Saturday, 25 April 2009

New arrival!

Our perfect little baby arrived on Wednesday 22nd April at 9.30pm after a very speedy one and a half hour labour. One minute Tom and I were putting Betty to bed and dancing around her bedroom with her, the next minute I had one almighty contraction and we were making a mad dash to the hospital, arriving with just 45 minutes to spare before our impatient new daughter hurtled out.

Tom was amused by the fact that even though I was heavily in the throes of labour during the very hairy 30 minute car journey to the hospital I still managed to do my usual back-seat driving, telling him he was too close to the car in front, and to watch out for the cyclist.

Betty is absolutely fascinated by her new sister and has been very attentive and kind towards her. The first thing Betty asks for when she wakes up is to see her. She has been helping me to change her nappy, and has been gently rocking her, giving her lots of toys to play with (including her beloved duck comforter), and has been covering her tiny baby-gro with animal stickers.

I think Betty had grown weary of me and Tom and is delighted to have someone new in the house.

We are all very very happy.

27 comments:

Laura - Are We Nearly There Yet Mummy? said...

Fantastic news - Congratulations to you and the family!

Coding Mamma (Tasha) said...

Congratulations to you all, and welcome to the world, baby girl!

Potty Mummy said...

Congratulations Elsie! My very best to you and the whole family.

Louise said...

Huge congratulations. So pleased for you all. I will eagerly await reading about life as a family of 4 and how Betty takes on the role of being the big sister!

Iota said...

Congratulations! I wish you were a real-life friend rather than a virtual friend, because then I could come and visit.

How amazing that Betty has parted with her duck comforter. She must really be smitten with her new sister.

You take care, and enjoy these early days.

Beth said...

Congratulations to the whole family on your new addition!

Nunhead Mum of One said...

Congratulations! xx

Tara said...

So very very happy for you guys. Wishing you every happiness with you new addition x
Am thinking you must have missed a zero off the number of hours in labour though ...

Sarah Brooks said...

WoooHooo!!! Congratulations to your happy, happy family! Sounds just about perfect!

solveig said...

Congratulations! So pleased for you, it's lovely news.

S x

Paradise Lost In Translation said...

Great news, well done. Enjoy! I look forward to hearing what you are going to call her!

Mud in the City said...

So many congratulations! What's her name?

ladybird said...

CONGRATS! Stay happy!!

that girl? said...

Congratulations to you and all the Buttons! What a quick entrance to the world - well done and can't wait to hear all your new baby updates!! x

Shellie said...

Congratulations! Betty sounds like she is going to relish this!

Pig in the Kitchen said...

hurrah hurrah! altho i'm a bit worried about Betty getting Mum fatigue and Tom being interested in a very young child. Still, i'm sure it's all good!

present will be on its way very soon!!! (well, soon-ish)

Pigx
my word verification is 'rumbomp'. Interesting

A Confused Take That Fan said...

Congrats Elsie. Two little girls just like me...Enjoy the ride! xx

Metropolitan Mum said...

Wonderful news, congratulations! Have been thinking about you lots lately :-)

rosiescribble said...

Congratulations on your wonderful news. Much love to you all. Hope you're not too exhausted!

IRENE said...

Congratulations!May she live a long and happy life, and may you and your family be blessed with all of God's joys.

Metropolitan Mum said...

I left you an award at mine. Have a look at it once you are back from babymoon :-) http://www.metropolitanmum.co.uk/2009/05/hall-of-fame/

Mom/Mum said...

many many congrats! x

sew hot said...

Did you ever think Tom was driving crazy so he wouldn't have a "roadside delivery"? Congratualtions!

Lynne said...

Congratulations!
I look forward to hearing about life as a foursome.

Motheratlarge said...

Congratulations, Elsie. What wonderful news!

Michael OBG said...
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Sparx said...

Hooray! And more congratulations!