Birth Announcement!

by Hannah

Yesterday was officially my due date and this would have been my last Bump Diary entry for 40 weeks. Instead I am able to announce the safe arrival of my second baby who arrived last Tuesday via elective caesarean. He is now nearly a week old and I am once again completely in love with my newborn as I was with Beastie almost three years ago. Beastie seems absolutely huge compared to the baby, even more so as Beastie weighed a fair bit more when he was born and this time we have a much tinier baby on our hands.

Baby Beastie weighed in at 7lb 1oz and although not that small, compared to Beastie’s 8lb 8ozs the difference has been quite considerable. Of course I was instantly protective of him but the fact our newborn is so diddy compared has made me even more protective. He seems so much more fragile.

Last Tuesday we had to be at the hospital for 7.30 am for the caesarean. When we got there the order of the list kept changing constantly and it was the luck of the draw as to who would be last on the list of three. Luckily for me one of the ladies on the list had had a cup of tea that morning which meant she could no longer be first on the list, which bumped me up to second. We had been warned that if there were more than one emergency caesareans needed at one time, then of course the elective list would be delayed. There was in fact an emergency as I was preparing to go into theatre which meant a long wait back up on the ward. Finally our time came though and we welcomed our little boy into the world.

I am recovering well post caesarean and only stayed the one night in hospital, which shocked a few people with my early return home. The only downside was being sent home with a weeks course of anti coagulant injections. I disregarded it completely when I left hospital not considering it a problem at all being that I am a nurse and have administered many of these injections. I realised when at home that it is one matter injecting someone else and entirely another injecting yourself! Luckily my husband was more than willing to give them and on the one occasion my Dad. They were not bothered in the slightest!?

Here are some pictures of his first few days. In the hospital, meeting his big brother for the first time and having a good look around his new home. There will of course be lots more pictures to come and more blog posts once I find my feet and maybe have a bit more sleep…

 

13 comments

Lucy at Dear Beautiful Boy 27th March 2012 - 2:46 pm

Oh Hannah, he’s so gorgeous. I’m so happy for you and your lovely little family, I’m glad you’re recovering well too.
That picture of Beastie and Baby Beastie is just adorable. X

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Inside the Wendy House 27th March 2012 - 2:56 pm

Congratulations! Gorgeous xxx

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I Want My Mummy 27th March 2012 - 3:10 pm

Gorgeous photos of both of your lovely beasties. *awwws at computer screen as ovaries throb*
Massive congratulations and glad to hear you’re recovering well. Hope you’re enjoying the precious early days and managing to snatch a bit of sleep! x

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would like to be a yummy mummy 27th March 2012 - 3:51 pm

Aaahhhh he is absolutely gorgeous and looks like Beastie is besotted as well. Glad its all going well. So glad I am pregnant or would be very broody indeed!

He looks so diddy, hoping this one is smaller than my other girls were. A huge congratulations again xxxx

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Lauren 27th March 2012 - 4:02 pm

Congratulations! He’s very yummy.
I love seeing photos of big brothers with the new baby brother. So utterly adorable.

Enjoy your new family xx

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HELEN 27th March 2012 - 4:37 pm

omg that close up is soooo gorgeous Hannah! I thought he looked like Beastie in the top pic but I’m not so sure on the bottom one…he looks darker.
He’s beautiful anyway & glad you’re ok & have got back into the swing of blogging!
xx

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Lisa @ hollybobbs 27th March 2012 - 5:27 pm

Omg so GorGeous, beautiful photos! congrats again!

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Katie @mummydaddyme 27th March 2012 - 8:11 pm

Massive congratulations again Hannah, I am so thrilled for your gorgeous little family. Baby Beastie is just gorgeous. I can’t wait to read more about the new arrival. Glad you are recovering well.

I am missing talking to you lots! xx

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Red Rose Mummy 29th March 2012 - 6:33 pm

Congratulations on your beautiful boys. Hope you’re all enjoying the new arrival xx

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Natelle Arnold 29th March 2012 - 6:39 pm

OOh hes so beautiful well done many many congrats xxx makes me very very excited xxxxxxx my baby is due July

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Working London mummy 2nd April 2012 - 9:00 pm

Congratulations! Just seem this xx hope you are ok

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Kara 5th April 2012 - 10:23 pm

So so cute, feeling insanely broody, he is a handsome little fella, both my babies have been 7lb or just over I would be terrified of any bigger.
Congrats to you all x

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Susanne Temlett 12th April 2012 - 4:48 am

Gorgeous, Congratulations!

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