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I'm going to be a grandma!

Postby Meganthemog » November 2nd, 2014, 1:49 pm

I'm so excited - my DD is expecting her first baby in May. I have known for a few weeks but she has had her scan now and is happy for people to know. I can't wait :luv: She's 37 - I had given up hope of having grandchildren. Do any of you have any advice for a first time granny? Probably - hold your tongue will be among the suggestions :lol:
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Re: I'm going to be a grandma!

Postby Monnikka » November 2nd, 2014, 2:03 pm

Congratulations to you both!
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Postby uschi » November 2nd, 2014, 2:14 pm

Congratulations!!!
You and your family must be over the moon!!!
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Re: I'm going to be a grandma!

Postby marilina » November 2nd, 2014, 2:17 pm

Meganthemog wrote:Do any of you have any advice for a first time granny?


Smother them with love (you'll do that anyway)

My grandchildren are the sunshine of my life, they really are. They bring so much love into my life. I love them unconditionally and they me.

Be prepared for joint pains when they want to play for hours with you on the floor though. Playing cows eating the grass is a bummer.
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Re: I'm going to be a grandma!

Postby earthmaiden » November 2nd, 2014, 2:29 pm

Exciting!!! :luv: :luv: :bounce: :bounce: :hug: :hug:

No advice .... don't think it's going to happen here! :lol:
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Re: I'm going to be a grandma!

Postby mum-at-the-oven » November 2nd, 2014, 2:50 pm

Brilliant news - congratulations !!

Mt very best of wishes to you all :D
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Re: I'm going to be a grandma!

Postby Ratatouille » November 2nd, 2014, 3:01 pm

Brilliant news. Being a Granny is one of the best things in the world. Advice? be there if needed shut up when not and make sure that your grandchild knows that no matter what you will always be there for them.
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Re: I'm going to be a grandma!

Postby gillthepainter » November 2nd, 2014, 3:05 pm

Congrats to you all.
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Postby gattodisonno » November 2nd, 2014, 3:39 pm

Congratulations! Being a granny is heavenly but make the most of the little people as they grow up far too quickly. My advice is try to keep up with trends in technology so that you can talk to them about it. Apart from being "the best cooker in the world Granny!" being able to understand what they were interested in still makes a connection between us, even though they are grown up now and Thomas the Tank Engine seems SO very long ago.
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Postby Chinchilla_lady » November 2nd, 2014, 5:17 pm

Congratulations....

I agree, keep up with current trends, I am the COOLEST grandma because I know who is in One Direction! So R tells me anyway :lol: :lol:
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Re: I'm going to be a grandma!

Postby Pepper Pig » November 2nd, 2014, 5:31 pm

Oh congratulations. It really IS the best thing ever. I agree with the advice the others have given.

(I'm rubbish at clearing up sick though). :terrified: :terrified: :terrified:
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Postby Cheezy_Jazzy » November 2nd, 2014, 5:42 pm

Congratulations :hug:
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Re: I'm going to be a grandma!

Postby Busybee » November 2nd, 2014, 6:14 pm

Congratulation!

No advice, just enjoy.

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Re: I'm going to be a grandma!

Postby 4dogsagain » November 2nd, 2014, 6:16 pm

Please enjoy your grandchild(ren)! They grow up so quickly. I am a great-grandma, and those two little sweeties are growing faster every day!
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Postby Seatallan » November 2nd, 2014, 6:20 pm

How absolutely lovely- a Wildies Grandchild en route! Many, many congratulations from me too. :luv:
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Re: I'm going to be a grandma!

Postby aero280 » November 2nd, 2014, 7:09 pm

Congratulations!! :)

Three years ago, we suddenly became grandparents to a 19 year old!! I suspect that it's a bit different! :)
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Re: I'm going to be a grandma!

Postby Grasshopper » November 2nd, 2014, 7:31 pm

A colleague at 'W' became a grandma for the second time this weekend.

Do keep us posted!!!! :hug: :cocktail:

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Re: I'm going to be a grandma!

Postby suffolk » November 3rd, 2014, 12:53 am

Congratulations! :D No advice other than 'Enjoy' :D

I became a Step Gran (or Spare Gran as they call it) a few years ago :D
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Postby tinyTrishkins » November 3rd, 2014, 8:51 am

Congratulations :cocktail: No advice from me as I haven't seen mine yet! Your's is due in May, you will see yours before I see mine, hopefully we will see mine in April ( they live in OZ ).
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Re: I'm going to be a grandma!

Postby Meganthemog » November 3rd, 2014, 4:54 pm

We have been given the date of 8th May. It's in the diary and DD has asked that I make sure that I am on hand to come as soon as she yells! Not that I would be any use to her - she had a bit of a cervical cancer scare a couple of years ago and had to have colposcopy. She asked me to come with her and hold her hand. I passed out :oops: and came to with my head between my knees :lol: I think I will be more effective in the kitchen filling the freezer with meals to tide her over for a few weeks!
You must be so excited Trisha - although these days with Skype etc you can feel much closer even when miles apart. We Skype a couple of times a week.
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Re: I'm going to be a grandma!

