Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Anneanne to Madisyn

Yesterday morning at 3:12 I became anneanne (Turkish for maternal grandmother, my preferred title) to Madisyn Lillie, She wasn't due until 9th May, but my daughter developed pre-eclampsia and on Saturday morning they started the induction procedure. Eventually in the early hours of Monday morning she decided enough was enough and a c section was performed.

Madisyn was born weighing a very respectable 7lb 3oz, not bad for a baby nearly 3 weeks premature. I got to visit this afternoon, but I wasn't allowed to take photos. The atmosphere was chilly at best, my daughter and boyfriend having made it clear that they will not be bringing her to my house anytime soon. Today may have been the only chance I get to hold my granddaughter, I may not see her for months or even years, at least I have my other children to keep me posted and supply secret photos.


  1. What very happy news but oh, it is sad that you won't be able to see her or even take pictures.


  2. dear Lorna,

    I am so happy for the arrival of your granddaughter. but feel so bad for you to have to endure the "chilly" atmosphere. here's hoping that the joy of a new little baby girl will soften hearts and bring you all together. what a beautiful name, Madisyn.

  3. Oh dear my dear - families are so hard to cope with sometimes! I am so sorry that your happy news is tinged with sadness in this way.

  4. If you've been given a grandma name, there is hope. The emotions of birthing and under the stress of pre-eclampsia, too, probably have created some tensions that will evolve over time. Don't give up hope and keep visualizing for yourself the day when you are invited to hold that precious girl again… I align with you for this success!