Sunday 10 March 2024

A New Arrival


Thank you for all the lovely Comments in my last post, it's been a while since I have even been able to visit this little space of mine so some of your comments have just been published I love and appreciate each and every one.😘😘

It's been a very busy few weeks but I'm happy to announce the arrival of Grandson number three little Louis, he was born on the 29th February so he's a leap year baby, his Daddy is a Christmas day baby and his brother little Mikey has his birthday on the same day as my brother. It's strange how things work out and how the same numbers seem to crop up in families time and time again, have you noticed it in yours?

Anyway I digress, little Louis is as sweet as can be but his poor mummy had quite a time of it, three days in labour! she was sent home from the hospital on two consecutive nights and  on the third she delivered right in the middle of them giving her an epidural so no pain relief! I feel so sorry for us woman I really do the things we have to put up with! 

I stayed with them to look after Mikey the days leading up to the birth and we went into the hospital the morning after he was born so that Mikey could say hello to his new little brother, I was struck at how things have changed for the worse in the six years since Mikey was born, it's so obvious that the NHS is under strain with staff shortages in all departments Midwifery being one of the worst area's affected.  I could go on, as a retired midwife/nurse it's very sad to see.

This is really just a short post to let you know that I am still around but quite busy with family stuff.  I have my MRI scan today to see if it sheds any light on the tingling/numb sensations in my head and face and it's bang in the middle of Mother's day so there won't be much celebrating going on haha.

I'll leave you with some photos and hopefully things will get back to normal very soon.😊

Just a Few hours old

First hug from big brother Mikey

First outing big brother Mikey's baby blanket made six years ago by Grandma still looks new

This is baby Julian now five months old, showing off his first two teeth, they have just come through much to the relief of mammy and daddy 

Julian loves playing with his Lovey toy, now grandma is going to have to make one for cousin Louis too.

I have started knitting another pair of socks for my Lip Reading teacher Anne 

The making of Easter Chicks still goes on, these were made with a crochet square so easy to make. 

Progress is very slow but I'm enjoying the process.

Happy Mother's Day to all who are celebrating! 😘😘

Linking with Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching


  1. Awww, congratulations, what a little beauty, and a leap year baby too, that's very special. You have three beautiful boys there! Good luck with the MRI today, hope all goes well.

  2. Congrats Grandma Linda !
    How cute is Louis and your other grandchildren !
    Lovely crafts too !
    Enjoy every moment !

  3. Congratulations on the new grand baby! I bet he will be fun! Hope his momma recuperates quickly from the birth. Hope the MRI brings you some answers, too. Happy stitching today, Linda!

  4. Congratulations on the new grandson, he is adorable, as are the others! There is nothing like grandchildren. Love your stitching too!

  5. Welcome baby! Such a treasure!

  6. Many congratulations on your new Grandson Louis.
    Lovely photographs of him, Mikey and Julian.

    I do hope the MRI will bring you some answers.

    My good wishes.

    All the best Jan

  7. A precious new arrival. Congratulations to the whole family.
    I hope everything goes smoothly with your scan. Xx

  8. Congratulations to you on the safe arrival of your new grandson. Louis is a treasure. Sending best wishes to mummy (and daddy) after the birth. A very special birth date for this young man. Hope the scan went ok and that there is good news for you. Have a good week even if it is a busy one. Take care x

  9. Linda, congrats to you, and the baby is just precious. I love everything that you've been making. Good luck with the MRI and hopefully you can figure out what the problem is and it'll go away. Take care Linda.

  10. Such a beautiful baby, a wonderful addition to the family. Best wishes for your MRI hope you get some answers to your health problems.

  11. Congrats on the new grandson. He is adorable. So is little Julian. I like the socks and the embroidery too.

  12. Belated Happy Mothers Day to you, and Congratulations on your new grandbaby. Hope your poor daughter gets so rest. Lovely stitching projects. I popped in from a mutual friends blog, it's always fun to meet new bloggers.

  13. Congratulations on your newest grandson, Linda. Louis looks so tiny bundled up in the blanket (that you made, I presume). It's still beautiful - six years later! Enjoy those sweet grandboys!

  14. Congratulations on your new Grandson, I hope your scan went ok and you have answers soon. My Mum has numbness and pain at times in places, I mentioned small nerve damage, which is what it seems to be. Very strange as she suffered for too long before any answers. Enjoyed your photos, take care. Cathy x

  15. Oh my word, life has been busy for you and yours! What a darling new grandson, and Julian and Mikey are adorable too. Congratulations to all of you, and sincere sympathy to your daughter on what she went through. I hope things are going well for you and that you are getting some answers on the numbness and tingling.

    Lovely embroidery, and how well that baby blanket has stood up to the test of years. Hugs to you.

  16. Congratulations to you all, Linda, on the arrival of Louis. He is beautiful. I imagine Mikey is loving being a big brother. Julian is a sweet boy. Just look at his sweet smile. Three adorable grandsons for you to love. I hope the MRI gave you answers as to the numbness in your face and head.


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