Saturday, July 09, 2005

Cancer In The Family

Pictured here are my brother Matthew, his wife Beth and my new niece Mia Elizabeth Hennessy. She was born around 9 a.m. this morning and weighed about 9 lbs. As you can tell, Matt dressed up for the photo. B) Actually, neither of them have slept a wink since yesterday when they decided to wait out contractions in their car outside the hospital to make sure that they would be admitted and not be turned back. What I find funny is that my family got an email from Beth last night. It said that during her doctor's visit he told her she was dilated 1 cm. and the baby could arrive in the next week. The next day... poof! There's the baby.


Pictured here are mother and daughter. Mia is just out of the oven and she is already eyeing a really soft pink bear that Uncle Martin bought for her. We'll see if it doesn't wind up on the floor someday. I also dropped off a pair of pink baby shoes. One of the shoes has lines on it to fill out for her name, date, weight and length. As impressed as I am with myself, I am so proud of my sister-in-law and brother. They sure made a beautiful baby which could be going home with them as soon as tomorrow.

10 comments:

Moose said...

Congrats Martin! I've got to ask though, is it common for hospitals to turn people away?

LoraLoo said...

Congratulations to Matthew and Beth on their new baby girl. :)

The pink teddy bear will undoubtedly end up on the floor - because it's played with and loved.

Moose: If they determine a mother is not ready to deliver, they will send her home. She's probably more comfortable at home until it's time, and it keeps hospital beds open...

Fred said...

Congrats!

I got so tired of buying teddy bears for my kids, yet they liked the box better.

Is this their first?

Davydgrey said...

Congrats Unkie Mart. And also tell Matt and Beth congrats from me and Ter.

Miss Hobby said...

Congrats to the new parents! The first teddy bear is usually the most important. I still have mine and used it as a pillow so much growing up that it's flat as a pancake :) I'm sure she'll treasure it.

Moose said...

Thanks Loraloo, that makes sense :)

RT said...

Awwww! Congratulations Mom and Dad, she's beautiful! And congrats Martin! Make sure you spoil her good and proper :o)

Vavoom said...

Congratulations Martin! Mia is a beautiful name... it fits -- she's gorgeous.

Lily said...

Congrats to your brother and sister-in-law on the birth of Mia.

An80sNut said...

Thank you all. I went and saw Mia again today (also dropped off some food from the Outback Steakhouse to the proud parents because hospital food is scary.) They did have to stay another day (the pediatrician is a traditionalist on the 48 hours thing) but they should be home tomorrow. All I can say is she is greatly loved.