Ok, so I know people have babies all the time and those babies grow up and have their own babies. My friends have become grandparents and I haven't understood what all the fuss is about until this week when it's happened to me! I really appreciate all the lovely messages you've sent in response to the picture I posted of Laura's baby on the day she was born so I hope you'll indulge me if I show you a few more.
Let me introduce you to Amelie Elizabeth - it's hard to believe she's arrived a whole month earlier than expected isn't it?
She's only 2 days old here.
Out for the count on grandad's lap on day 3.
And weaving her spell over Great Aunt Maureen on day 4. (Yes that is an iPad on Laura's hospital pillow but I promise you I wasn't making her answer email!)
As a pre-term baby there have been a few concerns and Amelie has required careful monitoring from the hospital staff. Without exception everyone in the maternity unit has been absolutely marvellous. We are eternally grateful for their care and expertise. All the tests results have been good and we are hoping that Mom and baby will be allowed home in the next day or two.
Thank you for indulging me. I can't promise there won't be more photos but I'll try to resume normal service as soon as I can.
Talk to you soon - Linda