Welcoming Charlotte

Great surprises this week! Firstly my daughter had her baby a week early last Tuesday! Labour started on Monday evening while my mum and I were having dinner with them.  I soon found myself bathing two boys, struggling with pyjamas and reading about a shiny goldfish, then massaging my daughter’s back as the pains just got stronger.  She didn’t feel like it was actually imminent so I made it back home and got into bed at midnight only to get the call to go back round and babysit at 1am!

I was too excited to sleep as my son in law was texting me the updates – 2am – 5cm, 2.30am – 9cm, 3am – she was born twenty minutes ago! I celebrated in the kitchen with a tea and fairy cake before going back to bed exhausted.

3.30am ‘ping’, daughter sends picture to my ‘phone! 4am ‘ping’ more pictures! 4.30am I give up trying to sleep 😞 and text her to see if they are keeping her in or not.  4.30am ish I must’ve passed out 😴 5.20am ‘boom’ wahhhhhh’ wail – where’s mummy? Yep, the monsters were awake.  We sat in their parents’ bed looking at pictures of their new sister which was feeling rather special – for about 5 minutes – then it was ‘Granny, can we go and play on the X box?’ – needless to say as soon as I said ‘no’ it was ‘mummy lets us’ .  Ha! do they think I don’t know all the tricks!!  Poor Mummy and Daddy arrived home at 6.30am to find the three of us staring out the bedroom window at them.    😃  As their dad went to get the bags out of the boot, the eldest one said in amazement ‘ they’ve put her in the boot!!!!

my new little granddaughter is Charlotte, but not because of the other Charlotte, unfortunately Daughter had already chosen the name when the royals announced it! She wasn’t very pleased!


My Three Grandchildren

So so that was my main excitement – secondly however was seeing my tweet printed in Craftseller this month!

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My tweet!



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