Thursday, 4 February 2010

Welcome to Planet Earth, Lyra Eileen Dorothy....

I have a brand new niece.  She was due on 31 January but obviously decided to stay in the warm for a bit longer yet.

There were, apparently, a few twinges last night but nothing that a bacon sandwich couldn't sort out and then, this morning, at 6.15am, I was asleep when I heard the unmistakeable 'ping-ping' of a text message arriving.  It was dark, I wasn't sure what time it was but I guessed it could only mean one thing.  "I'll leave it" I thought, "the message will still be there when I get up later".  I rolled over.  "Who am I kidding?" I muttered to myself, "I can't leave it" so bumbled downstairs in the dark to get my phone to see a message from my brother saying his new baby girl had been born at home, in a birthing pool, at 5.53am.

I went back to bed grinning like an idiot.

Welcome to Planet Earth, Lyra.  May you live long and prosper.

PS.  Have just found out more details - labour took about 5 hours, Lyra was 9lbs 12oz  but also breech.  All I can say is 'ouch'.


Kella said...

A new baby is always worth getting out of bed for :) Welcome baby Lyra.

9lbs! ouch! indeed.

peevish said...

My youngest is named Lyra.
Sshhh, don't tell the internets!

And wowee! 9 lbs, 12 oz? Yikes!

Mrs Jones said...

Not only 9lbs 12oz but no pain relief either! Lyra is a fabulous name - I wholeheartedly approve.

peevish said...

Well, all I can say is i LOVED my epidural.