She’s here!

Well, the newly awaited Barker Arrival is finally here. On Tuesday the 9th of January, Charlotte Gwen Barker made her way into the world. After being 6 days overcooked, she wasn’t going to wait any longer!

With no pain relief and a speedy 5 hrs 34 minutes from start to finish, (including a miraculous 7 minutes of pushing), proud parents were stunned but elated!

Charlotte weighed in at 3440g (7lb9 1/2 oz). One night at Cheltenham General Hospital and the new Barker family made their way back to Grove View. They survived their first night home and are now getting used to sleep deprivation as well as the sheer joy of being parents!

Many thanks to all our friends and family for your constant well wishes, emails, calls and presesnts you have been sending us – both now and for the past 9 months. We couldn’t have done it without all your prayers and love – so THANKYOU.

We look forward to keeping you updated on little Lottie’s progress and yes, we promise to keep sending out more pics!