My mother (Grandma) shows up in time to take him so we can finish getting ready, and as soon as she walked through the door he heard her voice and cracked a smile. I was in such relief that she was there that I was ecstatic that he happily went into her arms. It wasn't until we were gone for a few hours and I got a picture of him with the biggest smile on his face that it got me thinking. Does Grandma do it better? I never got one text saying he was fussing, not one panicked phone call. I just got picture upon picture of his wide-eyed grin.
That is all well and good, but I knew I would get her if we came home early from the wedding since he can be difficult to put to sleep. I texted her as we were leaving the venue to let her know we were heading home and I asked how he was doing. Her response: "out like a light". Seriously!? It's an hour before his bed time! There was no way that he was out for good before his bed time. But low and behold, when we got home he was in his "comfy spot" and didn't budge....for 12 hours!! I actually texted my mom in the morning joking that she had drugged him.
At first I thought I would feel threatened that she could calm him when he was screaming in my arms, but now it is a safety net. I know I can call Grandma for anything, and what a sense of relief that is. So ladies and new moms, embrace it, let Grandma take over for a while!