I have now seen scans of both of our unborn grandchildren. Both pregnancies have passed the twelve week mark when the chances of successful births are very high - around 98.5%. Still, we must keep our fingers crossed because in any pregnancy things can go wrong.
As with Little Phoebe, Frances and Stew will most probably wait till the babe arrives to find out its gender. In contrast Sarah and Ian will will know if their little one is a boy or girl after twenty weeks. Naturally, I am hoping for two boys who will both be called Neil and will be the spitting image of me. Their shared nickname will be Yorkshire Pudding and they will become lifelong Hull City supporters. However, neither of them will be encouraged to become schoolteachers.
Revision of "due dates" puts Sarah's baby at October 25th and Frances's at October 22nd. It could be a new reality TV series - "Race From The Womb". Of course Frances's second child will be born in Sheffield though it seems that Ian and Sarah's baby will be born in London in spite of my strong protestations. I want him to be born in Yorkshire so that he can later play cricket for my illustrious county. Well, that used to be the rule.
The scans seem to show baby moles languishing in the earth but I swear they are baby humans. If scans had existed in the spring of 1953, I am sure that I would have looked like that too.
Meantime, idle lady bloggers, Mary Moon, Thelma and Meike showed interest in the products of Micosoft Image Creator that I shared yesterday but indicated that they would leave others to play around with this amazing facility. Partly in mischievous revenge here they are:-
Wait. Did I miss the news that Sarah is going to have a baby? That is huge! Two grandchildren born at the same time! Perhaps literally!ReplyDelete
Congratulations to all.
Those pictures look nothing like me. Sigh.
The pictures may not look exactly like you but in an artistic sense I think they capture your spirit. And yes - it looks like two grandbabies for the price of one! We are all delighted and a little nervous.Delete
Congratulations on the new grandchildren! I'm getting another grandson (#3) in September; although I have some (many?) reservations about it, I'm trying to be as happy as possible. I LOVE that site and played around with it enough to know that it could become addictive.ReplyDelete
I wonder what your reservations are Margaret but I respect your right to remain silent on that.Delete
Wow.. That image of me is so much more flattering than reality. Thanks YP.ReplyDelete
Dave looks good too.
I didn't realise you had such wild eyes JayCee!Delete
Does that Dave and JayCee picture has a touch of the Prince Andrews?ReplyDelete
Well Tasker I don't have a Fergie but I do own a Ford 3000.😊Delete
Dave might be Prince Andrew Tasker! After all, we never see photos of him.Delete
I must confess I played around with it a bit too. But your images are remarkable, especially the one of Steve, Olga and Dave.ReplyDelete
You just have to keep adjusting your words.Delete
I've got a face for radio. Thanks for making me laugh.ReplyDelete
I don't think Lord Peregrine would approve of you putting your arm around JayCee! Your Jean might be affronted too!Delete
The most wonderful luxury of time in retirement.ReplyDelete
I confess that I have wasted so much time in retirement. Oodles of it.Delete
Congrats, Neil, maybe they will be born on the same day! How exciting!ReplyDelete
Those pictures are weird! Next you will be letting the computer write your post! :)
This blog has always been written by a computer. "Neil" or "Yorkshire Pudding"?does not exist. It has all been made up Ellen. Are you a computer too?Delete
I hope all people have a good sense of humor about these as some are not very flattering.ReplyDelete
You are tempting me to create a picture of a guy called Keith Kline in an eskimo outfit.Delete
Congratulations to you and Mrs. Pudding:)ReplyDelete
Thanks Nurse Lily. Double joy. I hope you are fine.Delete
I'm fine, thanks Neil.Delete
Fun imagery there. Love seeing the babies already. Frances' baby is nestled in snugly while Sarah's is 'space-walking'.ReplyDelete
Actually Sarah's scan was from nine weeks not twelve.Delete
Race from the Womb - that made me laugh out loud, and I have to explain to O.K. why I am laughing while sitting in bed with my first mug if coffee and my ipad.ReplyDelete
That watercolour face is so much more pretty than I am, and she has way more hair than I ever had.
I challenge you for you are far more attractive than the watercolour girl and I am sure that Herr O.K. agrees!Delete
Keep on playing!ReplyDelete
Keep on dancing!Delete
Fascinating stuff - must investigate (waste yet more time)ReplyDelete
It's a nice way to waste time. Better than watching paint dry.Delete
It's a lovely one of Meike, and not a bad one of Olga! Can't comment on the others as I've no idea what they look like in real life!ReplyDelete
Have you tried one of yourself - how about wearing Hull City gear and scoring a winning goal?
Good news about the future grandchildren. Never mind, two out of three little Yorkshire Puddings isn't too bad!
How about Carol fighting a bull while drinking sangria from a glass jug?Delete
We didn't want to know the sex of our children during their ultrasound but they had other plans. Both seemed to be some what of an exibitionist when the ultrasound was looking in that direction and it was obvious even to a layman like myself what sex they were.ReplyDelete
Happy Easter Yorkshire Pudding!ReplyDelete
So much to look forward to.ReplyDelete
Happy Easter, Neil. Wonderful times are coming your way with a backyard full of excited grandchildren. I think your next gardening project should be an epic in ground sandbox.ReplyDelete
Well congratulations on all that happy news! I don't think I realized that either of your children were expecting again, so to hear that BOTH are is pretty amazing. You must be over the moon. And to have the due dates so close together! Pretty wild.ReplyDelete
I laughed so hard at that image of me and "Dave" and Olga. I'm putting "Dave" in quotes because it looks nothing like him. (And why are our hands seemingly conjoined? We do hold hands but we haven't had them surgically attached!) I, however, embrace the artistic rendering of my baldness and our beloved pooch, even though her spots are missing. And what is that hump on her back? So many questions.
And why do we look so worried? LOLReplyDelete
I think your final offering was more in the style of Gilbert and George!ReplyDelete