Friday, February 17, 2012

A star is born

Holy Schnikey!  What a friggin' week!  Wellllll, in case you don't already know, baby Isla Grace Concannon arrived last Thursday, February 9, 2012 at 5:52am weighing in at 6lb and 11oz.  She was born after 24 hours of labor at Altnagelvin Area Hospital in Derry, Ireland. 

For everyone that told me that labor would be a piece of cake because I was soooo fit from Zumba, let me just say you were WRONG!!!!  That was the most excruciating pain that I've ever endured!!!  Not to mention, the Nazi nurse midwife I had a row with in the postnatal ward didn't add to the experience. I'll expand on these experiences later, but for now this is just a short post.

Not to worry though, any headache or labor pain I had was well worth it because it brought me a perfect little girl.  Oh, and Barry and I thought it would be a good idea to move house the SAME day we brought our baby home.  Yes, we love stress.  My blood pressure hates me right now.  Say hello to Isla...

And, our new house...


  1. Awww what a doll!!! 24 hours and a nazi midwife and still she was worth it I'm sure. Congrats to you two!! I am still jelous of your move to Ireland and am looking forward to the day I get to visit where my great great grandparents came from in County Cork. Have a wonderful weekend.

  2. Congratulations!!! She is so precious! Isla is such a cute name! I hope you're all adjusting to your beautiful new addition!

  3. This is so embarrassing to say because...well, I don't actually know you. But I've been anxiously awaiting this post!

    Congratulations! And what a beautiful name! :)

  4. Congrats on your new baby and your new house. Isla is beautiful! So exciting for you!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. I'm so happy for you both! Congratulations!