We had an email from Jonathan, our travelling sales representative as follows:
Dear "recipients of this hastily-concocted round robin" (it is now 3.30am),
Jonathan and Jacqueline Kershaw are pleased to announce the birth of their first child, a girl (as yet un-named) who saw fit to arrive 9 weeks prematurely, on Sunday 7th November at 11.20pm.
Weighing in at a featherweight 2 lbs 5 ounces (just over 1 kilogram), Baby Kershaw will be incubated for 6+ weeks until she reaches a satisfactory weight, when it is hoped she can come home in time for Christmas.
Mother and Daughter are both doing well, given the potentially traumatic delivery. The reason that it was necessary to deliver the baby so early was down to Jacqueline suffering from Pre-eclampsia.
Although we are are not totally "out of the woods", early indications are that there should not be any long-term problems. I will pass any messages of goodwill on to Jax (of course), who will also need to remain in hospital for a time.
Now to think of a name!
Since then, Jon and Jax decided on Emily Rose Charlotte Kershaw.