Thursday, August 1, 2013

Finally shes arrived





So you have probably guessed from my lack of posts over the last week that something may have happened on the baby front. 

Bubba finally made her appearance last Thursday at 11:32am. She weighed in at a healthy 8lb 9oz (3885g). I seriously have no idea how i managed to fit her in my belly. Birth was nothing like what I expected, in fact it was the total opposite. I would even go as far as to say it was the worst case scenario, but its over now. I will write about the birth once I get over the trauma and am at a point where I can re-live it. Right now I cant bring myself to go there again just yet.

Its true what they say about how you forget all the bad parts of pregnancy as soon as the baby is out. I have already forgotten what it feels like to be pregnant and its only been a week. That may be our bodies way of making us want to do it again or it could be a combination of the lack of sleep, copious amount of drugs I've had in my system and general chaos a newborn brings. Either way its quite odd. I cant remember what life was like before her.

It seems normal for us to be 3 now. T is such an awesome dad like I knew he would be. In fact hes even better than I imagined. I'm so lucky to have such an awesome little family.

Promise I will do more posts soon once we get into the swing of things a bit better. Right now I cant stop staring in awe at my baby.

Toni xx

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  1. Congrats Toni. You T and the sweet angel, all of you stay blessed.

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  2. Congratulations!!!! Great news! I hope you are all settling in well. I remember how much of a shock to the system it was when I had Punky, no matter how well or bad the birth goes nothing can prepare you for that first shock of motherhood! Can't wait to see more of your little cherub!

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    1. The first few days in the hospital are a complete blur and the first two days at home I really had no idea what I was doing. We are at day 4 at home now and Ive pretty much got everything sorted. I just need to work on the sleeping when she sleeps thing. Im living off max 3hrs sleep a day at the moment.

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  3. Congratulations, Toni. Now the adventure really begins.

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  4. Congratulations Mum and well done. Giving birth is no joke for some women. But here she is now and I wish all of you the best for the future. Everything seems to happen so fast, but I guess that's because time flys. The next thing you'll be doing is finding her a school, college/Uni and she'll be married off in no time (maybe time doesn't fly as fast, but you know what I mean).

    Make sure you sleep when she sleeps, as that's the best way to get some rest for now. Take care and enjoy the rest of your week mumsy. Give T, a well done pat on the back from me. He's got his work cut out now with 2 females in the house, ha haha.

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    1. Yes I definitely need to work on sleeping when she sleeps.

      T has his work cut out just dealing with me at the moment while I come down off my pregnancy hormones! There have been a few tears each day.

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  5. Congrats enjoy every second it goes too quickly!

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  6. Congrats! Enjoy the baby snuggles. They really are the best kind xx

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  7. Congratulations! She is lovely. Sorry to hear the birth wasn't as planned but you have a healthy baby now, which is the main thing. Enjoy. x

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  8. How exciting, congratulations!

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  9. Now that is something to be proud about! Congratulations!

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  10. Congatulations! How wonderful. Sorry to hear it was a difficult birth, but as you have said - she's here now. Time to get on with a whole new world of fun and challenges. Well done.

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    1. Yep the good thing about the birth process is that at some point it ends and then you're done and I don't think I will be going back to do it again for a long time. I have loved every second of being a mum after that point.

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  11. Congratulations! What a beautiful family the three of you make. I am sorry to hear that birth was traumatic for you. It's good to hear you feeling positive about your new little love despite all you've been through. You sound like a strong person. Enjoy these early moments with her. xx

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    1. I'm trying to look at the positive sides of the birth and keep reminding myself that it's over so theres no point in stressing about it now. I just have to deal with the physical after effects for a while. The good thing is that it didn't have any effect on my love or feelings towards her.

      I just have some unresolved feelings about the way the birth ended up playing out, but I plan on writing about that later on to try and work through it.

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  12. Congrats Toni, just gorgeous! And yes childbirth is horrific, it's true. Enjoy these few weeks, such an amazing time.
    And be kind to yourself, leave the dishes, housework, SLEEP when baby does otherwise things can get too hard :)

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    1. I'm on strict instructions that I can't do any housework for 6 weeks. It's been hard because my nesting instinct has gone even more into hypodrive now that shes here. I'm sticking to it as much as possible, but still doing the things I can like washing. I didn't realise one little person can require so much washing! T has been really good helping out, he just doesn't have as much of a nesting instinct as me (he thinks I'm a bit nuts)

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  13. Beautiful news and what a gorgeous family you make. Congratulations, and take care of yourself, get sleep when u can, and write on,y when uneant - we can wait. This is special time for you now x

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  14. Popped over from #FYBF :) Nawww...congratulations! What a spunky family you are. Don't worry about posts, just enjoy the babymoon and let yourself recover. Birth is a scary thing but if you're like most of us, you will go back there again in time. Something you probably can't comprehend right now. It is amazing how much you allow yourself to forget. Take care :)

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    1. A few hrs after I was like I want another one. But after a few days I was like I dont want to go through birth again. Im sure I will go back, might just take a year or two.

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  15. Congratulations! Lovely little bub. I had a difficult labour myself, ending in an emergency c-section. She was 4.5kg and no-one had picked this up. It takes time. Forget the world and focus on bub. I focused on b-feeding to take my mind off the birth until I was ready to process it. xxxx

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    1. I ended up having an emergency c-section too. Im trying to focus on looking after her so I stop reliving the birth.

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  16. Massive congratulations, Toni! What an adorable family you make. And well done you - such a good sized bubba :)

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    1. She was a lot bigger than I was expecting thats for sure.

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  17. Congrats, Toni! What a very exciting time! Look forward to watching your bubba grow and thrive! x

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  18. Congrats! Enjoy! It is such a wonderful time! They are babies for only a really short time so get in your cuddles before they become a wriggling toddler! :-)

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  19. Congratulations on the arrival of your baby! Enjoy each day - they go so fast and you cant get them back (sometimes that's a good thing!)
    PS - I've nominated you for an award...take a look at my blog for the details
    http://www.oneofmyown.org/2013/08/lots-of-liebster-love.html

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