Thursday, February 15, 2007

It's a Girl!!!

Okay - so you knew that already!! And in case you are wondering - this is not Allie. It is her sister posting on her behalf!
So, you all read about her getting bumped yesterday. Well, she went in this morning at 8:00am and got in relatively quickly. They did an ultrasound and determined that baby girl was still breech and that in fact Aliie was actually starting labour! It was extremely mild though. Well, they lost the bed for a bit and had to wait until about 11:30 to get the ECV done. After 3 good attempts, it was decided by baby girl that she just wasn't going to budge. After the procedure, labour intensified, and when it was clear it wasn't stopping, they decided to go ahead and get her out via c-section.

at 3:38 this afternoon - Mayson McIvor Whittingham joined us! (Not sure on the spelling, just sure on the name!!)
She weighed 6lbs, 6oz and was 20 inches long. She has blue eyes and loads of black, curly hair!! I am sorry that I don't have a photo to show you - but will post one ASAP as she is gorgeous!!! Both mommy and baby are doing great. Allie is quite sore (as she proclaimed to me on the phone "I don't know why ANYONE would voluntarily do a c-section!!"), but doing good. I am going to see her and my new niece tomorrow and taking Kaelen with me as he is excited about meeting his new little sister.

Allie wanted me to post this short message for you all, so you would all know! If I can get the digital camera away from daddy, I will upload a photo for you all! Allie is not expected home until Sunday - but I am sure she will post as soon as she is able!! She will be able to tell this story much better than me - this is just the coles notes version!!


goofball said...

Woooohoooo hurray for Mayson!
Congratulations Allie! Congratulations Paul! Congratulations Kaelen!

That is so cool, I am so excited. Wish I could be in Calgary now to surprise you with a visit.

Big big virtual hug and lots of sweet kisses on Mayson's tiny nose.

goofball said...

I like the name by the way. I like it better than the suggestions we once talked about. Good choice.

Gosh, I am truly so excited :).

Jan said...

Really soo happy for you all! Cant wait to see the pictures of both Mayson and the rest of the family!!


sari said...

How exciting! Please give Allie all my best! I hope everyone is doing well and I'll keep checking back for photos. :-)

beth said...

Oh thank you for posting this. We've been eagerly awaiting news. Congratulations to everyone and I can't wait to hear about how Kaelen's first meeting goes.

Hang in there Allie, it's hard but the soreness does go...I have no idea why anyone would choose it either!

Breanne said...

Congrats Allie!!! I am so happy for you and the boys :o) I look forward to pictures.

Toona's Mom said...

Congrat's Allie, Paul, and Kaelen!!
Great news that all went well and Baby and Mom are doing good, she came out a good size. I absolutely LOVE the name no matter what the spelling will be. May the recovery gods shine a speedy mend on you. :)


Peanut Butter and Jelly Boats said...

Yay! I am SOOOOO happy for you! Congratulations on your beautiful new baby girl! How exciting!

Anonymous said...

By the way - I just learned the correct spelling is Masyn!!
Just so you all know!!!

kate said...

congratulations, allie and family!!!!

yay! a new baby!!!!!
: )

Lesley said...

WOOT WOOT! I love new babies!
You picked a beautiful name for Masyn! Can't wait to see pics!
I hope you have a speedy recovery, remember that you're not Wonder Woman, c-section is major surgery. Sounds like you have a loving family that will be very helpful!
Thanks Christie for thinking of us and giving us the great news!
WOOT WOOT! What a great way to start a long weekend!

Karen said...

Yipppeeee!!! We are soooo excited for you all. Outside my own, this has got to be the most anticipated birth I've experienced. I'm glad I could share it with you and cannot wait to meet Masyn. Love the name!
Congrats to Paul and Kaelen and especially to you Allie. You kept that little girl safe and sound in your bellie for so long. You did great!
Hope your recovery is quick and keep those Tylenol 3's going!
P.S. Congrats to a very proud Auntie as well. Thanks for the post Christie.

Jenn said...

Congratulations Allie. I have a huge smile on my face. Enjoy your newborn and I can't wait to hear from you.


Megan E. Pratt said...

YAY YAY YAY!!!! I can't believe I was out of town!!! Gosh darnit Allie - now when are we going for lunch!?!?!
I am SOOO happy for you and Paul and Kaelen. She is beautiful!!!!