Sunday, 20 October 2013

Introducing ...

Well, we are pleased to annouce that our baby was born on the 10th September at 11:59am, weighing 7 pound 13.5 ounces.  Yes, this was late!  I had never been late before and I did not handle it too well.  Cameron got the idea to take a photo of me on my due date, wondering if this would be the last day of my pregnancy.  He then posted the photo to facebook.  Nine photos later, and we could finally display a photo of our precious bundle.

I ended up being scheduled for induction on the Tuesday the 10th but fortunately by the time I arrived at the hospital I was already in labour and bub was born just a few hours later.

Introducing ... Rania Elisabeth Evers.  Yes!!  We got a girl.  

Two hours old

Boys meeting their baby sister

Two and a half weeks old

Taken last week, at almost 5 weeks old
 The boys are besotted with their little sister.  It is so sweet to see.  Whenever they are upset, they just want to go and cuddle with bubby and feel better.  They think she is the "cutest baby ever" and Cameron and I agree.  She is such a happy baby and a beautiful fit to our family. 

Indicentally, people ask about her name.  Rania (rhymes with Narnia) is an Arabic name meaning Princess, and Elisabeth is for my two sisters who have variations of that name (Elspeth and Elissa).

We are slowly getting back into routine.  It was overwhelming the first week but I tried to just take one day at a time and things kept getting easier.  Not easy, just easier!! 

No doubt there will be more photos to come.


Thursday, 2 May 2013


Although I made an announcement on facebook, I just realised I hadn't updated the blog with the news that we are expecting another bundle of joy.  Our 4th baby is due in early September and everyone is so excited.  This is a whole new experience because when I was expecting Isaac, my eldest was not even 3 and didn't quite comprehend the whole thing.  Now that the boys are older, they understand what is happening and talk about the baby all the time.  They are so sweet, kissing my tummy goodnight and talking gently to the baby.  Isaac thinks that every doctor's appointment is when I will have the baby - so 17 weeks or so will seem like a long wait for him.

Everything is progressing well and I am about 22 weeks this week.  The dates are a bit off (due date being anywhere from 31st August to the 8th September) but I have learned my lesson about trying to anticipate God's timing (baby #1 came 3 weeks early, baby #2 came 4 weeks early and then when I was ready for an early delivery, baby #3 came right on due date).  The baby will come when it comes and I'm just going to be as prepared as I can!

I made my first purchases for the bub today so that will be exciting to receive the package and have everything washed and ready.

I wasn't actually going to find out the sex of this baby but fell to the pressure of the boys.  Everyone else wanted to know and so we found out - and you can too ... come September!