Postby Kavey » November 3rd, 2014, 6:42 pm

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Re: I'm going to be a grandma!

Postby scullion » November 3rd, 2014, 7:42 pm

congratulations.
not being a granny i have no other advice than to spoil them rotten then give them back when either they're overexcited or you've had enough.
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Re: I'm going to be a grandma!

Postby veeveg » November 3rd, 2014, 11:30 pm

Big congratulations - I'm sure great happiness lies ahead. I've been a grandma for 2yrs 2months and have had a fabulous time. It's SO different from being a parent.
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Postby Peaches_von_Purr » November 5th, 2014, 6:37 pm

Congratulations! Really exciting news! xxx
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Re: I'm going to be a grandma!

Postby Meganthemog » April 13th, 2015, 10:24 am

DD had her baby shower yesterday - lots of cupcakes and balloons. We didn't have them when she was born but it was great fun with silly games etc. She has some lovely friends - some with little ones too. There were two beautiful little girls 9 months and 9 weeks so she will have plenty of company! We now know that she is expecting a boy who will be called Archie after her beloved Grandpa. We only have a little under 4 weeks to go now and I am very excited :bounce: I find myself wandering into the children's departments of local stores instead of the ladies fashions! I have a feeling that the next few weeks are going to fly by :D
She is very calm and practical which is so unlike her!
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Postby Busybee » April 13th, 2015, 10:49 am

So lovely to hear your obvious and understandable excitement MtM.

Can't wait to see a picture of you and little Archie.

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Postby suffolk » April 13th, 2015, 10:52 am

:D :bounce: :D :bounce: :D :bounce: :D
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Re: I'm going to be a grandma!

Postby Ratatouille » April 13th, 2015, 12:03 pm

It is a wonderful time but quite anxious too. I lived in Newcastle when my first GC was due and DD was in Wiltshire. I so vividly remembering getting the phone call on the exact due date at about 8.30 in the morning, just throwing on clothes, grabbing the already packed suitcase and all the frozen food I had made from the freezer.

Mr Rats said "I'll drive you worry" and we headed south. Got as far as Kettering and the mobile range with S-I-L saying "Hi Granny". We actually managed to get to Swindon at about 3.00pm and found ourselves parking alongside other grandma who had come from the isle of Wight. Tears were shed and hugs and kisses all round. S-I-L made us toss a coint to determine which grandmother got the first cuddle and teased us both unmercifully.

As a true military child she had arrived at exactly mid day on the exact date - her father was so proud!

Do make the most of every minute when little Archie arrives and, of course we want pictures immediately so we can :cocktail: :cocktail:
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Re: I'm going to be a grandma!

Postby earthmaiden » April 13th, 2015, 12:59 pm

Megan the very excited Mog ! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: , Oooh! not long to go! You must be getting very excited! I know just how you feel as excitement is mounting in this household too for a happy event in June, it hasn't completely hit me yet and I find myself worrying in a way I would never have even considered when I was expecting my own children!

There is a baby shower in May, I have no idea what to expect but have been told I have to be there as a VIP granny! I am quite nervous about it actually and have no idea what happens. I found myself looking at cots on the internet at work last night :? as they have just started to get a few larger items. DS was cross with me this week as he told me they were having a 'Babymoon'' and I had no idea what he was talking about. Apparently it is when the happy couple have a few days off work to relax alone before the new arrival.

Meganthemog - :hug: :hug: - can't wait for you to share the happy news!
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Re: I'm going to be a grandma!

Postby tezza » April 13th, 2015, 2:19 pm

I have no advice but am so pleased for you. :hi5:
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Re: I'm going to be a grandma!

Postby Meganthemog » April 13th, 2015, 2:25 pm

Lindsay's baby shower 12 April 2015 009 resized.JPG
This was made by her friend - there was lots of cake!
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Postby Seatallan » April 13th, 2015, 2:27 pm

Awww....bless....that's lovely.... :luv: :luv: :hug:

SO excited for you and for EM! :D
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Postby earthmaiden » April 13th, 2015, 2:37 pm

Gorgeous!
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Re: I'm going to be a grandma!

