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How young are grandmas these days???

I'm 39 years old, and have always looked younger than my age. I was in line at the grocery store and got asked if my 15 month old baby was my grandaughter! I had even just come from getting my hair colored and styled! I just smiled and said she's my baby; we got a late start. I know it should not bother me, but it does. However, with the growing number of teen moms I'm gussing grandmas are also much younger these days.

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Eliza247

Asked by Eliza247 at 2:36 PM on Nov. 20, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • My mom was 39 when she had her first grand baby. My sister was 18
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:38 PM on Nov. 20, 2009

  • my mom was 34 when she became grandma
    I was 17 but shhe was 15 when I was born
    my husbands mom is 40 something and just now grandma
    Mrs.Owen86

    Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 2:46 PM on Nov. 20, 2009

  • I was 39 when my daughter gave me my first grandson.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:47 PM on Nov. 20, 2009

  • my mom became a grandma at 43...i was 23 & she was only 20 when i was born.
    okmanders

    Answer by okmanders at 2:48 PM on Nov. 20, 2009

  • oh wait my bad 32 lol
    almost 33
    Mrs.Owen86

    Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 2:48 PM on Nov. 20, 2009

  • Well, my MIL is 61 with her 1st grandbaby! My mom was in her mid-40's. HOnestly I think it just depends on where you live, the socioeconomic status of the people there, level of education, etc. In places w/higher cost of living, I think ppl. generally tend to wait longer to have kids. My DH is 31 and we just had a baby. None of his urban friends have kids or even know anyone w/kids. We are considered very young by them! While in my family, I am considered old at 28! It all depends on who is doing the asking, maybe where they come from, everyone has babies really young. A coworker of mine is a grandpa at 40. He had his kid at 20 and she had hers at 20.
    danielp

    Answer by danielp at 2:51 PM on Nov. 20, 2009

  • My sister regularly sees 28 year old grandmothers in her practice. I had my daughter at 35, and have been mistaken for her grandmother more than once. I hope to not become a grandmother before I turn 60...
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 2:53 PM on Nov. 20, 2009

  • A person doesn't even have to be a teen parent to have a grandchild at 39-40 years old. My mom was 40 years old when my brother had his first baby, he was 20.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:54 PM on Nov. 20, 2009

  • My mom was 51 when she became a grandma. She had me at 29 and I had DD at 21.
    sadiesmom87

    Answer by sadiesmom87 at 2:58 PM on Nov. 20, 2009

  • I once met a 27 year old grandmother. She told me she had her son at 12, then her son had a baby with his gf when he was 15, and she also had a 3 yo daughter with her! I thought that was the craziest thing ever! I also know a woman whose daughter is getting ready to have a baby and she is 14, and that will make her a 30 yo grandma.
    tabc531

    Answer by tabc531 at 3:00 PM on Nov. 20, 2009

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