on the blog and I may brag about them now and them --I'm only human after all! What Mother doesn't brag about her kids!

So, we have some family news and I made sure to ask permission before writing about it. This photo of my sweet daughter-in-law gives the news away, doesn't it! Yes, Philip and Catherine are expecting a baby! We are all so thrilled and excited for them. And happy to report that Catherine is feeling better after a pretty miserable first trimester. I believe the due date is around Feb.16 -- maybe it'll be a Valentine's Baby! Or maybe it'll wait a bit to be born on Philip's birthday - Feb. 28 --wouldn't that be sweet!



They're actively seeking name suggestions (not finding out the sex of the baby ahead of time) and so am I. I'm trying to figure out what the baby should call me -- any ideas? Granny sounds so very old-- ancient actually. My Dad used to call me Janny when I was little, so maybe Nanny or Nana?? Any cute Grandma-name suggestions??

30 comments:

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

Oh so unfair how some people look so cute while pregnant... I never had those darling photos!

sara said...

I almost can't type I am laughing so hard..

It's just that when my Mom found out she was going to be a "Grand" for the first time, she requested (after watching too many times the old cartoon "Little Bill") that we call her "Linda the Great".

So, you could be "Janny the Great"...

Snort.

I DO like Nana though (;

Kate said...

Well...yes...a picture is worth a thousand words in this case...but doesn't she look as cute and LITTLE as can be??? Congratulations to you all...very exciting!

My mom is Nana, my grandma was Mimi...my nieces call their Italian grandma Nunni (sp.??).

What exciting times for you all..I am sure Maddy is thrilled!!!

Courtney said...

Congratulations!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

OH MY WORD....HOW EXCITING...CONGRATS!!!

She is as cute as can be.....and definitely has the glow:)

My Mom goes by Mimi....and my Dad goes by Coach....since he was a wrestling coach for most of his life. They both couldn't deal with the "grand" thing either. I can't wait to hear what you decide.....and just think....Maddy is going to be an AUNT! How cool:)

I laughed when I read Sara's comment....that is so funny!

Lisa

Kam said...

Yay for you! How fun! She looks beautiful btw!

My mom is "Honey"...everyone loves it. Especially her. When our girls say, " Hello my Honey, I love you!" She melts to the floor. My dad happens to be "Pops". This is so funny to me. Together, they sound like a children's cereal or something! Joel just said "I love you Honey!" today...albeit in a cute Asian kind of accent! Again, there's my mom melting to the floor!

Good luck with your name choice! It'll be with you for a looooong time!

Gail said...

Congratulations Janet!!!! How exciting. I have a big smile on my face. I don't have any cute name suggestions, you've received some good ones so far IMO. You'll have to keep us posted. I imagine miss Maddy is pretty excited too...

Dawn said...

Congratulations!!! What great news!! Lucy calls my Mom "Grammy",

Super Mommy said...

Congratulations on your very exciting news!! Glad you DIL is feeling much better!

How about if the baby calls you MiMi??

Kim said...

What wonderful, exciting news! I bet Maddy is super excited too! I am so glad you shared it with us. I will be thinking of some names for you and the baby:)! YEA!

Jodee Leader said...

Congratulations! Catherine looks fabulous! I vote for Nana Jan!

Missy said...

What incredibly exciting news!!!! Your daughter-in-law is sooo cute! Congrats Janet!

I think Janny is cute, and it would be sentimental, too.

Maddy is going to be an aunt...cool!

Jean said...

Yippee!! Congratulations!! That is so exciting!! You are so lucky! My older kids tell me to save myself for the grandchildren. I tell them no has ever died with a diagnosis of adopting! They better get moving or I'm bringing another child home!! ;-)

I kind of like nanny! I was thinking about Mimi but the kids didn't like it. You could do the chinese thing and go with Popo? I'm not sure if that is correct??

I'd be happy with "hey you"!! Anything that would get me grandchildren!!

Lucy said...

Congratulations!!! Will this be your first grandchild??? What a blessing! She has the cutest belly too!

My mom is Nana which I love but I LOVE Janny, so unique and so cute!

sara said...

I never even thought about nai nai. Nai Nai Janny.

Oh, this is FUN! Can you tell?

A.Love said...

Lets see..my grandma's are Mamo and Grandma. :)
My parents go by Noni, GG, Me-maw.
I've heard being a grandparent is magical.
I've got a long way to go before that!!
CONGRATS!

Lisa said...

I'm so happy for you guys! That's just AWESOME! She looks so cute too!!

We call my mom ya ya and my dad pa pa...just an idea. Exciting times! : )

Sandy Toes said...

My Mom is called "nana"...I think that is a classy one!

sandy toe

Lisa said...

congratulations!! You are too YOUNG to be a grandma (Mimi)? How cute that Maddie will be an auntie! All the best!

Kristin said...

No suggestions as to names but Congratulations to all of you!!! How wonderful!

Alyson & Ford said...

Congrats!!
My two grands call me Nana. I always like that but you may need to wait and see what they call you on their own!

Alyzabeth's Mommy

paige said...

yay for ya'll!!
my mom is 'mimi'
& dan's mom was 'grammy'

so exciting!!

Kim said...

How exciting! She is just the cutest LITTLE pregnant lady!

The Byrd's Nest said...

Oh how exciting!!!!!!! She is muy precioso!

Casey said...

How cute is she?? Man... I did NOT look that cute pregnant!! haha!!

CONGRATS!!! This is SOOO very exciting. We call my mom Nana. The kids adore her and the name fits. What is grandma in chinese?? I should know that, huh? haha!!

Names... welll.... I LOVE Liam for a boy :) Or Finn. And I like Vivienne for a girl... Vivi is a cute nickname.

How fun... I wish them all the best!!

Erin said...

Janet! This is so eciting! I have missed so much news! My mom, and now my sister, go by "Grammy" I love it, and plan to be called that too someday. Congratulations. This is wonderful! Maddy will be adorable as an aunt.

Debra said...

Definately "Diva"

Marla said...

Congrats to you!!! Well I'm a Granny and its really not to bad. You'll welcome what ever he or she decides, how fun!!

Michelle said...

Congratulations!! I've heard people call their grandmas G-G (or Gigi) or Mimi. I thought both were cute.

Jennifer said...

Your daughter in law is cursing you for suggesting she would have the baby after her due date :) I say go for a fun granny name like Honey or Babe :)