Mums and Babes

Little Hugo was born on Wednesday afternoon, my first grandchild (I do have two ready-made ones as well) He’s gorgeous, though I’m probably somewhat biased! I’ve not yet had a cuddle as unfortunately the midwives realised within minutes of him being born that there was an issue with his oesophagus. He was whisked off to intensive care and yesterday had a 7 hour operation. As you can imagine it’s all been very stressful, trying to support mum and dad whilst coping with all our own worries.

As soon as I heard I dashed up to my sewing room and grabbed the first two blue fat quarters that came to hand. I cut two 5.5″ squares from each one, stitched two together round the edges, leaving a gap for turning. I could then turn and press them and hand-stitch the opening closed.

I gave these two squares to mum, the idea being that she tucks one in her bra to get the scent of her skin on it, the other goes next to Hugo, every day they are swapped so he always has her smell around him and she has something positive to do. It’s meant to help with bonding when they are separated like this. She loved them and yesterday they sent me a photo with one of the blue cotton squares next to him, together with a cuddly duck I bought to go with the quilt.

I found it helpful to have something practical but simple to stitch when my mind was on overdrive with worry, hopefully it will help them bond as a family too. I think most of the hospitals here in the UK have something similar to my blue squares, sometines they’re heart shaped, some crocheted, all made by volunteers. Mum had been given a pair by the hospital but felt mine were softer.

Hopefully grandma can have a cuddle soon 🙂

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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20 Responses to Mums and Babes

  1. tialys says:

    Sending all good wishes to you, Hugo and his Mum and Dad. Such a worrying time for you all but that first cuddle will be all the more precious when you get it!

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  2. What a scary time for you all. So good to have the squares to create a link and a virtual hug. Wishing baby Hugo strength and a speedy recovery.

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  3. endrickwater says:

    Thank goodness for modern medicine, and quick thinking on your part. I trust Hugo will be on the mend quickly, and all will be well. Cuddles all round!

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  4. Amanda says:

    He’s so beautiful. I’m sure your squares will work and he’ll be home and fully bonded in no time.

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  5. claire93 says:

    awwww – must be so frustrating for parents not to be able to have a cuddle . . . but reassuring to know health issue was spotted quickly and op was performed very speedily! You’ll all be able to make up for lost hugs soon ^^

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  6. Sending prayers for the family.. Love the spare idea.

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  7. Laura says:

    Prayers for the family! May God bless with love and a full recovery! Higo is so precious!

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  8. Jane M says:

    Oh this must be a scary time for everyone, at least the problem was spotted early. Hopefully Hugo will be getting better soon and you can catch up on cuddles. What a lovely idea to keep baby and Mum bonding. You are right he is gorgeous. Take care

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  9. CurlsnSkirls says:

    What a thoughtful thing to do, and so welcoming & positive. Sending love & best wishes …

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  10. Sending thoughts your way

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  11. kathyreeves says:

    So very precious! I’m sorry to hear Hugo had a bit of a rough start, but will be praying for everyone, quick healing a full recovery for him, and peace and rest for the adults! The little squares are such a wonderful idea!

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  12. Sharon says:

    I had never heard of this before (the blue squares) My thought will be with you all and sweet precious Hugo

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  13. Helen says:

    Hope baby Hugo is on the mend

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  14. Deb says:

    Oh I do hope you get to hold the little dear soon! I’m sure it has been a very stressful time! Prayers and hugs sent your way!

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  15. My best wishes and thoughts to you, mum, dad and Hugo. Hoping all is progressing well.

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  16. Cathie J says:

    Congratulations on your new grandchild! Little Hugo is so adorable. Sending prayers for Hugo, his parents and you. I love that you made a precious gift so he always has his mum with him. Hugs!

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  17. katechiconi says:

    Fingers crossed he will recover quickly and your thoughtful gift will no longer be needed, while still being much appreciated.

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  18. nanacathy2 says:

    I am so very sorry to read this. My prayers are with little one and his family. Xx

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