Thursday, 27 December 2012

Happy Christmas

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.  Ours was certainly different and for those of you who are friends with me on Facebook you will already know that on Christmas Day
 Alice became a big sister to
Megan Jane :)

Claire had arranged to have a home birth and at 8am on Christmas Day she phoned to say she thought she might be having contractions. Half an hour later she phoned to ask if I could go over to be with Alice and when I got there at 9am the contractions were 3 minutes apart. I decided we needed to phone the midwife to let her know what was going on. The midwife arrived an hour later and Megan was born at 12.17pm, weighing 7lb12oz :)   Claire was amazing and went through it all without any pain relief. The midwives were so pleased with how everything went and also told Claire that they think Megan was the first Christmas baby in Mid Sussex (though we are still waiting to have this confirmed). 

Alice was able to meet Megan minutes after she was born and although she was a bit unsure of her to begin with she is already starting to treat her like she's always been here.  She is so sweet with her and will stand in front of her and say "Hello Megan, I'm Alice" and "How are you today?"  

Once the midwives had left and Alice had opened her last few presents, we packed their bags and brought them all back to the house to spend the first couple of nights with us.
 Christmas afternoon and Aunty Em gets to have a cuddle with Megan while Alice tells her Mummy something.
Claire, Alice and Megan

We are feeling very blessed at the moment and are so grateful for another beautiful, healthy granddaughter.