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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Just Call Me Grandma

I've been waiting to write about this - I am a grandma, twice! But for the past few months we've all been holding our breath - this was a rocky pregnancy for our daughter in law Brandi and our son Jackson - what amazing people they are. Brandi spent over 3 months in the hospital on bedrest, hooked to monitors while Jackson worked and held down the home front. But they did it and we FINALLY have grandchildren And they are twins- girls!! -and they are a rare thing. They're mono-amniotic which means they shared a placenta and an amniotic sac - the fact that they survived and are here are is a testament to modern medicine. They're very early - almost two months and are having thier ups and downs, but they come from a very long line of weirdly healthy people.

David has often laughed that my side of the family has all these health issues and risks - but it never actually kills us. My grandmother had breast cancer in her 70's - went into remission and lived quite a few more years. My grandfather had a massive stroke and came out of it complaining about how it affected his golf swing. Pointing out to him how lucky he was got you nowhere since you obviously did not know how much his game had suffered. We have blood disorders, cancer, strokes, diabetes, high blood pressure, etc... and yet we're all happily dorking around - so they both have a strong genetic background to carry them through. I will have to wait a bit longer of course, they're still in the hospital and will be for a little while longer, but Brandi has been so generous with pictures and responds when I text her to see how everyone is. I've had a lot of good things happen to me - but this I have to say, is one of the best things ever! 

1 comment:

Donna Wood said...

Congratulations! I'm happy for you. Nothing is more fun than being a grandparent. Enjoy. I'm hoping good things for you and your family.

I'm sure you won't mind if I say a quick prayer.