First-time expectant grandparent
I just learned that my daughter (married, 29, and living in a city about 4 hours away) is expecting her first baby in June 2007. I should be happy, but instead I'm feeling a lot of anxiety, worrying about all the things that can go wrong. In some ways I worry that the baby might upset things and cause lots of problems, and make my daughter unhappy. Surely these are not normal feelings for a grandmother-to-be to be feeling. What's wrong with me?
I do have some positive feelings, since I love to sew quilts, and have been buying baby fabric for some time (just 'cause it was so cute, I couldn't resist it).
Grandparents must have to walk a very fine line between being to bossy and interfering and being supportive and caring.
Well, I guess this wil be a new adventrue! Any advice appreciated!