Saturday, June 6, 2009

Welcome to the World Baby Girl!

Welcome to the World Miss Anna Elizabeth. After 21 hours of Labour (Actually not as bad as it sounds! Enjoyable until the last 30 minutes or so when my pelvis threatened to snap in half and my innards were in serious danger of becoming my outers) with only a hot water bottle for pain relief (no, I am not a martyr, I simply forgot about the giant tank of gas and air in the trunk of the midwife's car) I am now officially a mother of two.

The snot queen is adapting to her new role as big sister quite admirably, helped along perhaps by a newfound leniency in the biscuit department on the part of her negligent parents.

It's like the maddest form of deja vu.... For starters, the new baby looks eerily like the snot queen did upon her arrival a mere 16 months ago, only ginger. Secondly, every day brings a brand new blast from the past. Sticky eye, umbilical cords, colostrom... Its amazing how much you forget about those early days until bang! You're faced with it again and suddenly its as though you never stopped and you are master of the cotton wool and cooled boiled water once more.

Oh my lord! I have so much that I want to say, so many things to tell you, but my eyes are closing as I type and visions of my bed keep floating before my eyes.....

More later. For now, good night...



  1. Jillian ConcannonJune 6, 2009 at 9:13 PM

    A big big congrats!!

  2. What a beautiful photo and congratulations on the birth of Anna Elizabeth!! I can't believe you found the experience "enjoyable" you are my hero!
    Still nothing from here...
    All the best xx

  3. YAYAYAYAYAY!!!! Oh congrats to you all - what a wonderful picture you are absolutely glowing! I love the name!

  4. Oh I can't wait to meet her, I wish Ireland was closer

  5. Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful daughter.

  6. Awesome news - just thought I would have a look at your site today on off chance baba had landed...I know what you mean by flashbackes...I had twins when my 1st born was 18mths old....wooosh! Enjoy!

  7. Congratulations - Also logged in to check if baba was round as I was away for pc for a couple of weeks.

  8. Congratulations! She's beautiful. That's wonderful news. Hopefully we'll not be so far behind you! :-)

  9. Congratulations, great news.

  10. Oh wow!

    congratulations, ye look great.

    all the best to ye all.

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  12. well done you! i'm very impressed with your pain threshold, i was so glad for the gas and air when i got it, and happily held on to it for the stitches...
    you look so happy in the photo!