I know that there are midlifers everywhere with grandchildren coming out their ears, but this one is our first and it's all very exciting. The new parents are justifiably over the moon and our daughter is very pleased for them - she gets to be an aunty (and she's even more pleased that she is off the hook for having to provide a grandchild in the near future.)
I managed to keep it a secret for a few weeks while they waited for the 12 week scan. They put up their big announcement on facebook this week, so now I'm allowed to talk about it as much as I like. I probably won't overkill the topic but I couldn't resist announcing it and I've even included a picture of the 12 week ultrasound so you can check if there is any family resemblance yet!
I wish I was a knitter or a quilter or a maker of cool baby things, but alas and alack, this child will have to hope it's other grandmother is better at that type of activity. Instead I'll be combing the baby section of the shops looking for cute little baby outfits and fun toys that won't break the budget. Shopping looks like being fun again!
I also really need this tee shirt: