Well, I've had an exciting weekend. On Friday 18th May, I became a first-time grandmother! And yesterday my husband and I were delighted to meet our beautiful little granddaughter, Iona May Gemmell. Her aunty Vikki was equally besotted. I'll try to keep the granny talk to this post!
My poor small-framed daughter-in-law had to have a section in the end as the baby was lying breech and it was evident he or she was going to be big. And she was! I initially misheard my son when he phoned, and started telling everyone Iona May was 8lbs 4oz - big enough for petite Elaine. But she was actually delivered at 8lbs 14oz and was just under a week early! Baby, mother and father are all doing well and they were hoping to get home last night.
I must admit I cried tears of joy on Friday when my son described holding his wee daughter for the first time - especially when he said she was sleeping when delivered, then opened her eyes while he held her. I suppose nothing prepares us for the emotion of a new little baby into the family, considering it's over 30 years since I had one of my own! Just as well we don't live near enough to pop in every day, and I must admit I can't wait until the next stage when Iona will start to focus on our faces and smile (hopefully!) She's already a strong little lady, pushing her head back and trying to grip with tiny, long fingers. Okay, I'd better stop there!
On a different (writing) note, I believe I'll be in the Spotlight later today on Cathy Coburn and Duaine Neill's blog, if anyone wants to visit. Just as well I'd already answered the questions or I'd be focusing on being a grandma, or whatever I decide to be called.
Hope everyone else had a good weekend!