News

Grandmother's joy: Precious arrival of ninth grandchild

HEART OF THE FAMILY: Gladstone local Maureen Forster with her newest grandchild Ailish.
HEART OF THE FAMILY: Gladstone local Maureen Forster with her newest grandchild Ailish. Maureen Forster

GLADSTONE woman Maureen Forster said hello to her ninth grandchild Ailish Taylor, when she was born in Rockhampton Hospital on July 5, 2017.

"The best part of being a grandparent is being welcomed into the family's fabrics with all the love and joy that is shared together,” Mrs Forster said.

"(It is about) experiencing and sharing simple pleasures together, through (the baby's) developmental growth and activities.”

Ailish is Mrs Forster's ninth grandchild and her daughter Georgina's first baby.

"It was a special time for me to see the new family return home with their precious baby daughter,” Mrs Forster said.

Newborn Ailish Taylor has brought joy to her family.
Newborn Ailish Taylor has brought joy to her family. Maureen Forster

"It meant a lot to me to be available to help generally and (to) give some support through the settling in period.”

Georgina and her husband Shaun have handled the new addition to the family very well, she said.

Ailish is a thriving, breast fed and well baby and Mrs Forster said Georgina and her husband Shaun were making good progress in parental skills thanks to the care of their GP, midwives and a lactation consultant.

For Mrs Foster, the one hour trip between Rockhampton and Gladstone will be no barrier to keeping in touch.

"As a family we can easily keep in touch with modern technology through a group on Facebook or Messenger app,” she said.

"Distance is not a barrier even if other family members are interstate.”

Mrs Forster is used to keeping in touch over long distances with her children spread all over the country.

"(Our) families remain close even though a family of four live in Perth, one newly married couple live in Sydney, another family of four live in Brisbane and the other family of six live locally,” she said in reference to her children.


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Whole Qld town needs 'drug diversion', says Magistrate

After several hours of dealing with drug matters, magistrate snapped

Preserve our town water

The water tank on State Farm Road will undergo some repairs.

Works to start on water tank

Local Partners

'What gig?' Drummer left out of Powderfinger reunion

IT was the reunion gig that quickly became the talk of music fans across the nation.

FINAL PHONE CALL: Princes’ regret over last words to Diana

Prince William and Prince Harry have opened up about their mum, Princess Diana, in a new documentary. Picture: ITVSource:Supplied

Two princes regret rushing the last phonecall with their mother

OPINION: Splendour reached peak glitter

Courtney Smoulden and Dylan Barker sporting some of the extensive glitter available at Splendour in the Grass 2017 near Byron Bay.

2017 is, officially, the year of Splendour in the Glitter

Karl Stefanovic breaks his silence on divorce, new love

Karl poses for Stellar’s July 23 issue. Picture: Steven Chee Source:Stellar Magazine

Stefanovic on his marriage breakdown, new girlfriend

What's on the small screen this week

Matty J and Osher Gunsberg in a scene from The Bachelor.

WINNERS will be crowned on MasterChef and Australian Ninja Warrior.

Beauty blogger’s horribly racist product review

Popular beauty blogger run off the internet for racist comment

Financial scandal destroys alternative community

Families who gave thousands to be a part of an alternative community at Mt Burrell, west of Murwillumbah, are now trying to recover their investment. Picture: Jamie Hanson

Dream Utopia turns into a nightmare

Mum buys $900,000 apartment for her 8-year-old son

Tania Katsanis beat another couple of homeowners to secure the winning bid.

The apartment was a 'bargain' as the property market bottoms out

Townhouses planned for Nicklin Way site

CBRE's Brendan Robins and Rem Rafter on site at Wurtulla.

Prime 1.5ha Sunshine Coast property set for town homes development

Owner tells of ghostly goings on at old Mackay pub

GHOST STORIES: Several people have died at the Mirani Hotel

Owner says pub is 'definitely haunted'

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!