Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Fantastic News

 Hi Blog Friends

Just had to let you all know our Grandson arrived safely yesterday, albeit early. Claire had been booked in for Monday 13th Nov to be induced at 38 weeks. I saw her on Monday and my goodness he must have had a growing spurt over the weekend Claire was HUGE!. She said we are on count down now mum, 7 day's to go.

I told her to go and sit down and I'd make her and the workers lunch. She asked if I would make her a bacon, cheese with my homemade pickle in a roll and on the 3 bite Claire said look at my tummy. Bean as I new him then was moving so much, I laughed and said he likes my pickle. Claire said whenever she ate sweet things he always seems to move a lot.

I had a phone call yesterday about 3 ish, she said don't panic mum I'm ok but my waters broke about 2.20pm and that she was on her way to hospital to be monitored. She went into full labour and he was born at 6.20pm, 4 hours later. He weighs in at 7lb, born 7th Nov 2017 and his name is Phoenix Evan Ward. We love the name because of the meaning behind it. We managed to see him for just 5 mins last night and he is absolutely stunning. We can't go in again until tonight as I have a hospital appointment, so I'm hoping to have some cuddles and photo's then. If Claire will allow it I'll ask if I can put a photo of him here either tonight or tomorrow. If not please don't be offended, I have a feeling this little man is going to be very protected.

 I can only say A big Thank You to you all for all your prayers and kindness for the safe arrival of our very special 2nd Grandchild. I wish I could thank you all in person, SuzzieQ that would be quite a trip wouldn't it.

Thank you so much again, Lots of Love & Hugs

Tina XX

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  1. Oh how wonderful for you all. I have been watching you and Claire waiting for this news. Phoenix shares his birthday with my other half, I hope he grows up to be just like him. Such happy news! I have never met you or Claire but I feel as though you are members of my family, I couldnt be happier if it was one of my own. Sending love to you all, especially Phoenix.

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    1. Firstly can I say Happy belated Birthday to your other half.

      Thank you so much Andrea for this lovely message, especially that we feel like members of your family, that was very touching.

      I saw Phoenix this afternoon and had lots of very long hugs and gave him your love too. I can't wait to go back & hug him some more he is sooo cute.

      Love & Hugs to you too

      Tina ( aka Grandma )

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  2. Tina. I am over the moon with your wonderful news. Enjoy your cuddles the start of many. Hope the hospital came up with answers today.
    Hazel x

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    1. Thank you Hazel. I enjoyed every single cuddle, I was sad I had to hand him over to Paul. If you could have seen the facial expressions on Paul's face everytime Phoenix moved I wished I'd video'd it.

      I saw a consultant and she said they thought I have a Haematoma so now waiting for an appointment. I was told in no uncertain terms to stop lifting things and listen to my body, it says ouch for a reason. Then on the other hand she said try and do normal things to like driving walking housework. When I do all these the inevitable happens, so lets just wait for the scan. Talk about fed up! Only with me that is.

      I'll talk soon Hazel, say Hi to Charlie and Harris too

      Love & Hugs

      Tina XX


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  3. Tina absolutely WONDERFUL news, I am so, so, happy for everyone. It will be a fantastic Christmas for your family this year.
    Enjoy all the cuddles, boys give wonderful cuddles which grow into hugs when they get older.
    Our problem these days is reaching up for them, we have two VERY tall boys now. 😀😀😀
    Hope all goes well for you at the hospital.
    Hugs
    Patricia xxx

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    1. Thank You Patricia, We are all pretty high at the moment and funnily enough Christmas came up on the drive home. I didn't tell Paul that I ordered another stunning reindeer to go in Evelyn's Garden. One is a very elegant stag and the new one is a doe feeding, special baubles for Evelyn & Phoenix, the list goes on now I know the little mans name.

      So your little men are not so little anymore, how lovely still to get BIG hugs.

      I just wrote to Hazel about the hospital, if you don't come back to read this Hazel will let you know, and thank you for thinking of me.

