Tuesday, 18 August 2015
I AM A PROUD GRANDFATHER AGAIN
This August always promised to be an eventful month for our family. Firstly, with the wedding of my son, Jon, to Lisa on 8th and now the arrival of a baby daughter to my daughter Selina and hubby Matt tonight, 17th. So this news is hot off the press.
Here is Selina at Jon's recent wedding comparing and introducing her bump to the bump of one of my favourite nieces, Verity, who is two months behind Selina with her future bundle of joy, also a girl.
Rosa entered the world at 8.30pm this evening weighing in at 7lb 2 oz and two days early.
Mother and baby daughter are doing well. Selina was in labour for just 4 hours and all went well. It was a water birth. Matt rang me to tell me the good news and he was quite emotional and as pleased and proud as punch. We shall celebrate tomorrow evening.
Earlier I had heard the news that Selina had gone into the maternity ward from Matt's mother, who has been ringing all evening with snippets of information ~ we are so excited. We shall be visiting to see Rosa, mother and father tomorrow afternoon. Sue first rang me at 5pm saying we were soon to be grandparents.
That maternity ward at Bath Royal United Hospital has many happy memories for us. Both Selina and Jon were born there, and also baby Peter . . . and now little Rosa.
I was an anxious grandpa for a while but I am so pleased the birth went well and quickly and so proud of my little girl becoming a mum. She will always be my little girl.
I hope Maria has sprinkled some stardust on little Rosa, just as she undoubtedly did on Peter.
I will post more on the wedding soon and of course I shall post some photos of baby Rosa as soon as I can.
And of course, I shall be posting about Selina and Matt's wedding three years ago, not yet done because of the then traumatic events in my life.
Thank you all for your interest.