Thursday, 13 November 2014

An Exciting Event

After waiting all year my first Grandchild has arrived and I have been in a whirl ever since.
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
I am still smiling but I have been up all night in this photo, I finally got a couple of hours sleep after being awake for 32 hours straight. I didn't even do that when I was a teenager.

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.

Going Home
That white shawl you can see at the bottom of the photo was bought for me by my mother and all four of my children came home in it. It's lovely to see the tradition continued.

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 sleeping
Yesterday she was a week old and I managed to get some photos while she was awake.

Savannah-Marie one week old
She was 3.35kg and that is 7.38lbs in the old way.

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,


Wendy @ Wendysquiltsandmore said...

Congratulations. I'm sure your daughter appreciates having you around to assist with meals and laundry. Those first few weeks are just about survival really!

Sew so crazy! said...

What a beautiful beautiful baby!

jude's page said...

Isn't she gorgeous, enjoy your grandma time.

Vivienne Garforth said...

Linda, of course you do, ie. stare at Savannah-Marie. Congratulations to you, your daughter and all your family. Your life will never be the same again!! Ask me how I know,lol.

Sharon said...

Congratulations Linda on the birth of your grand daughter... I became a grand mother for the first time last November and we are now on the eve of a very special first birthday... Grand children have the ability of grabbing hold of your heart and never letting go... May Savannah-Marie bring you as much pleasure as Brigitta has bought me... Take care x x

Bear said...

Congratulations Linda, beautiful babe and such a proud Grandmother enjoy this is such a wonderful time for you all. Love her name and Savannah- Marie is beautiful babe ( read your. Log on Alison and Marvins wedding which ws lovely also beautiful bride) oh my you have had such a busy year, and such a happy year as well
Love n Hugs Belinda xo

Lorraine said...

Congrats Grandma! She looks a sweetie.

Dawn said...

Congratulations its a most wonderful experience and it only gets better and better.

chickadee04287 said...

Congratulations, Linda! What a beautiful child and easy to tell that she is well loved and taken care of. Just stopped by to look at your crazy quilts again.

Linda Steele said...

Thank you everyone for your kind good wishes. I have been spending the weekdays with them and they are both doing beautifully.