      Hugs to you too

      Tina XX

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  4. Hello Tina,
    How wonderful and what a magical time you will have this Christmas. All the family will be on cloud 9 and will cherish every moment with Phoenix.
    I hope the hospital finally solves your problems as that would be the icing on the cake. I think another Decade needs to be said, so that will be done for you.
    Take care and God Bless.
    Maureen xx

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    1. Hello Maureen

      Thank you, I think Christmas is going to be magical too. I really can't put into words what should have been last year & magically how it is going to be this year.

      When I saw Phoenix Last night he was Evelyn's double, the same shaped mouth and a cute button nose and the tinniest little ears. He's equally as beautiful as his big sister.

      Thank you again Maureen, God bless you too.

      Tina XX

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  5. Congratulations on the new grandson and he certainly does have a beautiful name. Cuddle all you can, they grow so fast. Darlene Jessee from Tennessee USA.

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    1. Hi Darlene

      I did write a message earlier but I guess I didn't press publish, sorry.

      Thank you so much & I'm so pleased you like his name. I can honestly say Phoenix will be smothered with hugs & kisses.

      Love & hugs to Darlene from Tennessee

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  6. Oh Tina, I am sitting here typing this response with tears of happiness rolling down my face, you would not believe, I am so, so very happy for you all on the safe birth of your grandson Phoenix, what a lovely name, you have certainly made my day because I have been feeling a bit down with a few family problems which I will not go into here. Please congratulate Clair and hubby and everyone on this wondrous little bundle of joy and I strongly believe that Evelyn is and will be, holding his hand in spirit on his long and happy journey through life. Once again big cuddles to him and to you all on such happy news.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxxxxxxx XXXX for Phoenix

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    1. Thank you June. I cried reading your message because because you shared with me your most painful memories of losing a grandchild too, the same way as Claire. Although it was so painful, you shared that special time with me which made me feel we were not alone at our lowest time ever. XX

      We love the name because of the meaning behind it and the more we see him the more it suits him.

      I'm really sorry you are having a hard time at the moment. Thinking of you.

      I will definitely pass on your congrats to Claire,Toby & Phoenix and like you I really believe Evelyn is holding his hand.

      Love & hugs June. XX Thank you

      Tina XX

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  7. What wonderful news Tina. Congratulations to you all xx

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  8. Wow, wow, wow. Congrats, and what a beautiful name. I am over the moon for you all. What a Christmas present. There must have been so many tears of sadness and joy. I wish everyone well and hope this is the start of a wonderful journey for you all. Hugs Theresa xx

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    1. Hi Theresa

      Such a lovely message. You hit every emotion, and some, so many tears have been cried for what should have been, and happy for the very special little miracle that was safely delivered to us now.

      Love & Hugs

      Tina XX

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  9. Huge Congratulations to you all Tina , i am so pleased for you all .
    Elaine H X

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    1. Thank you so much Elaine, that means so much.

      How are you?

      Love & hugs

      Tina XX

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  10. Hi Tina have sent you an email, but not sure if it will reach you, so just to say this is fantastic news, Congratulations to Clare and Toby and welcome to Phoenix (such a lovely name) Congratulations to Grandma and Grandpa, you now have a very important job and that is to spoil Phoenix - grandparents main job. Enjoy lots and lots of cuddles and kisses. Look forward to seeing a photo of your little man (If Clare and Toby allow it)
    Take care and hope everything goes well at the hopital.
    Much love and hugs
    Wendyx

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    1. Hi Wendy

      Still not given up hope of posting a photo. Watch this space. Thank you Wendy, and so pleased you like his name. I think it will be very hard not to spoil this little bundle, and I agree that's my job.

      Waiting for a scan at the hospital. They think I had/have a haematoma. They just said I'm just unlucky and taking longer to get over my op. Cop out really, but what can you say.

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  11. Welcome to the world little Prince. A new brother for your little Princess. May love and tenderness follow you through your wonderful life forever. And as you grow bigger and stronger the first bright star you see will be the love shinning down from your big sister Evie xxx

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  12. What wonderful news. I am so happy for you all. Take care. x

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  13. Congratulations to you all. Blessings and prayers continue for all.

