Monday, October 18, 2010

It's been a long time, been a long time....

been a long, busy, busy, busy, busy, busy time!!!

mostly because of this thing-
Her name is Maia, and she was born at home at 4.01am on Friday 8th of October!

She was born in our bath, weighing a teeny tiny 2.69kg (5lb 14oz), after a quickish & easyish labour, with no difficulties or complications then or since!!

Her timing was pretty much perfect, at 38 weeks + 3 days gestation, because we had spent the beginning of the week checking out geothermal wonders 4 hours away from home in a campervan with a broken alternator (so no battery charge, we drove the last hour to home at night with NO lights!!!!), and then after dropping the van back up north only got home at 10.30pm thursday, with me having had intermittent contractions (20-40min apart) all the way home!
But she also managed to sneak in on the last day of the school holidays, so we got an extra 3 days of daddy being at home than if she had arrived once the term had started!
So an excellent time to make her arrival, if cutting it a bit fine ;-)

but anyway, i've got plenty of things to share that i managed to get done in the lead up, that got delayed with several weeks of school production chaos, and a couple of things that i've even done since!! :-D


Nikki Elisabeth said...

Oh yay! She's the cutest little one in the whole entire world!! Like a little doll!





Rainbow Child said...

awww she is beautiful!!!!!! congratulations!

Megan said...

Congratulations, Nova! Gosh you make gorgeous babies. Welcome to the world, beautiful Maia.

sarahbean said...

Sooooooooooooooo cute, and I love her name :D Well done you! And well done on the timing, Maia ;)

highwaycottage said...

Congratulations Nova and family. What a beautiful wee girl Maia is. So fantastic to hear everything went great for you !!

Nikki said...

Congratulations Nova! A gorgeous wee girl, and very pleased to hear that she had a lovely, well timed arrival. xx

familyofgirls said...

Congratulations Nova and family, she is gorgeous!

applepip said...

Oh she's so lovely. Definitely one of the three best things you've ever made. ;-) Well done you.

Sue said...

Congrats! She looks gorgeous. from Kieransmum

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the birth of little Maia. She is just beautiful!! :) So cute in the knitted treasures too!

Donna (from school)