Monday, 27 December 2010

Christmas 'n Eve

Daughter Holly went into Hospital on Christmas Eve and last night the lovely Niamh (pronounced "Neeve") arrived weighing in at a healthy 71b 12 oz. Congratulations Holly & Mikey and I look forward to meeting the little star in person next week.


Now I have 7 Grandchildren and suddenly feel like a proper Grandad. I probably need to take up pipe smoking and obtain a walking stick and a shed. I should be saying things like "I knew this internet thing when it was all fields you know" and "get off those cabbages you little whippersnapper!".

17 comments:

Christopher said...

Well done, Rog. Just delighted for you. Congratulations all round. As far as I know Niamh means hallowed or saintly, but I hope canonisation doesn't mean she came into the world with too much of a bang. Champagne in your new shed?

Rosie said...

Congratulations. She is beautiful.

Dave said...

You mean you don't have a walking stick and a shed? I do not believe it!

Z said...

Lovely news, and congratulations to all. I know what you mean, with latest news of another grandchild on the way I feel quite matriarchal. By the time I've got seven of them, maybe my children will stop treating me like the village idiot, but I'm not holding my breath.

Richard said...

This is mhery good news indeed.

Sarah said...

Marvellous. You must be the hippest Grandpops around Rog.

Annie said...

Aw congratulations to you and Holly! Little face... I love that look, that "what the hell is going on?" look.

Scarlet Blue said...

Congratualations!
Sx

savannah said...

Congratulations and best wishes to all, sugar! xoxoxo

savannah said...

by the by, added you to my blogroll because i don't always remember to look at the reader feed! xoxox

Rog said...

I thank you all. Particularly for the "hippest Grandpops around" comment!

brokenbiro said...

SEVEN grandchildren and no shed? What are you thinking of?

Many congratulations & season's greetings!

Macy said...

Congratulations!! Werthers Originals all round!!

Elizabeth said...

Lovely -- and two-legged, I hope? ;)

Skin taken off the old Granpa, as we can see. (But "Granpa" has changed quite a bit, judging by the photo. Sigh. That's what I get for not keeping up with my blogfriends -- I turn away for a moment and they get younger. Drats.)

Anyway, wishing you, Rog, and yours -- bi- and quadrupeds -- a happy and healthy new year.

Roses said...

Congratulations my dear.

A proper grandad.

Check you.

impoftheyard said...

Congratulations!

justin said...

Congratulations from me too, Rog.

You might wish to get hold of a rocking chair and a cardigan, and a four-wheeled shopping trolley also, all of which would enhance your image.