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Sunday, April 29, 2012

TOO BUSY TO BLOG

On the morning of April 27 at 5:00am we had tap on our bedroom door.  Sonya announced her time had come to go to the hospital and so we were on Fox duty. Off they went and luckily not much traffic at that time so they were at UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Centre within 13 mins which was Bernie's all time record as he had practiced it before. 2 hours later Banjo Foster Curry at 9 pounds came into the world via natural means without pain killers. I can't believe how tough is my daughter.
Banjo Foster Curry

Fox meets his new brother, Banjo.

Pooped mummy
proud Grandma

Fox was an angel when he woke up and called for mummy and I went in to pick him up and change him. I thought we would have tears when he found Mummy and Papa had gone. We told him where they had gone and he seemed okay about it. We gave him breakfast, played with him and took him to the park. Then it was home for lunch and a nap. Luckily Bernie, all excited, came home from the hospital in time to put Fox to sleep, as he's a bit fussy about who puts him in his cot.
proud Granddaddy


Sonya and Banjo came home from hospital today earlier than advised but Sonya couldn't sleep there from all the interruptions. So it has been a very exciting, busy day for all of us. Sonya is very tired and Banjo isn't sleeping much between feeds. Fox has been very good and is getting used to baby but still a little put out that mummy is still not very active.

It has taken me all day to get this post done, in between playing with Fox, rocking the baby, fixing snacks, washing clothes and washing dishes. Much more busy than being at home, but we are very proud grand parents.
Keeping Grandma busy.

38 comments:

  1. Banjo Foster is absolutely adorable. Congratulations to the proud parents and grandparents. It looks like you are one very busy grandma Diane.

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  2. Many congratulations. You are doing a sterling job Diane - enjoy every minute of it.

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  3. Well congratulations again. Great update and report between the chores.
    I love the last photo, I'll keep that in the memory box, I can assure you.
    Have you worked out the nappy changing roster yet? I meant to include in the e-mail this morning for Banjo ( of Snowny Mountains fame), Foster ( of Victoria's beer fame) and finally Curry of Bernie and Sonia fame.
    First change on rotation of course:
    Bernie, then Sonia ( situation has to be considered), then Grandma, Diane, and finally Grossvati, William, and of course then start again.
    Heartiest best congrats. to all.
    Cheers
    Colin (HB)

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    1. Yes Banjo of Waltzing Matilda fame and Foster after his paternal grandfather

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  4. Wonderful news Diane and little Banjo is just gorgeous .... I'm sure Sonya is so happy to have you both there helping out with Fox.
    Congratulations! and thank you for including us in this very special event.

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  5. Wonderful news and have a wonderful time together ... even if exhausting.

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  6. Thanks for the photos Mum! Both Banjo and Fox are adorable! so cute! They are a beautiful collection of photos! Can't wait to be there too [obviously]!

    You're obviously doing a great job helping out!
    xxx
    aunty Carol

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  7. Congratulations to you all. It's so wonderful that you were there at this special time. It looks like Fox is going to keep you very busy, and I'm sure Sonya is over the moon that you're both there to help out. Baby Banjo is just adorable.

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  8. Oh My Diane,
    Congratulations to you all :)
    So happy for you..
    Born the same day as my youngest son, and posted on the date of my eldest sons birthdays :)
    So now you will be kept busy, have fun!

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  9. Lucky Grandma is reasonably fit.

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  10. What gorgeous photos, thanks so much for sharing your joy. I'm so glad you arrived in LA in time for this. I'm sure your help and support will be hugely appreciated by all. Take care of yourself too - new babies are exhausting for everyone!

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  11. Diane, congratulations; that is all about being grandparents. The years go so fast, my youngest is 9 was just here for a sleep over . My oldest grandson, 23, in his 6Th year in medicine, rang me today, "grandma can I come a few days?" Certainly you are always welcome! That's how it is one is always part of what's going on. Lovely Photos of the family, Fox is such an handsome little fellow! The good thing is grandparents can be as proud as...enjoy!

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  12. Congratulations with your second grandson, he looks gorgeous. Glad you made it in time to be there and take care of Fox. I am sure you have other things on your mind than blogging, so enjoy the famlily life.

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  13. Wonderful post, Diane. I am sure Colin will do justice to that final shot!!

