Down under granddaughter

At around 1:30 AM this morning, 16 time zones away, Stacey, Keller’s wife, gave birth to a baby girl in Albury, Australia. Both baby and mother are OK. The little girl weighed about 7.25 pounds. No name yet.

Stacey is exhausted. While she is unbelievably fit, as evidenced by the fact that she is the only one in our family to have competed at the Division I level in college sports (she was a sprinter on the swim team at Nebraska and still holds school records there), labor was long and arduous. On top of that, while preparing for the birth of her second child,  Stacey was trying to complete her PhD dissertation, entitled: “Fish assemblage and in-stream habitat in the Beavers Creek / Old Man Creek anabranch of the Murrumbidgee River, NSW.” She is one tough woman.

So far, we have only one photo. It came via Viber.

It shows Keller all gowned up and ready for the delivery. I believe the photo was taken by Stacey. Anyway, here it is:

From China, Milan, Karel and Lisa's little boy, upon seeing th photo, asked: "Is this a different Uncle Keller?"

From China, Milan, Karel and Lisa’s little boy, upon seeing the photo, asked: “Is this a different Uncle Keller?”

More later . . .


11 responses

  1. Congrats! The best part of being a grandparent is spoiling the grandchild and leaving your daugher and son-in-law to deal with the fall-out.

  2. I agree with Da Man about the high point of having grand kids, sort of “Oh, of course you can stay up late. Your mommy always stayed up late. Have some more Coke and chocolate.”

  3. Tom,

    What do they say? “Pay back is a . . . .”

    Oh, yes, with me it is: Let’s have ice cream with choco sausce and whipped cream for breakfast just like your Mommy used to do. Then, when the sugar rush hits, I nap.

    What fun!

    All the best.


  4. Congratulations, my wife favors drums as presents for grand kids, but we have never had the courage, you might try.

  5. Congrats. Some of my best memories as a kid are Friday night dinner and sleepovers with Nan.
    Wagon wheel noodles for dinner and late night movies. As far as presents, I recommend fart cushions and remote controlled belching machines. What are grandparents (and aunts) for? It’s your duty, Judge. 🙂

  6. Jill,

    The granchildren refer to me as “stinky feet Grampa” and so fart cushions and remote controlled belching machines are right up my alley. Thank you for–fart and burp–the suggestion.

    All the best.


  7. Judge:
    Congrats to you & yours. Once again, I say: may all her desire be fulfilled except one, so that she’ll always have something for which to strive. BTW, your son greatly resembles you.

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