Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Proud to present...


...KEELY ALICE METCALFE. Kate was in labour most of yesterday and finally let us ring the hospital at about 6.30pm. We rang the hospital and then for an ambulance, and arrived at the hospital at just before 7pm. Kate spent most of the next few hours away with the fairies with the gas and air - lovely stuff - and had a shot of pethedine too to help with the pain. At midnight, she was examined and was still only about 8 or 9 cms dilated. They eventually decided at about 2am to perform a C Section and she was taken to theatre 15 mins later. I was allowed in with her after I'd been gowned up, and the baby arrived at 2.45am, screeching her head off. She weighed in at a healthy 9lb 2ozs, has all her fingers and toes and fine dark hair.


When I left the hospital at about 5.30am, mother and baby were doing really well, though of course Kate is absolutely knackered. She's not the only one...YAAAAWN! I'll take some more pics of Keely later on when I go back to see her. Am off for some well needed sleep.

16 comments:

Fee said...

So relieved to hear it all went well, congratulations, beautiful baby girl, sending lots of sleep!
Fee

Rowyn said...

Huge congratulations to all the family, she's beautiful - and I love the name Kate chose for her.

Anonymous said...

Congrats to one & all!!!!!!She looks absolutely GORGEOUS.Love to you all.
Maz xx

Kathy said...

Congratulations to all, she is adorable, can't wait to meet her, will have to come up for a weekend trip.

Hugs xxxxx

brokenfairy said...

Congratulations Grandma and Congratulations to Kate ,I hope Kate and Keely recoup well!!

Lisa said...

Congratulations to Kate and all your family on Keely's safe arrival. She is a cutie!

Lynn said...

CONGRATULATIONS KATE .... AND GRANNY! LOL
Poor Kate had a time of it didn't she?. I'm so glad every thing turned out well with the safe arrival of a beautiful little girl. She's GORGEOUS (((hugs)))

Pinkess Lozza said...

AWWWWWW the cutiest baby ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Am so proud of Kate, nearly crying when saw pic of Keely lol - soft tart yes I know Jacqui. Can't wait to see Kate and Keely and the rest of ya xxx

just-missy- said...

Congratulations to Kate, Keely and you Grandma!! Kate was and is so blessed to have you.

Jennifer said...

Wow - 9 lbs! No wonder poor Kate is wiped out!!! I'd say her efforts were well rewarded though, as Keely is just precious. Congratulations, and best wishes to all, especially Miss Keely!

fireflydreams said...

Congratulations to you all, what a beautiful little girl. She was born on my parents anniversary.

Elisa said...

Congratulations to you all on the birth of Keely Alice (beautiful name), she is a little treasure..

Daffycat said...

Hooray! Congratulations! Wow, you're a grannie now! :op

Sharon said...

She is beautiful! Congrats to you all!

Lisa said...

congratulations to Kate and your family on the safe arrival of Keely she is gorgeous. thanks for sharing your precious pics

lena-lou said...

Whaoooooooo many congratulations, Keely is gorgeous :-)) Well done Kate and what a big baby...wow !!

Do you know 9th September is my DD's birthday and she was 10 on Tuesday!!

Funny but in our house........
the cat was born on the 5th of the 5th
my DS on the 6th of the 6th
our dog on the 8th of the 8th
and my DD on the 9th of the 9th

Our birthdays starting with DS then DD then me then DH go 6th,9th,12th,15th!! Funny huh? LOL

I love Keelys name BTW and wish I could have a cuddle :-)))