I Am a Grandmother

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    I babysit for my 13 month old grandson 18+

    hours a week. His parents are great and the daycare he attends is wonderful. My grandson and I have become very close. I am afraid he may be manipulating me a little now though. Is that possible at his age? He is cutting his molars right now and needs extra cuddling. That is a...
    GrammaC GrammaC
    66-70, F
    Jul 31, 2014

    First time one to a beautiful 8 month old

    granddaughter. It irks me when people act like I should be sad about the fact I am old enough to be a grandmother. Best thing that has ever happened to besides the birth of my children. I wouldn't be any younger if I wasn't a grandmother? So, I don't understand the big deal...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Mar 16, 2016

    I Am A Grandma

    I have 2 grandsons who mean the world to us. I now have a granddaughter who is so special to us but has brought up some bad memories.
    Manyofushere Manyofushere
    36-40, F
    Mar 10, 2012

    Words Are Not Needed

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    2 Responses Feb 17, 2009

    I Am A Grandmother And Love It

    A grand total of just 3 grandaughters and 3 totally different experiences. Have a 15 year old grandaughter who lives overseas and has turned out to be the teenager from hell. An almost 4 year old that I look after 3 days a week and have a very close and wonderful time with. The...
    busyneedles1 busyneedles1
    70+, F
    Nov 8, 2010

    I Love My Grandkids And My Kids!

    I'm a young grandmother, I guess. I am 47 not too young but in the real of grand motherhood I kind of am. I gave birth to twin babies, a girl and a boy, when I was twenty three. They are both now twenty four. In total, I have four children and two step children, because due to...
    Shoshannah2 Shoshannah2
    51-55, F
    Mar 9, 2013

    The Greatest Joy

    I have twin granddaughters...polar opposites! They are my drug of choice. I get my best high after being with them!
    rk741 rk741
    56-60, F
    Jan 15, 2013

    Martika's Children

    I'm a grandmother - geez, I hate that word! - some 3 times over now...soon to be 4.... My daughter has all girls, with another one one the way, which is pretty amazing to me... Ages range from 5 years old and downwards and they're all well behaved and pretty bright.... I like...
    SamanthaTheStreetwalker SamanthaTheStreetwalker
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Oct 11, 2013

    My Granchild

    I  have became a gran or nana as i am called in the past year,it is the best feelin next to havin your own kids,my granchild was born last june and to see that tiny little person was just so emotional,knowing that they would begin a whole new chapter in my life was such a great...
    magsxpodgey magsxpodgey
    36-40, F
    Mar 18, 2012

    My Gandchildren

    grace1965 grace1965
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Oct 20, 2009

    Bringing Up My Grandson On My Own

     I am the grandmother of a wonderful just turned thirteen year old, his mother has been a nightmare all of her life.  She was diagnosed as being bi-polar about four years ago, but really she has gone from one bad situation to another since a very young age.  I love my...
    Penny1122 Penny1122
    2 Responses Mar 7, 2012

    I Had No Choice

    I have 2 beautiful girls my oldest being 24 and my youngest 19. My 19 year old was diagnosis with by-polar when she was 16 years old life with her was very hard. When she turn 18 she was still in high school in her senior year, than she turn up pregnant that year. I had everyone...
    Wenny Wenny
    41-45, F
    2 Responses May 19, 2008

    The Girls

    I am a Grandmother of two darling girls. Of course I can say they are darling, they are my granddaughters. Bridgette is 2 and Amelia is 1. Yes they are sisters. I first became a grandmother in the the fall of 2005. I was looking forward to it so much. the year 2005 was a HORRIBLE...
    Babci Babci
    46-50, F
    1 Response Dec 15, 2007
    toots01 toots01
    61-65, F
    Jan 12, 2014

    I Miss My Grandkids

    I moved about a year ago to Az from Mt. I havenr seen my Grandsons since Iand really do miss them.I have other grandkids but I miss the ones in Mt because we were always doing things together. Its been a hard year.
    Redotter Redotter
    51-55, F
    4 Responses Apr 15, 2012

