New things in your life and what they mean to you

Me kissing Keely Jenn - This is me adoring Miss Keely Jenn about 6 hours after she was born. She has the cutest little pudgy cheeks and I just couldn't resist kissing them.
@JenInTN (27536)
United States
June 29, 2012 3:43am CST
Guess what!?! My little Miss Keely Jenn arrived after a very long labor on 6-26-12. My daughter had a tough time with her. She went in to be induced Sunday night/Monday morning at 12am and didn't have her for 24hours. Poor dear..but what she did was magnificent. Oh..and did I mention that the Jenn in her name is after me? I am very proud. I, of course, have been with both mom and baby through it all and let me tell you..those hospital accommodations are not very nice for the royal Meemee (that is what Keely will call me) I did get a bracelet though that allowed me to do what I wanted with the baby..lol. So..that is what is newest in my life and, I must add, extraordinary.She has given me a breath of fresh air. To make this a discussion...anything new going on in your life? What have they meant to you?
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• Singapore
29 Jun 12
congrats! my youngest girl was born on 6-26 as well but was in year 2008. She's officially 4yrs old now. share the same birth date with Keely!!!
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@JenInTN (27536)
• United States
29 Jun 12
Yes she does! We were expecting her to be here the 25th but it seems that Keely wasn't planning on that I don't know where she gets that stubborn stuff from so early. Thanks for responding and wishing us well.
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@carmelanirel (20948)
• United States
29 Jun 12
Congrats grandma, is this your first grandchild? I think it is awesome your daughter named her after you, what an honor.. Anything new in my life? Afraid not, just the same boring days full of work and trying to revise my story. Though tomorrow will be quite busy for me. My niece's grad party followed by my neighbor's party she is throwing because the community is having their annual fireworks display. Though I have heard rumors they may cancel due to the drought, but still the food and swimming will be fun..:)
@Hatley (164094)
• Garden Grove, California
29 Jun 12
hi carm wow just realized its not long til the fourth but hav e seen few firework stands for sale around.most cities here in Southern California in Orange county anyway forbid shooting off fireworks in your own yard. there are free firework displays all over orange county anyway.One year a condo in the complex we had lived in burned to the ground from fireworks flung onto the roof,nobody was home and the fire dept was not notified until the house was almost engulfed.the owners were down town at the city fireworks display.imagine coming home to find your home burned down completely wow.
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• United States
29 Jun 12
Wow, that stinks...:( I have already heard some people shooting some off here and like Ca, it is illegal to set them off, but that doesn't stop those who insist on doing it. So, maybe I should water down my house before I leave for my neighbor's Saturday? Knowing my next door neighbor, if they don't go to the display or it is cancelled, they will set their own off..
@JenInTN (27536)
• United States
30 Jun 12
There have been some major warnings here about fireworks. I have heard there might be some cancellations where the fireworks shows are concerned. We hit records temps here and things are very dry right now. It is scary. Keely is my first and I am very honored that Kimber followed a sort of tradition that I started. I gave her my mother's middle name and my other daughter, the other grandmother's middle name. Thanks for responding and I hope you have a great time at those parties.
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@sacmom (14249)
• United States
29 Jun 12
Hiya Jen. Nope, there's nothing new going on with my life. Just the same old stuff here. I just wanted to say congratulations! Your granddaughter is beautiful!
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@JenInTN (27536)
• United States
29 Jun 12
Thanks sacmom! How is the job front? I was hoping when I seen you that you would have some luck with that. I hope everything is well.
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@sacmom (14249)
• United States
29 Jun 12
It's not going well, I'm afraid. Hopefully things will pick up soon!
@JenInTN (27536)
• United States
1 Jul 12
I hope so too.
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@celticeagle (124708)
• Boise, Idaho
29 Jun 12
Well, congratlulations Grandma! How's it feel? Pretty warm,eh? 24 hours of labors doesn't sound fun. Mine was 16. Sure glad I only did it once. lol My daughter's kids are like having some of my own anyway. Well, Meemee, nothing new here. You know by my discussions. So, anyway, lover her up and enjoy.
@JenInTN (27536)
• United States
29 Jun 12
It is wonderful! I can't believe how crazy I am about her already and she has just been here a little while. I have always heard that you love them as much, if not more, than your very own children. I thought that would be impossible but I am doubting myself now. You know what they say about walking a mile..LOL..well...I'm looking at another view of life now I guess. Thanks for the congrats!
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@celticeagle (124708)
• Boise, Idaho
30 Jun 12
I bet she is a sweet li'l thing too. Can't see her real well in the pic. When my last grandchild(my grandson) was born I would go up to the hospital late afternoon and stay until 10-11p and would be holding the baby all that time unless someone else came up and wanted to. They only stay small for a very short time so takes lots of pics grandma. Enjoy!
