Richard, Juliet's husband, has created a photo timeline of Katie on
her very own site. Please view it at http://www.katherinejones.net.
It's a Girl!
Katherine (Katie) Juliet
Jones was born on December 10th, 2002 at 10:45 p.m. at New
A very healthy baby, despite enduring four rounds
of chemotherapy and being delivered via C-section one month early,
she was 20 inches long and weighed 7 pounds 11 ounces.
The day was long. Juliet was admitted to the hospital
on the evening of December 9th and given drugs to induce labor.
To induce was the first choice because she was scheduled for a mastectomy
on the 13th and two surgeries in one week would be difficult. However,
during the afternoon on the 10th, Juliet developed a slight fever
and rather than risk infection of any sort, the doctors decided
to proceed with a C-section. As noted, the birth was a success and
Katie joined us with her quiet beauty and to this day serves as
an inspiration for her "mum" and us all.
See below for photos and a before and after birth