Ella Rose At 12 Days

After lunch I watched the BBC presentation of the Six Nations rugby international between Scotland and Italy. The fact that I kept dozing off was probably more to do with my recovery process than the quality of the match.

We then had the wonderful surprise pleasure of a visit from our latest great niece, Ella Rose Milwain. Her lovely parents, Danni and Andy, came with her.

This sleepy little girl was ready for an immediate feed,


before being passed to her Grauntie Jackie

and on to her Gruncle Derrick (photos e-mailed by Danni).

After a happy couple of hours Ella woke up to play; first with her mother,

then with Jackie, before a last cuddle with Derrick and a journey back home with her parents.

Jackie took great delight in demonstrating the flexibility of the infant’s knees, just two weeks younger than my latest.

Jackie and I dined on flavoursome smoked haddock fish cakes; tasty ratatouille; creamy mashed potato; crunchy carrots, and tender runner beans.

I will now watch the Six Nations rugby match between England and Ireland, recorded from ITV’s earlier broadcast.

104 thoughts on “Ella Rose At 12 Days

  1. Grauntie and gruncle are two new identifiers that I shall now use with great pleasure at the earliest opportunity…….. Babies heads are among the nicest things in the world I think and also (I hope saying this doesn’t make me sound too much like Hannibal Lecter) they smell delicious too ❀

  2. So lovely Derrick!!! For her and many kisses!!!!

    …..A darling newcomer
    To have and to hold–
    Her smiles are more precious
    Than silver or gold…..

    So cherish this time
    Of miraculous things–
    The excitement and wonder
    That a new baby brings.

    By Joanna Fuchs

  3. Grunkle and Grantie! LOL, I’ve never heard that before and it’s perfect πŸ˜€ I should think that was the lovely day. Ella Rose sure is a tiny girl yet both you and Jackie look at ease with her. I tend to get a bit nervous with such itty bitty babies. Did I ever mention what a klutz I am? Amazing to watch the family tree grow xB

  4. That baby on a bottle at 12 days? Thats a shame,
    The War Office likes me to make her a smoked haddock or cod kedgeree; I could serve it up to her every day. Me? I can’t stand the smell of it! L(

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