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    1. Hi SuzzieQ

      Thank you so much for all your prayers. Bless you.

      Love & Hugs

      Tina XX

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  14. So happy and excited for all of you. Congratulations and just enjoy that little bundle of blessings from Heaven.

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    1. Hi Beth

      Thank you so much, and thank you for your lovely blessings.

      Love & Hugs

      Tina XX

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  15. Hello Tina,
    It’s cows tail Myra again!! However you know I was excited as you - well nearly!!! It’s fantastic news! Phoenix ‘s name has great connotations and it’s lovely! So pleased he is doing well and Claire too.please give her my love! I’m absolutely thrilled for for you all! As has been said by others Christmas will be wonderful this year! We just need you , my dear, to be fully fit again!
    Phoenix didn’t hang on until the 8th but I won’t hold it against him!!
    We’ve been to Marlowe today! Had a lovely day! Speak soon!
    Love Myra xxx

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    1. Hi Cows tail

      It doesn't matter how late you arrive you make a most welcome entrance, as you know.

      I will pass on your love to Claire & Phoenix quite gladly.X Christmas is going to be totally different to last year. We tried so hard to celebrate Evelyn last Christmas and it was so hard. This year we can celebrate all the extraordinary things that have been achieved in Evelyn's memory and we can now tell her little brother what a very special sister he has and teach him to be as proud of her as we are.

      How inconsiderate for Phoenix not to wait until the 8th. I had no idea it was your birthday. I read you were meeting up with Maureen but didn't realise why, Sorry. Was it Maureen's birthday too. If so that makes me doubly thick!!

      Glad you had a lovely day in Marlowe.

      Watching 3 hedgehogs in the garden, they're avoiding each other and running back to the hedgehog houses Paul built, they are so pretty.

      Speak soon

      Love & hugs Myra

      Tina XX

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  16. Hi Tina
    What wonderful news big hugs to you all love jeanie xxx

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  17. Hi Tina,
    What wonderful news! Very happy and excited for all of you, I am so thrilled to hear it all went so well!I can't tell you how much I thought about the arrival of your grandchild .
    Congratulations to Claire and Toby and of course the proud grandparents.
    Hope Tina ,you can enjoy this little bundle even more, when they finally sort out your problem.
    Love the name Phoenix, just lovely and I am sure he will give you all so much love.
    Take care Tina a big hug for all of you from Jane and Henk.

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    1. Hi Jane & Henk

      Thank you Jane. Claire was a super woman,4 hours labour. I can't put into words how I feel it's so mixed, but I know he's a very special gift that we will treasure and spoil.

      Glad you like his name too, it's different! but love the reason why.

      I'll be fine, I just need to get the scan out of the way, finally find out what is causing my set back and get it sorted. I feel fine in myself but just can't drive, or do too much walking yet, but I am getting there.

      Hope you enjoyed your holiday, did you meet any of your friends that lived in Spain?

      Take care & will talk soon, I've got my voice back now.

      Love & Hugs

      Tina XX

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    2. Hi Tina. I am delighted by your news of your little man like all grandchildren
      he will get spoiled to bits, Give my regards to Mum & Dad. Would love to send a
      card but done know how to get it to them. ( I am still not receiving the blog
      I do not know why. I had just been looking at your website. I had a problem before
      and you s ent my an email which I received so don't why,Love to all of you. Mavis L x

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    3. Hi Mavis

      Thank you. I will try my hardest to spoil him trust me. I will will definitely send your regards on to Claire & Toby. Please don't worry about a card, I am quite happy to deliver your wishes to them.

      Love & hugs to you Mavis

      Tina XX

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  18. Hi Tina, I was just checking up on your messages and lo and behold this wonderfulnews came up.Congratulations and love to you all.Enjoy the future. Mary - DurhamXXX

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    1. Hi Mary

      Thank you so much Mary. Looking forward to as many cuddles as I can get.

      Love & hugs

      Tina XX

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