Congratulations are in order for actress and director Mindy Kaling who welcomed a new baby this week! Katherine Swati Kaling was born on December 15th to the 38 year old Mindy who has not disclosed the baby’s father. The baby’s middle name is in tribute to Kaling’s own mother who died of pancreatic cancer in 2012.
Kaling announced her pregnancy in July, telling media members that she was excited but nervous about motherhood. “I want to be the fun Mom,” she told the TODAY Show. “I know I’ll be the dorky Mom.”
Like many of us, the actress also expressed she was very nervous about becoming a mother. “It’s so unknown to me,” she said. “I have a lot of control over a lot of aspects of my life, and this is one where I’m like, ‘OK, it’s out of my hands,’ which is kind of a fun feeling.”
In addition to sharing a middle name with her grandmother, Kaling hopes little Katherine will also share other traits as well. “My career choice was not something that (my mother) was familiar with and she was just so supportive of that,” she told People magazine. “And if I could give that to my child, just the open-mindedness, I’d be so happy.”
Congratulations to Mindy Kaling and welcome to Katherine!
The gift of motherhood is the very greatest gift of all.