A beautiful big baby boy is born – Zachary

Scarlett meets ZacharyOur family has welcomed a big, beautiful baby boy following the safe delivery of Zachary Graham Williams, first son – and second child – of my son Tyson and his wife, Vanessa in Melbourne over the weekend.

I have had a splendid time being caring grandma to 22-month-old Scarlett and we have spent much time in the luxurious Grand Hyatt where mothers who deliver without complications these days are transferred for a three-day stay on the 23rd floor. One whole floor is devoted to new mothers and fathers with two midwives as nursing staff. They have full nursery facilities at one end of the floor.

Here I soaked up the wonderful sounds of a 4.12 kg newborn,  whose hungry voice at full volume could surely be heard down the lift well to the lobby!  His mouthing for mother’s breast, his little snuffles and the adorable sight of this beautiful infant peacefully sleeping are sights and sounds safely tucked away in my memory.   Then there is that lovely scent of a newborn, which fades away within weeks.

I watched the proud parents’ sheer delight at their child, so perfect in his body, but quite blonde! So unique compared with his older sister, who was as dark as he is fair.  Toddler Scarlett was not in a sharing mood initially and threw a tantrum when daddy, her idol, picked up the noisy bundle in the check bunny rug.

Then it was time for me to cuddle this bundle of joy, all wrapped up tight to keep him feeling secure as he felt in the womb, just two days ago. In his blissful sleepy state, he fastened his tiny fist around my finger as my son snapped many photographs of this idyllic scene. Such a precious moment as we shared family time meeting Zachary.

So now I am the grandmother of five and I count my blessings – three grandsons and two grand-daughters.


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