The little one is here

gorgeous tiny hands

gorgeous tiny hands

The little one arrived at 10:28pm on Monday 4th March. I’m not going to pretend it was easy (30 hours of labour complete with induction, epidural and ventouse is never going to be a walk in the park) but it certainly was a very magical moment when I got to hold him in my arms for the first time. He weighed in at 8lb 2 oz (so maybe not such a little one after all!).

We spent two nights in hospital and then after that were transfered to a birthing centre where lovely midwives look after you and help you to establish feeding and generally answer any concerns you might have. We came home on Friday when he was four days old and he treated us to our first hideous night with only one hour sleep! Thankfully he was much better again last night and Hubby and I are feeling much more alive after four hours sleep! The joys of a newborn.

I can honestly say I have never felt such love and adoration for someone though, he melts my heart every time I look at him and I am so excited about watching him grow and develop into his own little character. I know it is going to be a difficult journey at times but I am sure that overall we have some magical times ahead.

 

Today is the day…

…the day we go in to hospital to be induced and hopefully meet our little one. It is obviously very exciting but I will freely admit that it is more than a little scary as well. Being the wife of a doctor I am pretty clued up on what is about to happen to me. In some ways that is a good thing as knowledge can help you prepare for what is to come; knowledge however can be frightening for the same reason, I know what is going to happen to me! I am very lucky as I have an awesome Hubby who I have no doubt will be my rock throughout the whole process.

baby-23991_640I know that it will all be worth it and at the end of the process I will be able to hold my little one and I am sure I will forget about the struggles I have been through to meet him. We both can’t wait to meet him and give him a first proper cwtch (Welsh for cuddle). We are also prepared for the sheer exhaustion that having a newborn will bring, the endless feeding and nappy changing, the sleepless nights, the crying for no reason we can figure out. It’s going to be fun!

With all this in mind it is likely that this will be my last post for a little while as life is going to become all sorts of crazy! Wish us luck as we start out on this adventure!

Reality bites!

Everything got a little bit more real today!

Tiny feet ahead!

Tiny feet ahead!

I developed gestational diabetes just before Christmas and because of this the doctors want the little one to make a slightly early appearance. We’ve known this since the New Year but being given the date for induction today was a serious reality check. Obviously we are both very excited but the nerves have really kicked in! My mind has started racing with things that still need to be done, things that need to be bought, rest that needs to be taken. Hubby is being amazing, valiantly trying to keep me calm! I have no doubt that his mind is racing too.

So there are just a couple of weeks of life as we know it left…I’m already thinking a nice meal out the night before going into hospital is in order, it could be our last meal out as just two for quite some time!