Melissa was born just before 10 on Wednesday night, weighing 6lb 15oz
|Just an hour old in this photo|
just before nine o'clock my wife said her waters had broken and to phone my mum to look after our daughter. Mum would take an hour to get here so I also phoned a friend in the village who came up straight away. We left just after nine.
The hospital is around 35 minutes away (with no traffic) and although my wife told me not to rush, when she stated to swear (she never, ever swears) I knew things were getting near.
We got to the hosptial at 9.35 and although she managed to get out of the car alright by the time we'd got to reception she could barely stand. Some people rushed up to help and brought a wheelchair so I could take her to triage.
There was no time for an inspection - it was straight to the delivery room and 20 minutes later this little bundle of joy was born!
My wife was amazing and just over an hour later was walking about packing her bags ready to go down to the ward!
|Ev loves her new little sister and is so gentle with her|
|The four of us together|
|Lots of love to give as a big sister!|
Getting home it was great to have the two sisters meet for the first time, knowing that it's the start of one of the strongest friendships they're ever going to have in their life.
What a lovely little family I've got now (even if I am outnumbered!).