Archive for July, 2008

Just a quick post to say that my beautiful bundle of joy has arrived, Ronan Baker Stephens arrived last Thursday, 17.7.2008 at St John of God Hospital in Geelong.

He entered the world at 7.30 and weighed 7 pounds 8 ounces, and was 54 cm long (he’s going to be a long jumper).

All is going well and I appreciate people sending me emails or getting in touch with either myself, or Tania Barry, re my news.

I arrived home from hospital yesterday, so we are into all the baby gear, like using the pram and bassinett etc. It is so much fun being a Mum and I appreciate being an older Mum, I feel like I’m pretty organised and thinking ahead of things and what I need to do. Here’s hoping it’s a pretty smooth ride.

If you’d like to send me an email, I’m at jillcstephens@gmail.com.no spam (remove the no spam).

I may not reply for a while, but will see your wishes.



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Hi there Blog Readers,

Thought I should give you one last update, before I really tune out on life, for a while.

My baby is due in 3 weeks now, due to arrive “about 26 July”, but who knows when it will choose it’s birth date! I am finding that I’m starting to “tune out” on life and other what nots, so you may not hear from me for a few months.

One accomplishment I have been really proud to get happening, while on maternity leave, is the NLS4 Website (see link to the site, on the right hand side). We opened registrations at few weeks ago, and announced the program and a few keynote speakers, with more announcements to come. We do have an interim plan, for a month or two while I settle into life with a baby, regarding the website updates. It’s good to be prepared in advance for that. The NLS4 team received some very positive feedback from our PCO (Professional Conference Organiser) and their IT Team saying our website is “one of the best they have seen, produced by an organising committee”. Ooooh wow, I feel really proud now. The website has really come together over the last year and a half, and will continue to show it’s true colours, as we get closer to the conference date.

My belly is now growing quite big, uncomfortable at times, with other usual end of the pregnancy related items, including feeling very puffed out / short of breath.

I’ll be sure to post some info about the baby when it’s born, and you may also find out via other friends what the outcome was. Ie. is it a boy or girl? Girl or boy??

Until, a few months time, this Information Super Sleuth, is signing out.


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