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Some Good News For A Change

Discussion in 'ARCHIVE FORUM: Support discussions' started by maggier, Mar 30, 2006.

  1. maggier

    maggier Registered User

    Jan 9, 2006
    78
    manchester
    Hi everyone, Just had to share our good news, My husband and I have just become grandparents for the first time, we have a beautiful baby granddaughter named Faith (good name eh!) and this makes my mum a great grandma for the first time. Mum has vascular dementia and for the past several months we have been struggling a bit with each new challenge that has been thrown at us. Anyway you all know how awkward they can appear to be (not really awkward but the dementia rearing it's ugly head) well , when my son and his girlfriend visited mum with the new baby her face absolutely lit up. It was like she was 5 years younger and you would not have thought there was anything wrong with her at all. She sat and nursed the baby, and kept saying how beautiful she was. We were there quite a while with her and she was brilliant. That night when my brother went to see mum she told him all about the baby and what colour her hair was and how bonny she was. (mum always loved babies and was a brilliant nanna to all her grandchildren)

    It just proves to me that mum is still there somewhere and since the visit she has been very bright and quite bubbly. It has obviously done her the world of good!! can't wait for their next visit.

    Hope you don't mind me posting this here, but felt I wanted to share this with you all.

    Love

    Maggie x x x:)
     
  2. Why should anyone mind... and if they do they'll have me to answer to!!! :D

    You must be chuffed to bits! That's excellent news!

    Best wishes to you all!

    :)

    N.
     
  3. Tender Face

    Tender Face Account Closed

    Mar 14, 2006
    5,379
    NW England
    Congratulations!

    News of a new baby is always good, isn't it, but this especially so!

    Thanks for sharing (just brought a little tear to my eye!),

    Love, Tender Face
     
  4. Lynne

    Lynne Registered User

    Jun 3, 2005
    3,433
    Suffolk,England
    Lovely news Maggie, and even better to hear that the happy occasion "got through" to your Mum.

    Best wishes
     
  5. jakky

    jakky Registered User

    Jan 30, 2006
    147
    Staffs
    Maggier

    Super news, well pleased for ya, and congratulations also...

    ditto your quote after such a great day

    "It just proves to me that mum is still there somewhere", always remembered

    As our loved ones fight on, "we...(as carers)... don`t do things wrong, just differently"

    take care

    jakky
     
  6. Amy

    Amy Registered User

    Jan 4, 2006
    3,453
    Congratulations grandma! What are you going to be called? Thank you for sharing the news; the good thing about TP is that we can share the highs and the lows.
    Amy
     
  7. Margarita

    Margarita Registered User

    Feb 17, 2006
    10,824
    london
    Congratulations :) :) also so pleased to hear how your mother reacted to the baby

    What lovely News
     
  8. noelphobic

    noelphobic Registered User

    Feb 24, 2006
    3,452
    Liverpool
    Congratulations Maggie, it's great to hear how good your mum was with the baby.

    My mum has 2 great grandchildren but has only seen one of them and only a handful of times at that. My niece had her second child around June last year and when she sent my mum a birthday card in July promised to bring the children to see my mum 'soon'. She's still waiting and I am sure it would mean a great deal to her to see them. Also, my aunt visited her the other week and then said she had to get home to look after her grandchild, which would be my mum's great niece. I wondered why on earth they couldn't have brought the baby to see her. I am sure a lot of the old people would love to see the babies. My mum was even cooing over Tracey Barlow/s daughter on Coronation Street the other night!
     
  9. Norman

    Norman Registered User

    Oct 9, 2003
    4,348
    Birmingham Hades
    Maggie
    great news.
    I 'll bet the best bit was Mum coming through to you?
    Granddad x 3 Norman:D
     
  10. jude1950

    jude1950 Registered User

    Mar 23, 2006
    182
    Lincolnshire
    Congratulations hope mother and baby and grandparents are all doing fine....I am expecting Grandchild number 7 any day now can't wait. love Judith
     
  11. nikita

    nikita Registered User

    Jul 31, 2004
    92
    congratulations on your new grandchild enjoy and spoil
     
  12. May

    May Registered User

    Oct 15, 2005
    627
    Yorkshire
    Many congratulations Maggie, what a picture for you to treasure. Your Mum contentedly cuddling her great grand-daughter.... Lovely:)
     
  13. rummy

    rummy Registered User

    Jul 15, 2005
    700
    Oklahoma,USA
    Must add my congratulations Maggie ! How very wonderful for you and your Mom and I hope you got some generation pictures to treasure of the event!
    Debbie
     

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