The kids & I tagged along for an overnight business trip this week .... and upon our return home, there were SCREAMS of joy (mostly Greg) to discover that our family size had doubled while we were away!
I'M A GRANDMA, of sorts -- six times over, as a matter of fact! It was really precious to watch her literally cuddling her kittens with her paws and purring while they nursed. I thought to myself "she's a much more relaxed first-time mother than I ever was"! Two words: nervous wreck. But let's focus on the cat ......
Peanut opted for an under-stated location of simple elegance to deliver -- otherwise known as our basement storage room. To be honest, I was hoping to hold her little paw, feed her ice chips and encourage her through the whole ordeal. (BREATHE, kitty, BREATHE!) But she's independent that way and seized the slim window of opportunity while we were away.
Oh, and Heidi Klum and Nicole Richey have got nothin' on Peanut -- she's got her svelte figure back already, just one day after giving birth.
We'll be accepting flowers and casseroles on behalf of the new mommy, if you're so inclined.