Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Welcome to the world, not-so-little one

We're just back from the Ionian after the worst weather in 20 years and Number One Daughter decides to go into labour as my neighbour Mrs Bancroft gives us a welcome home party with five other blog characters. Our phone doesn't work, Number One Daughter has to call in the reserves for babysitting duty for Number One Granddaughter and then valiantly gives birth to the biggest baby I have ever seen.

'Golly,' my mother says. 'It's an elephant.'

Well, no, it's Tilly Honey, eight pounds and 14 ounces, with beautiful rosebud lips and a huge pair of lungs.

Big sister tomboy was disappointed - she'd wanted a boy so she could call it Ron Weasley. But we are all thrilled. Maybe this one will like pink.

That's about it

Love Maddie x


  1. Gorgeous post, gorgeous name - Tilly Honey, and just love your Mum!

  2. Congratualtions...
    that's lovely news... especially the way you tell it.

    I enjoy what you share here at this blog... I don't always make time to comment, but I often make time to read.

    best wishes for lots of fun with the new family member.


  3. Oh congratulations on the birth of your not-so-wee granddaughter. Such lovely news. I can just picture those lips. Sigh! :)

  4. Congratulations! You got back just in time, then.

  5. Congratulations Maddie and welcome Tilly.

  6. Happy congratulations to all!
    Tilly Honey - Nice!

    Our middle wanted to name the youngest but biggest (9'15" - ouch!) Buster Tarzan.

    Thankfully the parents got to the birth certificate first.

  7. Congratulations! Eight pounds fourteen ounces - that's an average Great Dane baby!


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