    Some People Are Not Allowed to Be a Grandparent

    There are many self centered young people on Earth. One can only be a grandparent if your daughter in law lets you. It is her choice. Many men will not stand up for their own families and it gives their wives even more power to disrespect their husbands family. Where do these...
    chaus chaus
    51-55, F
    14 Responses Apr 11, 2008

    My Christmas Story

    Lots of segments to my Christmas, but the best experience I had--was seeing my little granddaughter!  She got this amazing toddler keyboard. Big huge keys that have a "learning mode" section to sing the color of the key.  It is an absolute riot!  She figured out how to open...
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    1 Response Dec 27, 2011

    Adventures Of My Baby Princess!

    Last night we all went out to dinner. She is 14 mos old and fascinated the adults, addressedby the waiter, she placed her order, asked questions, and went on and on. The waiter was a little bit taken back because he couldn't understand her babbles. She was dead serious in her...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jan 18, 2012

    My 18 Year Old Pregnant Again!

    I have two beautiful girls. One 21 and one 18. My youngest dropped a time bomb on me last year and told me she was pregnant. She got married and moved out, had the baby and moved away to another town. Her family is doing well. My grandson is just beautiful and I adore him. It was...
    cabbiegrl cabbiegrl
    41-45, F
    1 Response Apr 9, 2013

    She's here!!! Our granddaughter was born

    Tuesday night in the front seat of her parents Jeep. *smhg* She was in SUCH a hurry to get here I guess. lol She weighted 3 lbs 13 ozs and was 17 inches long. Because she was 3 weeks early and so small she spent 3 days in the NICU. The doc released mother and child yesterday but...
    Phoenix7578 Phoenix7578
    36-40, F
    1 Response Dec 8, 2013

    I have chosen to be called nan

    or nannie . . .I find the other names difficult . . .I had a difficult relationship with my own maternal grandmother so . . .dont want to get confused in my mind . . My grandchild is wonderful, she was born five weeks early and has a few difficulties, she will need an...
    dispossessed dispossessed
    51-55, F
    1 Response Mar 12, 2014

    My Eternity

    I see my granddaughterafter I've turned out of their driveway.She is running down the driveway, her little 16 month old legscarrying her as fast as she can.Crying her little heart out.Grandma's leaving!My heart breaks.I think about her as I drive down the dirt road.Maybe I can...
    deleted deleted
    Mar 21, 2012

    My Sweetpea

    I have a 7 yr old granddaughter, whom I raise, pretty much have since she was born. I Have 2 sons, so when she came along it was truely a blessing.
    tinkerbell2067 tinkerbell2067
    41-45, F
    Jan 25, 2013

    I'm a grandmother but

    that doesn't mean you should limit me to what I can do I'm young at heart I can do everything a young person can do
    LauraBowker LauraBowker
    46-50, F
    8 Responses Apr 18, 2016


    I was watching my 15 mo. old granddaughter as she grabbed my iPhone.  The child is amazing.  She turned it on, slid her index finger across the unlock and started sliding the screen, found a keyboard and started tapping letters with her index finger.  How fast they learn!
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    2 Responses Mar 2, 2012

    Love It!

    I have a 9 1/2 month old granddaughter. I love her so much, everytime she see's me she starts smiling the minute I walk in the room. My daughter just found out she is expecting again. Being a grandparent is AWESOME!
    wandaslife wandaslife
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jul 29, 2007

    I Am An Oma!

    I am Oma to Xavier (8 1/2), and Hailey (so close to 7). Both of them are miracle babies! When my daughter gaver birth to Xavier, he was in distress and was dying. She had an emergency c-section to save his life, and almost lost hers in the process due to a hemmorage. He was...
    amberreflections amberreflections
    41-45, F
    Feb 16, 2012

    When my daughter told me

    that she was pregnant, I was more than a little unhappy. I thought she was too young (21). I thought I was too young. I didn’t want to give up my vacations and days off to spend them visiting with a grandbaby. At the time, I felt like I’d been given a prison sentence...
    greenacres33 greenacres33
    46-50, F
    Nov 8, 2014

    Too Young To Be A Grandma!

