Tuesday, 19 February 2008

Let me present.....

.... my first grandson...

Callum

7lbs 15 oz and 20-1/2" long.
Blue eyes and just a little wisp of darkish hair.

Born by emergency c-section just after 10am this morning, Tuesday February 19 2008, after 24 hours of horrible labour that wasn't going anywhere.

OlderSon and The Equestrienne are thrilled. And thankful that their son has arrived safe and sound after a very bumpy journey.

Even on the first day of the rest of your life, you have to have a bath.

But the warm water feels so nice, no need to cry.

I know we're going to have lots of fun together, Callum.
We've all been so anxious for your safe arrival.

Welcome to the outside world.

39 comments:

Craver Vii said...

Hooray!!! Both Callum and the Equestrienne look to have pulled through just fine. That's great! And as for you, I dub thee "Grammy Shammy." (Okay, you don't really have to go by that if you don't like it.) Nevertheless, a BIG congratulations on becomming a grandmother!!

Luke said...

congratulations to all of you! nice pics.

Hilary said...

Oh warmest congratulations ex-S! He's absolutely beautiful. Mom and Dad have that lovely new-parent glow and I'll bet that Grammy Shammy (good one, Craver vii) does too. I'm thrilled for you.

Sigh.. new baby smell. :)

d. chedwick bryant said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful little bundle of Joy!
Nice size and length, too-- healthy! Babies are sooooo wonderful! Lucky Gran You are!

annulla said...

Oh, congratulations! He is absolutely beautiful!

Now, it is time to be a good grandma and get busy shamelessly spoiling him!

madretz said...

Hurray! Congratulations Gma! Welcome sweet little Callum and best wishes to the whole family!

Annie said...

My congratulations come to you, Ex-Shammickite, on this joyous occasion. Your life has now changed.

rosemary said...

Oh all of my grandmotherly love to you and your family. What a beautiful little boy. Kiss his toes and neck and hold him close. Callum.

Xtreme English said...

Wow! what a beautiful baby! and a great name, too. congratulations to all, especially the equestrienne who held up under all the fun. way to go! "darkish" hair? my money's on red. so how do you pronounce callum? we yanks always manage to say too many sounds....

Peggy said...

Congratulations! Welcome to planet Earth little Callum!

I am already impressed by Callum's neck control during his bath. He's already so advanced! I'm surprised you missed that GRANDMA!

Shame that the Equestrienne had to go through that trauma, but now she's got a baby and all will be forgotten in time. You've got a beautiful little boy there. I'm pleased for everybody!

photowannabe said...

Welcome to the world Callum. I'm glad you finally arrived and all is fine. Lots of hugs to the whole family.

Dogbait said...

Congratulations grandma!

daffy said...

Hey! Its a lovely baby! ;o)
Well thank goodness! I was beginning to ware a hole in the carpet. :o)
Congratulations! Wonderful photographs too! xx

Peter said...

So, at last! Maybe tough... but what a nice moment, the best souvenirs of life!! Congratulations and all my best wishes to all of you!

Lizzy said...

Congratulations and well done to everyone involved! I hope you all have a well deserved rest now.

He looks so lovely! When do the riding lessons start?

I can go out today, I haven't left my laptop for 3 days.

dot said...

Congratulations! He's a beautiful baby. What fun you are going to have!

Changes in the wind said...

Congratulations!!!!! Happy day for all............

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

Congratulations!!!! Callum Andrew Gordon Smith is such a cool name.

Blessing and wishes to Grandma, Mom, Dad and the whole family.

Kerri said...

Oh My....What an adorable Baby!! Congratulations Grammy Shammy!!!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE his name too!

sheoflittlebrain said...

Callum Andrew is indeed a beautiful boy. I'm so happy for you all:)

tut-tut said...

Well, you all must be bursting with happiness. He is absolutely beautiful. So sorry about the long labor, resulting in the C :( but she looks very lovely in that picture, nonetheless.

Brian said...

Congrats to the parents and yourselves, glad all came out well.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Congratulation to all the family.
Jane and I became grandparents for the fist time last year... let me tell you it is the best feeling they is.

bigbikerbob said...

HI Granny, its happened at last so congratulations to you all.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Oh, Thank you for the update...CONGRATULATIONS My Dear....What A BEAUTIFUL Boy he is, too! So happy for ALL of you that Callum arrived safe and sound. You must be busting your buttons, and rightfully so, too!
Adorable adorable pictures!

cd&m said...

Welcome to the world little one. Congratulations to you all.

Sandy said...

Saw your comments on Rosemary's blog about your new grandson and wanted to add my love and congratulations. Baby Callum is beautiful and the pictures are a joy. What a lovely, loving family.

oldmanlincoln said...

Boy is this a nice set of photos or what? Wow. Very nice baby and happy parents.

CanadianSwiss said...

Heyyyyy... Congratulations to you and to the set of very happy looking parents :)

Lilli & Nevada said...

oh my gosh he is adorable.
and what a cute name he has. I bet you are just beaming with joy.
Congratulations to the new parents as well.

dabrah said...

Congratulations Grandma (though I have to admit that Craver vii's Grammy Shammy is inspired)What a beautiful baby boy, and I love the name. I too was impressed by how well he held up his head in the bath! Welcome Callum!

Cathrine said...

:-))))

Professor Montblanc said...

Babies are or reason to live and be good humans.

dennis said...

dennis stopped by to look at the pics of Callum again.
Handsome boy--

lorenzothellama said...

Oh Shammy, I haven't been over for a couple of days, and here he is! What a little poppet! Isn't he sooooooo beautiful and that picture of him crying!

Congratulations to everyone!
Love Lorenzo.

Vintage to Victorian said...

Sorry I missed the arrival. Congrats to one and all. The most wonderful grandson ever I'm guessing!
Sue x

Ming the Merciless said...

Congratulations on the new baby!

He is absolutely gorgeous.

Ginnie said...

You will never know what hit you, Ex-S! Being a grandparent is at the top of the list of all the greatest of Life's experiences. Just you wait and see! :) Congratulations!

Beckster said...

CONGRATULATONS, Grammy Shammy (love it!)! I bet you had a little dance (just a little one!) when you saw him. Everyone looks fantastic, all the best to all x