Oh Baby!

I know, I know! I’ve left you all for too long. But it’s been one heck of a year since I last posted any tales of adventure. 

The adventure that we have embarked on this time is parenthood! 

To anyone who hasn’t yet been introduced, this is our daughter Elsie.

She was born in Toronto at 5:30 in the morning on October 3rd 2015, weighing 7lbs 9oz.

At the time of this photo she was a day or two old. 

On her third day of life, she underwent surgery to fix an acoarctation of the aorta. We knew 20 weeks into my pregnancy that she would require surgery after birth. 

Her surgery went amazingly well, and we were able to return home after spending 2 weeks between the hospital and our room at Ronald McDonald House. 

We arranged for her future medical check ups to be at McMaster Children’s Hospital in Hamilton. 

Her last check up which was in April of this year. We were told that for now things look fantastic and we won’t have to come back for a check up until she is 3 years old. 

Now Elsie is a very happy nearly 11 month old. She took her first steps just a few weeks ago and there’s no stopping her now! 

We’ve got a happy camper on our hands too! We have already taken her on two camping trips in town this year and I’ll have more on that in my next post! 


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