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Guess What We're Having!!!

February 10th, 2013 at 05:20 pm

My youngest (21 years old) is pregnant with a little boy and my oldest (24 years old) is pregnant with... yes you guessed it. TWINS!!! Both a boy and a girl. So by the end of this year I will have two granddaughters and two grandsons. I'm both scared and excited. I'm worried that my daughters will have extra to take care of when they are still learning to take care of themselves.

I've actually (recently) offered them a budget software. My conditions are that they must go to the website and download the 34-day free trial (www.youneedabudget.com) and if my girls with their significant other uses it then I will considered purchasing it for them as a gift so that they can get their finances together. This is software that I will be using myself.

Recently YNAB is also offering a workbook to go along with the software, and I would also purchase this for them (i'm actually going to purchase the workbook for myself as well. I starting a new life for me when I get back and I'm goin to arm myself with as much tools as possible. And I want my family to be well armed as well. I've even offered it to my ex-husband. The more finanically stable he becomes the more he won't rely on the alimony that he receives.

My plan to help out my children and myself is that when I get home to start immediately start working on ourstockpiles. I want a six (6) month stockpile for all of us but I'm thinking that it'll take about three (3) months to do this. This will allow for them to be able to get their finances in order to be able to set themselves up in a better financial situation.

I just don't want them to learn what they need to know in order to be financially stable by the time they're m age. It's frustrating if they wait to long. Hopefully the will learn quickly but I'm hoping the software will also help them. I just wish it was around when I needed it at their age.

But I'm SOOO looking forward to seeing all my grandchildren.

HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY you lovely beauties! =D

Although the babies are due in June and July, I have a feeling that my grandbabies will be all arriving in May. This means there will probably be a slight change to my 2013 goals. In fact I believe that I will change that to just 'GOALS' instead. They will include both short and long term goals but it'll be an overall instead of a yearly. I'd prefer it that way. It's not really rushed and I won't feel as if I didn't accomplish anything if I didn't complete my list by the end of the year.

But I'm definitely excited! I'm already wondering what they will look like but as long as they're healthy I don't care. I already love them! =D

14 Responses to “Guess What We're Having!!!”

  1. MonkeyMama Says:

    Congrats!!

  2. Treeluva Says:

    Congrats on the new additions! What a joyful, wonderful time coming up!

  3. Beawealthywarrior Says:

    Very exciting indeed...congrats!! I also hope u enjoy using YNAB, it does make things easier especially when u get a month ahaed.

  4. Thrifty Ray Says:

    HOw exciting. I think that offering YNAB to them is a great way to get them off on the right financial foot! Keep us posted on the baby front! May is quickly approaching!

  5. wowitsawonderfullife Says:

    Congratulations!

  6. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Three new little ones all of a sudden this summer! Wow! Do you expect your daughters will need a lot of help? Do they have family on the fathers' sides who might like to help as well?

    Do the daughters know about your idea for a 6-month stockpile? You mean of basics for living, right? How about working on it with them, if they are interested? They might prefer to direct their own stockpiles, if there is to be one.

  7. Looking Forward Says:

    Very exciting! Congrats Grandma! Big Grin

  8. rob62521 Says:

    Congrats, Grandma!

  9. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Congratulations! What happy news. Smile

  10. snafu Says:

    Delighted to see such happy news! Congratulations to daughters and gran-mama. Have you learned to knit or crochet?

  11. LuckyRobin Says:

    Congratulations. May they be healthy, happy, and strong babies.

  12. Jerry Says:

    That is exciting! I think you are wise to consider the fact that they might arrive earlier than anticipated, and being prepared will lead to less stress whenever they do arrive. I hope that the stockpiles are well-received and that you have some insurance of a wonderful and safe set of additions to the family!
    Jerry

  13. Sian Says:

    thanks everyone!! yes I do expect that my kids will need a lot of help. fortunately there is plenty of family that is HAPPY to help out =D both on my daughter's and son-in-law's side =D

    my oldest knows about the stockpiling (she'll be working on it as well because she is a couponer but not as good as the master Wink lol ) my youngest does not but I will inform her either today or tomorrow.

    definitely for basics and diapers/personal hygiene. I've already told them to give me a list of things they need then we'll work on wants. my youngest is just now learning to coupon but i'm not sure if she "enjoys" it lol.

    I use to know how to knit lol. but my sister-in-law knows how to knit AND crotchet! :O she's SOOOO talented!

    thanks again everyone for the well wishes! =D

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