Saturday, April 13, 2013

Baby is here!!

I'm finally finding time on this cold, grey Saturday in Calgary to write about baby!!

I am VERY happy to announce the arrival of our baby GIRL. I went into labour 5 weeks early, and was 4 cms by the time we got to the hospital. I actually thought I was having Braxton Hicks, I had no idea I was in labour. LOL. To my surprise when we got to the Triage I was 4 cms, and having contractions 1 minute apart. Also, babies placenta was starting to come out.... I had Complete Placenta Previa, I won't go into detail about that but it is why I've been on bed rest since 17 weeks. Well within 20 minutes I was in the OR having an emergency c-section. VERY happy to announce hubby had arrived the night before. Can you believe it?

Our baby girl was taken to the NICU with hubby, while I was whisked away to recovery all by my lonesome. LOL. Actually, somehow my Mom managed to convince someone to let her in - what a surprise as it was close to midnight, and visiting hours were over.  Baby spent 4 days in the NICU as she weighed 4 lbs 8 ounces at birth. When I took her home she was down to 4 lbs 1 ounce, tiny but healthy.

Hubby is now back in Cancun, and baby and I are figuring one another out. She is already almost 4 weeks old. I will be applying for her passport in two weeks, and we will be off for Cancun the first week of June. We ended up selling our house in Canada, the offer came in while I was in the hospital. The market in Calgary is HOT HOT. We basically got what we asked for, and now I'm selling furniture on Kijiji. Hubby will be back in 6 weeks to help with the rest of our things that we will store at my brothers house.

Okay, well better get off the computer now. Baby is sleeping, and I should take advantage and nap myself.

Thank you to everyone who has written me privately asking how things are - I have never been happier in my life :)


Charlotte Longsworth said...

Oh my goodness. What a precious little bundle. So sweet!

Barb said...

Congratulations! How fortunate that Hubby made it in tome.

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aj said...

Congratulations to you and your family!

I'm the Mami said...

Felicidades amiga! She is PERFECT. S glad hubby made it just in the knick of time.

Cheapchick said...

Congrats! I figured your house would sell quick - we just sold $1865 worth of furniture out of our Sherwood Park home in 3 days on Kijiji so I am sure you will be able to get rid of everything you need to. She is a cutie!

Shannon Schuyler said...

Congrats on your new baby girl. She is absolutely perfect!
Happy to hear hubby was able to make it on time.

KfromMichigan said...

I'm loving all the pictures you are posting on FB. Em is such is a cutie!

Road to a family said...

oh Lauren - SHE IS GORGEOUS!!!! I know you don't update too often lately - but LOVE hearing of your updates!!! I am so happy DH made it in time and that you sold your home - less stress for you guys!!! Enjoy our finally spring weather in Alberta - and good luck with everything - I look forward to keeping in touch with you!!

ElleCancun said...

Charlotte - Thank you, just love her :)

Barb - Thanks so much. Can't believe he made it in time :)

AJ - Thank you :))

Mami - Gracias amiga!!! So happy he made it, and she is PERFECT!! LOL!!

Cheapchick - Can you believe it? Sold in 16 days!! So happy...Will have to start posting on kijiji stat. Congrats on selling your things so quickly!! 3 days is amazing!!

Shannon - Thank you so much. I can't wait to post more pics of my little angel :)

K - So glad you like the pics. I think I'm a tad overkill. LOL. We will definitely keep her :)

Marysia - Thanks SO much girl!!! I need to start updating more frequently. Just hard to keep up with all the ladies!! We are so happy to have sold our place, but also a bit sad. Man this weather is horrible.... Was starting to look nice, but again it's snowing!! What the heck?!! LOL!! We will for sure keep in touch - I'll add you to my blogroll :) I hope you're doing well amiga!! Thanks for your kind words!!! HUGS

Mommy with Commuter Husband said...

CONGRATS!! Such a sweet pic and thrilled all are happy & healthy :)

Barbara Hoyle said...

Congratulations to YOUR family! My final payment on my villa in Chapala is this month, i retire in Dec 2013, and move to Mexico in Jan 2014. LIFE IS GREAT!!!!

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