Monday, 18 August 2008

BABY

Phil just rang. His and Weeza's baby girl was born earlier this evening - a couple of hours ago, he's a bit hazy as to the time. All's well, although it was a bit tricky as she was facing the wrong way and so in the end Weeza needed an epidural and a forceps delivery. She weighed 6 lbs 3 oz so it was just as well that she wasn't induced any earlier.

They expect to come home tomorrow.

Update Baby was born at 10 pm. So to phone not much more than an hour later is devotion to soninlawly duty indeed.

26 comments:

Dandelion said...

Woo-hoo! Congratulations!

Z said...

Champagne for breakfast, darling.

martina said...

Welcome to the world Buttercup! Congratulations Zoe, on your new granddaughter. Please do post photos of her if okay with Weeza and Phil.
Champagne and strawberries for breakfast are definitely in order.

martina said...

Welcome to the world Buttercup! Congratulations Zoe, on your new granddaughter. Please do post photos of her if okay with Weeza and Phil.
Champagne and strawberries for breakfast are definitely in order.

badgerdaddy said...

I'll have to have porridge on account of these antibiotics, but it will be celebratory porridge. x

Z said...

Thanks - Martina, you have an excuse for writing at 3am our time, but what are you doing reading blogs before 5.30 in the morning, Badge?

Dave said...

Have had a celebratory banana for them all. Many congratulations.

LOM said...

Congratulations Z, I will have a cuppa to wet the babys head.

Z said...

Cheers!

Chairwoman of the bored said...

Many felicitations to you all, Z dear!

May baby Buttercup add sunshine to all your lives.

How do we know said...

Congratulations!!!! This is soo exciting!!! Post pics as soon as u can.. will be watching for them..

Z said...

I'm looking forward to seeing her, I hope today. I don't even know if she has a name yet!

Blue Witch said...

Many congrats to you all!

But - two hours to get round to telling new mum's mum?!!!

Steg said...

Many congratulations to all!

Chapagne for breakfast? Ooh, how decadent!

Z said...

Decadent is us, dear boy.

We were the first people he rang. He didn't leave Weeza and the baby until then, and just popped out to ring us and his parents before going back to say goodnight. Also, to be fair, I rang Al and Dilly, texted my sister and sent an email before I wrote this.

Wink said...

Popped a bottle in the fridge to celebrate this evening! Must admit I wet the baby's arrival with a few tears of joy! Lots of love to all - lovely to speak to you this morning, little sister.

Kelly said...

Halleluiah...
Well done Weeza, love and hugs to you all.

Dandelion said...

She may not have a name name yet, but it looks like she has a blog-name. I think Buttercup is good.

Z said...

I'm called Little Buttercup — dear Little Buttercup,
Though I could never tell why,
But still I'm called Buttercup — poor little Buttercup,
Sweet Little Buttercup I!

I've snuff and tobaccy, and excellent jacky,
I've scissors, and watches, and knives;
I've ribbons and laces to set off the faces
Of pretty young sweethearts and wives.

I've treacle and toffee, I've tea and I've coffee,
Soft tommy and succulent chops;
I've chickens and conies, and pretty polonies,
And excellent peppermint drops.

Then buy of your Buttercup — dear Little Buttercup;
Sailors should never be shy;
So, buy of your Buttercup — poor Little Buttercup;
Come, of your Buttercup buy!


Charming as it is in itself, you can see why I'm doubtful about it as a name for my baby granddaughter - I don't want to think of her as Buttercup the Bumboat woman. And I used to know a cow called Buttercup.

Z said...

HMS Pinafore, I should have added. I was rather brought up on Gilbert & Sullivan.

I am a little drunken. I have imbibed.

Steg said...

"Buttercup" is better than "Yum-yum" or somesuch.....

Z said...

And far better than Nanki-Poo for a boy.

Oh, and a small update...

Dandelion said...

Well, I can't see what's wrong with treacle and toffee. If that's the song, I'd say it's lovely. I must have missed the bumboat part.

On the other hand, I can see how the cow connotation could be problematic.

I look forward to finding out what your imagination comes up with instead.

luckyzmom said...

Over joyed for you, remembering how emotional it was for me when my daughter had her first. And that reaction didn't change when she had her second.

CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU ALL:D

Z said...

Bumboat woman was her profession; a dockside vendor. She was described as the "rosiest, roundest, and reddest beauty in all Spithead" which can't be bad.

heybartender said...

I'm so late getting here, But Woo Hoo!!