Thursday, September 17, 2009


That's the obviously excited text I received this afternoon from the MonkeyGirl. It seems that Skaterbaby, child of the Skaterboy, MonkeyGirl's sorta (step)son, has arrived.

Baby Jaden checked in at 2:22 today, weighing 6 pounds, 13 ounces. MonkeyGirl reports that all is well. Congratulations to the Monkeygirls and to Skaterboy. I'm sure she's beautiful. Can't wait to see her!

With the M&Ms and the Iowa nephews, it isn't like MonkeyGirl doesn't already have lots and lots of kidpix. I think we all know there are going to be a whole lot more now! (Especially since the nephew to nieces ratio is 4:1.)

There's like a bumper crop of babies this year! It was just a few months ago that little Braidon arrived, turning Mama Martha into Grandma Martha. Hey, Braidon ... the MonkeyGirl has a girl for you. (Might as well start the cradle match-making, right?)

I was telling the mother that it's something of a tragedy to turn a person in their early 40s into a grandparent. I guess it just feels that way to me because I never got around to having kids, and now the group's "babies" are having babies!

"Well," says the mother, "at least they'll still be young enough to enjoy them."

I guess I can't argue with that logic. I know they're going to enjoy this one.


karen said...

congrats. On itsagirl!

Mama Martha said...

Loved your match making comment! It will be fun cropping with both of them crawling around...

sewwhat? said...

We're so pleased, and GREAT-grandmother hood must be special too, who knew that would be happening at my YOUNG age (ok, well maybe it isn't that young!)

NV said...

Karen -- Thanks!

MM -- Yep. It's gonna be interesting to say the least.

sewwhat -- Definitely young for a GREAT grandma!