Thursday, October 25

welcome to the world, little one.

After weeks of waiting, our daughter was born happily at home last night at 9PM after a mere 7 hours of labour (and 15 minutes of pushing).

Lilian Rigby Forsyth (Rigby to her friends), born October 24, 2007 weighing 9lbs 10oz. I had a wonderful, if very rapid, home birth - followed by a not-so-wonderful post-partum hemorrhage that has me chained to my bed for a few days. My midwives were incredible and managed to get the bleeding stopped without a dreaded trip to the hospital!

I'll get a birth story down and get the photos off the camera soon, but for now I am going to take advantage of my forced relaxation and go cuddle my baby.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!!!! Welcome Rigby! (see, I called the gender right)! I'm so happy for you and your family. I don't care if we don't hear from you for a whole month. Have fun, relax, learn, laugh, cry, eat, rest, recover!!!

I'm really excited for you. Nearly a 10lber! Way to go!

Love, hugs, and kisses

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your new babe - interesting name, where's it from?