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I can't hold her as yet but at least I can show her off!


She's here!

Only 1790 grams.

Forty one centimetres long.

Born just before seven o'clock tonight.

Perfectly, perfectly formed.

Absolutely beautiful.

Breathing and feeding on her own a short time after birth (although feeding status was to change once she was admitted to the neonatal ward).

We just want to praise God for answered prayer.

I will praise You, O Lord, with my whole heart;
I will tell of all Your marvelous works.
Psalm 9:1, NKJV

Roller Coaster

Two words that come to mind when I attempt to describe this past weekend are roller coaster. Emotionally - and mentally and physically - it's been up and down and not at all what we planned. In my innocence I thought that the most stressful part of the weekend was going to be getting one hundred and twenty individual chocolate peppermint tarts to the venue where Son#3's and his fiance's engagement party was to be held.

Little did I know that was going to be the least of my concerns!

Friday afternoon as I was getting ready to pack, Son#2 rang and asked me to babysit The Most Adorable Granddaughter in the World#4. It was my joy to do so. Within a very short time we realised it was going to be more than an hour or two of babysitting. DIL#2 was admitted to hospital and we changed our plans so that we could care for The Most Adorable Granddaughter#4 overnight.

The next morning Son#2 picked his daughter up and we left town believing that DIL#2 would be released from hospital some t…

One, Two, Three, Four

One: Some of the best things are in our own backyard. Or almost. This afternoon DH and I went for a walk around the lake in the rain (my favourite time to walk). Usually we take the low road - the tracks around the lake where we can feed the ducks - but today we took the high road. We discovered that the lake looked quite different when viewed through the tops of trees than it does when you're down on the same level. We also discovered that for some, the lake is in their backyard - literally. I came home with dreams of buying a house that backs on to the lake and taking The Most Adorable Granddaughters in the World to feed the ducks every time they visited.

Except, as DH pointed out, I would worry about said granddaughters escaping from the yard and falling into the lake and drowning. Besides, it only takes a few minutes to drive there. I'm really not that unhappy with our house although sometimes I think a view and less neighbours going down the adjoining drive would be nice. …


It's been a mild winter which might - or might not - account for all the nasty bugs going around. Not creepy crawlie bugs but sick bugs.

The Most Adorable Granddaughter#4 has had croup. Son#2 told me not to overreact - which we all know I'm prone to do - but then he doesn't have memories of taking it in turns to sit up with your six-month old baby to ensure that he continues breathing through the night and then having that child sent straight to hospital after he started turning blue and being placed in an oxygen tent and then having to be grilled by the nurses who weren't convinced that you were a responsible parent. It didn't help that your precious baby had a huge bruise from where his older brother had bitten him or that he had reacted to his recent immunisation and had a massive bruise on the injection site. The fact that I hadn't brought my son into hospital earlier (despite ringing them in the middle of the night because I was concerned) made me an irresp…

And the Winner is ...

Drum roll please ... Kristi Michel!!! Congratulations Kristi. I'm sure you're going to love the Lilla Rose clip that you've chosen.

Thank you again to Elizabeth for offering a Lilla Rose clip for this giveaway. And thank you too for all those who entered. We're sorry that not everyone can win.