With all the snow in the UK playing havoc with flights and transport links I decided the best plan of action would be to go to Melbourne and spend the Christmas break with my sister and my tiny nephews. This morning I woke up early (despite having the good fortune of a business class upgrade on the flight yesterday) and even the tiny nephews had not gotten up. It felt great to watch them open their presents with delight and the resulting chaos when their cousins turned up was fun.
During the all important Christmas present opening at about 9am my sister looked a little concerned. Then in a matter of fact tone “I had better start timing these contractions”. Thirty minutes later they were at the hospital and 40 minutes later Faye gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. Weighing 3.95kg and measuring 53cm my tiny niece came into the world at 10.38am 25th December 2010. The whole family could not have wished for a better present on this extra special day. I have to admit that when a pretty emotional brother in law (Keith) gave me a call it set me off too.
Amazingly a short six hours later Faye and the tiny niece left the hospital and came home. All of seven hours old, I was allowed to hold the newest member of the family and she melted my heart. Despite being the largest baby of the three she really is so so tiny:
We soon got Christmas dinner on and enjoyed the rest of the day. It was just unbelievable day and right now I could not think of anywhere else I would rather be. Merry Christmas to one and all. I really hope that you get to spend time with your loved ones of this festive season.
PS – no name yet but I will update this blog when they have decided what name on their short list “suits her best”
PPS – The name of my tiny niece is Summer Faith Pomeroy and very cute it is too!