Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Home again, home again, jiggity-jig

Karen and Lily were re-admitted to hospital on Sunday afternoon after the home visit from the nurse found that Lily's jaundice levels had again risen.

24 hours under some intense light saw Lily's levels plummet dramatically. As a result, Karen and Lily returned home yesterday for (hopefully) the last time.

So there you have it - our family is once again all together.

Friday, October 26, 2007


After a couple of false starts, Karen and Lily made it home today (Friday 26th October) in time to celebrate Angus' birthday.

Lily's hospital stay was extended due to jaundice. Some photo therapy (sleeping under a light) rectified this and she was given the all clear today.

Thanks to everybody for their messages of congratulations and best wishes. We'll post more photos in the coming days and weeks and hope to catch up with many of you as well.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Lily Ruth Walker

Lily Ruth Walker arrived at 8.53am this morning at the Angliss Hospital a Ferntree Gully. We left home a little after 7am and things didn't take very long.

Karen and Lily are both doing very well. Lily weighed in at a healthy 6lb 14oz (3.1kg for the metric amongst us), 43cm long and a head circumference of 33cm. This makes Lily the smallest of the family (at delivery time). Lily is also the fourth and last child for this family.

Present at the birth (apart from Karen and Lily) were Michael, Patrick and Vivien. Our wonderful midwife Jacqui ensured everything was smooth sailing (and even kept one over anxious trainee doctor at bay!)

Here's a few photos from Lily's first day.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Pink time again

It's October again and that means it's time to go 'Pink for October'. Web sites will Go Pink during the month of October to bring attention to Breast Cancer Awareness Month, get people talking about breast cancer, and raise money for research.

This is the second year I've turned this blog pink in recognition of this scheme. To find out more, go here.