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Became a grandad for the first time twice today.

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andygreen Fri 19-Oct-12 12:45:52

My daughter had twin girls today and they are all doing well.
My other daughter is expecting a baby in December.
The only sad part of it is my wife passed away this day last year with cancer so they will only have 3 grandparents and 2 great grandparents.
It just seems so strange that I am a grandad and hopefully I will be buying my mother and father christmas cards and hopefully mother and fathers day cards next year.


Lilygran Fri 19-Oct-12 12:50:47

Congratulations, Andy! It's very sad they won't know their mother's mother but I think it is great that so many children these days actually know three generations older than them. flowers to the new mother and wine to you.

glassortwo Fri 19-Oct-12 12:52:19

Andy congratulations on becoming a Grandad and to twins, today will be a day of mixed emotions for you all. flowers wine

tanith Fri 19-Oct-12 12:53:38

Congratulations how lovely , a bittersweet reminder of your wife I'm sure. Enjoy having them in your life..

Ana Fri 19-Oct-12 12:57:24

Good news, Andy! smile

gracesmum Fri 19-Oct-12 13:05:41

flowers andy A bittersweet occasion but many congratulations! Now you will be able to remember your dear DW and celebrate the twins' birthday - what a lovely memorial to her!

Marelli Fri 19-Oct-12 13:11:59

Congratulations, Andy. A day full of mixed emotions but a day full of love and hope for the future. The very warmest of wishes to you all. flowerswine

baubles Fri 19-Oct-12 13:14:44

andy I'm sure your grandaughters will bring you much love and joy. flowers

Notsogrand Fri 19-Oct-12 13:20:11

Congratulations Andy! I became a grandparent for the first time to twin girls too...thy're studying for their A Levels now! So much joy and laughter and love to come smile

absentgrana Fri 19-Oct-12 13:24:09

What delightful news and what joy and comfort you will find in recognising their grandmother in their looks and actions as they grow up.

Bags Fri 19-Oct-12 13:25:56

Wishing you many years of joy and happiness with your grandchildren, andy. flowers

janeainsworth Fri 19-Oct-12 13:29:12

Congratulations Andy winewine
You could not have imagined this time last year how you would feel today, I'm so glad you have two new little lives to celebrate, as well as remembering your wifeflowers

andygreen Fri 19-Oct-12 13:45:19

More great news. Dad has had his final check after his recent heart operation and he is in very good for 86.
The doctors have said he can have a glass of champagne tonight and my and my parents dogs will get an extra treat as well.

nanaej Fri 19-Oct-12 13:45:36

Andy what a lovely gift for you on a potentially difficult day.
Have great fun getting to know your little grandchildren and enjoy your new role! wine flowers

kittylester Fri 19-Oct-12 13:51:24

Two new lives Andy - brilliant news. Tell them all about their grandmother when they are old enough. flowers

glammanana Fri 19-Oct-12 13:57:20

Congradulations on the arrival of two little pink bundles and such an emotional day for you all,and another lovely day due soon as well very best wishes to you all.wineflowers

Grannyeggs Fri 19-Oct-12 13:58:22

How lovely Andy,fabulous news, a bitter sweet day. flowers wine

Carokai Fri 19-Oct-12 14:07:22

Congratulations Andy.

I empathise with your sadness, my Grandson was born after my Husband was killed in an accident six years ago and I often reflect upon the fact that DH would have loved this next chapter in our lives.

However, I make sure that DH's memory is kept alive and talk about him with both my Grandchildren. We look at pictures together and the children ask questions about him all the time!!

Enjoy your time with all of your new Grandchildren, they are so much fun!!


Daman Fri 19-Oct-12 14:14:22

The lovely way we live on is by telling our stories to the next generations, and by them remembering our personality.

Mishap Fri 19-Oct-12 14:38:59

Huge congratulations as someone has already said, what a wonderful (and lively!) memorial to your wife. Do enjoy the wee girls - I am sure you will; and that you will have lots of wisdom, fun and memories from your DW to pass on to a new generation.

Nelliemoser Fri 19-Oct-12 16:13:37

Andy wine flowers Congratulations! I did the first Grandchild bit 3 weeks ago with a little boy. I had to post the news on Gransnet. I fully understand the need to boast about how wonderful the babies are. Take lots of photos to bore your friends with, they don't mind, particularly with what you have been through in the last year. I am sorry this happy time is saddened for you by the anniversary, maybe as others suggest the twins birth will help you.

Enjoy the twins, what we need to know is their names and their weights in pounds and ounces.

Sook Fri 19-Oct-12 17:01:37

Congratulations Andy Enjoy your twin gradaughters to the full wine wine

soop Fri 19-Oct-12 17:10:27

Andy I hope that your little grandchildren will bring you much joy, and will help to heal your sadness. I'm delighted for you. As Nellie says, go and bore your pals silly with lots of photographs and suchlike. When you have a photo, we'd love to see it on Gransnet. flowers

annodomini Fri 19-Oct-12 17:24:35

Lovely news, Andy. Congratulations - on a day of mixed emotions. You will have so much joy from the twins. Enjoy 'wetting their heads' wine wine

Faye Fri 19-Oct-12 18:33:28

Congratulations Andy, I always think it bittersweet when you lose a loved one and there is a newborn in the family. Twins on this sad first anniversary and another baby to help soften the blow of the loss of your wife around Christmas time. How lovely, I hope the babies keep you very busy. flowers