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Age of attaining grannyhood

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watermeadow Fri 21-Jun-19 19:30:15

A friend has just become a grandmother for the first time at 74. I suppose this is becoming more common with women delaying motherhood but it seems late to me.
Friend is delighted of course.
When did you become a granny? I was 51.

Maybelle Fri 21-Jun-19 19:33:33

I was 65, when our DVD was born.

Maybelle Fri 21-Jun-19 19:34:43


blooming autocorrect !

joannapiano Fri 21-Jun-19 19:35:04

I have a friend who is in her late eighties, her two grandchildren are both at Primary school.
I was a granny at 51, too. My eldest one is nearly 19.

Grannyben Fri 21-Jun-19 19:37:27

I became a grandma two weeks after my 50th birthday. He's made my life more joyful than I ever thought possible

NanKate Fri 21-Jun-19 19:38:38

I was 65 and wish I had been younger so that I would have had more energy for playing football with the boys now. 🤾‍♂️

paddyann Fri 21-Jun-19 19:41:10

49,I was 24 and a half when I had my daughter and she was exactly the sam eage when her son was born.He's 16 ,there are 3 wee girls from 12 to 8 and a new baby on the way.I've looked after them all from being very young until they started school.

My MIL was a granny at 43 he oldest GC is 41 now and her oldest GGC is 16.Her friend who is in her 80's too has only one GC and she is 11 ,she thinks MIL is so lucky to have grown up Gc

Septimia Fri 21-Jun-19 19:52:38

I was 59 and felt too young and not at all ready. Love my GD to bits though and hope for more.
My cousin was 39 - and while she and her daughter were quite young when they married, they weren't child brides!

DanniRae Fri 21-Jun-19 19:54:47

I am 70 and my first grandchild was born 3 weeks ago!! grin

kittylester Fri 21-Jun-19 19:58:35

I was 58!

ginny Fri 21-Jun-19 19:59:34

First DGS was born when I was 48. Second when I was 61. Different Mums. Both a total joy to me.

Flossieturner Fri 21-Jun-19 20:02:46

44 when the first was born and 68 when the last one was born.

Glammy57 Fri 21-Jun-19 20:06:22

The day before my 50th birthday! Best present I ever had and she and I are very close. We will not have anymore and our daughter is an only child, too! 💕

Coolgran65 Fri 21-Jun-19 20:12:11

I was 59

EllanVannin Fri 21-Jun-19 20:13:01

43 for me. I have GGC at 13 years of age. I wanted my children when I was in my early 20's to get motherhood over and done with then work the rest of my life.
GC are all adults in their 30's and mid 20,the youngest.

sodapop Fri 21-Jun-19 20:13:24

I was 43 and my eldest granddaughter is now 30. The years have just flown by,

tanith Fri 21-Jun-19 20:13:42

I was 39 when the first one was born the last one was born 18mths ago I was 69. They are all a joy to me and have given me 3 Grt GC with 2 more due soon. Family smile

GrandmaKT Fri 21-Jun-19 20:13:45

I was 55 - it felt too young to me, I was the first of all my friends to become a gran. Am now 60 and most of my friends of the same age still do not have GC (I love mine to bits of course).

Thingmajig Fri 21-Jun-19 20:14:28

I was 55 and had just taken early retirement. She was a tiny preemie so I was very glad not to be working anymore!

KatyK Fri 21-Jun-19 20:18:30

50. She's 19 now. I was a bit shocked at first but she is the light of my life.

Callistemon Fri 21-Jun-19 20:30:37

Nearly 64.

I wanted my children when I was in my early 20's to get motherhood over and done with then work the rest of my life.
It doesn't always work out like that though.

Pittcity Fri 21-Jun-19 20:33:46

I was 48.

Nannylovesshopping Fri 21-Jun-19 20:41:56

54 and 15 years on still love every minute of my gorgeous

SueDonim Fri 21-Jun-19 20:46:15

I was 55. It felt quite young, but maybe that's because I'd only had my last baby when I was 42 so was still in the throes of child rearing myself. My youngest has been an auntie since she was 13 and revels in having cute nieces and nephews!

We have new neighbours who are about 50. All their kids are adults and they have three grandchildren almost as old as ours.

cornergran Fri 21-Jun-19 20:48:38

I was 58 when the first was born and 67 when the last one arrived.