And Grandbaby number two for 2014 arrives!

I am always amazed at pregnancies and birth. It is such a miraclulous event!  I always think of Psalm 139:1-16 when I hear of a new pregnancy. Have a look in the Bible at this scripture and see what you think?

Now I have just had the most amazing 20 days in Sydney! I arrived on the 10th of March and left again on the 30th, and in that time I became a Nana again to grandchild number 6. Master Luke Matthew Terrance Hill arrived at 3:50 am on the 18th of March, weighing in at 8lb 11 oz, and with a thick crop of black hair!

Baby Luke surrounded by his adoring family, Dad Matthew, Mum Rebecca, and sisters Leeara and Casey
Baby Luke surrounded by his adoring family, Dad Matthew, Mum Rebecca, and sisters Leeara and Casey

So I spent 8 days in Sydney waiting for labour to start, and helping Rebecca with the last minute preparations for having a new baby in the home; and then 12 days having lots of Nana cuddles with Luke and getting to know him a little, and also spending quality time with his two big sisters, and Mum and Dad. I also had my camera out ready to capture all the memory making moments! Here’s a sample of those precious moments…

Rebecca is so tiny...and look how big her tummy is. This photo was taken only a few days before the birth.
Rebecca is so tiny…and look how big her tummy is. This photo was taken only a few days before the birth.
We thought he was going to be born on the 16th...so we were prepared!
We thought he was going to be born on the 16th…so we were prepared!
And we took another photo of the 17th Just in case!
And we took another photo of the 17th Just in case!
But we didn't think Rebecca would last until the 18th....so we didn't take a photo with the number 18! This one will have to do!
But we didn’t think Rebecca would last until the 18th….so we didn’t take a photo with the number 18! This one will have to do!
Brand new baby Luke with his very proud Daddy :-)
Brand new baby Luke with his very proud Daddy 🙂
And the first photo of Luke with his Nana Pam....me!!!!
And the first photo of Luke with his Nana Pam….me!!!!

And from that first day of Luke’s life after his birth…we managed to take heaps of photos. Matthew reckons there are already more photos of Luke than he has of himself in his whole life… haha. But really, how can you not take so many photos of a very cute baby. And….such a good baby as well.

His first change into a night time stretch and grow. His big sisters are amazed by him :-)
His first change into a night time stretch and grow. His big sisters are amazed by him 🙂
And getting his first hairwash and bath by his Daddy, with help from his sisters Leeara and Casey :-)
And getting his first hairwash and bath by his Daddy, with help from his sisters Leeara and Casey 🙂

Now I tried to be helpful, and not be labeled as an interferring mother-in-law (Rebecca and I get along really well, so I don’t really fear that label at all….but I treasure our relationship, and certainly want to make sure we remain great friends …always). So I did what I went over to Sydney to do. To be helpful and make life easier for the new Mummy, and the family as a whole. I helped with the cooking, washing and transporting and anything else that needed to be done. I also had many swims and managed to crotchet a whole blanket, and cushion cover and finish a little knitted cardigan….all for Luke 🙂 I hope that I was a blessing….I know that I was blessed 🙂

The first time I hung out Lukes clothes....such an emotional moment for me. I even made sure the pegs were all blue! Doesn't that clothes line just melt your heart!
The first time I hung out Luke’ clothes….such an emotional moment for me. I even made sure the pegs were all blue! Doesn’t that clothes line just melt your heart!
And here he is laying on his new crocheted blanket  that I made for him :-)
And here he is laying on his new crocheted blanket that I made for him 🙂
The look of satisfaction. Tummy full and sleeping peacefully :-)
The look of satisfaction. Tummy full and sleeping peacefully 🙂

And on the last full day of my holiday we went to get some family portraits taken. The photographer allowed me to take some photos from beside her. I imagine her photos are going to be spectacular, because even though my backgrounds aren’t perfect, the photos are amazing! I love them all!

A bare body photo of Luke at 11 days old :-)
A bare body photo of Luke at 11 days old 🙂
A Beautiful family portrait :-)
A Beautiful family portrait 🙂
A special moment between mother and son.
A special moment between mother and son.
Grand daughters Leeara and Casey with me....Nana Pam. The photographer also took a photo with Luke as well, but I have to wait to see that one!
Grand daughters Leeara and Casey with me….Nana Pam. The photographer also took a photo with Luke as well, but I have to wait to see that one!

My son Matthew has always been at ‘Star Wars’ fan. He has watched all the movies….many times. He has lots of Star Wars memorabilia. He has many collections of Star Wars collectors cards…and he can now say ‘Luke….I am your father’

Yes...One very happy Daddy to have a son after two beautiful daughters. His family is complete...or is it???
Yes…One very happy Daddy to have a son after two beautiful daughters. His family is complete…or is it???

Yes….2014 has been a great year so far. We have two new grand children to add to the fabulous four we already had. We also have another one due to be born in April. A little girl, and she will be born in London. I am guessing that that event will be my next post! And I can’t wait to meet her and share her with my world 🙂

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