Friday, 30 January 2009

Unto us a boy is born!

No, I know it is not Christmas but it does feel like it!!

Yesterday we celebrated the birth of our second grand child, a darling boy.  A healthy 6lb  4oz baby who came into this world at 2pm.  Mother and baby are doing fine!

The lyrics of the poem about the days were used to teach a child the order and names of the different days of the week.  The theme of this poem ensured that a child would take a lively interest in which day that they were born on!  The title, whether Thursdays Child or Mondays Child, is often forgotten.  We only seem to have vague recollection of a poem about the attributes to being born on different days of the week.

Baby O'Neill

Mondays child is fair of face,
Tuesdays child is full of grace,
Wednesdays child is full of woe,
Thursdays child has far to go,
Fridays child is loving and giving,
Saturdays child works hard for his living,
And the child that is born on the Sabbath day

Is bonny and blithe, and good and gay.

For this month's birthday the garnet stone is favoured.  image As a flower this day is honoured with the carnation.

Other notable happenings on 29 January were:

The birth of Tom Selleck (1945) who is in good company with Oprah Winfrey born on this day in 1954!  Just thought I would add that itsy bitsy bit of gossip!


Chauncey said...

congrats to you and your family, Pat, a beautiful new baby to love!

Myfanwy said...

Congrats indeed Pat. Isn't he gorgeous! (Rhetorical question)..
I too am a Friday's child - and my mother, brother, uncle and daughter. DS is a Wednesday's child - and the sunniest personality you could wish for.

Brighton Early said...

so sweet! Congratulations.

Beth said...

He's gorgeous......Congrats to your whole family on this joyous occasion.

Sixsisters said...

So happy for you and your family on this wonderful
news. A new baby is such a blessing !

Karrie said...

Congrats!!! What a blessing. He is so beautiful!

Ripper Arts said...


Alis said...

Congratulations, he is adorable.
I am a Thursday Child too ;0)

Diane ~ said...

SUPER CONGRATS!!! He is adorable!! :D

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