Wednesday, October 19, 2011


At the ripe old age of 38 I am going to be a grandma.

Shocked you say? Well, join the club.

LW's oldest daughter, who is 20 (will be 21 in April), announced to me last week that she is pregnant. It's hard to be overly joyful about this given her age, but in due time, we will all be super excited to have a baby in our life.

She had her first ultrasound yesterday and baby and momma are healthy. Lauren is due June 8th.

While we all know it's early, we are hopeful that she remains healthy for her pregnancy. So far she's been super responsible. You have to wonder, because sometimes at their age, responsibility goes out the door. But she's been eating well, taking care of herself and asking questions if she's not sure of what to eat, what to take, etc.

Poppa W (LW) has been a little in shock, but he talked to her last night and told her "there's nothing I wouldn't do for you, all you have to do is talk to me."

This will be a very trying journey for me as I will be faced with my own saddness over not being able to have my own children. I am going to have to put my feelings aside to help Lauren through her pregnancy. Already she's asking questions that I couldn't possibly ever be able to "will it hurt to have the baby", "should I feel this way".

But regardless, we will all get through this as a family. We will find happiness. And where there is disconnect with us a family, hopefully the baby can bridge that gap.

We've had one heck of a year so far, and the next year is going to prove to be just as crazy.

Please if you're a Facebook friend of mine, do not post anything about this. Our youngest daughter doesn't know yet. Lauren is telling Kassidy this weekend.

Stay tuned for what lies ahead!


Jill said...

Well, congrats.

Tough spot to be in, but I'm sure you'll do better than you think in this roll.

Cannot wait to hear how it all pans out.

Does she have a beau?

Danica said...

Jill she does have a beau. She's been with Zachary for over a year now and has been friends with him for over 7 years. So he's a constant in her life.

LV said...

Danica, I am little hesitate to read your post. You are full of surprises. You are in a for a much harder road now, but since you have overcome worse, you will do fine. I trust this young lady does well. That she and whomever will accept the responsibility for this child. The old saying is, the good Lord never puts more on us than we can handle. Hang tough.

Allison said...

Wow, Danica. That was quite the shocker!

I'm sure you'll do the best you can to support her. Remember that no one is perfect--you just have to try your best.

Congratulations to your family on this new journey!

Julie said...

You will be a GILF. ;)

Emily said...

Like I told ya the other night - holy cow! LOL!

But, I know you'll be a GREAT grandma, and you and LW will guide her the best you can!

Vegas Linda Lou said...

Wow! I know 20 sounds awfully young, and it is, but I had my first at 20 and my daughter had her first at 19 and everyone turned out fine! I know what you mean, though, about it being a shock. It does seem overwhelming, but it will all work out. All the best to Lauren and your family! XOXO

SassyModernMom said...

Well congrats to you! I'm sure you will handle this adventure as you have handled everything else thrown at you...with grace and love.
hugs to you!