Savoring Sprinkle

The anticipation of waiting for the birth of a grandchild is a feeling that never gets old.

We are a blended family and we have 15 grandchildren between us so far ~ 14 of which are living here on this Earth and one we will meet in heaven some day.  We have twice as many boys as girls. M. and I have been in each others lives long enough to have welcomed 11 of these precious souls together.  It is still a thrill to welcome a new life.

It is interesting to see the changes in accessories and technology since I had babies.  For one, I never had an actual photo of any of my children while they were growing inside my womb.


Side note: Ultra Sound was a fairly new option to determine the gender when I started having children. There was no need for me to have one when I was pregnant with my first baby.  I saw my second child, because it was offered, but I was clueless what I was looking at.  The nurse would say, “Here is a hand, here is a foot.”  I would look very hard, but it was nearly impossible for me to see. With my third child I miscarried his twin during my pregnancy.  When they showed me my son’s image on the screen to reassure me everything was okay, I could clearly see him and knew before they confirmed it that he was a boy.

One of my bonus daughters had a “sprinkle” recently.  In case you are new to this term, a sprinkle is just like a shower, but the gifts are not usually too large because you already have most of the big-ticket items from previous children.  In fact, there really isn’t much point unless you have a lot of children and really need new clothes or accessories for the newest member of the family.  Otherwise it is a nice opportunity to gather with family and friends to celebrate this exciting time of life.


Soft onesies, cuddly swaddling blankets, adorable outfits, and a lot of interesting small ticket items like a “Windi the gas passer” (check it out here if you are curious) were given as gifts.  Giggles and “aaah’s” were heard as each gift was opened.


The refreshments were light and these cute cookies were as delicious as they are adorable! Yes, she is having a boy in about 6 weeks!


I am looking forward to meeting you in a few weeks baby Sam!!

9 thoughts on “Savoring Sprinkle

  1. How exciting and I love the idea of a ‘sprinkle’. My daughter is due in June and it is her second baby. She doesn’t want a baby shower but perhaps a ‘sprinkle’ might be nice. Like you we have a blended family but only 4 grandchildren at the moment plus our new little one in June. We won’t know the sex until the baby is born so that will be a lovely surprise. Have a beautiful week.
    Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond.

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  2. I never had children but I remember back in the 80s, women I worked with waving their ultrasounds at me. I was clueless. They had to point out the arms and legs and even then it was smudgy blurs. When my stepdaughter had twins 12 years ago, the equipment was much better. It was an IV birth and she sent pictures of the fertilized eggs (which did not look like anything). The pictures of the babies later on were very clear. Congrats on your new addition. I hope all goes well.

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  3. How wonderful! I know you and the mother are super proud. The little one in the picture is just adorable! You have a great looking family. I never could see anything that looked like a hand, or foot, in all the old pictures. The new ones are much better. Congratulations to all.


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