At 14.23 today, after almost twelve hours in labour, Julie’s daughter Vicky delivered a healthy baby boy. The yet to be named new arrival is healthy, alert, and very hungry! He weighed in at a creditable 8lbs 9ozs, and I am pleased to report that Mum and baby are both doing well. Julie was at the bedside for the birth, and the overjoyed new Grandma even cut the cord. Vicky will be kept in overnight for observation, and should be home tomorrow, all being well.
Naturally, we are all delighted with the news, and welcome the new addition to the family.
However, I have barely mastered being a step-dad to Julie’s children. I am now going to have to learn to be a step-Grandpa. Any tips and advice will be most welcome. It looks as if Christmas is going to be busier than ever this year.