Postby FoodMary » April 13th, 2015, 2:58 pm

Being a Grandma is almost the best thing in the world! I am one three times over and adore them all. The nice thing is that you can do so many lovely things with them - and then give them back :lol:

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Postby veeveg » April 13th, 2015, 6:26 pm

So true Mary, about giving them back. I think the fact that they are returned to their parents gives grandparents more patience in dealing with GC. I'm loving my little one who regularly stays at 'Grandma house'. I feel a bit of a child myself playing sponge ball with her and jigsaw puzzles. Really happy times.
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Postby Catherine » April 13th, 2015, 6:41 pm

I'm never going to be a Mummy, but I am an Auntie to 3 fabulous boys (or the 3rd parent as my sister puts it) Obviously not a Grandma, but what I can say is that you get to play a huge part in their lives and have a bond that you could never imagine possible. I childmind for my sister, but without the boys in my life, I don't think I would feel half as content. Enjoy every moment, you can't claim the years back, and they go so quick
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Postby dennispc » April 13th, 2015, 8:14 pm

Wonderful!

We say if we had known how easy grandchildren are, we'd have had them first! :D
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Postby Meganthemog » May 14th, 2015, 2:11 pm

Well he's obviously happy where he is as he is now a week late! Daughter has been in for a "sweep" this morning. Apparently this doesn't involve brushes and a vacuum cleaner :lol: Hope he arrives soon as we are going away in 10 days! Anyone got any advice on how to hurry a baby along? We've tried curry and pineapple - not together but they haven't worked!
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Postby Sian » May 14th, 2015, 2:25 pm

The only advice I have heard of (apart from curry)is that "what put the baby there will also help it's arrival..." :D

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Postby uschi » May 14th, 2015, 2:50 pm

A big houseclean. It brought me hurrying into this world. And I still don't like housework!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Pepper Pig » May 14th, 2015, 3:18 pm

I went down a slide in a children's playground when I was 10 days late . . It worked. ☺️
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Postby Seatallan » May 14th, 2015, 3:41 pm

Sian wrote:The only advice I have heard of (apart from curry)is that "what put the baby there will also help it's arrival..." :D


I've heard that one too.... :D

Bet your daughter is getting well inpatient isn't she? Fingers crossed it'll be very soon now. :luv:
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Postby suffolk » May 14th, 2015, 5:20 pm

I dug the garden - that didn't work - went for car ride over bumpy level crossing - nothing - eventually I was summoned to hospital - waters were broken, pessaries etc, nothing ........... eventually a drip induction on 22nd December ...... that was DS. :rolleyes: I still think that left to himself he'd have come along on the 25th ;)

Watching the 1976 Grand National and going over every fence with them was enough to hurry DD along. :lol:
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Postby scullion » May 14th, 2015, 5:28 pm

first babies are usually late. having been there, with none of the usual suggestions working, i wouldn't do a thing. it will come out when it's cooked.
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Postby Catherine » May 14th, 2015, 6:31 pm

Sian wrote:The only advice I have heard of (apart from curry)is that "what put the baby there will also help it's arrival..."


I've heard that one, but quite frankly if I was a week over due with no sign of movement, what put the baby there can stay well away :lol:
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Postby mum-at-the-oven » May 14th, 2015, 10:30 pm

Catherine wrote:The only advice I have heard of (apart from curry)is that "what put the baby there will also help it's arrival..."


There is some medical evidence in that (apparently)! Softening the cervix -sorry squeamish men!

All my 4 live births arrived late - number 1 - 2 days late 18 hours labour. No.2 induced 2 weeks early due to Tory cuts and no scans at all and refusing to listen my opinion - hindsight is a great thing and I should have stood my ground but the maternity staff put the fear of God into me. 16 hours labour

No.3 was 5 days late 12 hours labour
No 4 was 3 days late 11 hours labour

So we are all so different

Baby will arrive when it wants to and is ready but the waiting is tortuous but the reward is overwhelming .. My thoughts and best wishes are with you. Incidentally, my youngest will be 22 years old tomorrow and I find myself transported back all that time - when I laid eyes on a tiny Churchill lookalike and an overwhelming yet again feeling - but somehow all consuming need to protect

Funny what hormones (etc) do to us!
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Postby earthmaiden » May 16th, 2015, 8:50 pm

Any news? It would be nice if baby made an appearance well before you go away!

Walking did it for me - the first kept starting and stopping so I was made to walk up and down the hospital ward all morning and was exhausted by the time things got going for real! The next one was a week late but appeared after my daughter went to a birthday party - we had to walk there and back and it was quite a long way away so that was 4 walks for me!
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Postby aero280 » May 16th, 2015, 10:36 pm

No help to you, but I was a first baby and, apparently, i came over two weeks early!!

My mother said that it was the only thing I ever did in a hurry in my whole life!! :shock:
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Re: I'm going to be a grandma!

Postby FoodMary » May 17th, 2015, 9:56 am

Ian was born in the early hours of the morning, my then husband was on duty so an ambulance was called and the Doc on duty was a lovely Indian lady wearing a sari. She tucked the sari up around her waist and donned a white coat. Ian was born bottom first with his legs around his neck - not very comfortable for me!

All in the family say he has been doing things "a..e about face ever since!!!"

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