Wordy Wednesday – Welcome into the World

A new life enters the world

Less than a week ago my 4th grandchild, and second grandson, arrived into the world. That’s two new babies during Covid for our family – it’s hard enough at the best of times having a new baby, but with the extra (totally understandable) conditions placed on things like hospital visits and border closures, it hasn’t always been easy.

I’m happy to say that baby Zachary and his family are doing well. They are settling into life with a newborn and a 2 year old at home. It’s an exciting time for everyone – but tiring too!

I was thrilled to meet my newest grandson later on his first night in the world and I think the smile on my face says it all.

Granny Debs and new grandson
Granny Debs and new grandson

The ebb and flow of life

A few days later, I was nursing baby Zachary, and as he clutched onto my finger, I was taken back to that same day 3 years ago, when I held my father’s hand for the final time. In those three years a lot has happened and my dad has been sorely missed.

Life – it ebbs and flows doesn’t it?

No matter what happens to you, the sun continues to rise and set, the tides ebb and flow, the seasons change…and life goes on.

Donna Cardillo

A photographic essay of a few minutes in the life of a new baby taken by Granny Debs!! Isn’t he just adorable?

Feeling fortunate

Despite my three daughters living in different states of Australia, and one living in England, I have managed to be there when each of my four grandchildren have come home from hospital. How amazing is that? I know I’m lucky to be in the position to have been able to do this and appreciate the fact no end!

I’m very happy with that statistic as you can imagine! I’m also lucky to have had a grandchild each year since 2018. Girl, girl, boy, boy. So much love!

I’m grateful too that my granddaughter in England was born before the Covid restrictions hit and although I can’t see her in person, I am a part of her life.

Thank you to my daughters and their families for allowing me into their lives to help welcome their new babies home. Sharing the news with you all is also something I don’t take for granted and I always get permission beforehand.

I usually do a ‘Wordless Wednesday’ post but I’m mixing it up by adding a ‘Wordy Wednesday‘ post every now and again.

Wordy Wednesday 2021
Wordy Wednesday 2021

Thanks for all your congratulatory messages and love.

Life is so precious isn’t it?

Being Bold is becoming a way of life!

Deb 🙂


Debbie

Debbie is an award winning blogger and lives in the small town of Tumbarumba in NSW Australia. Married for 40 years, with three grown up daughters, Debbie and the Mathematician are avid travellers, cyclists and adventurers. Described by others as a ‘hummingbird on speed’ this active mother and grandmother has also received a bravery award from the Queen.

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36 Replies to “Wordy Wednesday – Welcome into the World”

    1. Thanks Sue, he really is lovely. We both enjoyed having his 2 year old sister while mummy and daddy were in the hospital and she had fun. I love being able to be part of their lives, just as you do Sue x

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  1. Congratulations.. and wonderful you have been able to meet all four especially during these times. My fifth grandchild Lucia is six months old today…another baby born in covid times and overseas (in Chile)..I remind myself how lucky we are though with the technology we have today…being able to do video calls daily. My family should have been home before Christmas..now I just hope it’s before July and her 1st birthday.
    PS Hoping to get to Tumbarumba for the Rail Trail fun day and ride the finished track. Congrats on the award also.

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    1. Many thanks for your congratulations and comment. It’s great to hear about your 5 grandchildren and I do hope your family can get home sooner rather than later. Let me know if you are coming to Tumbarumba for the open day!

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  2. He is absolutely adorable! Tiny babies are so very precious and I’m so pleased you’ve been able to spend time with them while he is newborn. She will definitely have her hands full, but what an exciting time for you all.

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    1. Thanks Deb, he really is adorable and I could waste hours just watching him! They are lucky to have time off work together and get used to the many changes that will impact on their lives in coming months. It is very exciting fo us all.

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  3. Congratulations! You look quite comfortable in that role. Now the score is 2-2 in terms of gender. I can’t wait for this. Our son better get to it soon. 🤣

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    1. Thanks Pete, yes I am very comfortable in this new stage of life and have taken to it like a duck to water! I never thought my daughters would have any children but suddenly it’s happened in quick succession! Your turn will come I’m sure 🙂

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  4. Welcome little one to this beautiful, crazy and somewhat contagious world. You have landed in a wonderful family and will be loved forever.

    When I read that your daughter has a new baby and a two year old, I gasped. And then remembered that I welcomed a new baby when my daughter was just 2 years old as well. Thank goodness I was younger and more energetic 34 years ago. I sure couldn’t do it now.

    We had one baby born on the cusp of the Covid virus, arriving in January of 2020 just as the world was beginning to hear about Covid-19. It has certainly been a roller coaster ride trying to help my daughter with her littles then being unable to do so for fear of this virus. Babies make even quarantine better, though. Your new little one is precious.

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    1. Thank you dear Leslie! I also had my first two daughters 2 years apart and wonder how I managed at times! It is quite amazing how exhausting babies and toddlers can be isn’t it? I remember your grandbaby being born last year, and they are even more precious because of the times they were born into aren’t they?

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  5. Hi Deb’s

    Congratulations on your precious latest Grandson, he is absolutely gorgeous!!!

    Have loads of fun and keep the energy going.

    I am also blessed with: Boy, Girl, Girl and Boy.

    Such a huge blessing!!!

    Keep safe and enjoy life.

    Love Atholene

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  6. Oh he’s just so gorgeous – those little cheeks! You are truly blessed and I’m so glad the outcome was all you’d hoped for and more. Hopefully his mum is doing well too and recovering quickly x

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