Friday, April 18

New Beginnings

“Mighty things from small beginnings grow” – John Dryden

The last 24 hours has been a complete whirlwind. On a very sad note, Ally’s mom passed away yesterday. She had been struggling the last few days and as sad as it was to see her go, she is in a much more peaceful place.

Today though couldn’t have been more different. The first contraction started at 4:30 this morning; six hours later Isla Aoibhinn was born. Ally achieved rock star status during the delivery (both babe and mom are fine).

More later…

Thursday: 1:47:20 with 25’ tempo (5’), 20’ tempo (4’), 15’ tempo (3’), 10’ tempo (2’), 5’ tempo
Friday: day off (unscheduled)


Eric said...

Congratulations on Isla's birth! We're very happy for you and Ally. At the same time we're very sorry to hear about Ally's mom. Our thoughts are with you. Take care.

Grellan said...

Congratulations Michael to you and Ally, let the fun begin. Very sorry to hear about Ally's mum. The circle of life brings both happy and sad moments. Look after yourselves.

Mike said...

Each time you popped up in my bloglines during the past few weeks I've clicked and hoped to read this post. Congratulations to the new family, and my condolences as well.

You have a wonderful ride ahead of you my friend.

Thomas said...

Just like Mike, I've been waiting for these news each time you added a new post. Well, the second part of the news, of course.

I'm very sorry to hear about Ally's mum, the two of you must be going through a roller coaster of emotions.

Congratulations to the three of you.

Chris said...




Cliff said...


You and Ally must be going through a mix of emotion between the birth of the baby and the pass away of Ally's mom.

I hope you and your family will able to sail through this whirlwind of life.

Anonymous said...

Way to go Ally! Congrats Mike!! This is wonderful news!!!!

Anonymous said...

I am also sorry to hear about Ally's mom. We are thinking of you guys...Mar & Joey

Michael said...

Wow, thanks for all the comments. I've shared everything with Ally and it has meant a lot. Both mum and babe are doing well and I hope to have them both home soon.

Love2Run said...

Wow! What wonderful and sad news at the same time! I'm so happy and sad for you and Ally at the same time. Take care of your new family.

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