As I mentioned in the posting about Toby's arrival, Helen and Ian were also expecting around now...
On Thursday evening, 20th October 2016, at a bit before 6 pm Helen gave birth to Katharine (Katie) Rose and both mum and baby are doing very well. No photos as yet but you can be sure one will be put on here as soon as possible.
Obviously I won't be going overboard and posting on Rambles from my Chair and Facebook about the two new arrivals all the time. Like Hell I won't!!
A few quotes with apologies to Gone with the Wind (and thanks to Kay for the idea)....
Nurse: You control yourself, Grandpa. You'll be seeing it for a long time. I'd like to apologize, Grandpa, about it's not being a boy.
Grandpa -with apologies to Toby: Oh, hush your mouth, Nurse. Who wants a boy? Boys aren't any use to anybody. Don't you think I'm proof of that? Have a drink of sherry, Nurse.
Nurse: This sure is a happy day to me. I done diapered three generations of this family's girls and it sure is a happy day.
Auxilliary Nurse: Oh, yes, Nurse. The happiest days are when babies come. I wish.. Oh, Nurse, she's beautiful. What do you suppose they'll name her?
Nurse: Miss Helen done told me if it was a girl she's going to name her Katharine Rose.
Grandpa: Yes she's a beautiful baby the most beautiful baby ever.... Yes, I'm going to buy her a pony the likes of which this town has never seen. Yes, I'm gonna send her to the best schools in Devon. Yes. And her'll be received by the best families in the South. And when it comes time for her to marry well, she'll be a little princess.
Helen: You certainly are making a fool of yourself.
Grandpa: And why shouldn't I?
Helen: Great balls of fire! I had the baby, didn't I?