@JenInTN (27536)
• United States
1 Jul 12
Keely - This is keely moments after she was born. She was so calm. And those eyes...wide open. She amazes me.
I was at the hospital alot too. She had such a tough time with the labor that I hated to leave her for long. It also gave me a reason to care for the little one. I had a bracelet that allowed me access to the baby when I wanted..lol..so the moment I would walk in the hospital I would make a bee line to the nurses desk and ask for her. You should have seen me wheeling her down the hall and quietly into the room while her mom and dad slept. Here..maybe you can see this one better.
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• United States
29 Jun 12
Hi Meemee! Mazel Tov! I'm so happy for you. The only few things happening with me are sports related.I'm watching soccer And the X Games , waiting for the Olympics.
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@JenInTN (27536)
• United States
30 Jun 12
I was watching a little of the swim team try-outs the other night. There are a ton of sports coming up aren't there? I was taken by the sight of that little chunk..LOL...I am in love. Thanks for responding!
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• United States
2 Jul 12
The G-d had other plans. I missed the X Games And the Euro Cup because I had no power! But Friday Night I did get to see some swimming and yes there are some Goodies swimming for the U.S. The swimmer named Ryan , I'm calling 6 pack!
@JenInTN (27536)
• United States
2 Jul 12
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@ANTIQUELADY (36457)
• United States
29 Jun 12
CONGRAULATIOS MEEMEE, I'M SOOOOOO SORRY YOUR DAUGHTER HAD SUCH A ROUGH TIME. I can certainly relate to that. I;m just glad miss keely jenn is here safe & sound & that the delivery is over with.U say she is going to call u that but she might come up w/her own name for u like ryan did for me, lol.I was calling myself grandma to him & some way by his doing it got to be bobo, lol.Grandkids arte the best thing in my life & i love all three of mine dearly. spoil that baby & her mother, i know u will.
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@JenInTN (27536)
• United States
29 Jun 12
Yes...I will answer to whatever she calls me. I am already crazy about her. I can really understand where your coming from when it comes to those grandbabies. A lady told me once that you actually love them as much if not more than your own children. I thought it was impossible at the time but I understand a bit more about that view now. All I can think about is kissing those little cheeks.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36457)
• United States
29 Jun 12
love it!! knew u would be that way.Grands are just precious.
@Shar19 (8235)
• United States
29 Jun 12
That is wonderful news Jenn! I'm so glad that everything went well. Enjoy every moment you have with her. She is so precious!
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@JenInTN (27536)
• United States
30 Jun 12
Heyya Shar! Thanks! How are things going on the housecleaning front? I have wondered about you and how things were working out.
@idowrite72 (2214)
• United States
29 Jun 12
Congratulations, Jen!! Who needs a discussion........I'm sure that beautiful baby girl is discussion enough! Not sure when I will get that kind of surprise again, since I am not sure if my children are planning to be parents again........but I do have 12, so perhaps I shouldn't be greedy!! lol Enjoy that little one...........she will grow up too fast......my youngest will be 4 in August!
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@JenInTN (27536)
• United States
30 Jun 12
I am thinking it may be quite some time before I have another one. Give me lots of time to spoil my first one..LOL. I have been known to be wrong though..I wasn't exactly expecting Keely news when I got it. I have to say that some of the best things in life aren't planned perfectly. Thanks for responding!
@peavey (16980)
• United States
29 Jun 12
Congratulations! There's nothing quite like having a brand new grandchild. My latest granddaughter turned a year old on Tuesday. They grow and change so fast! Enjoy yours!
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@Bluedoll (16866)
• Canada
29 Jun 12
I'm really happy for you and your beautiful family. Some news in the world is really good news and this certainly is. Glad everything is well and hope your daughter gets the rest she needs. Meemee that is interesting. What does it mean to you? I know the name Meme a french name I've always considered meant very much like the person but I suppose might have different meanings. I also think the sound of it spoken is so cute. This is going to make for some really nice pictures. What a wonderful thing to share. God bless you all.
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@JenInTN (27536)
• United States
29 Jun 12
Meemee actually started out as a joke when my children were little. When they were naughty I would tell them that it was ok...meemee had a plan. That when their children were born, Meemee would spoil them rotten and give them a taste of their own medicine I don't know where I picked up from to be honest...so it only seemed right that I would be Meemee after all the threats Thanks for the well wishes and blessings!
