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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Missing from Blogland...

That's me! I've written hardly any blog posts for a while. And that's mostly because of this little person...

Little Holly arrived after a month's drama on May 13; the day before Mothers Day. It was April 13 when the drama started. DH and I had arrived in Adelaide and a text from DD2 arrived saying that her latest scan was cause for concern...the baby was very small for 34 weeks and had a very small head. 🙁. I wanted to come straight home but was convinced by the family that there was nothing I could do, so we continued on with our 10 day holiday.
 And so began a month of weekly scans and doctor appointments, and the news didn't seem to get any better. A special fetal scan at 37 weeks even hinted at chromosomal abnormalities.
At 37 weeks and a few days, DD2 was admitted to hospital to be induced. The first attempt failed and a second attempt resulted finally on Day 4, with our new little granddaughter, Holly Mae being born. DD2 and bub were discharged from hospital the next day, which 'said to us' that the baby was perfectly healthy and with a very normal sized head! Holly weighed 2.842kg (6.3 lbs) which is small but not impossibly so.

Most days since the birth, I have visited my daughter to help with her adjustment from career woman to new mum...bringing cooked meals as well as sitting with Holly and bringing up her wind or rocking her to sleep, while DD2 snatched some sleep herself.

I've also been there to help on the first few outings with Holly. What a pair of cuties! This photo was taken just before Holly and DD2 went out to meet a new friend who shared a hospital room with Jen and whose baby was born the same day as Holly.

And last Thursday, the Health Visitor came to check Holly's progress. And the little one got a clean bill of health and now weighs 3.6 kg.
 Anthea met her cousin at a family dinner to celebrate DH's birthday at the end of May...

What a privilege it is to spend time with our granddaughters.  

25 comments:

Nanna Chel said...

Well that is the best excuse I have heard for being absent from Blogland, Maria. What a little darling your granddaughter is! Congratulations to your family. Well done!

Chookyblue...... said...

So pleased all is well......

doodles n daydreams said...

Congratulations to everyone concerned and especially to the proud grandparents :)


Diana

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Oh .... so,very precious...so pleased all is well ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Congratulations!! I, those sweet babes that give us a scare on entering this world usually give you a handful as they grow up!! Your daughter just might be in for it. But she won't mind. My daughter never did. And our handful turned into a terrific young man who is the youth minister of their church. Who knew!
xx, Carol

Maria said...

Pleased to read alls well with mum and babe. Holly Mae is gorgeous as is darling little Anthea....now you have two little girls to cuddle.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Congratulations!!! Such a little sweetie pie.

FlowerLady

barbara woods said...

the are so sweet. we have 22 grands

Marit Johanne said...

Congratulations! So good all is well after the worries. Both your granddaughters are lovely!

Lin said...

Congratulations Maria! So glad all has worked out well for Mother and Daughter. So pleased for you all. xx

Cynthia said...

What a wonderful outcome and beautiful baby girl. And equally wonderful that you can spend time with your new granddaughter. My daughter's first babies were tiny twins and those early days with the babies, helping their mama, are some of my most precious memories of my life. Don't worry about blogging. Don't miss one minute with the baby!

allotmentadventureswithjean said...

Congratulations on the wonderful news as you welcome a new granddaughter into the world. You and your family must have been beside yourself with worry during the last weeks of the pregnancy. She has a dear little face, and those bright eyes full of wonder taking it all in. Congratulations.

Nanette said...

Ah Maria, you look absolutely in your element with those two sweet little girls to cuddle and spoil. Lots of pink knitting in your future?
Congratulations to the whole family xx

Michelle Ridgway said...

How lovely. I am so glad all turned out well for Mum and bub. Little Holly is just beautiful. You look perfectly at home there being Nana Maria. Congrats to you all xx

Jackie said...

Congratulations to all. She is beautiful.

God bless.

margaret said...

so good to read Holly is well but what a scare for you all these scans can cause so much worry but fortunately they can also give wrong information as in this case. She is a real cutie

angela said...

Adorable. So happy everything is AOK.
Docltors love scaring new mothers and grandmothers
Those first few weeks and months are so hard on the new mum. She very lucky to have you there xx

Vireya said...

Lovely! Glad to hear all is well. Congratulations on the new granddaughter! It is wonderful that you can be so involved with your grand-babies.

Hilachas said...

Congratulations, Maria. What a blessing to have a healthy, beautiful granddaughter. Prayers for her continued good health, as well as yours.

Susan said...

So glad all is well - what a month that must have been.
Such little cuties!

Anthea said...

Welcome to the world, Holly!
Maria, from a worrying few weeks has come the beginning of a sweet new little life & much joy for everyone... so glad she's arrived safely & healthy. Best wishes to her parents, and I'm sure you will relish every moment with your new GD.
x

Carolyn said...

So pleased it turned out well for everyone. Congratulations all round. I too have been missing from blogland but I have no real excuse!

Una said...

I'm glad it went well. What do doctors know? Mine said I was having a small baby and the next day I gave birth to an 8.5lbs whopper. I love the photo of mother and baby looking into each other's eyes.

Sue (this n that) said...

Such a wonderful and happy ending to initial concerns. Cheers and very best wishes :D)

Mizumatte said...

congratulations and a succh blessing she surely is, the modern tech isn't always good, enjoy the new life Jaana