Friday, September 21, 2012

Home with a Grand Baby

A Mother with Her Baby in a Pram and their Nanny in the Garden

Last week, Mr. White and I became grandparents for the very first time. Our daughter had a difficult labor and delivery. She had an emergency c-section and it was frightening.   I stayed at the hospital most of the time, to help.

Now that we are home again, we are catering to a patient and a baby boy.  It is difficult to maintain some sort of homeschooling routine for my one remaining student (15).  John has been helping to cook and to serve meals.   He also does much of the housekeeping, with my help. 

We are focusing on medical care, baby care and hospitality for the occasional visitor.  But the baby and mother must have a routine.   I like to remember the nursemaids from the old days, in the wealthy families. Babies got the "air," each day.  They often rode in a lovely "pram."    They also had their play time (awake time), naps, baths and constant meals and changings. 

I am remembering all the things I used to do when my own babies were little.  This is a precious time.  It is also fleeting.  Enjoying a new baby, and all the growth and changes that will happen, is an incredible blessing and a privilege.

We are all very grateful.

Mrs. White

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Anonymous said...

congratualtions.Newborns are the most amazing little creatures on earth. I adore them. I have 3 grandbabies and they the most special little peopple.:) I had 3 C-sections,so i can commisuerate. Tell her not to over do. I would start to feel good and do things around the house and start feeling bad again. Take care

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to your entire family. I also had an emergency c-section with my 4th, it must be so much more traumatizing if it is the first baby. I wish your daughter a speedy recovery.

God bless your entire family, especially the new blessing!

in His peace,

Anonymous said...

Mrs. White,
Congrats on the new addition to the family. What a blessing.

Mrs. K. Davis

KM Logan said...

Congratulations on your first grand baby! Babies are always a blessing.

Kathy said...

Congratulations! Enjoy your new grandbaby!

Melanie said...

Congratulations! A baby is such a wonderful blessing from the Lord. I pray your daughter has a swift and easy recovery so she can enjoy these precious days as much as possible.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your new grandson, Mrs. White! What a fun time you will have with him. He will bring much joy into your life.
God bless, Kathy in Illinois

Trudy said...

Congrats on your new grandson !! Praying for swift healing for your daughter. I have had two c-sections and they are not fun at all.

Anonymous said...

Oh, how wonderful! Congratulations to your daughter on the blessing of her little boy, and to the whole family! May her healing be swift, and your newest family member grow strong and healthy.
May God bless you all this day!

Rebecca Knox said...

Congratulations, Mrs. White, on becoming a first-time grandmother! Our grandbaby #11 is on the way, but I must say that each one is unique and precious. Enjoy your time, because, indeed, the time is fleeting. Enjoy each moment as it comes and revel in your role as grandmother. Have a blessed day!

Love and Prayers,

Cathy said...

Many congratulations Mrs. White! I'm sorry it was a difficult delivery, but I'm sure that with your excellent care your daughter will recover from the c-section speedily. Being able to enjoy grandchildren is such a gift from God. Isn't it great to have a baby in your arms again!?

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!! I am so happy for you and whole family!!
I will keep you all in prayer!

busymomof10 said...

Congratultions! What a precious time!

Will your daughter and grandson be living with you? Or just staying there during the recovery?

Noelle the dreamer said...

Sincerest congratulations on your blessing! A little boy, the family must be so happy!
Best wishes to the young Mum for a speedy recovery. It must be hard also on you so take care of yourself!
Sending prayers your way and God bless,

Kathy D said...

Congratulations and blessings on your new addition. Enjoy your first grandchild. Speedy recovery to your daughter.

Laura Lane said...

Congratulations. I'm so happy for you. I hope all are fine.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to you all! :D

Mary P said...

Congratulations Mrs White. I'm sure your daughter is very thankful to have you taking care of her. My sisters and I have fight over my mother's time - we all want her help with our children and homes ;-) Bless you, your daughter, and your new grandchild!

Homequeen said...

Congratulations to you all, and wishing the new little one every blessing. God is Love!

Leah said...

How wonderful! May God bless and keep and strengthen you and your daughter and your precious grandchild. ((hugs))

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