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.