My daughter Alison gave birth to Savannah-Marie Jean on Wednesday 5th November at 6.59 am. It was a long labour of 28 hours but that was all forgotten as soon as little Savannah was given to her.
My daughter went on maternity leave two weeks before the baby arrived and we spent a few days shopping and preparing for the big event.
Alison got married last Christmas and you can see that blog post here.
Alison invited me to be at the hospital with her and her husband while she was having the baby and I felt very privileged to share this exciting moment with them.
Here is a photo of me holding Savannah-Marie when she was only one hour old.
|One Hour Old|
They go home from hospital much more quickly these days and here she is all packed up to go home when she is two days old.
They go home early but they are not neglected and Alison has had a visit from a midwife or nurse every other day and she has been very pleased with the service.
I have been lucky to have spent every day this week with Alison and the baby and we are certainly counting our blessings that she has been an easy baby so far. She has been up a couple of times a night but going back to sleep after being fed.
My daughter has been doing the right thing by having a morning and afternoon sleep herself and the baby has been going 2-3 hours between feeds.
Savannah is only a week old and we hope this easy behaviour continues. Most of the time this is what we see.
|Savannah-Marie one week old|
I haven't done any sewing for a week and it's hard to believe that a baby can take up so much time even when she is such a good baby. But we do spend many hours staring at her saying how beautiful she is!
Bye for now,