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@choybel (5049)
• Philippines
29 Jun 12
Wow, congratulations grandma! They say that when a baby is born, the joy of the parents and family is very overwhelming. I believe that must have been what it was for you and your daughter, although I can't really relate to it personally because I haven't had one yet. My youngest sister was born when I was still young so I don't really remember how I felt. Anyway, once again congratulations! As for new things in my life, I could say this one thing. It's not really a new thing but more like a self-renewal process. I have promised that I will be less indolent and more productive everyday, so today I am about 80-90% done with cleaning and fixing my room. That's an achievement for me because I have been planning on this for weeks now. Whew! I just hope this motivation goes on.
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@JenInTN (27536)
• United States
29 Jun 12
It is supposed to be Meemee! But I will be anything that cutie calls me..LOL. I am adoring her! I think we all can use a little self renewal from time to time...awesome! Now that you mention it...I have a room I am wanting to clean out...LOL. Thanks for responding!
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@allknowing (92413)
• India
29 Jun 12
Congrats Meemee - difficult to call you that really and a peck on Keely's cheeks. You have a lot of work to do now but everything that you do would put a spring in your step!
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@JenInTN (27536)
• United States
29 Jun 12
I do have a bit more spring in the old step. I am trying to get used to being "MeeMee" too. It sounds odd to me as well. I love her like crazy though so I guess I will just be anything she calls me.
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@1hopefulman (45633)
• Canada
4 Jul 12
Over the last few days I tried to respond more than a dozen times to this post with no success. So, Congratulations on becoming a grandmother! I'm so happy for you! Glad that all worked out in the end and that everyone is doing fine. Enjoy your grandmother-hood!
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@1hopefulman (45633)
• Canada
4 Jul 12
Wow, it posted! I did get to post on the picture of you kissing Keely. All the best!
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@JenInTN (27536)
• United States
4 Jul 12
I know! Things have been quite nerve racking for me too where trying to post is concerned. Figures that I finally get some time off to come back and myLot bites the dust Thank you so much for the well wishes! I am glad that you came back to try again and post.
@SomeCowgirl (32219)
• United States
29 Jun 12
wow am I behind on the times! I think i knew your daughter was pregnant, but for some reason this post is a shock to me! Congrats MeeMee! Now go out and enjoy time with your daughter and her little one! Oh and not much is new with me, everything that is is broadcasted here on mylot lol
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@JenInTN (27536)
• United States
30 Jun 12
LOL...I have had to be away more time than I have wanted to be lately. Time certainly does fly. It seeems like yesterday I was changing her diapers and swaddling her and now..I am teaching her how to swaddle and change her own baby's diapers..lol. WOw...makes me feel like I've been around for a long time.
@RitterSport (2452)
• Lippstadt, Germany
1 Jul 12
hi dear Jen congrats from me to you first of all. Now you are a meemee and when I read the first lines of your discussion I knew her named Jenn is after you..... I am so happy Keely Jenn is here now and I bet your daughter will be a great Mom to her. You know about the new thing going on a year ago and my life having gotten better now for sure and I still enjoy life the same way cause I am free for the first time in my life and thats still such a great feeling. My friends back home I met a few months ago have also noticed it from how I look and behave that my life is turned upside down in a good way.
@JenInTN (27536)
• United States
1 Jul 12
Hello my dear RitterSport! I am so happy to hear that you are still doing well and free. I do remember and I can not tell you how much I feel like you deserve that. Yes..I knew it might be a bit obvious that Keely Jenn was named after me I guess it makes me feel good to proclaim it. I am very proud of her and my daughter. Now that b/f, I still have my eye on him but he did well for her through the delivery. Thanks for responding.
• Lippstadt, Germany
2 Jul 12
I am so happy and glad to hear that this BF still supports your daughter and obviously wants to be a good partner to her and hopefully a good daddy to his child though he is a bit young.
@JenInTN (27536)
• United States
4 Jul 12
I keep telling myself he is just young. I really want to like him but he doesn't make it easy sometimes. Keely is making it easier for me to be nice. As long as he does right by her and my daughter, I think it will be ok.
@laken02 (3066)
• United States
29 Jun 12
congrats on the new addition to your family, im sure she is a beautiful little girl and waht a pretty name:) i have a 2 year old grandson who will soon be 3 in august.. he is so smart and adorable we love spending time with him.. i guess the newest thing going on inmy lifre right now, is my part time job it is going better then expected and really helped out money wise.. and my oldest daughter is lving with me again and i pray one day she will get straightened out she does seem to have a decent boyfriend this time.. but we will see..how that goes and my mom was visitng my sister in china and mom is now back home.. soi get to see and talk to her after not having contact with her for 2 months.. so im excited abot that...and me and hubby are doing ok.. so i thank God daily for the good and bad things in my life, the bad thigns only made ,me stronger.. have fun with miss keely jenn, my grandson calles me nanna...and my hubby popppy how cute..:)
@JenInTN (27536)
• United States
30 Jun 12
Thanks you laken! I am glad to hear your job is going well. It can make a world of difference to like what you are doing. What in the world is your sister doing in China? I would love to visit there. I bet your mom had an amazing trip and glad to be home. I have an older son that I am constantly hoping great things for but he sabotages himself to the point that I can hardly bear to think of it. It's tough. I love your attitude and I think that people that hold onto the good and let go of the bad..well...wonderful things will keep happening for them. You keep that close. Take care and thanks for the congrats.
