I’m very excited about the progress of my second grandson Nicholas Peter Graves who was born to my daughter in law Trudy and my son Arthur on October 30th. I will be able to visit them again on Monday and see how the little darling is getting on after teaching the Teddington course on Sunday, and obviously looking forward to seeing how much he’s grown in the week since I was him last.
Trudy gave birth to Nicholas after a 6 hour labour (she arrived in the hospital fully dilated and gave birth to him half an hour later – and that was her first baby!). Actually that reminds me about the mother who complained that her labour was too short and she felt she didn’t have time to get into it – maybe hypnobirthing works a little bit too well for some mums!
Anyway Arthur, Trudy and Nicholas will be off for a trip to Australia in a few weeks, not bad for an 8 week old. He will also get to visit his Australian Grandfather (Trudy’s dad) Peter Crawford in Brisbane which will doubtless make both of their days.
I must post a photo of little Nicholas soon for all you other broody mums and grandmums!
Katharine Graves is the teacher at The HypnoBirthing Centre, where she runs HypnoBirthing Courses in London and Southern England for expectant couples.