Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Home again, home again

We arrived home late last night after a week at the coast. It's been an interesting week, to say the least.

We decided, last Tuesday, to go ahead and drive out to the coast even though we hadn't heard for sure that anything was happening with baby's arrival. The last thing John did before we left was to have a shower and while he was having that shower (just after 10 a.m.), my mother called. Alaina had just given birth to my fourth grandchild, Oceanna Marie. She was born at 10:07 a.m. on September 28 and weighed in at 6 lbs 4 oz. Needless to say, we got on the road pretty quick and made it to Abbotsford in about three and a half hours.

When we arrived, we got the whole story. Apparently, Alaina woke up at about 6:30 a.m. in the beginning stages of labour. At about 9 a.m., she decided to wake her sister. She told Kristen they needed to go SOON. Trinity had to be woken up, fed and brought to the sitter. The girls called the doctor's office and were told to come to the office first, but by the time they got to the clinic, which is right next to the hospital, they decided it was getting too close for comfort and went to the hospital instead. By this time, it was 10:00. They got Alaina up to maternity, got her prepared and checked her. The nurse was surprised to find that the baby was already crowning and they got her into the delivery room as quickly as possible. As soon as they got her onto the bed, her water broke and by 10:07, Oceanna was born. Her doctor walked into the room just as Oceanna was delivered.

She's a beautiful little girl, but then, I could be somewhat biased. John, I do believe, is quite taken with her already and the fact that they share a birthday makes her even more special.

Trinity, when this picture was taken, wasn't quite sure who this little person was, but was telling us all where baby's eyes were. She couldn't stop saying "baby" and "eyes" and touching baby's eyes. Before long, she'll be used to this little invader, I'm sure. She's already being a helper to the girls, helping to pat Oceanna's back when she needs burping and fetching and carrying things like diapers and tubes of Vaseline.

Aren't grandbabies fun?


  1. Conga Ratz! of course! there's no miracle like a baby. And...welcome home!


  2. She is precious and beautiful. Enjoy and congratulations!

  3. Congratulations! She is beautiful. And what an amazingly quick birth! (Almost identical to my 2nd son's arrival). What fun your 2 little grandaughters will have growing up together. ;-)

  4. Congratulations! There's nothing like having a granddaughter to make things for..