When I first had DD1, all four of my grandparents were still alive (I was 21). I feel so lucky they all got to meet her! When I had DD2, 3 years later it had become just my maternal grandpa who is 91 (they had my mum at 40) and my paternal grandma who is 80. Both sides already had a lot of great-grandchildren though as my brother and I are the youngest of the cousins on both sides. My parents were late 40s when I had DD1 so have been able to be really active grandparents, I guess that is one of the perks to becoming a young mum unexpectedly.
I only have 1 grandparent still alive (mums mum 92 in nov) So Spock has one great grandma
Spock has all four of her grandparents still alive, even tho her nan (dh's mum) thinks she is a boy and doesn't know who she belongs to when she sees her (dementia)
When I was growing up I had a ver close relationship with all my grandparents. I'm so happy I had all that time with them and all the memories.
Ds has all of his grandparents and 6/8 great grandparents. Dh and I are 27.
My living grandparents are both still quite young - Pop will be 80 this year and Nan is 77 and they are both still active as well. My kids just adore them and love going for visits. I just wish we didn't live 3 hours away from each other. I know how lucky they are to be able to have great-grandparents in their lives. I still had a great-grandmother till I was 10 years old. I think it's a shame that they don't have any great-grandparents on DH's side of the family, but in his family they all started having kids quite late, so his grandparents were quite old by the time he and his brother and sister were born. But on my side they were all young when they started their families. I really wish that my other Nan (mum's mum) was still alive. She passed away when DD1 was only 3mths old and I just know she would have loved knowing my kids as they grew up.
I had my maternal great grandfather until I Was 16 and my maternal Great Grandmother until I was 18. I was the baby of our family so my big brothers were in their early 20's when they both passed. My Great Grand Father was 97 when he died, and I think my Great Grandmother was 94.
My kids Great Grandmother is still living independantly. She is 82. They have no Great Grandfathers.
As for Grand Parents. They have My mum and Step Dad. My real Dad is still alive too, but they have never met him. They also have Andrew's Mum.
DD has 3 great grandparents, 6 (including steps) grandparents, one great great uncle and one great great aunt, and a glut of great aunts and great uncles. She's great grandchild number 10 on one side. And the one and only everything on the other. I'm thrilled she'll get to know so much of her extended family
3 older kids (DH isnt bio dad) - they have maternal and paternal grandparents alive. Maternal great nan alive. Paternal great grandma and great nan alive. Paternal grandparents very active in the kids lives and often travel interstate to see them.
Little bub (DH is dad) - maternal and paternal grandparents alive. Maternal great nan alive. Paternal great nan and great pa alive. Neither grandparents see bub due to being interstate
Ds has all four grandparents.. And 2 step! He has most contact with my mum she is 45 and I think 5 great grandparents still alive. He's really close to my grandmother and she is turning 65 this week! Just realized how young that is to be a great grandmother! That means she would have been a great grandmother at 59!
my DDs only have the inlaws. My mum passed just before i turned 12 and my Dad passed 2 weeks before i gave birth to DD1. My Pa (Mums dad) got to meet and spend time with both my girls, however, he passed when DD2 was 16mths.
Our girls have technically got both sets of grandparents (though we don't have contact with my Dad). They also have 3 great-grandmas and 1 great-grandpa alive. My Nana and Pa actually have 7 great grandchildren - one of which is 19, so they have a chance to become great-great grandparents!
My kids met their great, great grandfather who died last year at 94. Their great grandfather is still around and we see him a few times a year and my parents are spring chickens with mum 54 and dad 60.
On dh's side there is one grandparent still alive at 82 and his parents are 60.
So lots of generations in our family. It helps mum was born when her mum was 18, I was born when my mum was 22 and I had dd at 25.
we have grand parents x6 (remarried x2) and great grand parents x3
my children are similar age to my husbands cousins because his aunty was born 13 yrs after the other children and his dad, and she toured the country to find her husband.
so one set of great grand parents have grand children aged 35-5ys and great grand children 7-6m
My kids have my parents and my in laws who are seperated and FIL has a new partner.
Both My grandfathers died before I was born and both my grandmothers died by time I was 5. DH not sure when most of his passed away but he had 1 grandmother until probably 10 years ago.
Only have living parents and grandparents on my side, dh have all passed away. I have both my parents and their partners, then my mums mum (nanna) and dads dad (grandpa). So my son has 2 great grandparents.
Our girls have all four grandparents alive. DH's parents in their early 70's (living interstate) and my parents in their early 60's, living nearby. They also have a great grandfather and grandmother on my side living interstate (my dad's dad and his step mum). My grandfather will be 90 in Feb 2014 and my stepgran will be 88 :D
On our side only, my grandparents have 13 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren (and another on the way) and two great, great grandchildren!
My grandfather is incredible for his age, so fit and healthy. I only wish we lived closer so the girls could spend more time with them. We are all very close on my dad's side.
Dd and the current gestating bub have all their grandparents and 5 great grandparents. 4 of the five gg are in their 70's and the other is 90. They love her to bits. My maternal grandmother still baby sits her great grandchildren and takes them around :)
I feel so blessed to be able to share my grand parents with my babies. They were so important in both DH and my lives so its fantastic they get to have them too :)
My maternal grandparents live overseas, but are still alive in their early 80s.
My paternal grandmother is still alive, my grandfather passed away when I was pregnant with DD.
DH's maternal grandmother is still living but we don't have anything to do with her.
DH's maternal grandfather passed away about 18 months ago.
DH's paternal grandparents are still living and we try and see them a few times a year, they are late 70s.
My parents are still alive and see my kids a few times a week as they live locally.
DH's father and his partner live several hours away but see the kids at least 4 times a year for a week at a time.
DH's mother has not had contact with us for 12-18 months, and not seen DD for 2 years and never acknowledged DS who turned 1 3 weeks ago.
No. My gorgeous paternal grandmother passed away when DD1 was 10 months old. She was unwell so I made sure we had weekly visits so she could spend as much time with DD1 as she could and I cherish every memory of it. My paternal grandfather passed away four years ago. I feel really lucky that I had them for so long (I was 28 and 30 when they died). They had my dad young (Nan was 19) so it meant I had young grandparents which was awesome. Nan was 76 when she died, grandfather was 81. They had 13 grandchildren and two great grandchildren at the time of their passing. I had my great grandmother until I was 27. She was in her mid 90s.
My maternal grandmother passed away three months ago but we had little contact.
We have no contact with DH's side but I believe his two grandmothers are still alive.