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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

At last I can say something!

On Monday, late in the afternoon, DH and I received some news but we were 'sworn to secrecy'. 


But yesterday afternoon the 'news blackout' was lifted. On Monday afternoon at 3.16 pm, after 21 hours in labour, DsD2 gave birth to a little girl, whom they've called Anthea. The reason for the parents not wanting the news to be spread straight away was that they wanted to ring all their close family and friends first to tell them of Anthea's arrival. And they needed a fair bit of time to do that but first they needed to rest. 
As the little family were too tired to receive visitors that night, it was next afternoon that DH and I went for a visit and a lot of cuddles! 
Proud grandpa!
DH has chosen 'grandpa' as his 'title'. There are 3 grandmothers and the other two didn't want 'grandma' but I did! So Grandma and Grandpa Goodwin it is! 


So our first grandchild has been born and what a sweet little cherub she is. 

19 comments:

helbel19 said...

Wonderful photos Maria and super news..... I love being a grandparent and I'm sure you will too..... congratulations to all.

Kate said...

Congratulations and enjoy her!!

Chookyblue...... said...

oh the most wonderful news.......congrats and enjoy for your grandy.......

Deb said...

Congratulations Maria, What a beautiful little girl Anthea is. Beautiful photo of you and your husband with bubs.
So thrilled for you,

Maria said...

Big hugs to all... Anthea is gorgeous! Enjoy your cuddles...

Vireya said...

How exciting! Congratulations all round!!

margaret said...

how wonderful a granddaughter congrats to you all. Lovely photos. My granddaughter is 18 in april and it seems no time at all since she was born. They seem to grow up so quickly, developing much earlier than we did I am sure.Looks like I will have no more as daughters are 44 and 40 this year

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Massive hugs huge congrats... So very exciting... Woo hoo ..she is perfect xxxx

diane b said...

That is so exciting the first grand child. Congrats to all. She is an angel.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

First ..Huge Congratulations!! Grands are so much fun.

YOU chose your name, huh? Let us know in two years what it REALLY is. Grandma and Grandpa were fine with us. Our first grandson dubbed us Bamma and Papa. His Great Grands became became Biggy Papa and Biggy Bamma. We love it.
xx, Carol

Becky said...

Congrats Grandma and Grandpa! SHe's a cutie!

Cynthia said...

CONGRATULATIONS! She couldn't be more perfect. It's s wonderful photo of little Anthea and Grandma and Grandpa.

Cat Lover said...

Lovely photos! Congratulations! She is just beautiful.

doodles n daydreams said...

How wonderful, congratulations to every one. I'm a granma and that's the way i wanted it too. the photos are lovely. You're going to have some lovely times with your wee Anthea.

Diana

Tanya Murray said...

Wonderful news Maria, nothing nicer!

Jackie said...

Congratulations. What a bundle of joy the little one will bring to all of you.

God bless.

Susan said...

Must have been hard to keep quiet!! a little cutie...

Bev C said...

Hello Maria,
Congratulations to everyone and welcome to the world Anthea.

Now what are you knitting Maria?

Happy days.
Bev.

Australian Gardening Granny said...

Maria I am thrilled thrilled and THRILLED to hear this news.
Congratulations.