Tuesday, 20 April 2021

Visiting at last!

Under guidance published early December, which allows us to form a support bubble with DS and family, we were able to meet everyone at last. DDiL was on a course, DS was working and we got to look after DGD for 2 days. Boy, did we sleep well.

First day went well, just a bit of crying around 4pm, hunger probably but we didn't pick up on it. Next day, 5 or 6 crying bouts and eventually she allowed us to cuddle and distract her. Teething still ongoing, so red cheeks, recovering from a sore bottom and wind didn't help but we got through until tea time when DS came in and started to look after her. Phew!

We really enjoyed our visit, it was lovely to interact with her and have conversation with someone other than ourselves and E. Ruby was a bit perplexed but very gentle with her.

She is so happy, plays on her own quite a bit before needing interaction from us, smiles all the time, babbles, is walking around the furniture and pushing her little trolley. She had her first walk outside pushing it and managed about 230 metres. We reckon she may well be walking next time we see her. 

Granddad started whistling at her when she was having a bath and she duly pursed her lips and blew air. She does hand washing action when prompted as she watched her parents clean their hands after changing her nappy.Other grannie is visiting next then we hope to go again in June.

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  1. Aww ... wonderful. It's pretty exhausting with a baby or toddler after years without having that level of care needed isn't it. So full on, and it's lovely to be able to hand them back.

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    1. Nappy changing came back remarkably easily!

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  2. I'm glad you got to spend time with your family, how lovely.

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  3. That's really lovely. What a special time.

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  4. Wonderful! So pleased that you could visit xx

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    1. So were we but boy, were we shattered.

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  5. You must have been over the moon. How wonderful to be with your sweet granddaughter. I know we all have to be careful but it is so trying to not meet up or hug family.

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  6. How absolutely wonderful that you got a visit in.

    God bless.

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    1. When family live away, it is so much harder getting to see them due to travel and lockdown restrictions.

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  7. How absolutely lovely. xxx

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    1. It was very enjoyable if slightly tiring.

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