Second reason was because I knew I was not going to have the same relationship with this new one that I had had with GK. I had been afforded the luxury of having GK to myself all day from birth to almost 3 years old. Little did I know that would be less than I had ever imagined. Until the kids moved into our home July of 09, I had never kept Ry overnight or had him for more than an hour. I barely knew him two years ago. And now, well I am ashamed of myself for ever thinking he wasn't gonna be the bestest grand boy and heart melter in the whole wide world. I have no idea what my life would be without him in it, teaching me, just like his sister does. Grands are life's best life lesson instructors.
Third reason and this is the biggie. I really didn't know if I could do it again. Oh, not the grandmothering thing.....the watching my daughter go through labor again. The first time with GK was the hardest thing I have ever done. It was like having your brain twisted in two directions all at one time. Cheering for the baby coming and cursing the pain involved....but with your child in the lead role. GK was induced and was not in any hurry to come out. I think she held on and just said "no, you can't make me" for hours. The main reason for the induction was for the convenience of Shelley's doctor because he was leaving town for 10 days. So I don't think GK was really ready to make her entrance. Be that as it may she was born 050500. That makes her a Taurus and a Dragon.
We met my sister and her family there at the hospital later in the day and it was then that I realized that my grandson had been born on 040904. He is an Aries and a Monkey. He also stole my birthday......much to my delight. I tell everyone, he was born on my birthday and I haven't had one since.