Saturday, 31 August 2019

And so we waited...

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,


  1. I'm so pleased to hear the good news of another addition to your family with the arrival of Alice. You must be full of joy. Both little ones look so sweet. Best wishes to you all.

  2. What a precious little bundle of joy! I love those bright happy eyes! Enjoy your weekend! Sweet hugs!

  3. What sweet little bundles of joy. So much to love.

  4. Alice Dawn took her time getting here but she is adorable.
    Congratulations to all.

  5. Congrats on the family addition!! Both of the littles are adorable. :)

  6. Wonderful! Welcome, Alice and Arlo! Diana, I am so happy for you and your family. As I have caught up with some of your posts I realize that your family has experienced losses as well in the last year as has ours. In July I welcomed my first great great niece!! I care about your feelings as you miss loved ones and celebrate the arrival of precious new family members.

  7. She loooks adorable as does Arlo. Very welcome additions to the family.

  8. Hi Diana! So nice to hear from you! Oh, those little grandbabies are just so precious! Congratulations on those little lovelies! Hope you're doing well.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  9. Hallo Diana. Many congratulations on the arrival (in her own time!) of your great granddaughter, baby Alice. She is beautiful. A new baby in the family is always a little miracle. Glad her mum was able to spend that precious time with her đŸ’–

  10. Hi Diana oh your have beautiful great grand children,so precious.
    I am your newest follower ,hope you will visit and follow me too.
    Your family is growing and how lovely to have little ones to cuddle,hope your day is a good one xx

  11. Oh my! How wonderful! Two such beautiful great-grandbabies so close together! You are truly blessed. They are both absolutely adorable, as you know. So very happy for all of you! God bless these dear ones with many years of happiness and good health and joy!!


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