...random jottings on what may be happening in my life at any particular time, not necessarily anything earth shattering, just ordinary every day stuff; and photographs, mainly taken by me, my GKB and other family members as we travel through this journey called life...
We have a new great granddaughter and her name is Alice Dawn.
It was quite a lead up to her arrival. Her Mum was still working, due to finish that week, but when she went for her midwife appointment during her lunch break she was told "You need to go back to work and tell them you are finishing immediately. Baby's head is down."
So she did. Then went home and rang her mother, who was in the South Island, and told her. Mother was booked on a flight to go up later in the week, in plenty of time for the birth, so she thought. Then the waiting began.
And we waited.
The proud granny got on her plane and flew up to the North Island
at the end of the week.
And we waited some more
- to the point we all thought Granma was going to be back in the South Island again before baby put in an appearance.
And still we waited.
But, as we know, babies will make their appearance in their own good time. Eventually, six days after she was due and almost three weeks from the midwife instructions to finish work, wee Alice came into the world. She is a week old now and a beautiful wee button. And the nice thing is that her Granma was able to spend a week with the new family, enjoying baby and lending a helping hand. She comes home tomorrow afternoon and the other granny flies in that evening, so ongoing support for them just now.
Sweet Alice ready to go home.
Wee Arlo, three months old now, visiting with his aunty.
And now this besotted great granma is going to sign off. Keep well until next time, Diana