Naturally we didn’t throw him, that’d be a bad idea. 😀

Niklas is my first ever grandchild, and my daughter didn’t even know she was pregnant (or didn’t want to know). Tuesday morning we went to see a doctor to find out why she’d gained so much weight, and 6 1/2 hours later, my daughter was slender as a young birch and our grandson Niklas greeted us with his screams.

We’re absolutely delighted, turning like mad to get everything we’ll need before the two leave the hospital, and slowly adjusting to the idea of grandparenthood. Of course that does add an additional challenge to my goal of 52 short stories incl. translations, but I won’t give up so easily. We’ll see how it goes. For now, I’ll enjoy having a baby in the house once again.

16 thoughts on “curveball”

  1. Pam says:

    It was a real surprise, but a wonderful one. He’ll show you the world again.

    1. Cat says:

      Thank you. Yes, he’s a marvel and so, so sweet. We’re discovering new angles to things we’ve know forever already.

  2. Anna Tan says:

    Ooh! Congrats! 🙂

  3. Texanne says:

    I am so happy for you! Kind of an attention-getter, with only a few hours warning, but still! A baby. As Martha would say, “It’s a good thing.”

    Don’t stop writing. Don’t wait your turn. It never comes.

    Congratulations, Cat!

    1. Cat says:

      Thank you so much, and I’ll never, ever stop writing. On the contrary. Since I’m NOT the mother, I’ll enjoy being a grandmother. 😀

  4. D J Mills says:

    Wonderful news!
    Enjoy every moment with Niklas because they grow up too fast. 🙂

    1. Cat says:

      Don’t I just know that … just yesterday, my daughter was a baby herself. Now she is a mother. Sigh. Luckily I’m not feeling old but invigorated. 😀

  5. Corona says:

    Wow! It sounds like something out of a tv show, haha. Awesome. Congratulations with the beautful winter babe 🙂

    1. Cat says:

      We are very happy!

  6. Lee Lowery says:

    What a wonderful blessing! Congratulations!

    1. Cat says:

      Thank you. I’ll be picking the two children up today after lunch, and then the fun really starts.

  7. Juneta says:

    LOL, Congrat’s Cat! What a cutie!

    1. Cat says:

      He’ll be a heartbreaker when he’s older. 😀

  8. Karen Lynn says:

    Congratulations, Cat! That’s the most adorable, chubby little curve ball I’ve ever seen in my life.

    1. Cat says:

      Since I’ve never seen a curve ball (but always wanted to use the word), I can’t disagree. 😀
      He is most adorable.

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