wings and things


on June 28, 2015

Today, my niece and her husband visited Ants and me in the nursing with their firstborn, my first great-nephew. I also have a great-niece of about 18 months of age who is, apparently getting used to her strange, new, tiny cousin!


We also visited another of my niece’s auntie’s mother-in-law in a section of the nursing home adjacent to Anthony’s. Everywhere we went there were looks of admiration, surprise and joy from both residents and staff.

Anthony was a bit nonplussed and didn’t even seem to understand that he had, once again, become a great-uncle. We couldn’t put this beautiful new baby into his arms because it probably wouldn’t have been safe due to his PD. Oh well, I got to hold the little beauty momentarily before he started crying, and then I gave him back to my niece for a feed.

I have deliberately left names out of this post for the sake of privacy but just want to express my gratitude to my niece and her husband for bringing their beautiful baby in to see Anthony.

It is kind of weird to be a great-auntie to two babies now but it is also wonderful – absolutely wonderful!

21 responses to “Babies

  1. Yvonne says:

    He’s a lovely boy!

  2. susanpoozan says:

    What a beautiful baby, no wonder you were so pleased.

  3. what a sweetie ! 🙂

  4. Judy says:

    Well, you and Anthony are definitely brought together by this joyful addition to the family. You’re both “ants!” And great ones!

  5. Colline says:

    Having babies in our lives is always a treat 🙂

  6. Amy says:

    Sweet and adorable.

  7. May those two babies live happy and meaningful lives and congrats to you, great auntie and Ants, great uncle! ❤
    Diana xo

  8. I love babies! He is a joy to admire! Hugs Jules 😀

  9. Beautifiully handsome. 🙂

  10. I’m sure the other residents were just loving the presence of the ‘little one’… Diane

  11. tootlepedal says:

    I am sure that you are a great great aunt if you see what I mean.

  12. New babies are always a gift, it is sad that Anthony didn’t quiet get that he is a great uncle yet again but you never know it might click with him later and he will ask about the baby……..I have a number of great nieces and nephews.

  13. Terry says:

    I am sure you already realize that babies and pets lower the blood pressure and depression of dementia and different types of residents. Sometimes patients come back to reality and will talk about their own pets in the past. Pets and babies are great therapy for about anyone who is other than healthy

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