Some time in late fall I will become a grandmother. I am way too young, of course. But it's time, the parents-to-be have been planning for this baby, subscribing to Parenting magazine and who knows what else?
I think it's cool that I found out while she was here visiting me in March. In fact, she asked me to buy her a pregnancy test. My first reaction was "WHAT?!" And then I remembered it was ok - she's married, she followed the prescribed sequence of events - education, job, marriage, and then baby.
I have no idea what they call pregnancy tests here in Mexico, and I wasn't sure where to buy one, but I asked Miguel to take me to a drugstore out in La Gloria. I walked in and asked for 'una cosa por provar si una mujer es embarazada' (something to test if a woman is pregnant). I finished the request with the clarification that it wasn't for me (I bet he was thinking - yeah, sure, that's what they all say).
And so, the test turned pink (I think that's the color it turned), and Jen and Miko are going to be parents. They have heard the heartbeat, and they have seen the ultrasound. The family has seen the ultrasound too. Even though the little tot is just 2 inches long and has only been brewing for about 3 months, I can see it's facial features, and it sure looks like Miko to me (Jen agrees!).
I know Jen would like a daughter, and I would like a granddaughter. Miguel - he wants it to be a boy, and not only that, he claims it IS a boy, he's sure about that. And...if Jen doesn't want it, he'll take it. I'm not exactly sure what he would do with it, but since it's not about to happen, I guess it's a 'moo' point (quoting Joey from Friends - it's all 'moo').
The next ultrasound will tell us whether it is a boy or a girl, so I am waiting for that tidbit before I rush out and am the first to buy a little baby outfit, something made here in Mexico. Although I probably won't be the first, because if I know Jen, she's already been in the stores checking out teenie tiny socks and sleepers.
In June I'll visit Canada, and will hopefully see the baby bump. And this blog will not only be filled with cute pictures of cats and dogs and iguanas, there will be the odd baby picture too. Be ready!