Firstly, I still haven’t had a chance to post a few of my FAVOURITE images from my time in Brisbane from March!! But scroll down for some EXCITING NEWS!!
As some of my clients know, I made a rather quick dash (well actually it turned out to be quite an amusing story the “dash”) to Brisbane EARLY on Wedesnday morning.
My beautiful best friend (who I commonly refer to as my sister!) went into labour! So within 15 minutes, a ticket was booked online (oh the marvels of modern day technology!!) I packed for myself, my two children and my portable office and was in the car on the way to Melbourne airport.
So the assumption was that I would be in Brisbane by 10am, at the hospital by 10:30-11 and hopefully baby hadn’t been born yet so I could do my job as support person! WELL. Melbourne had fog. We were delayed by 30 minutes for takeoff. Then as we finally started our descent into Brisbane airport, the weather turned against us and we were placed into a holding pattern. The Captain told us that it looked like we were being diverted to TAMWORTH. Yes, we were over Queensland airspace, and heading BACK to NSW, to refuel and wait out the rain which caused very limited visibility.
Panicking that Daddy-to-be was sitting outside the airport waiting for my now to be VERY late plane, I asked the lovely flight attendant if there was any way to get a message to the ground. What is baby was born while waiting for me and daddy missed it!?
I’m lucky that the Captain & First Officer agreed this was a total emergancy, and while organising their chaos of co-ordinates, they telephoned the ground personally to let daddy know that it would be best to head back to the hospital! Go Qantas!!! So finally at 1:20pm we land in a very wet Brisbane Airport and I was at the hospital by 230.
Baby was not in a rush to be born. In face s/he was quite happy staying put.
At 830pm, the beautiful 3.82kg (8 lb 6 oz) baby boy, Finn was born!
And without further ado… the beautiful Finn!
And finally, one of myself & baby Finn (taken by the very proud Uncle Blake!!)
So on a administration note, I’m still in Brisbane until Tuesday evening, however can still be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org or by mobile, however due to being in and out of hospital, please leave a detailed voicemail message, and I will return your call as SOON as possible!
Happy Weekend everyone!