Thursday, December 3, 2009

Welcome to the world baby girl!

We are proud and relieved to announce the safe arrival of the newest member of our family. Adele (pronounced ah-dell) Virginia was born a little after 3pm (vaginally) and weighs 3lbs 2.8oz. She is breathing room air without assistance and is currently in the special care area but didn't need to go to the more intensive NICU because she is doing so well. APGARs are scores given to babies given at birth to measure well being. The maximum score is 10 and she got an 8 which is excellent for a her age.

Here are some pictures. There is a video on flickr.




17 comments:

Bill said...

She is absolutely beautiful! We are elated that she is here and healthy. Congratulations to Louise and Ben. Fiona is no longer "the baby."

Grandma & Grandpa Hamer

Jamie and Brian said...

She's gorgeous Louise, good work! :) So glad to hear that you're both doing so well. Can't wait to meet her.

Lori said...

Congratulations!

Cathy said...

Hooray for baby girl Hamer. She is wonderful! Nieces are FANTASTIC!!!! Cannot wait to spoil her rotten. You look great Louise. Brodie watched the video and is super excited for another sister.

Mum said...

Well done Louise and Ben! She is lovely - and what a stylish hat!

Mrs Chronic-Shock said...

Congrats! She is beautiful and I love the name :) We're so glad to hear she is doing so well!

C. L. Hanson said...

Congratulations!!! So glad to hear she's doing so well!

We just showed our kids their new cousin, and Nico took one look and said, "Where's Fiona?" So I pointed out the picture of Fiona in your sidebar. :D

Emmanuel Kowalski said...

Bravo, as we say in French!

And something tells me she will be very good at maths...

Zoe's Mom said...

Louise, she is absolutely beautiful. Looking at her in the movie, I can tell she is doing so very well ... her eyes are open and alert and not even a nasal canula! I bet she'll come home at 34 weeks! Congratulations and welcome to the world little Adele! Zoe and I cannot wait to meet you!

-Susan, Mark, and Zoe

Laurie said...

Congratulations Ben and Louise and Fiona! Adele is beautiful!! I can't wait to meet my new sweet baby niece! Love to you all! :)

Michelle said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you all! So pleased to hear you're all doing fine and what a pretty name, I cannot wait to meet baby Adele!

Ali said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO It's so awesome! Good work Lou! XXXX

Maureen said...

Well done Louise and welcome to the world Adele!

Erik said...

Yay! Way to go guys! :-)

Anonymous said...

Welcome to the world Adele! I love your name. Congratulations Hamer family. She is beautiful, and will be home before you know it. Can't wait to meet her.-Jocelyn

Anonymous said...

I am so happy and relieved to hear how wonderfully Adele is doing! I really love the name and Virginia was my grandmother's name so I like that too. :) You really couldn't have had things go better! Can't wait to see her! -Kate

Louise said...

Thanks everyone!!