Wednesday, September 16, 2009

OT: Melanie Rose arrives seven weeks early

I took Belinda to Norwest Private Hospital at 10am this morning because of some minor medical issues this morning and Melanie Rose popped out at 1:24pm this afternoon. Since she was only at 33 weeks we figured we still had some time to finish the spare bedroom but we were wrong.
  • 1,940 grammes
  • normal delivery
  • less than half an hour in labour (Belinda's secret is available on request)
Doctors are quite happy with Melanie's health although she will be in neo-natal intensive for monitoring for the next four weeks. I'm told that is standard procedure for 33 week babies.

Belinda is in Norwest Private Hospital, 11 Norbrick Drive, Bella Vista in room 216 (ph: 8882-8616) and can have visitors between 3pm to 4.30pm and 6.30pm to 8.00pm.

Melanie Rose is in neo-natal care and only immediate family can visit her (sorry - hospital rules).


Eric Mack said...

Welcome Melanie Rose. Congratulations to mother and father.

Mark Hughes said...


Sean Cull said...

congratulations, my wife was born at 27 weeks and apart from having no ear lobes is fine !

I am sure Melanie Rose will be fine although I am sure it was quite a shock


Vitor Pereira said...

Congratulations to both of you and a big welcome to Melanie Rose!

Brownie said...

Congrats Graeme. Wonderful news. My sister recently had a 30 week baby and while it was hard being in hospital for almost 2 months she is growing into a beautiful little girl. Melanie Rose is a lovely name.