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03/03/2015

He is here...1 week old

Baby boy


So last Monday this little man came into the world at 10:07am weighing just over 8 lbs, meaning he is a whole week old today - time really flies. I will write more about my birth story in another post but after 4 days of contractions ranging from 10 minutes apart to an hour apart I was more than ready to see this little face. I had been a bit worried about my heart defect causing issues during the birth but I had the most amazing Anaesthetist which reassured me the whole way even when my heart rhythm was irregular and was under strain. Of course a c-section takes more out of you post-birth and I have been taking things slow this week and trying to get my iron levels back up, but oh how grateful we all are. Our little family unit has never felt stronger and more ready for the little addition. We have had a few up's and downs with the Mr A but we have already seem to have found a rhythm and now we can't even imagine life with out Baby G.


newborn baby


This week has also given John and Mr A some extra bonding time and they have been having lots of outdoor boys adventures. The breastfeeding has also been going amazingly well (fingers crossed it stays that way) and I think that is down to being a lot more relaxed this time around and also I can see how difficult having a toe-tied baby like Mr A was. The thing I am finding the hardest is no being able to do much, I love being active and I know I need to rest to recover, especially until my iron levels go back up but I have managed a few mini adventures already, a short walk to a local cafe for hot chocolate and basically building it up from there. Overall it's been amazing and an experience that has been full of love and we are all feeling really positive and think this is going to be a very fun year for all of us.


newborn baby
Brothers


15 comments:

  1. Congratulations, he is just beautiful X

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  2. congratulations! They are both adorable I'm so glad its going well :) Rest up mumma xx

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  3. Oh he is gorgeous! I notice he is Baby G not Baby W! I hope you're feeling better. Can't wait to see you all again. lots of love Claire xxx

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  4. congratulations! He is gorgeous, glad to hear all is going well so far xx

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  5. Congratulations. Both your boys are gorgeous x

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  6. Lovely Laura! Mr A looks so, so grown up and of course, as handsome as ever in these piccies. And, Baby G... He is just wonderful! I felt we instantly bonded since we first met and I've loved having the chance to see you at blogging events during your pregnancy. Good luck with a steady recovery... I'll be demanding cuddles - and tips (we're having a baby!!!!!! I'm 15 weeks on Friday) from you in exchange for more [clean :)] hot chocolate very soon. Lots of love, take care xxx

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  7. How lovely for you all - nothing like a new baby to bring you even closer! x

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  8. Oh hey gorgeous baby!! So excited for you Laura he is beautiful x

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  9. Gorgeous :) congratulations! Can't wait to read more about it all! Hope you manage to get some rest so you're ready to be off on adventures again in no time! x

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  10. Many congratulations. He's gorgeous :O)

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  11. Congratulations to you and your family x

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  12. He is beautiful! Many congratulations :)

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  13. Congratulations on your beautiful boy!

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