7 memories from the first year of a baby's life

Writer Ann Lamott and her son Sam share stories of unexpectedly adding a new generation to the family.

2. Being a grandmother is addictive


When Sam's girlfriend Amy took baby Jax on a trip to Chicago, Anne found it very hard. "This is the one fly in the grandma ointment – the total love addiction," she writes. "The highest highs, and then withdrawal, craving, scheming to get another fix. All I do is wait for another chance to be with the baby. He has basically ruined my life."

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