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.
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.