A Brand New Adventure! I Am Going to Be a Grandma for the First Time!

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Nine-month-old Rigby is excited to have a new sister AND brother!

Best news EVER!

I am going to be a grandma for the first time. Friends, I have been waiting since January to share this fantastic news with you. Our princess and her prince are having a baby. Actually, no, they are having twins! OMG! Can this be?

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The proud parents to be just a few weeks before learning of the babies!

Because of the Coronavirus Pandemic, our daily news feed isn’t the most optimistic. However, I hope this announcement brightens your day! These babies are such a blessing for our family, and as parents, we are thrilled to hear such fantastic news! Aren’t we?

I am going to be a grandma!

I realize this is not necessarily about me, (our daughter and son in law will be the new parents), but as I write a blog about the adventures of empty nesters, this may be the most exciting adventure yet!

Empty Nester Parents

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Taking our daughter home from the hospital (May 1988)

My life was very challenging when our nest was empty after our youngest had gone off to college. Creating Adventures of Empty Nesters provided a platform for me to share my feelings and stories and connect with others like me.

We begin our journey as empty nesters when our grown children leave the nest. Some of us handle this dramatic change better than others, and many are looking for suggestions and inspiration.

I have written many posts about how to survive and thrive in the Empty Nest. This life transition can be a struggle, but it can also be a grand time for opportunities and new adventures! To see more posts on this subject, click on Blog, at the top and then in the right-hand column under Explore Topics: Click on Empty Nest Life.

Being a grandma

Giving our daughter a bath.

Until your children have grown up and gone off on their own, being a grandparent isn’t something that enters your mind. There were so many other things to dream about, and for me, it seemed just so far off!

But now my baby girl is having two babies! Such a miracle! Do you have twins in your family? We do, but I don’t know all of the genetic ramifications. I know that we will have two little sweethearts to love and care for, and I could not be more over the moon! These little bundles will contain one boy AND one girl. One of each!

My Mom has always said that she loves being a grandma even more than being a parent. “You get to do all of the fun stuff, but get to go home at the end of the day!”

I have been waiting patiently to share our happy news, and today is the day. Can you hear me squealing?

I absolutely love being a mom to our daughter Alexandra and son Nicholas. This photo captures just a month into my 31 years of motherhood.

Do you have grandchildren? How does it feel to be a grandparent?

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10 thoughts on “A Brand New Adventure! I Am Going to Be a Grandma for the First Time!”

  1. I am a fairly new grandma, mine are 1 and 2 years old! You’ve seen how I love mine, every photo, every event, every moment! Yes, I love being a grandma! It is a totally different kind of love, you will see when you hold them for the first time. My grandson Sean is 1, and I am “Tammaw”. My grandgirl at 2 likes my book, and calls me “Tammee” which is weird since I’ve been Tammy my entire life (except my professional life, there it is Tam). But I don’t care what they call me, I adore them both. Congratulations, you will love this new time in your life!

    • It has been fun watching you and all the joy that surrounds being a new grandma! I don’t care what my name will be either! Thank you for your fun comments!


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