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I am to become a grandmother for the first time

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jeanie99 Tue 28-May-13 09:57:14

My daughter is to become a mother, perhaps not world breaking news but but we never thought this would happen for various medical reasons.

We are over the moon for her and her partner of 6 years and I pray that everything will be alright for them both.

Had to share bursting with happiness.

Granny23 Tue 28-May-13 10:03:14

Congratulations to all of you! flowers Please tell us more. How far on is she? How did they tell you? Thanks for sharing the happiness - it seems to be in short supply at the mo smile

SueL123 Tue 28-May-13 10:08:02

Just found out my son and his soon to be wife are expecting a baby boy, so very excited! First grandchild for us, never thought we would see the day!!

whenim64 Tue 28-May-13 10:14:03

Fabulous news jeannie and Sue. I hope everything goes well for them smile

inthefields Tue 28-May-13 10:14:49

This was me a year ago!!!


And let me tell you a secret that no-one told me: you are literally going to fall in love again, and at first sight smile ...... there is no feeling in the world like looking at that precious face for the first time!

I wish you so much joy in the coming months..... I spent a small fortune smile

whenim64 Tue 28-May-13 10:21:21

inthefields yes, the euphoria cushions that blow to the bank account! grin

Nelliemoser Tue 28-May-13 10:36:25

I had that news in March 2012 when DD rang. We chatted for a bit and then she said "Well what I really rang to tell you was that I am 8 weeks pregnant". I replied "Oh thats wonderful" and promptly burst into tears.

Its a wonderful moment! Even better when you see and hold the end result for the first time. I hope all goes well. Enjoy.

kittylester Tue 28-May-13 13:48:32

jeanie congratulations flowers

As everyone else has said, it's brilliant! I've had the pleasure of my two youngest (oh, and their mother!) here this morning. They are aged 16 months and 2 months and it was wonderful, especially now I've put the house back together again grin

DD3, their mum, had 3 miscarriages prior to successfully carrying her first to full term and it was a very traumatic pregnancy. I was slightly [shocked] when she announced that she was pregnant again so soon but all went well and she now has a boy and a girl. I suspect that won't be the end of it either.

You'll love it wine

shysal Tue 28-May-13 14:38:34

jeanie, you have years of fun ahead of you! Congratulations to you and your family. sunshine

kittylester Tue 28-May-13 14:50:05

Of course that should say 'I was slightly shock' blush

Nelliemoser Tue 28-May-13 15:08:01

Kittylester Re getting pregnant soon after a miscarriage; I had heard that this can, for some unknown reason, be more successful than waiting.
Here's a link

This seem to prove the case against what was conventional wisdom.

annodomini Tue 28-May-13 15:23:39

jeanie and SueL - you have so much to look forward to. Congratulations to all concerned. flowers

shysal Tue 28-May-13 15:24:08

Congrats to you too Sue! flowers

Movedalot Tue 28-May-13 15:37:24

jeannie and Sue wonderful news for you both. I hope all goes well and that you will keep us all informed. Congrats all round flowers

numberplease Tue 28-May-13 16:08:24

Wonderful news Jeannie and Sue, hope all goes swimmingly.

kittylester Tue 28-May-13 16:33:07

Thanks Nellie DD3 has a friend who is a community midwife who suggested they go for it after each miscarriage and also quickly after Bettie was born. It seems to work!!!

Forzanonna Tue 28-May-13 19:58:50

Congratulations both flowers

ps Tue 28-May-13 20:18:33

jeanie congratulations to you, your daughter and her partner. Enjoy the happy experience. You must be so proud. Nothing like a baby gandchild to keep you young at heart.

Sook Tue 28-May-13 20:26:53

Congratulationsjeanie99 and SueL123 I've had the pleasure of nursing my 2 day old grandchild it is a wonderful feeling smile

kittylester Wed 29-May-13 07:02:57

Sook smile

Persie smiled at me for ages this morning. Isn't it fabulous? sunshine

Grannyknot Wed 29-May-13 07:56:01

You are all so lucky! Congrats especially to the new gran to be.

liminetta Wed 29-May-13 08:19:18

Fourteen years ago, my daughter lived 200 miles away from us, and had been married for 12 years. She went into hospital to have an operation on a varicose vein.Unable to visit, I sent flowers through Interflora. Later that evening, she rang to say that the hospital had sent her they couldn't perform the operation.Immediately, I worriedly exclaimed; "Why not?"She then told me "Because I,me pregnant, mum."Then we both burst into tears of joy! My first grandchild was born 9 months later, on Mothers Day.Wonderful!

hummingbird Wed 29-May-13 18:47:57

Congratulations, Sook! And good wishes to the grans-to-be. You are about to embark upon the most wonderful adventure - enjoy every moment! flowers

gracesmum Wed 29-May-13 19:03:13

Welcome to the best club in the world!! Prepare to worry like you have never worried before, to love the little chap/ess so much you would lie down in front of a bus for him/her and to feel that despite raising your own children pretty damn well, you know absolutely NOTHING about babycare in the 21st century grin

inthefields Wed 29-May-13 22:32:06


....isn't that just the truth! Nothing is the same!!
Makes one wonder how ours survived.