Friday, 17 April 2009

Photos of Sophie Louise

The first photo we took yesterday when she was about 4 hrs old

She was sleeping all the time we were there this afternoon.

Roman sitting and watching his new baby sister.

Thank you so much for all your congratulations and good wishes on the birth of Sophie Louise, our brand new granddaughter. I was thrilled that so many of you have taken so much interest in the new baby, be sure that there will be many updates and photos in the future! Jeannette, I gave your love and congratulations to Kerry and Slava and of course I gave Sophie a big kiss from you...THAT was very easy! Both Kerry and Slava are very grateful to you all for your messages of support.
As you are all aware Kerry was booked into hospital for Friday. I made arrangements to have the day off work but when I arrived home on Wednesday afternoon Jim told me that Kerry had phoned to say her midwife had a cancellation (?) and had changed her appointment for Thursday. I had to change my holiday dates and I decided not to alter my journal entry so that I could surprise you with the birth announcement. It was certainly that.

After an examination the doctors decided that there was no way a natural birth was going to happen so Sophie was born by caesarean section at 11.30 on a rainy Thursday morning, weighing, as you know, 9lbs.15ozs. She`s going to be a champion at Shot Put or perhaps a wrestler laughed Kerry this afternoon, " no one will mess with her," she!

The section was an ordeal for Kerry this time. It took an hour and she felt very unwell afterwards even though she had an epidural and not a full anaesthetic. Apparently her blood pressure had gone up and her iron levels were down which had contributed to her feeling so poorly yesterday. I must admit I was quite worried about her. Sophie was fit, well and thriving but poor Kerry was completely drained.

Today however was a different matter. Kerry looks much, much better today and is out of bed and walking around. She is on a course of iron tablets and her normal healthy colour has returned for which I am much relieved. Sophie slept well last night as big babies often do. I enjoyed dressing her in her pretty pink and white babygro yesterday and I was amazed her strong she is. The doctors have said she has excellent reflexes and her head and neck are very strong for a newborn.

Roman was a bit shy of his new baby sister but he has come around today and I when he thought no one was looking he kept stroking her face really gently. He told me that she feels "all soft and warm" but he doesn`t like hearing her cry or "her smelly nappies"! Hopefully with care he might not be too jealous but its something that we`ll all watch out for. He`s already told me that she can`t play with his toy!

How could I forget to mention how Slava is with his little girl. Kerry said he can`t take his eyes of her and even though he adores Roman it seems the `little girl and her Daddy` scenario has already started. Mind you, her grandad is a sucker for little girls too, just ask my Kerry!

Anyway, after a couple of days of driving up and down motorways and not having a moment to ourselves we most probably won`t be going to the hospital tomorrow. If all is well Kerry will be going home tomorrow so it won`t be as far to drive each time. We will visit her at home tomorrow and most likely will have Sunday off to catch up with some sleep ourselves. Its been a busy few days and I think we need some rest and the little family can spend some quality time together.

Anyway, thank you all again, have a great weekend and I`ll most likely be posting with some more photos very soon! Night Night. :o)


  1. Oh she is so sweet and I love the pic of Roman peering in on his new sister. What must he think? Oh me. He won't be the total center of attention but you all will handle that well with him I know. I love the name Sophie...and I'm glad to hear that Kerrie is feeling better. Excitement Excitement. Heartwarming to hear of Slava and his daughter bonding. That is a special relationship. Katy is a teen now and her Dad is trying very hard to cope with how their relationship has changed. It's been very hard on him. Take care.

  2. She looks so sweet and so does Roman taking a look at her. I hope things continue to go well for both of them. Thanks for sharing those pictures. Hugs, Helen

  3. Isnt she beautiful? how proud you must be of both your girls Sandra ,I loved the picture of Roman,I bet he changes his mind about his cars when he sees what nice toys girls have lol Jan xx

  4. Thanks for sharing the first pictures of sweet Sophie. I'll bet Roman is thinking 'why doesn't she get out of that bed and play with me (except for his cars, of course)'. LOL It is true little girls tend to be special to their daddy, even though the teen years test that bond. Congratulations, again, on that beautiful little Sophie!

  5. Yes you big stinker you surprised us all. I wondered what happened. I was like gee I know it's not already the next day over there lol.
    Sophie is BEAUTIFUL. She has a great color. I love that picture of Roman looking at her so sweet. He is gonna be a great big brother.
    Yes MEN and their lil girls. Boys belong to the women. That's kinda why I would love another grandson. She'll have everyone wrapped around her little finger.
    I'm so happy to hear you say that Kerry is much better now. I will pray for her a speedy recovery from her surgery.
    Thank you and them for sharing their beautiful babies with us all.
    I can't wait to see more photos when they get home. Then maybe the grandparents can get in on them too.
    It's hard to rest with such excitement about.
    Hugs to all.

  6. Isn't Sophie a little treasure?! I'm sure she'll all have you wrapped around her little finger in no time. Bless Roman, I'm sure he'll get to love Sophie, who can blame him for not liking smelly nappies?!! Lol! Jeannette xx

  7. she is beautiful and is smaller than I thought she would be.... how sweet to see her with her big brother too...thanks

  8. Beautiful! Hope Kerry soon feels better. I with Roman on the smelly nappies!! xx

  9. How absolutely precious. I love the one of Roman looking at her. Oh they are going to be such fun together.I know about Daddies and their little girls. With my son raising his daughters, they are the perfect blend of girly girl/tomboy. LOL Bless Kerry's heart. I hope & pray for her swift recovery. You all have a wonderful, happy, blessed weekend.
    Love & hugs, Barb

  10. she's beautiful...thx for sharing the pics...Roman is going to be a wonderful big brother...:)

  11. Lucky you; what a lovely baby.

  12. What a beautiful little angel! She's precious ... I say that like you don't know it! :-)

  13. She's beautiful! How lovely to have a new little girl in the family. Once again, congratulations. ~~Kath~~

  14. ((((Sandra))))
    Congratulations Grandma!! Sophie is so sweet :) Isn't awesome having a granddaughter? I love the pictures :) Give big hugs from to all :)
    Huggers, Gayla

  15. As soon as I saw the back of Roman's head in your photo I thought "There's a shy, awestruck back-of-head if ever I saw one!". I wonder what goes through their minds? They'll be fine that little brother and sister.

    love, Angie, xx

  16. Lovely baby yes you did catch us all out with the Thursday delivery, I thought I had read it wrong. Love Joan

  17. Hi Sandra ,little Sophie is so beautiful ,how proud you must feel .Lovely to see Roman looking at his sister ,thanks for sharing with us ...with love and hugs ...Jeanxx

  18. I am wiping tears away.......have you stopped smiling yet? No, didn't think so. Sophie Louise is absolutely gorgeous and even at this early age I can see a resemblance to Roman. It may have been a rainy Thursday but remember Thursday child has far to go! I am so pleased for you all. Hope Kerry is soon feeling much better. Love Eileen x

  19. Congratulations to Kerry and Slava on the birth of their daughter Sophie. Her photo looks beautiful. Roman was funny with his comment. Salty is finally healed up after having to wear the head cone for a month because of his front leg. We are going for a walk now. mark/salty


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