Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Welcome baby Sebastian Mark Houghton

I would like to introduce my new grand-son, Sebastian Mark Houghton. He will be called Seb and I was truly moved by Sarah and Chris choosing Mark as his middle name after his very proud Grandad. I have had sooo many emails asking after Seb as many of you saw my first Tweets announcing his birth then it all went quiet and you guys were wondering what happened so here's a short version of the whole awful saga. Basically, Sarah was in labour for three days. She had been referred to the hospital because of raised blood pressure but they decided to send her home again. Actually, she was sent home from the hospital three times, in early labour that's OK but Sarah knew that all was not well. Once they finally found her a bed on the labour ward, it was still obvious that it wasn't going to be an easy delivery and after trying every avenue she had an emergency C - Section. Baby Seb was born on Friday 25th March at 9.30 am weighing in at a whopping 9lb 10oz !!!!! We were of course greatly relieved that he finally made an appearance but sadly by late afternoon Sarah and Chris realised that we wasn't very well. He was whisked away to intensive care immediately as he had a few seizures and they needed to find out why. It has been the longest few days of my life but I am pleased to report that he is doing great now and is back on the regular ward with Sarah. He had a raging infection which caused the seizures and has received huge amounts of anti-biotics which has really done the trick and now you would never know that he had been so ill. Dont't you think that there's something special about baby's feet and his feet are really big!!!

So life is now good and here are the happy family family, sharing a little cuddle.


So thank you everyone for all your good wishes. I'll be absent from here for a week as I'm off to Paris to demo for Leandra at Version Scrap which I am quite excited about especially as last week I thought I wouldn't be going.

35 comments:

Kirsten Alicia said...

Welcome to the world baby Seb! He is gorgeous Lin & I'm so glad he & his mum are both doing well.

kath said...

oh lin he is absolutely gorgeous and poor little mite having such a struggle to get here...thank goodness all is well now...big hugs kath xxx

Trish said...

Congratulations to all of you! Enjoy Paris

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Aaaah how adorable, takes me back ten years when my daughter was born, she was only 5lb and I struggled lol. Congratulations to you all and glad to hear everyone is now fine. Tracy x

Linda Elbourne said...

Beautiful!

Nicks said...

so pleased to hear all is well now after what must have been a very stressful and worrying time - he is adorable xx

Helen said...

Welcome to Seb, how lovely they all look together. I am so glad that after your awful fright everything is now ok and hope that he will come home with his parents soon.
Enjoy Paris, wish I could be there, but will see you at AP very soon. Hoping I can spend some money but things have suddenly gone a bit dicey at work and I am hoping I will still have a job!!

snazzyoriginal said...

Congratulations to everyone, glad all is now well. Big babies do tend to make their mark but I'm sure those big feet are there to carry him ever onwards & upwards!

MvM-design said...

Congrats Linda and family!!

Linda Cain said...

Simply precious! So happy for all of you.

~Linda

oh, try to have fun in Paris! HA!

humel said...

What a scary time - I'm so thankful all is well now xx

JoZart said...

Welcome Seb to this wonderful world of crafting he has been born into whether he knows yet or not! He is just beautiful.... congrats to all.
JoZarty x
Enjoy Paris!

Steph martin said...

Welcome Seb- many congratulations. Enjoy Paris

Daniele said...

congrats to you all, so glad that all is well with baby and mum now, hes looks lovely and such a good weight bet shes glad she had the C section
have fun in paris....
best wishes

TAM said...

Congratulations to you and your family - he is a little cutie.
Enjoy yourself in Paris with Leandra - she was talking about the show at the NEC last Thursday - sounds like you're in for a fun time.

Anonymous said...

I had my update from Karen over the phone yesterday. Have been so concerned, but didn't want to put extra pressure on you with yet another email, so decided I would leave you peaceful (?!!) without my haggling, and just wait patiently until I see you in Paris!!!! I am soooooo pleased you can still come -- I was wondering if you would be able to make it. Once there, if there is anything I can do to help you, you just snap your fingers! Take care, dear Lin . . . . . and all the congratulations possible from me to all the family, and a huge welcome to little Seb.
Big hug - Sally xxxxx

Hilda said...

Welcome, welcome baby Seb!!! What a traumatic time for you all lin, I cannot imagine how worried you all must have been, so pleased it all turned out well, what a gorgeous, bouncing baby he is!!!

donna said...

Welcome beautiful baby Seb! I am so glad your story has a happy ending. Lucky you a new grandson and a trip to Paris. Enjoy! I forgot to say thanks for the feet pictures. Amazing I agree.

♪♫♥ Charity Crafter ♪♫♥ said...

Welcome handsome boy! x congratulations! x Leigh x

Gillian said...

Aww he is adorable Lin, congrats to you all, relieved to hear that baby Seb is well again, what an anxious time you have all been through. x

Fuchsia said...

Congratulations to you all
Glad he is out of the woods it must have been a stressful time for you all
He is a little Looker x

wendy vecchi said...

what a sweetheart he is. sooo cute!
phew...very scary times, but I'm thrilled that all is well.
huge congrat from across the pond!
ps...I love baby feet too!

Chris A. said...

What a sweetie! He looks like he is going to have auburn hair (so far). I do love baby feet and bums. Have a happy grandmother experience!!!

Val said...

Gosgh - what a worrying time for you all. So pleased that everything is now good, and best wishes to you all.
Hugs
Valxx

Rachel Greig said...

ohh, congrats Lin! What a great name he has too!!! So pleased that he's improving, I bet his parents are jus smitten with him :):)

Dragon said...

Aww he is so gorgeous... So sorry that it was all so traumatic, but pleased they are all doing well now.. Many hugs
Frankie
xx

Minxy said...

Totally adorable, Congrats to all the family x

Jayne C said...

Congratulations!!! So glad all turned out well! He's absolutely beautiful! xx

Liz said...

Congratulations, he is beautiful. glad to hear he is much better now.

mustavcoffee said...

Welcome baby Seb and congrats all around, so glad he's made a quick recovery:0) xxx

Paper Paradise said...

Only just read your post Lin, what a frightening time for you all! I can't even imagine! I am just SOOOO pleased all is well now, little Seb is absolutely gorgeous, another one to spoil rotten. Love Sue and Paul x

Karin said...

Aw isn't he gorgeous and totally agree about baby feet. I'm sorry to see that he had such a poorly start but glad to read that he's better now.xx

Dallying Debz said...

So cute. Glad he's doing well now

Jenny and Jimbob said...

Congratulations!! What a beautiful family!

Sara Sandberg said...

Oh my goodness - how frightening! It's so good to hear he is fine now - and very gorgeous! How lovely to see the photos, I especially love those little feet! :)