On becoming a grandma for the very first time

Becoming a grandma is an experience that only after becoming a grandma can you begin to appreciate. Bright and early this morning, my daughter had our first grand baby – a bouncing baby boy….

We arrived at the hospital at 1:00 in the morning and by 8:00 in the morning he was here! He is so sweet and beautiful…

As he was being bathed, fed, changed, swaddled, held, kissed, and talked to, all I could think of is that every single thing that he is experiencing was for the very first time….

So much of what we do with infants, toddlers, and even preschool age children is an experience they are exploring for the very first time…

I want to share in as much of my grandson’s very first time experiences as I can…

And when I am working with young children in the classroom, I want to bring my “grandmotherly” perspective with me and remember that the children I teach are exploring and learning about their world. And often times, what I do with these children may be something they are experiencing for the very first time…


  1. Bette says

    He is beautiful! Being a grandmother 5 times I know how you feel. There is nothing like it. Each time brings you so much joy. I am lucky to be able to spend all my time with 4 of them and have seen many firsts. Many more to come.

  2. says

    Congratulations!!! What wonderful news! Your grandson is so precious – and how great that you have so many adorable photos already! I can imagine your grandson already has you thinking of lots of ideas for activities – we’ll enjoy reading about them! Have fun! :)

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. says

      We were on camera overload! My job was to take pictures and I made sure I took LOTs!

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. says

      I am ready!! Already thinking of all those little hand and footprints I want to make! LOL!

  3. Denise says

    Congratulations! I will become a grandma for the first time in August! Thank you for your sweet post!

  4. says

    A gift from above, may your heart always feel the love.
    They say that, ‘Grandmothers sprinkle stardust over children’s lives.’
    I wish you and your family a healthy and happy life!

  5. says

    There is nothing in this world like being a Mommy, I gasp at the idea of what it must be like to be a Grandma! That’s like Mommy to the 2nd power:) I love you and I know you’re going to be a terrific grandma! Thank your daughter for sharing her very special day with all of us.

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. says

      I am still in awe Myra – I love you too! I will pass along your message to my daughter!