Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Introducing Elin Grace

Elin Grace was born at 1 minute past 8 on Monday. She weighed 7 lbs 10 oz and is absolutely perfect in every way.
Daughter was in labour for 44 hours and managed without drugs - she had a little bit of gas and air but didn't find it helpful so didn't bother - and she was brilliant.

Granny with Elin at about 5 hours old.
I'm home now, leaving Mum, Dad and Elin to get acquainted properly. (I was willing to stay and walk Hollydog, cook meals, wash clothes and be immeasurably useful, but they feared I might start eating Elin so they made me go. 'Not even one tiny toe?' 'NO!')
Hopefully Husband will be better at the weekend and we'll be able to go down again so he can see Elin. (You know what it's like, when someone's in love, they keep mentioning the loved one's name.)
Thank you for all your congratulations and messages!

xx

16 comments:

Amanda said...

my comment disapered!!!

she is gorgeous!!! babies are so amazing...... note to self - must not get broody!!!

Liz said...

THank you, Amanda! Babies are indeed gorgeous! So perfect. I know what you mean about being broody (not that I am!) I could have gone on having babies for ever! But Husband put his foot down!

Dragonstar said...

I agree Liz - I loved having babies (I had 5 after all!) but I had to stop because I got too old :(

Anyway, you have to put up with the teenager stage.....

I love those photos.

Aileni said...

Congrats all round. Feels good doesn't it.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely lovely pictures - thanks for sharing them with us.
I love the names and pleased that everything has gone well (except the 44hrs of labour!)
Wendy (Wales)

James Higham said...

Aw, isn't that sweet?

Furtheron said...

She so nearly shares my daughters birthday :-)

She is lovely! Congrats to all

Gattina said...

I am green of jalousy ! I am still not grandma ! Congratulations !!!

Rose said...

She is beautiful, Liz! And Daughter looks positively radiant! You've already proven you're going to be a wonderful grandmother--leaving them alone to get acquainted even when you must have been dying to stay! Babies are so precious; enjoy!

Leslie: said...

Oh Liz! I know exactly how you're feeling right now. It's so exciting to be a grandmother and your little Elin Grace is absolutely puuurrrrfect. I can hardly wait to meet her - one of these days! Looking forward to seeing many more photos of her. I love love love her name - My grandmother's name was Grace and I was hoping that my daughter might have used it.

Shirley Davis said...

Elin is gorgeous - and Anna is amazing! You? Well, you are just one clever doting Gran! And I am jealous...

Mauigirl said...

She's beautiful! Congratulations Liz, and of course, Daughter and her hubby!

CherryPie said...

Aww! how lovely and what a proud Mum and GrandMum :-)

MissKris said...

She's absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!

Linda - Gold Coast said...

Oh Liz she is absolutely gorgeous♥ and has a gorgeous Mummy and Granny. Linda xoxo

Joy Des Jardins said...

Elin is BEAUTIFUL! Oh Liz...isn't it the best just holding that precious little bundle? Congratulations again to all of you. Your daughter looks amazingly wonderful for all those hours she put in I must say. Please give Elin Grace an extra little hug from me...and enjoy every minute Granny. Love, Joy