The Announcement.

Some of you have been kind enough to express an interest in how things are going with my daughter and the bump.

Yvonne went into hospital this morning and was given a section. At 12.20 pm we had a new arrival. I have a granddaughter to spoil and her parents are delighted that they have one of each.

Young Amelie Rose presented herself to the world at a weight she never retain 9lb 3 oz. She looks very much like her brother when he was born so may turn into a rare beauty, hopefully with a temperament to match.

10 minutes after the birth

10 minutes after the birth

A beauty all of her own.

A beauty all of her own.

Forgive the extra blogs but for me this is the perfect way to round out the old year and start anew.

I wish everyone Health, Wealth and Happiness for the New Year. May it start well and just get better.


xxx Massive Hugs to all xxx


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153 responses to “The Announcement.

  1. Sarah Broadley

    That is the best news! Congratulations to you all x x

  2. BIG congrats, David!!! xoxoSarah

  3. You said it all… A beauty all of her own. Congratulations to the happy parents, big brother, and of course, the wonderful grandfather. Happy New Year hugs!

  4. What a wonderful way to ring in the New Year, a healthy beautiful little girl. Congratulations to you, Yvonne,hubby, and to big brother Reuben. So happy that everyone is healthy and happy. Love the name!! She is a beauty.

    • I think she’ll grow into her beauty Suzanne. At the moment she has the cross little face that so many babies have. She can’t be too bad though, she didn’t cry when I held her.
      Happy New Year Darling
      xxx Massive Hugs xxx

  5. Congratulations!!!!! What a wonderful new gift. Wishing you peace, love, and much fun spoiling the new little one πŸ™‚

  6. Oh what a gift to receive today David πŸ˜€
    Congratulations and wishes for a Happy New Year for all of you.

  7. Oh it’s a thriving Thursday indeed! Congratulations Granddaddy! You’re so right “the perfect way to round out the old year and start anew.” This is so wonderful. Wishing you and yours a thriving 2016! Mega hugs!

  8. Another 31st December Capricorn – Is the world ready? Doesn’t matter, she’s here and beautiful – Congratulations David πŸ‘πŸ˜ƒ

  9. huge congrats to all of you, david )

  10. Congratulations to you and your daughter and family! Happy New Year!

  11. How wonderful David – congratulations to you and the family! I’m just a little green with envy! I have a Capricorn daughter, born 23rd December which has always had the effect of kicking off our Holiday celebrations early, who became a total delight once the teenage years were survived by both of us πŸ™‚ Happy New Year!!

    • Thanks so much Pauline. I don’t know why but I told Yvonne I wanted this little delight to be a Capricorn like me. There aren’t any others in the family. (Who shouted YAY?) I’m hoping I won’t suffer the angst the parents do but will be the ear for all problems (except boys).
      A wonderful Happy New Year to you
      xxx Massive Hugs xxx

  12. Congratulations grandpa. Happy New Year to you and all your family.

  13. How exciting, a nice healthy grand-daughter!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!
    Happy New Year!!!!!!!!

  14. Congratulations, David! Grandfather spoilage is the bestest! Snuggly bear hugs πŸ™‚

  15. Catherine Johnson

    Wonderful! Happy New Year David!

  16. La belle petite Amelie! What an auspicious start to life for an original beauty. May she be a chip off the (old) block with her mom’s looks, big brother’s charm and Grandad’s personality. Welcome!

  17. Whoot! Congratulations! What a cutie!

  18. carolewyer

    Hugest of congratulations and welcome to the world and the new year, Amelie Rose. X

  19. Excellent news! Congratulations to the whole family. I know we’ll hear about her in the blog and she’s welcome to the family! What a great way to welcome 2016!

  20. Congratulations to you all and a happy new year!

  21. Oh my gosh! Wow! Mazel Tov! Congratulations! (I think that covers it.)
    She’s a big baby–and beautiful. I love her mom’s expression of love and joy in the photo. You said it perfectly: “this is the perfect way to round out the old year and start anew.”
    Happy New Year to you and to your entire–now larger–family! Massive hugs to all!

  22. Nothing to forgive–what wonderful news. You are so right, the perfect way to end the year. Congratulations to all! And lots of hugs, of course! xxxxxx

  23. Congratulations grandpapa-x-two! The timing could not have been more auspicious. But the hugs and love go to Yvonne. C-sections aren’t fun. Massive hugs to Reuben as well, after all, Amelie is /his/ sister. And finally a big hug for Ugo. May 2016 be a kind year in which pixies can laugh and grow safely.

  24. Congratulations, Grandpa! Love the name Amelia and it goes so well with Reuben. πŸ˜€ Hugs Galore xxx

  25. Congratulations! She’s a little beauty. I will look forward to watching her grow!

  26. Ilil Arbel

    Congratulations!!!! How wonderful. What a beautiful girl — may she bring happiness to everyone!

  27. Wonderful news, David! We’re doing it the opposite way. Little Ella is due to have a brother (Finn Alexander) in a matter of weeks now. Our girls seem to be on the same schedule–such fun. Congratulations to you and her mama and daddy!

  28. Congratulations to everyone. A wonderful way to ring in the year. Happy New Year. Thank you for all that you do.

  29. Congratulations and Happy New Year!! What a great way to begin 2016! Good health to the new baby, Mom, Dad and big brother! Wishing you and all your family the Best for 2016!!