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@laken02 (3066)
• United States
1 Jul 12
your very welcom jen.. my sister married a guy and he got a job with caterpiller co.. and his wanted him to china for 4 years.. so that is why she was in china she stayed almost 3 years over there with him, and my mom went to vist for about 2 months, now mom is back :) she hated it over there.. and so did my siter after the new wore off, she also got to travel to japan alot with her hubby and they had all expensises paid house bills and all while in china so my sister and her two kids moved back to Illinoise, and bought a house, but her hubby has to stay one more year. in china, to fill the term he signed for his job i dont know why, but i have never wanted to go to another country, my brother and his wife lived a couple years in spain .. they said it was ok, he sent pics and they looked ,like terrible places to me.. he and his family are now moving from okalahoma, back to ky about 30 minutes from me and my mom.. so were all excited and my sister and the kids are im illinoise close as well.. so maybe God will allow all of us to be a family again, and repair what the devil tryed to destroy our family.. i have a queston for you ? do you know a guy named jason fox? i use to know a guy by that name he was from morristown tenn.. just wondering what ever happened to him.. take care, God bless you and your family :)
@JenInTN (27536)
• United States
4 Jul 12
Catepillar is quite international isn't it? I read that they are everywhere now. I bet they pay very well too. A guy I used to work with got a job at Catepillar and I knew if he was leaving what we pay engineers to go there, he was getting a sweet deal. I am not sure that I would want to live anywhere else, but I would love to visit as many places as possible. The only place out of country I have been able to go so far is Japan. It was a trip that I never thought I would have but I guess life has a funny way of surprising us. That name sounded familiar but I can't say that know him.
@ajk111 (2526)
29 Jun 12
That is brilliant news for you. I am so happy for you the years ahead will be filled with great times as i am sure you will make a great "royal meemee".
@JenInTN (27536)
• United States
30 Jun 12
Thank you! As long as everyone around Miss Keely realizes that what I say is the important thing..well..I think we will all get along great.
@ajk111 (2526)
30 Jun 12
meemee know best!
@JenInTN (27536)
• United States
4 Jul 12
Now if we can just bring everyone else on board with that, everything will be fine.
@bounce58 (17441)
• Canada
8 Aug 12
Hey! Although I'm a bit late, I still would want to send my congratulations to you and your daughter. I was just reading the first response in this discussion (by LL), and how she mistook you for 27/28. Your profile pic doesn't really show that you're already a Meemee! I hope you're having all sort of fun with the baby (including diaper-changin').
@JenInTN (27536)
• United States
12 Aug 12
Oh yes...tons of fun. It does come as a bit of surprise for people that don't know me that I am a meemee. It flatters me for sure. Thanks for the congrats and I hope you have been doing well!
@MsTickle (25214)
• Australia
11 Jul 12
CONGRATULATIONS! Sorry to be so late. I guess the little one is home now and settling in. How lovely for you all. My Dad's farm has been sold and I have collected all the stuff that was my share from the farm. I won't be returning there. I walked around and said goodbye to the place and in doing so I gave myself closure. It's a huge wrench to leave. Now I am beginning yet another chapter in my life just like you are. My very best wishes to you and your family...especially the newest member.
@JenInTN (27536)
• United States
11 Jul 12
Good for you! I am glad to hear about the chapter! Sometimes that is exactly what we need! Thanks for the congrats and the well wishes! We are really enjoying her around here. She is a real breathe of fresh air.
@maximax8 (31166)
• United Kingdom
8 Jul 12
You look way too young to have a daughter that has just had a baby. Congratulations on the birth of Miss Keely Jenn your daughter's baby girl. It is a shame your daughter had a tough labor lasting 24 hours. I had my birthday last week so I am new to the age 40 years old. It was quite a shock to leave my thirties. I finally managed to visit the spa in Bath on the day of my birthday. That was lovely and relaxing. I hope mom and baby girl are doing well. Once again, congratulations.
@JenInTN (27536)
• United States
8 Jul 12
Good for you! I could use one of those myself! Thanks for the congrats and they are doing very well.