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.














10 comments:

julie said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!
Lovely photos - Emma's beautiful, just like her mom! :)

Rebecca said...

Oh frabjabulous joy! Congrats you two!

That is a lovely B&W photo of mother and child :) And dad looks quite happy, too!

Krista S. said...

Lady Miss Lisa!!!!
I am so happy for you and Marcus. Emma is absolutely beautiful. And you look so content.
I'm so glad you kept the blog up...Vancouver doesn't seem so far away from home...
Krista S.

aunt anne said...

CONGRATULATIONS AND BEST WISHES YOU TWO! (THREE) MARCUS, YOU LOOK SO PROUD. ISN'T IT GREAT TO BE A DAD? CAN'T WAIT TO MEET YOU AND EMMA. WITH ANY LUCK IT WILL BE BEFORE EMMA GROWS UP!

LOVE AUNT ANNE AND UNCLE MELVIN

P.S. You know, it feels really funny having you for a nephew, Marcus, because you're a DAD now. We didn't THINK we were that old!(LOL)

Anonymous said...

FANTASTIC NEWS. CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU BOTH, AND TO EMMA, WELCOME TO THIS WORLD! LOVELY LOVELY PICTURES OF YOU ALL CANT WAIT TO MEET THE NEW TURNER FAMILY WHEN YOU ARE NEXT OVER IN THE UK. WE WILL BE IN TOUCH SOON SO SO VERY THRILLED FOR YOU ALL. LOTS OF LOVE TO ALL 3 OF YOU, LOVE LYSS, TOM, WILLIAM AND OLIVER XXXX

Anonymous said...

FANTASTIC NEWS. CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU BOTH, AND TO EMMA, WELCOME TO THIS WORLD! LOVELY LOVELY PICTURES OF YOU ALL CANT WAIT TO MEET THE NEW TURNER FAMILY WHEN YOU ARE NEXT OVER IN THE UK. WE WILL BE IN TOUCH SOON SO SO VERY THRILLED FOR YOU ALL. LOTS OF LOVE TO ALL 3 OF YOU, LOVE LYSS, TOM, WILLIAM AND OLIVER XXXX

Sarah Jane said...

A big hello from Québec to the new little family!
Emma is soooo cute! Wow! And I really like the picture of Lisa and Emma!! I think you look a lot like my mom when she was younger! Well, you probably look like your mom, and our moms probably look alike.... Anyhoo! Félicitations et bonne chance!! I can't wait to see you! I don't exactly know when... but soon I hope!! Miss you lots!

Kim F. said...

Emma is gorgeous and the three of you look v. happy. Marcus' post-birth blog posting was very touching - enjoy every minute of this new chapter in your lives. Although something tells me Lisa will have some v. funny stories re. the less-than-pleasant aspects of delivery. Lots of love to you both - Kim

Stuart said...

Congratulations from Michele and I here in Scotland! I am glad to hear that all three of you are doing well. We wish you all the best. Marvelous news!

Emma said...

Sorry, little odd as I don't know you but nice choice of name! I am also Emma Elizabeth Turner- just found this while doing a random boredom google search! Best of your luck with your Emma!