...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.