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  14. Hurray ! all went well and apparently you enjoy your grandma job ! (even on 4 knees, lol ) Hopefully Fox will get used to the newcomer easily !

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  15. I can imagine, congratulations.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  16. How lovely that you are there to share this wondrous moment and to support your daughter at this special time. Loved the little jockey! Best wishes to all.

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  17. Dear Diane and Bill, congratulations you make your job as double grand parents absolute fantastical and sovereign...so Sonya can have her postnatal recuperation with your great helping hands...all the best, give my regards to Sonya and Bernie, too...Marianne and Stefan

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  18. another beautiful baby in your family, don't even worry about blogging, just enjoy your family.

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  19. HOW GORGEOUS, Diane (and Bill).... So now you have two awesome grandsons.. I realize that Bernie is an actor ---and that there are alot of 'interesting' names in Hollywood. But--where do they come up with these names? Family names? First, Fox, which I'd never heard as a name --and now Banjo.... Very creative if I say so myself.

    Glad you two are there to enjoy the grandchildren ---and to HELP Sonya and Bernie... Congrats again.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    1. Banjo is an Australian name, it's not very common but it was the nick name of one of our famous poets, Andrew Barton "Banjo" Paterson. Fox is named after the animal, once again an unusual first name but there was one of your American presidents who had Fox as one of his names.

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  20. Congratulations, you have two absolutely adorable grandsons Diane!

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  21. Oh my gosh how I love that name. What wonderful blessings have come into your life with those two beautiful babes. Can't wait for more pics and details.

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  22. CONGRATULATIONS to the proud parents and ecstatic grandparents! What a handsome lad little Banjo. Fox looks really pleased about his new brother, but even more pleased that he has you and granddaddy "all to himself" Wow, your Sonja is a star. I had a 9 1/2lb (John) almost forty years ago, and couldn't do it without surgery. Bless you all and I wish the new boy a successful life full of love and happiness. Greetings. Jo

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  23. Congratulations to all the family! WHat a beautiful baby and what an iconic name! Well done everyone!

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  24. Welcome Banjo! And warmest congratulations to one and all! What lovely news and how exciting to be there for the much anticipated arrival. I am happy to know that your daughter and grandson are well. I wish you all some sleep! Those darling boys are so handsome!

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  25. Congratulations on your new grandson. It's good to know that Fox is accepting of his new baby brother. It looks as if Fox is keeping you very busy and well-entertained, but I hope all of you can get your needed rest. Once again, congratulations.

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  26. Thank you all for your congratulations and comments. Sorry that ji haven,t time to keep up with your posts. Hopefully I'll get into routine soon aNd find more time.

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  27. So happy for all of you!!! Don't worry at all about keeping up -- you have REALLY important stuff to do right now. Wonderful family! Thank you so much for sharing. (And whenever we'd have our grandkids visit when they were wee ones, I could never get anything done except play with them! Always wondered how I'd ever managed to raise my own kids, work, cook etc etc).

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  28. Congratulations to all. Nine pounds is a good sized baby! Particular congratulations to Sonya.
    Banjo sure looks cute, and I'm glad Fox is happy about him.
    K

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  29. awww!!!! those adorable shots did make my heart melt.

    what a beautiful baby!!!!!!!!!
    congrats to all the family!

    xo

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  30. Great news and how nice for you to be on the spot. Fox is doing a worthy job of keeping Grandma busy. A darling new baby too. Heartiest congratulations to all of you :D)

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  31. That is fantastic news Diane. Congratulations to all of you. The pictures are incredible!!! So happy for you, Bill, the proud parents and little Fox.

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  32. Oh, congratulations! You have beautiful grandbabies. I'll bet you had not noticed this before. :^D

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  33. Congratulations, Diane & Bill! So happy to see all went well and that Banjo has arrived. He's a beautiful baby! Best wishes to Sonya , Bernie and big brother Fox!

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  34. Congratulations, Diane and Bill, and even more congratulations to Sonya and Bernie. I hope Sonya recovers quickly and Banjo settles into longer sleeps between feeds. What a happy family!

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  35. Sorry, I have been missing some post, I was away on vacation. Congrats on your new grandbaby. And Fox is just adorable. Wonderful photos.

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  36. How exciting!! I didn't know you were going to be Grandparents again. He is a beautiful boy!! Congratulations all around.

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