Tuesday, 28 March 2006

Announcing Emma Elizabeth Turner!

Emma arrived on Thursday, March 9 at 10:15 am. She was 7.3 pds, 23 cm long and absolutely gorgeous. This was nearly three weeks ago now! Time has certainly flown by. We have been absolutely flat out ever since. Mom and dad arrived 5 days prior to her birth and stayed until last Sunday. So we were quite busy with baby, recuperating and visitors. Things are yet to really calm down, as we are still trying to get used to breast feeding, diaper washing, napping when we can, singing every song we ever heard, etc. On top of this, I am still convalescing. I had thought that after giving birth I would be up zipping about as usual. But I have been lumbering about like I am sill nine months pregnant. I got a sweet case of sciatica whilst bringing Emma into the world and my joints and bones are still loose and painful. That and I only learned to sit on both butt cheeks this week. I will spare the details but any woman who has had a child will understand this. I am off to Vital Statistics office this afternoon to get Emma registered so I will leave you with a blog update that Marcus never quite finished and forgot to post. He wrote it after we had been in hospital for a day...will write more soon - as time permits (or rather as Emma permits!)

March 10, 2006

Well this morning I woke tired and a father for the first time in my life. What a beautiful day it was. I felt like the luckiest man alive.

It was like being in the early stages of love again. I could not wait to get back to the hospital to see Lisa and Emma. They were all I could think about. Of course I had other responsibilities to attend to first like feeding the cats and firing the new snow blower up to clean off the snow from last nights fall.

Emma looks like most babies little scrunched up little face, light blonde to white blonde hair in places and totally gorgeous. Her little squeaks and gurgles canÂ’t fail to entertain me. Just the mere movement of an eye or the faintest furrow of the brow has me captivated.

My greatest fear was having to deal with the umbilical cord drying up and waiting for it to fall off. While watching the educational baby films with Lisa, we had both dry heaved at the sight of the this. However fortunately EmmaÂ’s does not phase either of us.

Lisa is doing well. Super tired (To be expected), however still looking radiant and despite both of our initial fear of what to actually do with Emma, she is taking to mother hood like a duck to water and looks very natural.