Hello to all my lovely blog friends.
I'm absolutely devastated to pass this news on to you lovely ladies that have been here for me, through all Claire's highs & lows and all the pains during her pregnancy and looking forward to the day of our beautiful Granddaughters birth, only to give you the most saddest news ever.
Claire rang us on Tuesday morning to say that she hadn't felt the baby move, and that she had had the best nights sleep in all of her pregnancy. We rushed over and the mid wife was called. When she used her monitor she couldn't find a heartbeat so Claire was rushed to hospital. We followed in our car, by the time we got there Claire had had the scan and we were taken into a side room and were told our little granddaughter's heart was no longer beating. Claire also had a fall that same morning, but they later said it wasn't due to the fall.
We sat with Claire on Tuesday and Wednesday. All the while we were with her she was holding and stroking her bump and saying she loved her so much, such a hard thing to watch, and nothing I could do would ever make it better. Thursday morning they induced her. She went into full labour about 4.40pm and Paul & I went home earlier in the day as they only have the father and staff at the birth. We had a phone call from Toby at 11.45 last night (Thursday) to say that Claire had been an absolute star and had delivered her little baby girl. All night they laid in bed with their baby girl reading her Winnie the Pooh stories, and today while we were there they were showing her photo's of her nursery and her playmate Figaro( the cat ) and all her little toys. My heart is just breaking for them.
Evelyn ( Evie ), Katie Ward was born at 22.22pm on 03-03-2016 weighing 7lb 7oz
Today (Friday) we went to meet our Granddaughter. She was perfect in every way. She has Blue eyes the cutest, tinniest little nose I have ever seen and tiny little pixie ears and exactly the same shaped mouth as Claire with beautiful auburn hair. I held her for a long time not wanting to let her go. Claire took some photo's of us holding our little bundle, Claire has been so very brave, and it's been Claire and Toby that have been comforting us. bless them. We need to pull ourselves together now as they are going to need our strength more than ever when they leave the hospital tonight without little Evie. Oh! I can't put into words how we are feeling, and doubt I ever can.
So I'm sending you all an over whelming Thank you, to all of you who have been here supporting us, you are very, very special people to me, and I Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Big Hugs Always