Drum roll!!!! This lady is now a proud grandmother:
Her eldest born son, the one who married the somewhat stolid leafess (see below right),
has in a very short space of time produced three interesting children, each only slightly different from his/ her siblings (girl , boy, girl in that order):
Fortunately their mother passed on her striking colouring and markings but not her generous stocky shape. [I’ve been asked to say discreetly that they are aware that child #3 is looking a bit raggy around the edges but she’s growing so quickly that she’s running out of collagen; her connective tissue is going to need some repair work/boosting once adolescence is over. Well that’s a relief ! I look forward to presenting an elegant, sophisticated young woman once her parents secure that reverse mortgage to finance her cosmetic surgery.]
It’s definitely been a period of great excitement for both the grandparents as their second son and third child , seen here with his chosen life partner (aka “the curvy one”):
has also presented his parents with three babies:
The newest leaflings, two girls and a boy, were all born prematurely and are likely to be fitted in the future with various prostheses to enable them to be self supporting. They are definitely a handful for Grandma in their present state! They will only get larger too. However, at this point, doctors have rejected the grandparents’ offer to fund reconstructive surgery.
Our grandparents have anticipated queries about their daughter.
They have asked me to say only that she and her “a little bit fancy” husband are about to begin their seventh round of IVF. They will go for broke this time with the implantation of three seedlings in the hope of catching up with the brothers and avoiding the bankruptcy which will inevitably follow any eighth course of treatment. An announcement will be made as soon as there is anything to tell.