Friday, 30 July 2010

Taylor Made

Allow me to present our first grandson Taylor. He was born on Wednesday, nearly 3 weeks early but still weighing 7lbs, and has spent the first 3 days of his life in the neo-natal unit at Queen Charlotte's because he has had a few breathing difficulties. We went to meet him yesterday and within an hour he was allowed onto the main ward. Grandparent power eh?

I have been forbidden to post pictures on Facebook and "all over the internet" but hey, this is just one very small blog.

I cannot really do justice to what an emotional event it all was. The suspense when my daughter went into labour, the waiting game and finally the joy of the safe delivery. But. There was one thing I did not expect to feel and that was complete fear when he was taken to the special care unit. It wasn't just the normal fear I'd have felt if it was my baby. It went much, much deeper. It was extra fear for the complete desolation that my daughter and son-in-law must have been going through.

He is still on antibiotics, they don't know what the problem was but it seems to have gone away. Hopefully he will be home on Monday, 5 days after his birth. Gone are the days of my firstborn. 8 days convalescence in hospital. All to the good I think.

I can't wait to be a hands-on granny!


  1. Jude, he's gorgeous. Congratulations to you all.

  2. Congratulations to you, and his parents, Jude. Hope everything is still going well!

  3. Thanks Sue and Jenny. Yes. He's home now. He also managed a couple of days of jaundice once he came out of the SCBU! We are having a Welcome to Taylor lunch tomorrow for the members of the family who haven't met him yet, including my mother. Should be good. Hope it stops raining.

  4. Congratulations to all the family Jude, you must be thrilled! Hope the welcome lunch went well and it didn't rain on you.