First grand babies are such a thrill for grandparents-to-be. I remember how excited my mom and dad were when we told them we were expecting...quite a hilarious response actually. I had mom open a box with little baby booties and my dad unwrapped a book called "Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes." My dad examined the pages of this little board book like it was a scientific journal and my mom squealed when she realized what she was holding. The proud grandma-to-be immediately claimed her title as 'Lola' (grandma in Filipino). We're still trying to figure out what my dad wants to be called. Fast forward seven months and BAM! we're getting our house ready for the arrival of our little one!
I honestly don't know what I would do without my mom. These past five days flew by so fast but we were able to accomplish a lot! We washed all of the baby clothes, organized a little space for him, set up the co-sleeper, put all of my winter and work clothes in space saver bags to make more room in my closets, set up the baby's closet and even got a few home cooked meals that I miss so much. We were set!
Of course we made sure we had some fun too while she was here. By fun I mean.... eat REALLY good food. After one of my doctor's appointments we ate at a local pastry shop called Noisette. Not only do they have incredibly gorgeous baked goods and pastries but they are outta this world good! Something for every pallet: flakey, custardy, sweet and savory deliciousness. Perfection all around.
The next day we hit up another little joint that I'm obsessed with called Papa Haydn. This place is known for their desserts but let me tell you their menu is also killer! I had the Prawn Pasta, mom enjoyed the Rockfish special, Sal had the Broccoli Raab Hoagie and we all shared their most popular dessert, the Boccone Dolce. We mopped up our plates clean, it was THAT good.
We couldn't have just ONE dessert. So we capped off the day with one of my fave ice cream shops: Salt & Straw.
I wasn't too sad when we dropped her off at the airport because I knew we would see her soon for the arrival of our little guy. Little did any of us know that the same day, Monday, June 23, was when we were going to the hospital.
At 37 weeks pregnant, we were hoping to cook Baby G for at least one more week but hey when its time, it's time. I felt terrible because as soon as she landed in Hawaii, mom was already scrambling for a flight back here to Oregon. Would it be so hard to ask the kid to wait for his 'Lola' before she comes back? We will see if she makes it!
In the mean time, I have my incredible hubs and doula next to me making sure this is a beautiful experience, no matter what happens. Baby G is almost here!!!