View Poll Results: How old was Grandma when she became Grandma?
35 or younger 9 4.02%
35-40 37 16.52%
41-45 67 29.91%
46-50 68 30.36%
51-55 37 16.52%
56-60 13 5.80%
61-65 9 4.02%
66 or older 3 1.34%
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Old 07-20-2008, 09:17 PM   #71
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My mom didn't have me till she was 26, I had Kearnan when I was 19, so my mom was 45 when Kearnan was born (her first grandchild, I'm the oldest). My mom's parents were older when I was a kid, Mom is a middle child of 6 kids, and since she waited later to have us her parents were 60 when I was born. They were very healthy though, Grandma at least got to meet Kearnan a couple of times even. She was alot of fun, she was always up for anything, even though she was older. But I think it is great that my boys get to have youngish grandparents (not as young as some obviously, but younger). They can do just about anything, and they should be with us for a long time to come I hope. The only draw back is both of my parents are still working, obviously they are not old enough to retire. So they aren't available to babysit during the day, or to take long zoo trips during the week ect. Dh's parents are a bit older, Dh is the youngest of 4, and his parents were over 30 when he was born. So they were a good bit older when our boys were born. His dad is disabled, he is blind from diabetes but he is still very active. He doesn't mind doing a bit of babysitting here and there. Dh's mom is still working as a teacher, and probably will forever if they let her.

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Old 07-20-2008, 11:20 PM   #72
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I picked 2 options, for the same "grama" (my mom)....
61-65 because my mom just turned 62 a couple weeks before DD was born
51-55 because my mom was 51 when my step-niece came into the picture when her mom got together with my brother.

ETA my mom is older than most new gramas, for biological grandchildren, because I am the only child giving her biological grandchildren. She gave birth to me in her late 30's
my 2 brothers (who mom had when she was in her mid-twenties) never had their own biological children. One married and gained a step-daughter that I mentioned above, and they cannot have any children together because my SIL had to have a hysterectomy (due to cysts?). My other brother is dating/common law with a woman who is technically old enough to be my mom (my bro is 15 years older than me, and dating a woman about 8 years (I think) older than him..)... and she has sons from a previous marriage (I don't even think she's technically "divorced" either... even though my bro and her have been together for over 10 years)... her oldest son is 3 years younger than I am!
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Old 07-20-2008, 11:21 PM   #73
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My Mom was 42 when she became a Grandma. She had me young, so she's a young Grandma.
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Old 07-20-2008, 11:33 PM   #74
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my mom was 42...she had me at 21 and i had my first at 21. Dh's mom was 48
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Old 07-21-2008, 05:47 AM   #75
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The poll should let you vote twice. Aren't there two grandmas? MIL was 66 and my mom was 56. The older grandparents are way worse about doting and spoiling, but it's like DS breathed life into them. MIL quit smoking while I was pregnant and goes to the gym now three days a week. If baby 2 is a girl, I think she'll actually find the time to quilt (a hobby I dragged her into a few years ago).
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Old 07-21-2008, 06:19 AM   #76
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I'm the oldest in my family and the first (and according to my sister, the only) who has kids. Mom accused me when I got pregnant of timing it to give her a 50th birthday present. She turned 50 a few months before DD was born.

However, I'm younger than DH and his siblings - MIL's oldest grandchild will be 11 in September. I'll always remember how old my neice is because her mother was so excited to be pregnant, that she blurted it out to me the first time I met her a few weeks after DH and I started dating. I think MIL's turning 56 in January, which would have made her 44 when she became a grandma.
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Old 07-21-2008, 09:03 AM   #77
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my mom was 37
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Old 07-21-2008, 09:06 AM   #78
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My mom was 36 when I was born, and she was 55 when DS1 was born.

My MIL was.... about 60 when DS1 was born.
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my mom will be 62.
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Old 07-21-2008, 09:43 AM   #80
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My grandma was 34 when she became a grandma because my aunt was 14. My mother was 20 when she had my brother and 41 when she became a grandmother, my brother was 21....My mom is only 45 and has 3 grandkids. ^_^ My grandparents have great grandchildren and they're only in thei 60's and 70's and my mom's step-father is in his 50's hehe
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