So that's child 2 and 2a now parents and until we find a suitable blog name, it's 2b. She was born Monday night around 9pm, I sat outside the ward with 2a's sister who I'd only met twice before. 1st time at the wedding and second time last week at the baby shower. We had a blast watching the maternity room door for 3 hours, waiting for the announcement of a royal baby, instead we got a facebook message. I do hope 2a thinks it's funny that we messaged her throughout her delivery (unanswered of course) complaining about our waiting time and numb bums. I was allowed the briefest of sneaky visits before we all left the hospital, me, her mum and dad and sister, at midnight.
Apart from the fact I walked through town on Tuesday morning with the biggest pink helium balloon, everything was being kept quiet until they made their own public announcement after telling family and friends.
So here's what I told you I was doing this week, it's true. I've added in brackets the baby visits etc.
I'm now carrying a pack lunch with me, the most I can get when I'm out that's wheat free is a cake in Caffe Nero and Costa, can't grab a sandwich/wrap on the on go or fast food, so it's either supermarket sushi or hospital cheese and pickle packs and a yogurt with crisps for lunch most of this week.
258 Sunday Off to meet twitter friends of 10 years for coffee in Newport, Mum had a reaction to some new medication so I got her checked out at the local hospital. After dropping her home I popped into see child 2 and 2a (on the maternity ward)
£5.90 for this at Nevill Hall and I couldn't eat the bread or the sausage rolls, even if I had wanted to.
259 Monday Took mum to the doctors then headed off to Gloucester for a bit of shopping and visit child 1 at home, then called in to see child 2 and 2a (on the labour ward)
260 Tuesday Walked Thing 1 and Thing 2 to school, then took mum for an appointment in Usk, bit of shopping (giant helium balloon, pink of course) coffee, then off to visit child 2 and 2a.
261 Wednesday Walked Thing 1 and Thing 2 to school, they tried to con me with a trip to Greggs and Thing 2 didn't stop talking the whole way and hugged every tree and pole on route. Coffee shop visit and say bye to the lovely Manager, Stacey who was so kind to me when my father died 2 years ago. I spent the day tidying, food shopping, wrapping christmas gifts, a friend called in for a natter and I watched TV and had an early night.
Thing 3 wanted his photo taken, no pictures of Thing 4 the new baby as I didn't want to confuse people with them thinking she was 2b.
262 Thursday 2b home from hospital today. I met a friend for coffee in a nearby town, called into my old neighbourhood for a catch up and visited 2, 2a and 2b and then had dinner at a friends house.
263 Friday Took mum for a routine hospital appointment in Newport, called back in the old neighbourhood to catch up with another friend and then it was back to visit The 2's.
264 Saturday Up early and Peter and I finally got the video chat working again, it's been playing up all week and it's vital for us as a family to be able to communicate freely and for him to meet his granddaughter until he can fly over in person.
My nephew, his partner and their 3 month old son, my great nephew live over the road from 2 and 2a, so as the house filled with visitors I popped over to have some cuddles with this one.
Nothing on the blog this week, I've been a little busy. Next week Peter joins me in Northern Ireland for 4 and 4a's wedding.
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Congratulations, Suzanne! I've seen your big announcement on Insta, such wonderful news! Lovely photos of baby's foot and tiny hand! Thing 3 looks very cute too. Hope your Mum is OK.ReplyDelete
thank you very muchDelete
Aww! Congratulations to your son and daughter in law!! It sounds like you had a fun time waiting for the baby to be born.ReplyDelete
Great idea taking a packed lunch with you when you are out.
It sounds like a great week. I love all the photos x
Thank you, it was an exciting weekDelete
Congratulations! What an exciting week for you all. Love those photos of tiny hands and feet. And how lovely that you were able to be at the hospital for the big event. I get Peter can't wait to meet his granddughter.ReplyDelete
I am so privileged with this branch of the family. peter arrives next week, but in the meantime lots of photos and videos being sentDelete
Congratulations on becoming a grandmother. Great that you were able to be at the hospital and see so much of the new baby.ReplyDelete
thank you, thankfully the baby came early or i might have missed it with this weeks trip to Ireland for another sons weddingDelete
Ah congratulations Suzanne. How adorable. I presumed the whole wheat free would be easier over here than overseas?ReplyDelete
thank you. In general wheat free is the same, it's just remembering i can't just pick up something to eat so easily and thought the UK was better preparedDelete
aahhhh congratulations, and welcome to the world of grandparenting. We struggled with a name for Roo on the blog, DD3 picked Roo as it used to be Fifi's nickname when she was a tiny baby and DD3 still calls her roo-ster at times but she did not object to baby Roo getting her nickname.ReplyDelete
Look forward to seeing much more of her.
Love how Thing 1 and 2 tried to con you, always worth a try with a gullible relative
I'm just sticking with the Things for my great nephews/niece and as the kids are numbered 1-5 with a being their partner/wife, their children will be numbered then b, c etcDelete
Congratulations on becoming a grandmother. That is incredible. Great that you were able to be at the hospital and see so much of the new baby. Lovely photos xxReplyDelete
thank you, it's been an amazing weekDelete
it was so wonderful to be included like i wasDelete
So thrilled for you all. Welcome to the world little 2b. Hope your mum is doing better now. That 'meal' looks less than appertising #65ReplyDelete
that meal was vile but it was the only option, the week didn't improve at the other hospital eitherDelete
Congratulations, Grandma!! So happy for you all! Child 1 seems very happy to see you. Your Things are very adorable.ReplyDelete
I am not surprised you have been busy! Congratulations on becoming a Grandma, how lovely a new baby and great that Peter will meet her soon too. Hope the wedding goes well.ReplyDelete
the wedding was lovely and Peter met his granddaughter this weekDelete
Hi Suzanne, a huge congratulations! I can feel you positively glowing with pride from here. No photo of you carrying a pink helium balloon though. I love the photo of 2b's little hand, she's so new that it's still water wrinkly.ReplyDelete
no balloon photo, it was windy and i had trouble getting through doorsDelete
Congratulations to your whole family on the new arrival. So teeny tiny, so easy to forget how small they are! #project365ReplyDelete