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Yep, that is soon to be me....a GREAT AUNT at 29 years old! That threw me for a loop today when I found out!<br><br>
My 21-year old, recently-divorced after only 6 months of marriage niece is pregnant (NOT with that man's baby, but with someone's???). I am worried for this baby already.....
 

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wow.....<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!">
 

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my husband is a great uncle. at 25.<br>
he became one at 21. now has one great nephew and one great neice.
 

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I made someone a great aunt at 28 <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><br>
which is a heck of alot better than someone becoming a grandmother at 32 .... yep, i know one of those.<br><br>
oops ....edited to add i actually know 2 women who became grandmothers at 32.....yikes
 

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me too. they are mother and daughter.<br>
first one, mom at 17, her daughter had a kid at 15. who had a baby at 17.<br>
three generations in 49 years
 

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I think the age part is funny...but not at all what has me concerned for the baby....<br><br>
It is interesting to see how many young great-somethings (or grandmas) are out there!
 

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well regardless of her age, if she isnt the type to make positive choices for her life, she probably wont be making positive choices for her childs either and thats very sad.
 

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Isn't it a "Grand" before a "Great"? Therefor the OP is a Grandaunt?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">well regardless of her age, if she isnt the type to make positive choices for her life, she probably wont be making positive choices for her childs either and thats very sad.</div>
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exactly! I am the one and only AP parent on that side of the family aside from her stepmom and really the only "AP" part about her is that she nursed her first baby...my niece lives with her dad and stepmom...so maybe there will be a LITTLE influence there for the nursing part...but they are a family of smokers (including pregnant niece), niece has a drinking problem so already I wonder how screwed up fetus is just from the smoking and alcohol before she found out she was pregnant. And that concern is just the tip of the iceberg....
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Isn't it a "Grand" before a "Great"? Therefor the OP is a Grandaunt?</div>
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do you think? i've never heard anyone refer to an aunt or uncle as a "grand aunt" but it seems to make sense....i don't know..
 

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definition from thefreedictionary.com:<br><br>
great-aunt - an aunt of your father or mother<br><br>
grandaunt - an aunt of your father or mother<br><br><br>
so i guess either one works....weird!
 

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Congrats!<br><br>
I was a great-aunt at 23. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"><br>
My brother, who is thirteen years older than me, had a son at 18, who in turn had a daughter at 18.
 

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My grandmother had nieces who were older than she was. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I'm not sure when she first became a great-aunt, though.
 

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Yeah, my bf was made a great uncle when he was 29, when we get married I'll have 2 nieces that are older then me, one of his brothers is older then my parents and he has a sister the same age as my dad. (he's his mom and dad's only child he has 3 siblings from a previous marriage..his dad's only 12 years older then his eldest brother)
 

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Oh and my aunt was one of 16 kids with a 30 yr gap between oldest to youngest and the youngest has nieces and nephews quite a bit older then her and they call her "aunty marilyn" I think it's hilarious.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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My mother has three grandchildren and has talked about having another baby of her own. It's amusing to me to think that perhaps some of my parenting choices - breastfeeding, slinging, co-sleeping, no CIO, no spanking - might one day be adopted by her.
 

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i became a great aunt at 23, i became an aunt at 3 though <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Btw, I've always been jealous of people who had nieces and nephews while they were still relatively young (say babysitting age). I have always loved little kids, and never had many chances to be around them. It will probably still be years before I have any nieces or nephews; my brother is a monk, and my SILs are both younger than we are and not in a position where they'd want kids for a while.
 
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