Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Meet Mary - Grace

On Thursday 11th April 2013 I accompanied our daughter Kathryn to hospital and we were shown into this room:

Kind of apt don't you think!
Taking a sneaky peek at her hospital notes!
Last bump shot.
It was a rather tense time to say the least but a few hours later and this precious bundle made an appearance:
Snug as a bug in a rug.
" Oh Dear! It can't be that bad surely?!
Boo time with mummy...
Peace at last.
There was a lot of backwards and forwards travelling between  our house and Kathryn's prior to and after the birth so it has been a very tiring few weeks!  Benedict and Pip love the newest addition to the family:

Kath has been a real trooper throughout and breasfeeding is going really well, both of them are complete naturals.  Thankfully she wasn't innundated with visitors and has managed to catch up on some much needed sleep this past week:
One lovely mummy and a totally scrummy grandaughter!
Playing games.
Before leaving we managed a trip out to a lovely restaurant in town, I think Kath was pleased to escape the same four walls and ...
... Gracie slept through the whole event!
We are now back home and I'm slowly catching up on household chores and washing.  I literally cannot remember the last time Benedict and I sat down to do some productive work, it has been a very long time!  It's amazing how sickness and a new baby can mash the best laid plans, still I would not have swapped these past few weeks for all the tea in China!  It was an amazing priviledge to see her being born and to hold her shortly afterwards, it is a moment permanently etched on my memory and in my heart.


  1. Wow, wow, amAzing, they are so beautiful - I'm sure you're so proud! Benedict's face is priceless. :D Lovely lovely to see you back here, and I hope you get some rest in the next few weeks. <3

  2. kathryn is a beautiful mom and mary grace a beautiful granddaughter. i cry just thinking of you being there for the birth. there aren't words enough to express how special that is. . . .oh my . . . all of you are in a timeless place. sending love and hugs from all of us :)

  3. Many congratulations to you all, she is beautiful as is her name. I hope she gives you many many years of joy.

  4. Mary Grace - what a beautiful name! Thank you for these fab photos - so beautiful, so happy!

    May Kathryn be blessed in being a mother, and may Mary Grace's path through life be blessed and protected.


  5. Oh I am so glad - they are just the most gorgeous Mother and baby ever! Love, blessings and prayers for you all. Welcome to Grandmotherhood xx

  6. Congratulations again! What a funny name for a birthing room! I also had to laugh when I read "to hospital" instead of the American way of saying "to the hospital." When we were in London and had to go to the emergency room with Miriam we heard plenty of "to hospital" and had to chuckle every time because it sounded so strange to our ears.

    I hope the recovery will continue to be going fine. Glad to hear that nursing is working out! Do you call her "Gracie" then? One of Veronika's friends is named Gracie and she has this particular way of doing her hair. When Veronika wants her hair like that she calls it "Gracie braids."

    1. Sometimes I call her Mary - Grace and other times Gracie, Pip occasionally will call her Midge!

    2. Comment from San's DH - The town where Gracie was born has a long history of shipbuilding for the Royal Navy. HMS Invicible was an aircraft carrier built there. Hence the name of the suite!

  7. Oh my! What a beautiful baby, she is adorable. Many congratulations to you all. x

  8. Congratulations San! What a beautiful baby and a beautiful name to match :o)

  9. I appreciate the comment about the aircraft carrier .. now I was wondering about that name .. !

  10. Congratulations!!!!! Hooray!!!! Wahooooo!!!! And.... She is precious as can be. How lucky are you?!?! Hugs!

  11. Congratulations everyone, wonderful news. Blessings and light to you all xxxx

  12. Oh such lovely news San! Congratulations to you all, what a gorgeous little girl, and how happy your little ones look! So happy for you all. God bless.
    Love, Carly xx

  13. Oh my goodness, how did I miss this? Well done to your girl,what a beautiful mama and babe! We've been welcoming our own little grandbaby,also in dramatic circumstances. Love and dreams from one new grandma to another xx

  14. Oh! Congratulations! She is a beautiful addition to your family xx

  15. Oh beautiful - congratulations!!

  16. Absolutely gorgeous, congratulations :)xx


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