Sunday, 26 January 2014

Our Australia Day Baby

Ten years ago today Gemma-Rose was born. She made an appearance just a few minutes past midnight on the 26th January, making her the first Australia Day baby to be born in our hospital. By the time the news crew arrived from the local newspaper to take photos of mothers and Australia Day babies, we were no longer there. I'd eaten breakfast and then Andy had arrived to take us both home.

Today we celebrated Gemma-Rose's birthday by visiting a native animal sanctuary for a picnic. Going to see Australian animals on Australia Day seemed a very appropriate thing to do.

Happy Birthday Gemma-Rose!


  1. Happy birthday! Happy Australia Day!

  2. Happy Birthday!
    Sue in the picture of the four girls, are they all yours? The one in the grey jacket looks so different! I don't mean to be rude, but all the others are the same, but she is very different. Is she just a friend?

  3. Thank you everyone for Gemma-Rose's birthday greetings!

    Mary, all the girls are mine,even the one in the grey jacket! That's Sophie. She's my 4th daughter and is 12. You are quite right. She looks different from the others. Her colouring is much darker. I think she's going to be taller too. We often remark on how Sophie isn't like the others so don't worry, you weren't rude at all!