Friday, 19 June 2009

Our New Arrival

Here is our new arrival - only 30 seconds old! (Apologies to anyone who is squeamish!)

As you can see he was born by c-section despite me nearly having a nervous breakdown at the thought (several hypnotherapy sessions worked wonders!) He weighed 8lbs and 7ozs and was born at 12:44pm as we were last on the theatre list.
The whole experience seems somewhat surreal to me now that we are back home. It wasn't as 'bad' as I'd expected though they did give me too much anaesthetic and the block went right up to my upper chest and I could feel my chin and ears going numb - scary! We only spent two nights in hospital. That doesn't seem very long, does it? I was in for longer with both Miss Muffett and Nipper. My stitches came out on Wednesday and though the area is very sore I'm managing to get about and do a few things around the house. All in all, a pretty good birth experience, and much better than the previous two.
'New Nipper', as I kept calling him, will be known in Blogland as 'Tiddler' (Kitty referred to him as Tiddler and I really liked it).

Here he is looking a bit more civilised:
He's quite a quiet baby, more noticeable I think because the other two were real screamers. He likes nothing more than a good feed followed by a good kip with my boob still in his mouth! Miss Muffett thinks he's quite cute and Nipper has taken his arrival reasonably well though he seems a bit cross with me. Not so cross as to deny me the lovely bunch of flowers that he made for me at nursery though:

Fingers crossed that the quiet times continue!


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22 comments:

  1. Oh congratulations to you all on the birth of Tiddler. 8lb 7 quite a big boy! Bless him he is just adorable x

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  2. OH! Congrats! Hes beautiful! Glad to hear things went well for you. cant wait to see more photos!

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  3. Congratulations!!!! I think I prefer the second photo.... much cuter! :)

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  4. Congratulations!!! So cute in his little baby grow. I am not at all sqeamish (I think I have spelt that wrong) but I am getting a little broody I think. Sophie was quiet when she was born and was never one for lots of crying or anything, I always considered myself lucky there. Even now at 6 she is not a loud child. Best wishes to you and your family.

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  5. I'm glad it went well. He looks huge in that first pic! :-)

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  6. hes gorgeous!
    congratulations.

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  7. Happy, happy day, Tilly. He's beautiful! What a marvelous summer you all will be having.

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  8. Hes beautiful, Congratulations! Welcome to blogland 'Tiddler' X

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  9. What a beautiful baby - Congratulations!

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  10. many many congratulations on the new member of your family!! well done to you :-)
    Lesley x

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  11. Congrats Tilly, he is a beaut. I am not at all squeamish (I'm a midwife but only now get to see the new babies when they get home as a public health nurse - a bit of a combo of community midwife and health visitor, we do all the new mother and baby home visits right to school age). I wish you a good recovery from the c/s and also years of happiness with your little boy, he is a fine size. Glad feeding is going well, often a bit of a hassle in our westernised society where it is no longer the cultural norm, we have an awful job trying to promote and encourage it in the face of often public hostility, though legislation means that restaurants can't kick you out or into the disabled loo (as happened to me in Wales 20 years ago!) without consequences.
    So happy days and good luck!
    Catherine

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  12. Yay! Hooray! He's here! I'm so pleased - I've been thinking about you (all) loads and loads. I'm sure you're as busy as a busy thing and tired out, but please know you're in our thoughts.

    When you've resurfaced, could you email me your snail mail address? Ta muchly.

    Take care. xxx

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  13. Many many congratulations!

    Well done you xx

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  14. Congratulations!!!!
    What a beautiful big bouncing boy you have, you lucky thing. I am SO happy for you. Give him a big sloppy kiss on his soft little head from all of us in Oz :)

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  15. Oh, he's BEAUTIFUL!!! Well done you!!!

    Third children are quite agreeable. I don't think they have any other choice!

    xoxox

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  16. Congratulations! Beautiful!

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  17. Congratulations to you both! I am glad it turned out well, the birth and going home etc. Lovely birth weight. I am happy for you.

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  18. Oh how perfectly wonderful. Beautiful, beautiful baby. Many good wishes to you and hubby and to the whole dang family. Hugs, hugs many many hugs.

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  19. Congratulations! He's a looker...

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  20. Congratulatios AGAIN (just in case you didn't get the other comment from Outlook - sorry I'm late).

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