Wednesday, 19 November 2008
Guest blog submitted by Juejee
Yup. The title says it all. I'm a grandma and I'm pregnant. I guess it's safe to post here now that we have announced it to all of our kids.
Reactions were quite interesting:
The 25 year-old is excited. She screamed so loud when we told her, it scared her boss as she was at work.
The 21 year-old thinks it's cool he is going to be a brother again and said, "Now people know you can still do things like that." Was he saying we're old?
The 20 year-old didn't mince words. "This is awkward mom... you're OLD!"
The 17 year-old: "Well, there always seems to be screaming kids around here (referring to his niece and nephews), what's one more?"
The 16 year old asked several times if I was joking then came out to announce: "I'm going to be a REALLY OLD sister. When I'm 26, it'll be 10." I said, "Think how Shannon (the 25 year old)feels." She said, "Eww, she'll be all old and wrinkly."
So... those were the kids reactions.
I am still in a bit of shock. My husband and I were told years ago that we wouldn't have a baby of our own (2 kids are his and 3 are mine) unless we went to a infertility doctor and took meds and such. That wasn't an option and we just got used to the idea that we had grandkids to spoil. Wow, when I saw the word pregnant on that test stick -- yup, I peed on the technologically advanced stick -- I about fell over. I kept going back and checking to see if the word "not" had popped up in front of it.
I told Hubby Saturday night. My grandson would not go to sleep. I rocked and rocked him in our old rocking chair and my back hurt more and more. Finally I put him down and he woke right up. I went in the bedroom and told Hubby if I was going to be doing this for the next few years I needed a better rocking chair! He said, "What do you mean?" I handed him the stick. He said, "What's this?" I said it's a pregnancy test and we are having a baby (I seriously wanted to say duh).
I have had headaches the last week and a few a.m.s of queasyness... other than that all seems ok. I just pray for a healthy happy baby even though his/her mom is OLD.
Anyone else have a baby later in life? What are your experiences?