I am finally going to be a grandma.

@chrislotz (8203)
Canada
March 22, 2009 11:32am CST
I am 52 years old and a mother of two children. My son turned 34 years old yesterday so I phoned him last night to wish him a happy birthday. He lives in Winnipeg and I live in Calgary so I didn't get to see him. He informed me that he had a birthday present for me on his birthday. He and his wife, Janet, are expecting for the first time. This was a total surprise for me since they both have been saying for the last few years that they didn't want any children. But I guess God has a different plan for them. They are happy about it and looking forward to it so I am happy for them. But mostly I am happy for me. Finally I will be a grandma. I am so excited. I was afraid that the day was never going to come that I would be a grandma. Now I only wish I lived closer to them but I will just have to make a lot of flights to see my grandchild. Are you a grandparent? I bet it is one of the happiest things in your life if you are. Alrighty then, talk to you later my friend, Have a good mylotting day, Chris
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15 responses
• United States
23 Mar 09
Congrats! I am so glad that you are happy. People who are happy to be grandparents make the best ones! I am 25 and my husband and I are preparing for our second child (it's supposed to be a girl, which is perfect to go with our 2 1/2 year old son). Marcus (our son) was the first grand child for both his maternal grandma and his paternal grandparents. He was even the first great grandchild for one of his great grandparents. That was pretty cool for everyone involved. His grandparents on his dad's side are your age, but they still have young 'uns at home (seven of them, the youngest of which is 9). Anyway...congratulations. Being a grandma is an important role!
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@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
24 Mar 09
This is my first grandchild and wanted very badly. My mom was 34 when she had her first grandchild and 52 when she had her first great grandchild. The oldest great grandchild for my mom is going to be 20 this year so since my mom is only 72 who knows, she may become a great great grandmother yet.
• United States
24 Mar 09
My side of the family was sorta like that. My grandma was 17 when my mom was born and my mom's younger (by like 13 months) sister got pregnant at 16. While my cousin was older when she had her first child (23), it still made my grandma a young great grandma. My husbands parents are older already and so his grandpa is almost as old as my great grandparents (the last of which passed away last year). All in all...timing is different for everyone. But, it is always wonderful when it comes!
@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
24 Mar 09
Wow! It is really a wonderful news to learn that you are going to be a grandma! Congrats chris, for having such an awesome birthday present. Yeah, I understand deeply that we will feel extremely happy to know that our dream that have long for quite some time is going to materialize very soon. My son is thirty and he works in another state. He will be home during his holidays once a month or more than that. As far as I know he doesn’t have any stable close girlfriend yet. hehe I think I still have to wait for quite some time my dream to be a grandma then could accomplish I love to take care and to have fun with kids as well, and I believe it’s really a happiest thing in our life to have our own grand kids around us. Happy posting and good luck.
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@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
25 Mar 09
Thanks, I am so happy about it that I am shouting it out to anyone that will listen to me. hehe I have told a few of my really close friends and since they all know my son and his wife they are all very happy about it too.
• India
23 Mar 09
Hey wow congratulations its really great ,so how is your daughter in law,now you have to take a good care of her,and your son also have to support her in every ways,oh sorry why am i telling you all this,you rae much elder than me and so much experienced.once again congrats to you and to your family .may God give you a healthy grand child. all the best happy my lotting.
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@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
24 Mar 09
Thanks, I am so excited I can't wait for the baby to be born. It will be a long 8 months for me as she is about a month or so along.
• Philippines
23 Mar 09
That's great news, chrislotz. I'm happy that you are so excited about being a grandma. I remember how happy my parents were when I had my baby. She's their first grandchild. Congratulations and thanks for sharing your good news. Have a happy day!
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@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
24 Mar 09
When I went to work today I had to tell one of my clients that I clean house for because I have known her for 7 years and she knows how much I have been wishing for this. She was so happy for me she hugged me.
• Canada
22 Mar 09
Congratulations Chris! That's great news that you are going to be a grandma. I'm a grandmother and I thoroughly enjoy it and I know you will too. This is a second marriage for me and I have step-grandchildren which is wonderful, but in September one of my daughter's gave birth to a baby girl. She is so precious, I adore her and love spending as much time with her as possible. We don't live too far away from them though, only about an hour's drive away. Keep your eye out for flight sales, I'm sure you can find them and again congratulations.
@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
24 Mar 09
I will for sure be flying back and forth lots. I usually can get a seat sale with westjet for about $250 return. I fly back and forth about 5 times a year now so a few more times will be okay.