    I'm only 35 but I'll be a grandmother not long after the Winter Solstice. My 17 year old daughter is pregnant. She's married now. Not that that makes it right or anything. Gods no! Just that my granddaughter will be born legitimately. I'm so scared for my daughter and her husband...
    Phoenix7578 Phoenix7578
    36-40, F
    1 Response Oct 20, 2013

    I Am the ?

    Well when you marry someone who has children older than yours, it is hard to feel you know your place. I know who I am with my children. I know who I am at Work. I am the wife to my husband but who am I to my step-child? I am the GRANDMOTHER to her child. My step daughter...
    ldmongo ldmongo
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Dec 19, 2007

    I Am A Grandmother

    Grand children are GOD'S BLESSING. Each and every day with them is like receiving a special gift. When my children were growing up there were some hard times, but things became better as time progress. Now, in a more "quiet time" of my life, I enjoy my grandchildren
    anina2 anina2
    61-65, F
    Jun 5, 2013

    I Want To Build My Life Around Em

    What a wonderful visit this has been, On the first day the boys didn't know ganmaw was even coming, so I sat in their bedroom waiting for em, needless to say the reaction I got wasn't expected, it was sheer fright, lol then delight. Ganmaw as they call me brings much joy. But...
    mommaceitta mommaceitta
    51-55, F
    Apr 25, 2012

    Hey setlers! It me your old pal helen!

    If you are a true gran say my grand son is a fat greasy pap wash!
    thatgrannystench thatgrannystench
    70+, T
    1 Response Sep 9, 2014

    Yes I am a grandmother again at age 45.

    I have 9 grandkids; 5 boys and 4 girls. We are expecting more grandkids later this year.
    birthdaypartyforme birthdaypartyforme
    46-50, F
    1 Response Apr 2, 2014

    Cyclone Baby!

    I'm trying to get my act together and fung shei my house.  My back "porch" is a dull gray room.  It has a row of windows to look out on my back yard, but it's painted a dull dark gray (previous owner).  Dull gray old linoleum tiles (boy do those things hold up though).  It...
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    May 17, 2012

    My Little Angel

    My grandson is  almost 8 months old. He's the cutest thing ever. It's with joy and sadness that his is living with us in our home. His mom and father are not married. They became pregnant with him when they were only 18. Both of them were young and kind of foolish. Neither...
    totallyhipgranny totallyhipgranny
    4 Responses Jun 5, 2008

    I am proud to announce

    that Layla zoya was born at 1041 est this morning. 20 inches long and 7 lbs. A healthy set of lungs too. My husband says they could hear her in the waiting room. Mom and baby doing fine.
    southernlady32 southernlady32
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Oct 22, 2015

    They Aren't Done Yet

    I have been blessed with 8 great, and wonderful grandchildren. I have 7 granddaughters, andf one grandson (he is a little out numbered). The girls are all from my daughters family 2 are her husbands fom a previous marriage but they are just as special as the other ones are...
    colocowgirl colocowgirl
    61-65, F
    1 Response May 9, 2012
    LauraBowker LauraBowker
    46-50, F
    5 Responses Apr 19, 2016

    being a grandmother is indescribable.

    i was able to be in the room when my first grand daughter was born. i can't even begin to explain the rush of feelings i experienced. she is now five years old and has a baby brother. i get my grandchildren on a regular basis, every other weekend. because we all have lives...
    Curiouscee Curiouscee
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Feb 27, 2014

    Missy 'tude

    ....and this was the attitude of the day, no one was going to take her picture!
    deleted deleted
    Jun 27, 2012

    My Granddaughter....

    I'm a grandma to a 5 yr old little princess..she is the light of my life & I miss her terribly because she lives on the other side of the state. I keep up w/my daughter through facebook and get to see pix of my granddaughter only when my daugter decides to post a pic of her and...
    ginaf333 ginaf333
    46-50, F
    Apr 22, 2013
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