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Will I be a grandfather or a grandmother?

Yeah, life. It's a thing, ain't it? You're rolling along, way too busy, doing too much of what you don't really want to do and not enough of what you do.

Then, one day, you find out you're going to be a grandparent, for the third time.

Well, that's the way it happened to me, anyway.

In the great tradition of our family birthdays being either in mid-summer or in December, my daughter Jillian is due to give birth around December 11th (Jill--it's Jill now, not Jillian--was born on the 27th). I've known for awhile, although shockingly not as long as Jill did. She posted the news on Facebook in June, but I think a lot of people missed that.

I assume that if it's a boy, the first name will be Mark, and if it's a girl the first name will be the feminine version, which is Marka. But I suppose I should actually talk that over with Jill and Doug, and be satisfied if they merely gave him/her the middle name of Mark or, um, Markma. Or, okay, they could use my middle name Richard, which has the feminine version of Ricarda. Or she could name him Hunter, but then he'd have a cousin also named Hunter, and I'd have two grandkids named Hunter, and you'd never know for sure who's being yelled at. Probably me.

So anyway, Jill's life is essentially over--and she's started a new one. Way different, but in its own way just as fun, more exciting, and crazy expensive. The next generation is well on its way.

Jill practices her baby cuddling skills with the closest nephew, who survived and just turned nine.

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cornerofmadness
Jul. 14th, 2017 03:36 am (UTC)
Congrats. I hope all goes well with the pregnancy
ozma914
Jul. 17th, 2017 08:30 am (UTC)
It's been pretty rough on her, so far. When her mom was pregnant with her, she lost weight the whole 9 months ... looks like that runs in the family.
cornerofmadness
Jul. 17th, 2017 08:03 pm (UTC)
Sorry to hear that
ozma914
Jul. 18th, 2017 04:45 am (UTC)
Thanks--worst diet ever.
teragramm
Jul. 14th, 2017 12:13 pm (UTC)
Congrats on being a grandpa for the third time. My 2nd grand child (another girl) is due any day now. Isn't be a grand parent the best?

BTW....Happy Birthday! I hope it's a good one! Enjoy!
ozma914
Jul. 17th, 2017 08:31 am (UTC)
Thanks! I had three days off, and spend two of them with the present grand-twins.
spikereader
Jul. 14th, 2017 02:57 pm (UTC)
Aw, congrats all round!

Oh - happy birthday as well :) Just saw an email reminder.

Edited at 2017-07-14 02:59 pm (UTC)
ozma914
Jul. 17th, 2017 08:31 am (UTC)
Thanks!
kazzy_cee
Jul. 14th, 2017 05:27 pm (UTC)
Gramps!

Hope your birthday was good too.
ozma914
Jul. 17th, 2017 08:32 am (UTC)
Well, I had junk food and chocolate, so ... yeah.
deborahw37
Jul. 15th, 2017 06:25 pm (UTC)
Congratulations!
ozma914
Jul. 17th, 2017 08:32 am (UTC)
Thanks!
elizalavelle
Jul. 19th, 2017 10:33 pm (UTC)
Congratulations to you and to Jill and Doug :)
ozma914
Jul. 20th, 2017 05:14 am (UTC)
Thanks! And, just found out -- it's a girl.
elizalavelle
Jul. 22nd, 2017 03:46 pm (UTC)
Congratulations again!!!
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