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Tuesday, 20 January 2009

A New Grandchild

Our daughter Ingrid has given birth to a beautiful baby boy on Wednesday 14th January 2009.
His name is Christian and weighed in at 5lbs.1oz.
He was born 8 weeks prematurely and was in the high dependency unit until yesterday.
He is now out of the incubator and in his own cot and doing very well.

The birth was very traumatic as Ingrid haemorrhaged and the Doctors had to perform a C section to save her life.

Ingrid is a lot better now, she had to have several blood transfusions to bring her blood count up.

I cannot begin to tell you how relieved we all are, this has been a terribly worrying time.

Christian is a little brother for Olivia aged 2years 9months.

40 comments:

  1. What fantastic news ! And such a sensible name too. I'm utterly fed up with Maddison, Taylor, Tyler, Cerice, Chase ...

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  2. Oh Trubes! I am so relieved for you all!...8 weeks prem is really going for it...your poor girl..I don't expect you needed steroids with all that worry forcing adrenaline into your system...Well done Christian, and his lovely Mum!

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  3. Congratulations all round!

    My cousin suffered similarly with her boy, and it was an incredibly worrying situation for all concerned. Glad it all turned out OK.

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  4. Such good news everyone is ok and doing well. Congrats grandma :-))

    Best wishes to Christian and his mum!

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  5. Good luck to them all.

    The only problem with Christian as a name, it seems to me, is that he might want to become a Buddhist later in life, or (heaven forbid) a Mohammedan or a Hebie.

    We have mates who christened their son Christian decades ago. He has always been known as Boy, for some reason.

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  6. Congratulations Trubes! Grandbabies are the best...I love to kiss and hug mine. Hope all are taking it easy and beginning the recovery process.
    Love to you and the family. :)

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  7. I am sorry you had such a traumatic time and I am glad your daughter is recovering now :-)

    CONGRATULATIONS :-)

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  8. Congratulations to you all. I can imaging how relieved and happy you must be. Love from Sicily xx

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  9. Oh Di i am so glad everything turned out all right...and now you have another beautiful grandbaby to make memories with...how lovely...it must have been a very frightening time trying to make sure everyone is okay...i bet your daughter is glad she had you there for her...much love goes out to you all and blessings on Christian!

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  10. Oh how wonderful!!! Congratulations! What a lovely gift for the new year. I hope mama and baby are both doing well! prayers and broody cooing, which you can't hear anyway,

    Merms xxx

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  11. Hooray...congratulations to all!....as good an outcome given the circumstances as could be wished for....made me a bit nrevous though...there is something about a new baby on the horizon that does that....all the best baby Christian.

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  12. Thank God that they both came through this safely...really, Thank God! I'm so happy for you, congratulations on the new Grandbaby, lucky girl!
    hugs
    Sandi

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  13. Fantastic news Trubes - you lucky Gal!

    Another eight weeks would have meant buying a load more chocolate every year too...

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  14. Electro:
    Glad you like the name, he,s a little beaut1

    Hi Lilith:
    Ingrid still is a bit unwell but strong in spirit, Christian is doing fine, you're right though, she is a lovely girl, I'm so proud of her!

    Hi Blue Eyes:
    Good to hear from you thanks for your kind wishes.

    Di.xx

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  15. Philipa:
    Hi Pippy,
    Thanks for your kind wishes, Ii'm the proudest Grandma ever!

    Idle:
    Good to hear from you.

    Should Christian take 'holy orders', he'll have choose a more suitable name!
    His full title is Christian Zane, so I guess he has options!
    Chris Zane Ali has a certain ring to it don't you think?


    Sweet Cheeks:
    Lovely to hear from you and thank you so much for your kind comments. I too just love to kiss and cuddle my granbabies. We havn't been able to hold Christian yet but I've stroked his gorgeous little cheeks.


    Di.xx

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  16. Cherry Pie:
    Thanks for you kind wishes.

    Welshcakes:
    Yes, we are delighted. Thanks.x


    Di.xx

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  17. Daisy:
    So pleased to hear from you. Yes it all was very scary at the time, a bit like a roller coaster ride. I knew the baby was well as he was delivered in three minutes but we wern't sure about ingrid, she was in theatre for three hours. She's had a few glitches but getting better by the day.


