(Closed) Having the second grandchild?

posted 5 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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1114 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I don’t understand why it makes it any less special just because yours won’t be the first grandchild.  Announce it however you want.

Post # 4
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2889 posts
Sugar bee

agreed. Announce your baby how you want to, I am sure his parents will love finding out they will get a new grandbaby!

Post # 5
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209 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@beth417:  I thnk it is perfectly fine and that is what we plan to do!  

Both sister and SIL are currently pregnant meaning we will not be 1st on either side but I def plan to make a big fun announcement when the time comes! 🙂

Post # 6
Hostess
7564 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

Of course you can make a big deal of it, you’re bringing a baby into the world! I’m sure they’ll be just as happy about having a second grandchild. 

Post # 7
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1716 posts
Bumble bee

My future kids will be the only grandkids on either side of the family. 

I’m marginally freaking the fuck out about it.

 

Post # 8
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1660 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Of course it’s okay!  My younger sister had my parents’ first grandchild and I still surprised them with the news (sent them flowers on Easter from me, DH, and BABY). They still cried when they received them. They also cried after I’d had spotting, got an ultrasound, and called to say baby was okay. I know they are just as excited about my little one as they were for the first. Also, it turned out that my baby is a girl, where my sister’s baby was a boy, so my baby will still be their first granddaughter. Not that it really matters, but I think that is kind of neat. 🙂

Post # 9
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756 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Hi – I say make a big deal about it because your first child is a huge deal!!!  but just be aware of timing.

Ex:  I wouldn’t make a huge announcement like 2 days after the other mom gives birth.  I’d let her enjoy the glory for a little while. 

Maybe that is just me…but I try to be cautious of being a big ol thunder stealer 🙂

Post # 10
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13101 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Of course you can make a big deal out of it!  The grandparents are going to be super excited to be getting a grandchild, whether it is the first or the tenth!

Post # 11
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1037 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

i know whatcha mean and how you feel. my SIL had a little girl three months early and she didnt make it. FIL said i really hope ashley (SIL) gets pregnant before you. thanks ? well she did and they now have a baby boy who is 2 weeks old. i am 31 weeks pregnant and my side of the family (my parents) couldnt be more excited, their first grandkid. DH side of the family doesnt really say much. i would do whatever makes you happy. this is your kid not theirs.

Post # 12
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11239 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

It had better be! We’ll probably have the second grandchild (and the third and last until FI’s much younger half siblings have kids) and it’s going to be a big deal! I doubt FBIL and is wife will have any more kids (she’s 36 and they had trouble conceiving the first one, plus they say all the time that one kid is “so hard” and they’re not having anymore, we shouldn’t have any, etc.).

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We’re having the 3rd grandchild on both sides and still made a big deal of it.  A grand child is exciting weather it’s the second or the twenty second!

Post # 14
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7152 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I agree with announcing your baby. It is YOUR first and a very special event!

Post # 15
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336 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

i agree with all the previous posters; make a big deal out of it! i’m pregnant with the first grandbaby on my side, but the fifth on DH’s; so i understand some of your feelings. however, i’ve decided that regardless of how many grandchildren they have, it’s your first baby and that makes it crazy special. they’re going to be so excited! 

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