This was the letter we emailed out yesterday to friends and family to announce Flora’s birth:
We’ve finally looked up from the baby long enough to send this note. 🙂
Flora Faye Mitchell was born on Thursday, September 4th, 2008 at 7:17am. She was six days early. (melissa is relieved that Flora held on until past her birthday and into September) We were induced due to a irregular heartbeat that started on August 29th. The heartbeat evened out and she was declared healthy once she was born.
The induction started at 8:30pm on Tuesday, September 2nd. Labour didn’t really kick in until about 3pm Wednesday. It was a long time, but the experience was a good one overall. We have a great team of doctors, nurses and other staff at Toronto East General Hospital to thank for that.
Sean and Grandma Faye (my mum) were with me during the birth. Grandma Janet (Sean’s mum) and my sister were patiently waiting for news in the waiting room. No one passed out and I didn’t curse during labour once. (!!!)
Pictures can be found here: http://flickr.com/photos/mpricemitchell/sets/72157607159140943/ I use Flickr to share all my pictures so you can check here regularly for updates.
My sister Kyla won the baby pool (and that was without any insider knowledge). Check and see how everyone did by visiting http://www.expectnet.com/logingame.php?game_name=SeanMelissaBaby
We came home Friday afternoon (September 5th). Our dog was very excited to see us and gave Flora a sniff and a quick lick. The cat has been laying low and I think he’s a little horrified by all the new noises.
We are happy, healing and getting used to being a family of three.
Thank you to everyone for all your extra love and support during this time in our lives. It has made the start of this journey much easier for Sean and I. Feel free to pass this message on to anyone I have missed.
Someone is starting to squeak and mutter in her sleep so I better go and check things out.
Love to all,
melissa and sean