Jan 7, 2014

Olivia

2014 is set to be a year of adventure, so I figured my first blog post of the year should be about the first of those adventures.

Yesterday, at about 2:08pm, this little angel was born by cesarean section.


Erica and Amy arrived 12 days before Christmas, and the c-section date for this one was set 12 days after, so we've named her Olivia, after the character from Twelfth Night

Erica and Amy, just hours before becoming big sisters!
This was the first time we had everything go according to plan with a birth. It was a surreal experience. No panic, no rushing around. And best of all, Jen got to hear Olivia's first cries and hold her minutes after she'd been born.

Olivia lets us know what she thinks of this "being born" lark
It's so strange being handed your child right away and a doctor telling you that you can keep her with you, and not have to send her up to the ICU for observation. Olivia is just perfect. So wriggly and alert. And she has such dark blue eyes, they're almost black.

It's going to be a challenge, raising three children all so young. But if this is an indication of how the rest of this year is going to go, I say bring it on.

5 comments:

  1. Much love to all. We were really lucky (eventually, I'll tell you over coffee some time). I got to hold Niamh before Helen did as they were stitching her up after her C Section, I think I was in shock......

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  2. Oh! I want a cuddle...She's lovely but congratulations to Jen. And to you..It's a lovely name.

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  3. A, E, O... that just leaves an I, a U and a Y if you decide to have more! Congratulations to you, Jen and all the family.

    - Ellen J Miller

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  4. Oh, Paul, congratulations to you and Jen and the twins. What a beautiful addition to your lovely family. I wish you strength, compassion, love, and patience as you raise your beautiful daughters.

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  5. Oh, Paul, congratulations to you and Jen and the twins. What a beautiful addition to your lovely family. I wish you strength, patience, love, compassion and understanding as you raise your beautiful daughters.

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