More today on babies, as Perry Lefko of Sportsnet.ca spoke with new mom Jennifer Jones. The curling star said she was taken aback by all the well-wishers who sent her and partner Brent Laing congrats:
"You still pinch yourself (that so manypeople care), it’s been great," she told sportsnet.ca in a phone interviewon Thursday. "I’ve received so many emails -- such a positive response, itkind of blows your mind. I feel pretty lucky that everything turned out reallywell. Isabella is super healthy and happy. I’m just loving every moment of it."
Baby Isabella showed up a little earlier than expected but without any problems. And Jones is on schedule to be back on the ice for the Continental Cup in early January.
Meanwhile the rest of the team along with spare Kirsten Wall have been playing well this year and stayed alive at the Canada Cup with a 9-8 victory over Sherry Middaugh on Friday morning.
The rink has the benefit of going easy this year, having already wrapped up a Trials spot. It could mess up the hopes of other teams this week, however if it were to win. That would throw the spot available for the Trials at the Canada Cup back into the CTRS pool.