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I am "Granny" again!

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Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 22 Jan 2014 04:55

Yesterday afternoon o.h.'s son's gf gave birth to their baby daughter. They live in New York so we won't see much of her yet except in pictures and on skype. They have arranged to skype everyone on Thursday pm so luckily o.h. can get in on that with his work ipad as he will be at home.

She weighed 6lb 3 oz so tiny compared to her cousins over here when they were born and she has my late daughter's middle name as her middle name, not intentionally, just one of their choices. Her first Christian name is Abbey. She is a sweet little thing, photos on facebook when very new and crinkly, bless her.

I was getting worried she would be really late (she was due last Weds) and turn up on my late daughter's birthday at the end of the month, or that they would chose her name as o.h.'s son doesn't really know about my Zoe but I am ok with the middle name, Alexandra, being the same.

Last year my nephew's gf had a baby boy on the anniversary of my daughter's death which was difficult for me.

O.h. doesn't seem as excited as I expected he would, perhaps he will feel more excited when he sees the pics on skype and talks to the couple.

That's four 'step' grandkids I have now, hope my son will get a move on and give me one or more to continue our family name. His gf's little boy is nearly 6 and then the two in UK are 3 and nearly 1 and now Abbey.



Maryanna Report 22 Jan 2014 08:40

Lovely news Liz. M. x

Brenda from Wales

Brenda from Wales Report 22 Jan 2014 08:56

Congratulations Liz..hope you get to see them on Skype or FaceTime .
Suppose were lucky that we have this facility as more of our families live abroad.
Have you sorted out what sort of tablet you're having yet? :-)


Paula+ Report 22 Jan 2014 09:04

Congratulations Liz a lovely new addition to your family tree.


kandj Report 22 Jan 2014 09:23

Happy news to begin a dark rainy Monday morning with.

Many Congratulations Granny Liz......... thanks for sharing good news with us all. Be patient with your son and his gf, they may well surprise you this year! Gxxx


LadyScozz Report 22 Jan 2014 10:09

Congrats Granny Liz <3

I'll never be a granny, but we have lots of nieces & nephews (OH has nine, I have 10) who are now giving us great-nieces & nephews.

A new great-niece arrived on 12 January, OH's nephew & partner. We're now "greats" to seven!


Linda Report 22 Jan 2014 11:03

Congratulations Liz what lovely news, and lovely names


JoyBoroAngel Report 22 Jan 2014 12:14

how wonderful congratulations xx :-D :-D :-D


LaGooner Report 22 Jan 2014 12:20

Such lovely news, congratulations to all the family Liz, another twig on your family tree. <3


Mersey Report 22 Jan 2014 14:24

Many congratulations Liz, another beautiful miracle is born, love to you and yours :-) <3


Mauatthecoast Report 22 Jan 2014 14:41

Congratulations to you and your family Liz
Mau xx

21st Jan. is a great birth date ;-) :-D


Sylvia Report 22 Jan 2014 16:18

Congratulations to you all.xx


UzziInSunshine Report 22 Jan 2014 19:34

Congratulations Liz and family.

One little story for you Thelma decided that her own 2 children would never make her a Gran as they were getting older so the just being a step granny was okay. Dad died in 2006, Thelma had her 1st grandchild a year later and now has 5 grandchildren from her own children .

It´s never too late.


Wend Report 22 Jan 2014 21:33

Such happy news Liz - congrats to you and your family <3


MR_MAGOO Report 22 Jan 2014 21:49

Congrats to all Liz.

Mr M.....x <3x


Sallie Report 22 Jan 2014 22:56

Congratulations Liz and family, on the lovely news. Hope oh will manage to see the pictures of his new granddaughter tomorrow on Skype, while he is at work.

Love and best wishes. Sallie and Alun.xx <3

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 23 Jan 2014 03:19

Thanks folks, there was another pic on fb in the wee small hours of yesterday so I showed that to o.h. before he went to work. I got home yesterday afternoon from having my hair cut to find o.h. on skype and talking to Mom and Dad (will be strange to have a Mommy in the family not a Mummy) and I saw a pic of Abbey. They are keeping the family in till end of the week as baby is a bit small, seems they have their own little room to be in and lots of visitors popping in to visit. It was good to see Daddy and Abbey but Mommy kept hidden cos she was in her dressing gown she said, lol

No doubt we will see her often as time goes by, on skype, so we can see how fast she grows. Shame we didn't have the opportunity to do that with the other baby granddaughter but we know her well enough now and do see her and her little brother every so often altho it will be a longer trip to visit now they have moved nearer London and of course, we can see them on skype too now.

Yes, time enough this year for my son and his gf to surprise me but I think he will wait a little longer to make sure his new job is permanent. He is going for an interview within his place of work for a different, permanent job so is busy filling the application form in and getting ready for the interview as they approoached him and asked if he would be interested. His current job is only temporary till May.



Elizabethofseasons Report 23 Jan 2014 23:13

Dear Purple


Congratulations to all on the safe arrival of the little one.

Take gentle care
Very best wishes

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 24 Jan 2014 06:51

Thanks Elizabeth.

More pics arrived yesterday. Her little eyes still look very puffy but she seems to be doing ok and they will be going home today. I am wondering how the dogs will cope, Mommy has a female boxer who was all hers until S. moved in, and then he got a Siberian husky pup who is now about 1 yr old, and he was spoiled rotten so I hope he doesn't get jealous and cause problems.