Friday, November 14, 2008

And so...


Here she is! This is the week old Ruby Winter Rock (her Dad's surname) and she was born on her due date, Saturday 8 November at 9:35pm. We were unexpectedly induced after our 40 week midwife appointment on the Friday, that showed at the very last minute I was starting to show signs of pre-eclampsia. A very fast (just under 5 hours), intense and natural labour (with lots of twists and turns on the way) happened and she came into the world. We had absolutely AMAZING support and a positive experience with our hospital.


We're totally enamored, sleep deprived and waiting for the fact that we are parents to finally sink in. We are not sure who she looks like yet - she has Dr-Mr's nose and my ears. Most likely she just looks like herself!



Georgie was not impressed with her arrival and vomited on the rug in front of me in protest within 30 minutes of her coming home. He has been completely spoilt, patted, fed, taken for super-walks and included, so he is coming around and gave her a tiny lick to the back of her head and hand at different points, which is a positive thing since he refused to look at me or her when we got back (and for those squicked by doggy stuff, we did use anti-bacterial wipes/washing straight after the licks)

More mushy baby stuff to follow!

28 comments:

nineteen toes said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Ruby looks so beautiful & serene in these photos. I'm so pleased everything went well & we both wish you all every happiness as your little family grows up! I've been waiting for your big news - so exciting!!
cp xx

joy said...

congrats! She is so lovely :)

Bec said...

oh my freakin god - i LOVE her! i LOVE her! i LOVE her!
and i LOVE georgie too!

Betty Jo said...

Super Gorgeousness!
A bit of dog lick can't hurt...all good for building up the immune system. Vomit is another matter...Hey Georgie way to get attention. Congrats to you all xx Liz

cheeky monkey said...

She is a darling cupcake. Congratulations. Great name too.

potty mouth mama said...

She is positively darling! I love her. And I don't even really know you beyond the four walls of my computer screen - ha!

I love her name too - strong, radiant, feminine and unique - love it love it love it.

Glad to hear you had a great birth, that's the ticket!

Congrats cats - such wonderful news, and welcome beautiful Ruby!

CurlyPops said...

Congratulations! Such a sweet name for such a sweet little baby girl. Enjoy all those snuggles....

Lauren said...

Congratulations Sally! She is lovely. Glad everything went so well. Well done mum!

lillipilli said...

Oh, congratulations, Sally! She's absolutely adorable! I'm sure you're going to have fun spoiling her with lots of pretty little bits and pieces you find along the way.

Soph said...

Museltov. So very happy for you. x S

mariannealice said...

I was hoping that was why you had gone a little quiet! Ruby is absolutely gorgeous - what a precious baby. Congratulations to you ,Dr Mr and of course Georgie- enjoy this amazing time together. As for a bit of doggie love licks- seriously it can't really be much more germy than four and seven year old love and kisses and sticky hands surely...? As much baby mush stuff as you can please... your reading public demands it( at least this bit of it does).

Michelle said...

congratulations...
what a beautiful baby and a divine name...
you must be thrilled...

BigCat said...

Congratulations. Wonderful to hear of Ruby's arrival. And what a beautiful name.

Jules Knoblock said...

YAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYY!!!! What a little cutie! I have been checking your blog waiting patiently for pics!!

Joy! Congrats (again)!

Here's a conversation Jim and I had:

Me: "Sally named her baby Ruby Winter Rock"

Jim: "Ruby's a nice name, is Rock her last name?"

Me: "I don't know, maybe it's her partners"

Jim: "Are they married?"

Me: "I don't think so... but I reckon she'd want to marry him just for his last name, it's pretty cool"

Jim: "I'd marry him for his last name!"

Thanks for showing us photos! :) Hope you're getting enough sleep! ;)

mixtapezine said...

well done mum and dad
CONGRATULATIONS
love the name ruby
YAY!

Daisy said...

Congrats! Love the name, I was going to call my firstborn "Ruby Star"...

paisleystclaire said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful.

leslie said...

she is BEAUTIFUL! well done : )

Shannon said...

Congratulations! Little Ruby is gorgeous!

nikkishell said...

You make a beautiful baby!!! Congratulations Mum and Dad, well done!!!

Katherine said...

Oh, honey, she is BEAUTIFUL - though I suppose that was only to be expected! What a little darling. Many hugs and congratulations to all three of you.

Michelle said...

Dear Sal and Dr-Mr - Congratulations! Ruby Winter is just so perfect. Gorgeous, gorgeous! You two make pretty babies!

Brooke MC said...

Sal, she is the most gorgeous little baby I've ever seen!! My husband and I both got teary looking at her perfectness.

Congratulations to all of you!

Odds & Blobs said...

oh my goodness! she is absolutely gorgeous! congratulations! Enjoy every minute!

Jess

xoxo

Beck said...

WELCOME TO MOTHERHOOD!!!
ruby is an absolute delight, and yes I know how much the pooch get's put out at first but persevere and you'll soon have him bringing his toys over for ruby when she cries. Oh God it's just so exciting, even with the dire sleep deprivation and oh my god is she ok's YOU WILL BE EXCELLENT!!!
so very very happy for all of you!
xxxxx

Quirky World said...

Welcome into the world little Ruby Winter Rock! With an amazing name like that she is destined to go far in life.... Congrats to you all and enjoy your new sweet bundle 'o Love...

Hope you get some much needed sleep soon... XOX

Love, JanieLou said...

Ruby is absolutely adorable! So precious.

Congratulations!

Lauren.

erin said...

all these picture are so beautiful i'm crying :) :)

just tried to call you--the ringing i got was a weird ring, more like a "hoo-hoo" than a bell sound. ??? at any rate, no one ever answered and i feared i was probably calling too early for you. this is my only window for today, so i will try again tomorrow. LOVE YOU AND YOUR BEAUTIFUL FAMILY <3