@elisa812 (3033)
• United States
22 Mar 09
Congratulations! I'm still just getting past the newlywed stage with my hubby, so I'm not even a parent yet, but my sister just recently had a baby. I know my parents were thrilled to become grandparents for the first time, and they can't get enough of their granddaughter! I can't even express how much joy she has brought into our family! I think a new baby in the family is the best thing in the world. Anyway, just wanted to say congratulations and enjoy being a grandma!
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@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
22 Mar 09
Thanks for the congrats. I am so excited. Your time will come when it is right. My son and his wife have been together for 8 years and married for just over two years so they are sure the timing is right now.
@Amberina (1541)
• United States
22 Mar 09
Well congrats to you Grandma!!!! Now you get to buy cute clothes and toys and all kinds of neat stuff to spoil your grandchild! I hope you have many many wonderful years to spoil your grandchild.
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@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
22 Mar 09
And I am not going to wait till he or she is born. I am going out this afternoon to buy something little like a toy or something. I don;t want to bring any bad carma so I will only get something little for now. She is only about 3 weeks pregnant and just found out by a home pregnancy test and hasn't been to the doctor yet. She is a nurse herself so she knows that she has to get to the doctor this week to confirm everything is going okay. She is 35 years old so she knows things can happen.
@ryzach (1546)
• United States
22 Mar 09
Hey that is great . Congratulations. My son is only 17 so I am very happy to wait until later to be a grandparent. The day will arrive real soon and you will have wonderful times with your new grandchid. Best of luck to you!!!!!
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@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
22 Mar 09
Thanks. I have been waiting for many years. I started my family when I was only 17 years old and so this is long awaited. I am glad that my children didn't start as young as me but at the same time, it is about time.
@sacmom (14314)
• United States
23 Mar 09
Congratulations to you and your family Chris. I'm not a grandmother as of yet. Hopefully it'll be some time before I do become one as I'm only 33. As you can probably guess I'm in no rush to become a grandma. LOL My mom was 56 when she became a grandma for the first time. And boy was she excited!
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• Canada
1 Oct 11
Congratulations on becoming a grandma for the first time. As this discussion is 3 years old have you become a grandma again or not? Did you have a granddaughter or grandson? I am still young and don't have any children of my own yet. I want lots of kids so I hope it all works out for me. I don't have a boyfriend right now but hope to get one soon that loves me and we can start a family. I am getting older at 28, but not too old. hee hee That was a great birthday gift for you even though it wasn't your birthday, but being your son's birthday was a great gift. It must be hard for you since they don't live near you and you don't get to see a lot of them. I know it would be hard on me since I am very family oriented and would miss them greatly. Happy mylotting my new friend, littlemissy signing off
@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
2 Oct 11
I had a granddaughter and she will be two years old in November. I won't be seeing her for her birthday because I will be seeing her for christmas and since it is a 13 hour drive each way I can't go in November and then again in December, would be too hard.
@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
27 Mar 09
H[i]i Chris, wow..congrats and I am sure that is very exciting...I am still in my 30's and no kid, I love to have one and hopefully, we will be blessed with even one. I am happy for my only sister and she is preggy this time and my Parents are also excited, it will be their first grandkid![/i]
@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
27 Mar 09
This is my first grandchild and I have been waiting for this for a few years as my son is 34 years old and time to start. My daughter is 26 but she doesn't have a steady boyfriend right now, so no baby for her for some time, I hope. But my son has been married for a few years and they always said they didn't want any kids so I am so happy they changed their minds.
@JenInTN (27564)
• United States
26 Mar 09
Congrats my friend!! You can find a lot of good deals on flights through Expedia and nameyourprice. It is a joyous occasion indeed. It may not be so out of the question to move a little closer
@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
27 Mar 09
It is out of the question, for me to move closer. I lived in Winnipeg all of my life and only have lived in Calgary for 6 years and loving it. I lived here in Calgary for 5 years first and then moved back to Winnipeg for a year and a half and hated almost every minute of it so I moved back to Calgary a year ago. WestJet is cheaper as they are the airline and expedia is a travel agency so they charge a fee, or else how would they make any money. I haven't heard of nameyourprice but I am sure they would be more than westjet too. But I will check it out. Thanks my friend.
@bellaofchaos (11549)
• United States
23 Mar 09
Nope not a grandparent yet thank the stars. I have five kids though and my oldest is 10 so I'm having fun with that.. I'm happy for you though and wish that you son and dil have a healthy happy baby. take care.
@arshuuu (60)
• India
23 Mar 09
congratulations !!!!!!!!!! thats really to be a grand maa for ur grand children.... really children wants to play with u and listening stories... great enjoy with ur kids
@mkchaves (533)
• Canada
23 Mar 09
wow!!! Congratulations for being a Grandma... dont spoil the little baby too much.. :) Good luck and God Bless on the new family member