First BC Baby of 2007 born to my friends Rod Barham and Mimi Yui
Here are more news stories about baby Tasha born to my friends Rod Barham and Mimi Yui. Guess Rod won't be coming out to any kilts night events or dragon boat paddling anytime soon.
|New Year’s baby born to Burnaby couple at RCH
Burnaby Newsleader, Canada –
The Burnaby accountant gave birth to eight-pound Tasha Margaret Barham at 12:03 am New Year’s Day at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster. …
2007's first baby arrives at 12:03
Vancouver Sun (subscription)
|Accountant surprised by Jan. 1 birth
Vancouver Sun (subscription), Canada –
She phoned her husband, Rod Barham, 43, who was at home with their first child. He picked her up and drove her to Royal Columbian Hospital. …
Accountant surprised by Jan. 1 birth
Meet baby Tasha, the Lower Mainland's first newborn of 2007
Doug Ward, Vancouver Sun
Published: Tuesday, January 02, 2007
NEW WESTMINSTER – As she enjoyed dinner on New Year's eve at the
home of a friend, Mimi Yui had no expectation that hours later she
would give birth to the Lower Mainland's first baby of the year, a girl.
The 42-year-old Burnaby accountant was two days overdue but labour did not seem imminent.
didn't think she was going to be born for another week because I didn't
feel anything at all,” said Yui, in her hospital bed, Monday. “I was
very, very surprised.”
Yui began to feel contractions Sunday
night while celebrating with her friend. She phoned her husband, Rod
Barham, 43, who was at home with their first child. He picked her up
and drove her to Royal Columbian Hospital.
The couple arrived at
the hospital at 9:45 p.m. and, as Yui recalled, “things progressed
quickly from there. The pain was getting to be unbearable.”
baby was in a posterior position, which meant she had gone down into
the pelvis with the back of her head towards her mother's spine. That
often means a long and painful labour. So the physician and his patient
worked to turn the baby around.
The difficulty of the posterior
position made the labour longer and probably delayed delivery enough
for Tasha to be born in 2007, said Yui. After 31/2 hours of labour, Yui
gave birth to eight-pound Tasha Margaret Barham at 12:03 a.m.
Nursing staff wore party hats as they and the parents welcomed the newborn and the new year.
Tasha spent most of her first day of life sleeping.
“She's a very good baby,” said Yui. “No fussing at all. Totally different from her big brother.”
The couple have a 21-month-old boy, Thomas.
Asked whether she had any New Year's wishes for her baby, Yui said: “I just want her to grow up to be happy and healthy.”
whose family immigrated to Canada 30 years ago from Hong Kong, said
that, according to the Chinese calendar, her baby was born in the Year
of the Dog.
People born in the Year of the Dog — it is said in
Chinese traditional lore — have a deep sense of loyalty, are honest
and inspire other people's confidence because they know how to keep
New Year’s baby born to Burnaby couple at RCH
By Grant GrangerNewsLeader
Jan 04 2007
When Mimi Yui had her second child early – very early – Monday morning, her mother found out in a very unusual way.
The Burnaby accountant gave
“I tried to call her and I
Although she was a couple
“I still didn’t realize I
So she called her husband,
Needless to say, the
“I talked to some other
Yui, 42, is employed at an
• The first baby born at