    Di.xx

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  18. Mermaid: Good to hear from you and thanks for your kind thoughts. Will be writing to you shortly...
    Di.xx

    Mr Pineapples: Hi...so many babies..to date...3 daughters and 4grandchildren and the youngest daughter hasn't even started breeding yet!
    Di.xx

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  19. Thud:
    Hi. I'm not at all surprised at your 'nerves', it is a bit scary when babies are due...particularly for the Dads'. my son-in-law has been a tower of strength to my daughter and has been looking after little Olivia so well, he's a star.
    Hope all is well with your family and baby to be born.x

    Di.x


    Sandi Mcbride:
    Hi Sandi,
    lovely to hear from you.
    Thank you for your good wishes...hugs.x

    Di.xx

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  20. Hello Scroblene:
    Good to hear from you thanks for your kind wishes...Ha! I hadn't even thought of Easter...Good point!

    Di.xx

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  21. Thank goodness for a healthy outcome.

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  22. How lovely..really cheered me up..sooo early, so happy for you all.

    I am sorry you had such a traumatic time and I am glad your daughter is recovering now :-) yes you must be really relieved!

    My eldest son and his wife had a new baby on 9th December 2008..she is really sweet..and guess her name Olivia! :-) I haven't blogged about it, don't think my son wants me too.

    Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog ..will take my time, sort things out and get back soon.

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  23. Chris Zane Ali ?

    That's interesting - 'Zain' is Hindu for Godly light. Hope all still well and happy x

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  24. Congratulations! What wonderful news. I'm glad both Ingrid and Christian are doing well now. What about a photo?

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  25. Hello Vingirl, Welcome to my site and thanks for your comments.

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  26. Anne in Oxfordshire:
    Hello Anne, Good to hear from you.
    Congratulations to you too, on the birth of your Grandaughter Olivia, in December.
    We are going in to see Ingrid and Christian today so there will be an update shortly.

    Take care,

    Di.xx

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  27. Hello Philipa, good to hear from you again.
    Christian's Great Grandfather was Chris Zane Christianson. His family were Norweigan settlers who were Ranchers in Alberta Canada. The family still have the Ranch.
    Our youngest daughter Astrid went out to visit them 3 years ago.
    Chris Zane was named Zane after the writer Zane grey who wrote novels about Cowboys and was related to the Christiansons in some way.

    Di.xx

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  28. Liz:
    Hi Liz, thanks for your kind wishes, Ingrid and Christian are both doing well but will be in hospital for at least another week.
    I can't publish pictures I'm afraid as my daughter's are so PC and do not approve! sad but true!
    They were horrified when they found out I had my own blog site and were convinced that i was going to be spirited away in a 'granny smuggling ring'!

    Hope Harvey is behaving,
    Di.xx

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  29. Excellent news trubes! As for you E-K - -what kind of people call their child "Electro"? Are you related to the Zappas, by any chance?

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  30. We would like to give our best wishes to you all on the birth of your new grandson. Glad to hear all is well.

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  31. Ooh I thought it was a possibility and wrote it out but deleted it. Zane Grey kindof inspired the Lone Ranger didn't he?

    Anyway I won't dwell on why I deleted it but glad to know all well and happy :-)

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  32. Hi Tuscers; Lovely to hear from you and thanks for your good wishes.
    Nope i am not related to the Zappa's....wish I was though...such talent.

    Di.x

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  33. hello Old Tarf: Good to hear from you and thanks for your kind wishes, Mother and Baby still doing well..thank goodness.

    Di.xx

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  34. Hi Philipa:
    I'm not sure about Zane Grey inspiring the Lone Ranger series, good possibility though, considering the nature of his writing.
    You may recall me writing about my ex when he died in 2007, his name was Michael Zane Christianson, so the name sort of lives on, although Chritian Zane will take his father's surname.

    Di.xx

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  35. Trubes...Kung hei fat choi...to you and yours from the family OTW.

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  36. Thud; Hello again and Kung hei fat choi to you and yours too (OTW).

    I assume that means Happy Chinese New Year...Did you celebrate it in the Tai Pan ?

    We've promised to take Ingrid there when she's home and fully recovered, (Mother and baby still in Hospital and doing well)!

    Di.xx

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  37. A new blogpost for you. 'One for the ladies' 26/01

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  38. Saw my dedication Kevin...I'm truly honoured again.

    Di.xx

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