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Offline Darryl

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A new life
« on: December 12, 2018, 09:37:31 pm »
We'll be away for a few days. Our grandson was born at midnight last night in Townsville.
To add to the drama there is a cyclone (Owen) heading across from the Gulf, so it will be a few interesting days for us.

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Re: A new life
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2018, 05:50:51 am »
Congratulations to the birth of your grandson!
Have a safe trip!  --- tk

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Re: A new life
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2018, 08:05:22 am »
Congratulations!!!  8) 8) 8) 8) 8)

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Re: A new life
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2018, 11:55:58 am »
Congratulations on the new grandson!  May the cyclone spin away from you and keep safe.
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Re: A new life
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2018, 12:54:47 pm »
Congratulations Darryl! Is this your first grandchild?

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Re: A new life
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2018, 12:01:14 pm »
We are back from Townsville now. Yes, JTL, this is the first grandchild for us. They have named the baby Jack. I like that - a good straightforward name. I think there are a lot of 'creative' names for kids these days, and sometimes I wonder how they live with them as adults.
Anyway, the cyclone has gone south from us, dumping HUGE amounts of rain as it goes. One place on the coast near Ingham received 688 mm of rain overnight. The Townsville road was cut as a result and we were lucky to get back before it closed.
Mother and baby are doing well after a difficult birth. It was decided late in the labour that a Caesarean was necessary and the baby was delivered safely. However, the mother haemorrhaged (sp?) and it was a tense situation there for a while. The surgeon, obstetrician and midwives were marvellous and we are very relieved.
One wonders how they got on the old days when such expertise was not available.

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Re: A new life
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2019, 11:20:52 am »
One wonders how they got on the old days when such expertise was not available.
Well, many of them died.  :'(

Congratulations again. Our first biological grandchild Katharina was also born in 2018 and is now 8 months old - such a little sunshine  ;D 
We have acquired two more grandchildren through marriage, they are 4 and 7 - much more difficult to adjust to when they come at that age  ::)  but we cope ;)
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