Monday, November 2, 2009

The First Week in Darwin - some picture

Bridget was birthing partner with Mark and I loved this photo of her and Erin.

Mark is settling in quickly with his new daughter. He is a very hands on dad and his daughter loves him.

Of course Bailey and Georgia are so excited with the new arrival. They are still celebrating and Bailey is delighted that she is no longer the little sister - she is now middle sister.

This is Grandma with her latest grandaughter about fifteen minutes after she was born.

THe family photo of the support crew! We are all happy and excited and looking forward to the settling in of the little family. MOre news later.....

Welcome to ERIN VALERIE ANZIN - born at 4.30 pm on Friday 30th November. She arrived with a text book delivery and was home in her own home four hours afterwards. She weighed 8lbs 1oz by the old measure and very healthy and happy. I was delighted to be able to deliver her and Mark was a great father, cut the cord and supported Rosie through a short but hard delivery. She never made a sound! Rob and LJ came over for a visit as Bridget was in Katherine. LJ was glad to catch up with his grandparents.

At Mass on Sunday we ran into Marie Loy and had a nice gossip with her. She looked well, is permanently resident in Darwin and loves her airconditioning.

We did get a chance for a bit of shopping - Rose took us around our old haunts at Casuarina and we got some supplies in.

On Friday morning after we arrived we took the girls to school and then helped them celebrate their mission day with a visit to Miss Ryall. Anna looked happy and well and had her classroom under control. We hope to catch up with them when things have settled down.
Love to all....