OK, I now have a few pictures to post of the new arrival. You will note that Daddy Mark is a bit less than at his peak alertness on one or two - hard to understand, afterall he had 2 hours of sleep over the past 40 hours - what's the big deal. . . .
Way to go Andrea . . .
Mark, Baby Kate and Andrea in the hospital ward - Dublin
They even let 'Grandpa' Tim hold baby Kate!
Daddy and Daughter!
6 July - 11:25 PM - Andrea Jones calls to say 'I think it's time, you better come now'! So it looks like baby Jones is now (see previous 2 blogs) committed to emerging from the womb!
11:32 PM - Kathy, Sarah and I jump in the car heading to North Dublin.
11:59 PM - We pull in to the 'Street where they live' park the car and head for their front door. Mark and Andrea are both standing outside, so we know this is serious! The taxi was called a few minutes earlier with the message "get here, my wife is in labor'!! Now that strikes fear into the heart of any cab driver!
7 July - 12:10 AM - The taxi arrives and a minute later Mark, Andrea and ?? are loaded up and heading to the Rotunda Materity Hospital, not far away.
12:23 AM - Mark sends a text - they are at the hospital and waiting for Andrea to be checked. All looks good. . .
5:30 AM - Katherine (Kate) Lily Jones emerges and orders breakfast! Wieghing in at 6 pounds 14.5 ozs, all is a 'normal' birth with no complications. Andrea is one tough Mamma - no tearing and no epadural. What a huge praise. And, speaking of praises - Mark says that Kate looks just like Andrea! Wheew . . . that was close!
We are not sure when eveyone will be home at this point, but I wouldn't be surprised if it is later today, stay tuned for pictures, fireworks, chocolate cigars and singing!