Yes - a girl! We haven't settled on a name yet, so she's still Phoenix for the moment. At one stage I thought I was going to miss the birth (eh?) - (Mike writing this, not Francesca) - I had just parked the car in a long-stay car park some distance from the hospital, thinking we'd be waiting for hours before being called to theater, when I got a text from Fran saying she was going in. It was like something from a bad Hugh Grant movie - I sprinted to the hospital, dramatically ran in the front door, and demanded to see my wife who was right now giving birth. I'm sure they've seen it all before.
Anyway, back to the matter in hand. Phoenix was delivered by c-section at 10:26am, and Francesca is now feeling much better (having had nausea for a lot of the afternoon). She was 3.045kg (6lb 11oz) at birth. Here's a picture of both of them having a nap (Phoenix is the one on the right):
Phoenix seems quite happy to be with us - she just wanted to sleep for most of the day after her rude awakening this morning. Here are a couple of closer-up snaps (including some rarely-seen open eye shots):
Oliver was happy to scroll through lots of photos of Phoenix ("Baby!") on my phone as I collected him from the creche, but we'll really get an idea of what he thinks of this new addition to our family when I bring him to the hospital for a visit tomorrow (hopefully).
More updates tomorrow (hopefully).