Mar. 6th, 2011 10:23 pm
thekyttn: (Caeden)
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Many of you know that my son's girlfriend was expecting a baby, and some know about my concerns about paternity. Kathy gave birth on Saturday (had an emergency c-section actually; both she and baby are fine), and we're all accepting that Caeden is Garrett's son. Ok, I still have my doubts, but since Garrett is accepting the baby as his, unless they choose to do DNA testing and get a different answer, Caeden is my grandson. Good thing too, because that little boy has me entirely wrapped around his fingers already. I know life just got a great deal more complicated, but I suspect he's going to make it worth it.

Tonight I printed out wallet-size copies of some of the pictures I've taken of Caeden with my digital phone. I put out a set for Scott and Carol and Faeryn, and am giving a batch to Garrett and Kathy to give away as they choose. I also put aside a set for myself and for Greg. It was a full 10 minutes after I'd cut the pictures before I realized what I'd done.

This little boy and the pleasure he gives me is so very bittersweet. When things went downhill in the delivery room on Saturday morning, and they rushed Kathy away for an emergency C-section, I immediately spoke to Greg and begged him to be with Caeden and Kathy and to do what he could to look out for our little boy. That evening when I finally got to hold Caeden (his name is going to be Caeden Garrett Corbin on the birth certificate), I told him a lot about his Opa Greg (I'm going to be Oma) who will be watching over him. I intend for him to grow up seeing pictures of Greg and knowing who he is.

It's been a long weekend, and I'm desperate for some downtime and sleep. Not sure when that will happen. Tomorrow I'm not going to see Caeden as they are going home from the hospital, and by the time I get done with work then therapy, it will be almost 8pm and I figure they will need the peace and quiet. Garrett gently suggested to me today that perhaps I wouldn't mind not coming by at lunch as they will have just gotten home and will be exhausted. It's going to be hard not to go by every day, though I know I can't do that.

Anyway, I have a beautiful grandson who I am going to have to work hard to keep from spoiling, and who is already showing signs of stubborness and temper. I expect I'm going to be getting some revenge on Garrett very early for some of the gray hairs he's given me!


Date: 2011-03-08 03:30 am (UTC)

Date: 2011-03-08 03:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Bring food. Do laundry. Vacuum. Gaze at baby longingly. Anything you can do that they don't have to wins serious brownie points, even if what you want to do is hold the baby. They need to do that for now.

Date: 2011-03-08 03:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
For the first week, Kathy's mother is going to be staying with them (which thrills my son not at all). I've told the kids to expect me to come by every Tuesday on my lunch break for a half hour baby time. Kathy won't let anyone else clean her space (which is at least not big), but I will be bringing food and diapers on a regular basis and expecting on my not-Tuesday visits to spend time being useful rather than getting to cuddle the baby, but I'm demanding that at least 10 of my 30 minutes a week is going to be spent cuddling him :), even it if is just holding and burping him after a feeding.

Date: 2011-03-08 04:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Glad everyone is well - thanks for sharing the news!

Date: 2011-03-08 08:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Good news :-)

Babies are blessings!

Date: 2011-03-08 01:36 pm (UTC)
bedlamhouse: (Default)
From: [personal profile] bedlamhouse
So good to hear - you just focus on loving that grandboy.

Being a grandparent is the most fun you can have without risking incarceration *grin*

Date: 2011-03-08 03:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Welcome, Caeden!

Date: 2011-03-08 04:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh congratulations!

Date: 2011-03-08 05:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Congratulations! May your grandson, natural or chosen, bring you joy and pride.

Date: 2011-03-08 08:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Opa Greg--he'd like that! So happy for all! More pictures please!

Date: 2011-03-09 03:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yes, good things can still happen in your life. Congratulations to the parents, best wishes for the Next Next Gen, and gird your own loins for a lifetime of helping and wonder. :)

Ann O.



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