  30. Awwww. So cute and a big healthy girl. Massive hugs to you and the growing family. Have a happy, healthy, joyous new year.

  31. New life! And such a bonny little girl. You must be overjoyed.

  32. Congratulations to all of you! You were right. It’s a beautiful little girl. I’m sure Yvonne and Ugo were delighted as well as the proud grandpa that it was a girl this time. I’m sure also that you’ll be pals. My dad said that about my daughter. That baby is just going to take charge of you. I just turned on the computer so I’m a bit late getting the news. What a great New Year’s gift! :).

  33. Reblogged this on Musings on Life & Experience and commented:
    A great New Year’s Gift to David and family!

  34. Salutations, David! This is wonderful news. What a great way for your family to ring in the New Year. Hugs!!!

  35. Congratulations, David, What a wonderful start to the year. xxxx

  36. A very happy New Year it will be for you, David – what great news. Such a delightful name for a little girl too – love it!

  37. What wonderful news to wake up to on this first morning of a brand new year, David. Many congratulations on the new arrival.
    Happy New Year to you and all the family.

  38. Ooooooo rGrandpa! Marvellous for you all!

  39. Best way ever to start the new year. Congratulations to all concerned, especially Yvonne πŸ™‚ Hugs and kisses all round of course xxx

  40. Welcome Amelie Rose and proud Grandpa I know you’ll spoil her rotten. Happy New Year David to you and your family and of course Mike

  41. Many congratulations!
    xxx huge hugs all round xxx

  42. A true reason to celebrate the new year, sending lots of love and hugs to you all and wishes for a fantastic 2016 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  43. Welcome Amelie Rose! What a perfect timing! Congratulations to the parents, big brother and of course, to the proud grandpa. Precious little girl, she is so beautiful. What a joy! Wishing you all a wonderful New Year!
    Many hugs!xxxxxxxxxxxxx

  44. That is good news.
    All the best to you – and Happy New Year!

  45. That’s wonderful David!!! She’s a beauty, like her Mom. πŸ™‚
    Congratulations and hope everyone is well and happy!!! πŸ™‚
    All the best and massive Grandpa again hugs! πŸ™‚

  46. Congrats to you and your family, David! Here is wishing your newest addition countless years of joy, success, and great health.

  47. Oh, David, this is so wonderful! Amelie Rose is beautiful, and such a hopeful addition to the world. Congratulations to you all, and hugs to both Amelia and Reuben. Okay, and to you, too. πŸ™‚

    • If I wasn’t so pleased at your wonderful kindness I’d be wondering why I was an afterthought for Hugs. Me, the king of Hugs.
      xxx Happy New Year Dear Marylin and Hugs Galore xxx

  48. Fantastic news, David. All the best to you and your expanding family for 2016 πŸ™‚

  49. Oh my! The best kind of news. Congratulations Grandpa. She looks gorgeous the darling little one 😊

  50. Lots of hugs all around, especially to that gorgeous little granddaughter. Happy 2016! Great way to start the new year. πŸ™‚

  51. What wonderful news, David. Little Amelie Rose is as beautiful as her name and does, indeed, take after her big brother. How delighted you must all be! Wishing you and your lovely family all the best and lots of fun in the coming year! (((Celebratory Hugs))) all round! Xxxx πŸ™‚

    • Thanks so much Jacqueline. Yes we’re all delighted, none more so than me who found buying all the pink clothes was right after all. In the face of such derision I was sure it would be a girl, now it’s my turn. We really are all thrilled to have her join us and the timing was perfect.
      A Very Happy New Year to you
      xxx Gigantic Hugs xxx

  52. That is such wonderful news! Lovely photos! Best wishes to all:)
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

  53. Fabulous news. Congratulations to all! The photos are wonderful and Amelie Rose is gorgeous. xxx Hugs Galore! xxx

  54. Silver Threading

    Congratulations, David! I have been writing and just recently came out of my cave! LOL! What grand news to hear that baby Rose is born! What a beauty! I am so excited for you and the family. I promise to stop in more regular now. Humongous hugs to you, Grandpapa! ❀

    • It’s great to have you out of your cave again as I thrive on Hugs.
      Amelie Rose is a little treasure who I’m sure will grow into a beauty, my best friend and my protector from her mother.
      xxx Massive Hugs and a Happy New Year to You xxx

  55. a heartfelt congratulations to your lovely daughter, Papa and of course you!

  56. A beauty all her own. Just fantastic!!! πŸ’—

  57. This child will enjoy getting to know her grandpapa!!

  58. Amelie Rose is beautiful, as is her name. Congratulations to you & yours πŸ™‚

    • Thanks so much Dale.She really is coming into her own face now and it is pretty.I held her for almost 3 hours yesterday and she didn’t cry once.
      xxx Sending Massive Hugs xxx
      I hope you’re settled now and enjoying a more relaxed pace.

  59. Many congratulations David. She is a cutie😊😊

  60. Congratulations to you and your family!!

  61. Congratulations! She’s a beauty & you are blessed. My granddaughter arrived December 31, 1999.

  62. thevanbrown

    Cheers to Young Amelie Rose, and to “Granddaddy” David!

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