19 Nov 2010

FRIDAY's FAVE FIVE



more participants at Susanne at Living to tell the Story.



1. Because of the flooding in whole Belgium I couldn't go very far and it rained so much it was terrible. Fortunately in Waterloo, there was no flooding at all, but all towns around were under water. It had never happened before.

2. Tuesday I could do some shopping and also buy new black Jeans for me, on the once I had some red painting had dropped on my leg during my painting class and of course when I tried to rub it away there was a white spot. I have a store where I buy all my trousers, they fit perfectly and nothing has to be changed.

3. Wednesday 17. was an important day for both of us because we became grandparents of a little Toby, a rather big baby, 3.700 kg (8 lbs). It was quiet a special day I didn't know what a was feeling neither did Mr. G !

4. The next day we went to Amsterdam which is only 230 km from Brussels, and went to the hospital to visit our new family member.






5. As all newborn babies he had a worried little face and made grimaces which made us laugh. He is a healthy cute little boy and had already changed when we saw him the second day. Our son is staying the whole day with his wife and little treasure and had already given him a bath. I find it so nice that dads are now allowed to participate right from the beginning. He even was present during the cesarean.

We didn't stay longer because they all were in hospital and there were only limited visitor hours. Next time I hope we will see little Toby a little more.

23 comments:

Linens and Royals said...

Congratulations Gattina on the birth of such a beautiful grandson, what a handsome boy!
The floods and rain do sound very bad , glad they didn't stop you going to see the new baby.

Mar said...

So sorry about the floods...

I only buy jeans and trousers that fit without alterations needed, it is not always easy (I am too short, lol)

Toby is simply adorable, love the picture of the two of you!! congratulations!

Gracie said...

What a cutie little boy!! Congratulations to you all.

Caroline said...

Well congrats on the birth of a grandchild. Thanks for the comment on my Cape Town blog.

jabblog said...

Gattina, Toby is gorgeous - what a little heart-breaker :-)
Pleased to hear that the floods have stayed away from Waterloo.

The Chair Speaks said...

Congrats Gattina. Little Toby is cute!

Nessa said...

Toby is a beautiful baby. Congratulations to your whole family.

sonia a. mascaro said...

Congratulation, Gattina!
Toby looks adorable!
Yes, it's so nice to be a grandmother!

Maribeth said...

Wonderful that you could see and hold little Toby! I love the pictures!!!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

A lovely wee one. He no doubt will bring all of you great joy. May he live to make a real contribution to our world.

kari said...

Congratulations to you! How wonderful it must be to hold little Toby - so sweet.
Sorry about the flooding.
Happy Weekend.

Jientje said...

Congratulations Gattina, what a beautiful baby! I can imagine you're over the moon with him!

Susanne said...

Congratulations on becoming a Grandma! What a sweet baby.

Laura said...

He is a DOLL! 8 lbs. is a good sized boy. The picture of the two of you is great.

Enjoy, enjoy!!

Carrie said...

WOW - that's some flooding alright!

And what a sweet little newborn baby! Love it.

Hope you have a relaxing weekend!

Sarah said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful little treasure!

A Lady's Life said...

Such a blessed event and a precious little darling held in Grammas arms.
he is a cutie pie Gatinna.
Congratulations there Gramma.!! :)

Jo said...

Gattina, what a cute little guy. And a good healthy size. You look very maternal with little Toby. Yes, they do change from day to day. I also love it that your son is a hands-on dad. My husband never touched the children when they needed changing and still runs a mile when the grands need attention! Have a wonderful weekend. Jo

Barbara H. said...

Congratulations on your grandson! Is he your first? I am so looking forward to our first some day in the future -- no pregnancies yet, but some day!!

Brenda said...

Congratulations on your new grandchild! How very exciting. I hope you enjoy him tons!

EastCoastLife said...

A lovely photo of you and little Toby.
I wish the day when I hold my grandson will come soon. :)

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

So darned darned precious Nonna!!! You look very happy to be a grandma. That is what counts...that, and having a healthy Toby!!!

I'm just in awe.

Melli said...

He IS just wonderful! All 8 pounds of him! You just look pleased as punch! :)

Wow! I had no idea you guys were under flooding! It really DOES rain too much in Belgium!