Monday, 7 May 2012

My new li'l man...and a WINNER!

I know, I's 2 weeks since i last posted.  You are all sitting there with baited breath, waiting to hear about my new arrival....well, all of you who don't know me in real life, or are not friends on FB, because YOU already know!!

But, more pictures are always good.

And, I like to tell people about my lovely little boy, that we have been richly blessed with!

Simeon John arrived on the 25th of April, at 7.59pm. He weighed 8lb on the button.

I had to be induced.

It was NOT the nicest experience of my life...I had heard so many good stories about having your waters broken..."it's no worse than a stretch and sweep" said one.

"aye, right......"  says I.  (you have to imagine a really broad Scottish accent along with that comment, because that's how I am saying it...with the emphasis on the "right", and a major hint of sarcasm thrown in....)

Having had my waters broken, we then lost contact with Simeon's hear rate.  The room quickly filled with lots of people planning to whisk me off for a c-section, with "moi" sobbing silently, thinking that a) I would have to endure the recovery from a c-section once again, and b) was my baby actually ok, and WHY were they taking so long to get me in there for the surgery, when my baby's heart rate seemed to have gone?!

Thankfully, in God's goodness, I had a super registrar?...consultant?....(not sure which)*laughs*...who calmed everything down, got the scanner in, and SHOWED me that his heart was beating, and beating fine, and that a c-section was not, in fact, necessary.

HUGE sigh of relief.

Labour toddled on gently all day, and at about 6pm it all kicked in for real, and he was born an hour and 45 minutes later, with no adverse effects (read, nothing requiring stitches!...) upon Mummy!

Once again, gas and air was my bestest friend! And, you will NOT even TRY and take that stuff away from sir-eeeeee! Do so, and you run the risk of my snarling at you and threatening injury! *oops*

I had the joy of a Christian MW on the first shift, and I know that she was praying for me when everything was going a bit loo-la after they broke my waters!

So, you wanna see him?....

So, there we have it.

My new little boy!

He's feeding well, and sleeping as well as I would expect....only waking a couple of times in the night, and sometimes only once! *big smile*

Life starts back for real tomorrow - school resumes!!!  I had my Mum staying whilst I was overdue, until a couple days after he was born  - then my mother-in-law came from Monday  to Saturday last week.  They did SOOOOO much, and I got to rest.  But. life must resume, with an extra baby thrown into the mix!

Thankfully, I feel so much better now - the end of pregnancy is tiring, but once the baby is born, I feel so refreshed and ready to get life back into shape.

Ok, so let's not ACTUALLY talk about ME getting into shape JUST yet......



So, to announce the winner of the wall lettering.  Sorry I didn't do it, but I was distracted by end of pregnancy weariness!!! *blush*

Using, the winner is.........



Coming your way as soon as possible!

Right, my Monday beckons.  Normal posting will hopefully return this week, with my life HOPEFULLY returning to some sort of semblance of normality!


  1. Oh Caroline.... he's gorgeous.
    The foot.... oh my! ... edible :)

    Oh, and well done Dawn!

  2. Glad to see you posting again! I have been checking regularly! Can breath again.
    Maybe you can be the matriarch yourself this Monday? :-)
    Lots of love.

  3. Enjoyed reading your birth story, well done!! Although it sounds a bit scary at times!!

    Delighted to have won!! Thank you Caroline for the give-away!

    Dawn x